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Capitol League
SportAmerican football
Founded1987
No. of teams11
Country(ies)United Kingdom
Ceased1987
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 standingsEdit

W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

1987Edit

County Division
TeamWLT
St Albans Kestrels 811
F-14 Tomcats 721
Chiltern Cheetahs 730
Chiltern Panthers 370
Tonbridge Tigers 280
Bexley Barons 280
City Division
TeamWLT
LA Panthers 811
Brent Bandits 640
London Mets 460
Maidstone M20's 171
Croydon Coyotes 081

Semi-finals

  • 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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