Originally Posted by Rossmci90
Good stuff, i think my nearest team is in Liverpool which wouldn't be too bad. Did you have any prior experience before joining up? What position do you play?
I think you're right. There's Manchester Titans but they play in Chorlton. Oh and Lancs play in Blackburn by the looks of it ( I had a quick look on the BAFL website).
My local team are the Kent Exiles. They're in BAFL 1, which looks like a competitive league. I'm too fat/slow/old/cowardly to play, but I've been to watch them a couple of times this season. It's the first year I've done this and I regret not going sooner. I went to watch the London Blitz a couple of years ago, but they're some way away and I couldn't "get into them". I feel more of a connection to a team like the Exiles.
I'm trying to get to as many home games as possible and the away game against the London Cobras. The Exiles are in a funny division with loads of teams from East Anglia, which is a couple of hours' drive North for us. We discussed the idea of a weekend trip to somewhere like Suffolk so we could take in a game at Ipswich.
The two games I have been were great fun. The first game, against Ipswich, was a bit of a blowout for the Exiles. Then they played the Cambridgeshire Cats the week later. They won, just- 63-59!!! It was a mental game. They're 3-0 at the moment. The two teams to worry about are the Cats and Cobras.
There is loads of passion, effort and organisation. The club staff sell hotdogs, burgers and merchandise and people are friendly. Miss Cat came with me to the first game. She enjoyed it and learned a lot more about the game. It's easier to point out what's going on when you're there.