Through networking earlier in the year Go Commando were approached to sponsor a player on the Somerset Wyverns American Football Team. This player was a serving Royal Marine, however, unfortunately due to injury he was unable to continue through the season. Go Commando saw an opportunity to spread our message and became the sponsor of the chairman, Simon Champion.
After a year of steady growth in membership, 2017 became the year that the Somerset Wyverns club made a push to enter the BAFA National Leagues. In order to be granted full member status of the national leagues, new teams must meet a number of criteria including successfully completing a number of games, recruiting a certain number of players, providing proof of finances and creating a club committee. On 29 December 2017 the club was informed by BAFA that they had successfully completed the associate process and had been accepted in the National League for 2018.
2018 saw the return of competitive league American Football to Somerset as the Wyverns entered the National League Division 2. Currently the team practices in Taunton and plays games in North Petherton. The Wyverns are hosting a number of rookie camps should you wish to be part of this amazing team click here for more details.
The Somerset Wyverns allowed Go Commando to display banners at all games, home and away, during their 2018 season. Programmes were sold, with donations being made to Go Commando, with every purchase and we became their charity for the year.
Sincere thanks to Somerset Wyverns from all at Go Commando for allowing us to reach a new audience all over the South West, and wishing you all the best for the 2019 season.