American Football club members celebrating promotion

American Football Club

The Portsmouth Destroyers are a high-performing, competitive club open to all

The University of Portsmouth American Football Club, also known as the Portsmouth Destroyers, are a big club and love to compete. The club is open to players of all abilities and coaching is available to teach everyone how to play the game, you just need to be ready to throw yourself into the sport and have a great time.

Club membership - 2023/24

Club memberships are currently unavailable for 2023/24.

Training sessions

  • Tuesday 8.00pm-10.00pm: Team Training - Langstone 3G
  • Thursday 7.00pm-10.00pm: Team Training - Langstone 3G


Weekend fixtures will take place at Langstone Sports Site for home games and various facilities for away games throughout the course of the year. 

Memberships to join our clubs for the 23/24 year are now open. Please note: for some clubs you need to attend trials before purchasing a membership. Contact the club for more information.

Three students before a sports game

Play Memberships

Lots of our clubs offer Play Memberships, a more casual way to play without committing to a year membership. Most Play Memberships are £65 for the academic year (with some exceptions).

The sports included are:

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LGBTQ+ sports club guidance

We welcome all students to take part in non-competitive sports and we recognise the health and wellbeing benefits of being active. Competitive sports are bound by specific policies governed by the sport's National Governing Body which may be less inclusive. Please find below inclusion guidance for our club.

Mixed-gender Club Trans-gender Club Non-binary Club Gender-queer Club
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Play: American Football is not included in the ‘Play’ programme but as an inclusive club anyone can Train and Compete with them.

Train: Fully Inclusive

Compete: Fully Inclusive

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