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Head coach appointed

We are very proud and delighted to announce Coventry Jets new Head Coach, Colin Branagh.

Colin brings a wealth of experience, enthusiasm and knowledge. This was witnessed last season as Defensive Co-ordinator at the Jets. Colin was thrown in at the deep end, having to install a playbook through out the season showing his adaptability. Although the results were not always wanted Colin always produced a defence that worked hard for the team.

We are looking forward to seeing how Colin will get on with the offensive side of the team this season, something that we seemed to lack last season.

His hard work and dedication last season show us that this was a perfect fit for one of our ethos at the Jets ‘Hard work, Pays off’.

We asked Colin about his appointment:

I am very proud to have been appointed as the head coach of the Coventry Jets.

The jets have been historically a major part of Britball at the highest level and it is my goal in the medium term to restore that stature.

I joined the team last year as special teams coordinator working with Sean Martin (who i hope will put in a few coaching sessions as and when his work allows) but, just before the season began I was asked to move to dc.

It was a frustrating year regarding results, being so close on many occasions, but that will serve us well for the season ahead in div 1, a status we secured against our close rivals Birmingham Bulls at the end of the season.

It’s now time to build the coaching staff and I want to retain the current coaches and add quality additions in key area’s to help us succeed in our goals (announcements to follow).

Recruitment will be key and the club have taster days planned where we can introduce people to the Jets family and American football.

I look forward to working with you all on our goal to bring success to the Coventry Jets.

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Time to build on foundations set

Are you a coach who thinks you have the abilities to become a leader as a Head Coach?

Do you want to coach for a team who are constantly building and improving?

Do you have the skills to bring the best out of your players?

Then we want you!!

We have various Coaching positions available in both Adult and Youth including Head Coach and positional roles.

After a second 1-9 season which saw us battling for survival in division 1 we are looking to regroup and progress.

We are disappointed that Head Coach Sean Martin has had to step aside due to work commitments but this opens up a great opportunity and with this opportunity the Jets organisation is fully committed to the development of all members, players and coaches alike and would encourage applications from all levels and experience.

So get in touch now and prepare to #TakeFlight!

Contact Arran Jenks on before it’s too late!

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Head Coach steps down

Sean Martin has informed the Jets that due to work commitments he will be stepping down as Head Coach.

Sean said

It is a desicion I really didn’t want to make as I believe the club and team are in a position to compete for the division title. I have to do it now to allow the new Head Coach to plan for the 2018 season.

It is not a decision I have taken lightly and will do what I can to help the club and new Head Coach achieve its full potential.

Thank you for the support you have all given me over the last couple of years. If I can help you and the club in anyway going forward I will.

The club would like to thank Sean for his huge role in the rebuild of the club and helping to keep us in Div 1 for next season.

We will begin recruitment for a new Head Coach soon.

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An open letter to the British American Football community

Following our Week 2 loss to the Sandwell Steelers, one of our long-term players (Josh Kelly) submitted a transfer request to one of our divisional rivals, the Leicester Falcons. I’m sure that many clubs around the country have seen this scenario play out within their own organisations; morale drops to such a level that some players seek success at other teams. Continue reading “An open letter to the British American Football community”