TEAMS
Gridiron Football Conference
Midlands Division
DIVISION CHAMPIONS
BIRMINGHAM
BANDITS
(BIRMINGHAM, W.MIDLANDS)
(2015)
STADIUM

(VILLA PARK)
COVENTRY
COUGARS
(COVENTRY, W.MIDLANDS)
(2018)
STADIUM

(RICOH ARENA)
LEICESTER
ROCKETS
(LEICESTER, E.MIDLANDS)
(2018)
STADIUM

(KING POWER STADIUM)
SHERWOOD FOREST
OUTLAWS
(NOTTINGHAM, E.MIDLANDS)
(2015)
STADIUM

(CITY GROUND)
TEAM HISTORY
All teams, except for the expansion teams, have played in the playoffs. This division has its teams split between the East and West Midlands.

Birmingham Bandits represent the 2nd largest city in the UK after London and play at the home of Aston Villa Football Club, who are nicknamed the Villans with a capacity of 42,573. Their helmet is inspired by both the alternative helmet used by Ohio State Buckeyes and the former USFL's Arizona Outlaws.

Coventry Cougars represent the 2nd largest city in the Midlands. They play at the home of Coventry City Football Club who are nicknamed the Blues with a capacity of 32,609. Cougars was chosen as being similar to the semi-professional rugby league club, Coventry Bears.

Leicester Rockets represent the city named as the most sporting city in the UK in 2016. They play at the home of Leicester City F.C. with a capacity of 32,500, who were crowned the Premier League champions in 2016, their first ever top division title in their history. Their nickname is reference to the The National Space Centre which is based in the city.

Sherwood Forest Outlaws represent an area made famous by the legendary outlaw Robin Hood, which is a royal forest in Nottinghamshire with its traditional county town of Nottingham. They play at the home of Nottingham Forest Football Club, with a capacity of 30,602. Their helmet is inspired by the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers and Oregon Ducks.
Updated: 10 April 2018