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Capital League

Capital League
Sport American football
Founded 1987
No. of teams 11
Country United Kingdom
Ceased 1987
Last champion(s) LA Panthers

The Capital League was an American football league based in the United Kingdom, containing 11 teams from London and the Home Counties. Established in 1987, the league lasted just one season before merging with the British Gridiron Football League (BGFL) in 1988 to become the British National Gridiron League (BNGL). Only one of its teams, Chiltern Cheetahs, survives today.

The Capital League's only champions were the LA (London Area) Panthers, who defeated St Albans Kestrels 22-20 in the Capital Bowl.

Capital League standings

W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties


County Division
Team W L T
St Albans Kestrels 8 1 1
F-14 Tomcats 7 2 1
Chiltern Cheetahs 7 3 0
Chiltern Panthers 3 7 0
Tonbridge Tigers 2 8 0
Bexley Barons 2 8 0
City Division
Team W L T
LA Panthers 8 1 1
Brent Bandits 6 4 0
London Mets 4 6 0
Maidstone M20's 1 7 1
Croydon Coyotes 0 8 1


  • St Albans Kestrels 33, Brent Bandits 8
  • LA Panthers 25, F-14 Tomcats 6

Capital Bowl

  • LA Panthers 22, St Albans Kestrels 20
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