Local Rivalries for Falcons in 2017

Leicester Falcons’ opponents for the 2017 season have been announced as Nottingham Caesars, Sandwell Steelers, Birmingham Bulls and Coventry Jets.

The Falcons have met Nottingham and Birmingham a number of times over the years, most recently in 2012, always creating entertaining games. The Falcons were in fact formed from a nucleus of Caesars players back in 2006.

Sandwell Steelers have played the Falcons most recently, being division opponents in 2015. The two met for three thrilling close games, with the Steelers eventually eliminating the Falcons from the playoffs 21-6.

Coventry, despite being the Falcons’ nearest team geographically, have never been in the same division as Leicester. National Champions back in 2008, the Jets and Falcons have a number of players in common, notably defensive coordinator Wayne Gumbs.