The website that celebrates Bristol's first American Football Club -

Bristol Bombers, who were inaugurated in 1983 and who folded in 1986 after financial and political wrangles.

Bristol Bombers, under the guidance of Head Coach and Quarterback Rich Atkinson, were founded by Nigel Pollett in 1983 after Channel Four started showing a weekly highlights programme on the NFL.

Rich, himself an American ex-pat, formed a group of hungry if inexperienced individuals into a team who were to become the basis for the Bristol Packers in 1986.

I am looking for memories, photos, memorabilia (only to scan and exhibit on these pages), players for the roster page and anything else that will be pertinent to the building of this website.

If you can help, please email