Leicester Panthers look forward to first home game after rebirth

By Rian Fearnehough

The Leicester Panthers are set to return to Leicester for their first game in 27 years when they take on Tamworth Phoenix on May 7. 

The Panthers are competing in the Premier North division of the British American Football Association (BAFA), so you can expect to see a tough game involving some of the best players in the country.

The Panthers lost their first game back, up in Edinburgh, against the Edinburgh Wolves but will be hoping for a winning return to Leicester. 

Head coach Stuart Franklin said after the game: “Of course we are disappointed with the loss, but there were a lot of positives to take from this weekend.” 

Locked in: coach Franklin instructs his players

The team will be hoping to bounce back when they take on Tamworth who are local rivals and a traditional BritBall powerhouse team; having reached the national semi-finals last year.  

The Panthers will be playing at Leicester Forest Rugby Club for the upcoming season. 

Tickets for the game are available now if you’ve ever wondered what American football is all about come and support your returning Panthers on May 7.

Tickets for the game are available now here. https://bit.ly/3oancjY

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