“You can only control two things in your life. Attitude and effort”
- Coach Phillips, Portsmouth Destroyers.

THe Team


The University of Portsmouth Destroyers are a proud BUCS American Football programme competing in the southern Premiership Division. Portsmouth first caught the attention of the Britball nation by pulling off the biggest upset in BUCS/BAFA history by beating the two time reigning champions, The Birmingham Lions, 20-19 in the final to win their first National Championship crown in 2011.

Founded in 2006 by founding coach Russ Hewitt, Portsmouth went on to build a reputation as a physical football team with powerful, hard hitting players across the team

Portsmouth currently hold the BUCS American Football record for most consecutive wins (19) spanning from November 2015 to March 2016, resulting in two back to back promotions.

Players that have played for the Portsmouth Destroyers have routinely gone on to represent their country, play abroad and win National Championships at the BAFA Premiership Senior Level - we prepare players to play anywhere. If you are thinking of coming to study at Portsmouth university and are interested in joining one of the most well known teams in the country, head to our Facebook page and give us a follow to keep up to date with team news and events.



The Portsmouth Destroyers use a various facilities across Portsmouth for both training and hosting Home games.

See below for information on how to find us.


The Destroyers’ current Home Ground is located at Havant RFC Havant RFC - 3G, Havant, PO9 3EJ.


The Portsmouth Destroyers train every Tuesday & Thursday.

Our current Tuesday training Ground is located at the Langstone Sports Site on the 3G football pitch from 8PM - 10PM.


Our current Thursday training Ground is located at the Portsmouth Rugby Football Club from 7PM - 10PM.

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