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  • Ben Abbott
    Ben Abbott
    Defensive Coach
  • Daniel Heginbottom
    Daniel Heginbottom
    MLB
  • Brian Jelley
    Brian Jelley
    Offensive Line Coach
  • Marco Fasulo
    Marco Fasulo
    Head Coach
  • Tom Sheppard
    Tom Sheppard
    WR
  • Alex McCormick
    Alex McCormick
    WR/TE
  • Kelsey Brace
    Kelsey Brace
    WR/TE
  • Jonathan Williams
    Jonathan Williams
    OL
  • Andy Smith
    Andy Smith
    OL/TE
  • Nathan Hull
    Nathan Hull
    LB
  • Joshua Gilreath
    Joshua Gilreath
    RB/LB
  • Brandon Floyd
    Brandon Floyd
    WR
  • Jonny Hodgson
    Jonny Hodgson
    WR/TE
  • Ash Eden
    Ash Eden
    TE
  • Ben Bingham
    Ben Bingham
    WR
  • Mark Finbow
    Mark Finbow
    OL/DL
  • Gregg Prettyjohns
    Gregg Prettyjohns
    DB
  • Juan Houlihan
    Juan Houlihan
    DB
  • Isaac Martin-Leon
    Isaac Martin-Leon
    DB
  • Brandon Richison
    Brandon Richison
    DB
  • Michael Wheal
    Michael Wheal
    LB
  • Chris Fox
    Chris Fox
    LB
  • Walter Townsend
    Walter Townsend
    RB/DB
  • Kevin Cunningham
    Kevin Cunningham
    LB/DB
  • Dan Smith
    Dan Smith
    LB
  • Christopher Nice
    Christopher Nice
    LB
  • Tom Carr
    Tom Carr
    OL
  • Alex Poirier
    Alex Poirier
    LB
  • Dean Caldbeck
    Dean Caldbeck
    DE
  • Chris Fenton
    Chris Fenton
    DT
  • Ady Queripel
    Ady Queripel
    OL
  • Nathan Wilkinson
    Nathan Wilkinson
    DL
  • Michael Lee
    Michael Lee
    OL/DL
  • Jordan Weimer
    Jordan Weimer
    DL
  • Dan Lloyd
    Dan Lloyd
    DL
  • Kay Dennis
    Kay Dennis
    WR
  • Ryan Smith
    Ryan Smith
    WR
  • Mark Palmer
    Mark Palmer
    DL
  • Jamie Carter
    Jamie Carter
    DL
  • Leigh Sessions
    Leigh Sessions
    OL
  • Russ Polson
    Russ Polson
    LB
  • Nathan Evans
    Nathan Evans
    OL
  • Andy Custerson
    Andy Custerson
    WR
  • Neil Dempsey
    Neil Dempsey
    WR
  • Mark Rivett
    Mark Rivett
    QB
  • Jack Stubbs
    Jack Stubbs
    QB
  • Andy Whiteoak
    Andy Whiteoak
    Defensive Coordinator
Ben Abbott
Defensive Coach

Having been a player for 11 years on the Offensive Line at Centre Ben Abbott is no stranger to Britball, having started his playing days at Coventry Jets and Warwick Wolves University, Ben then lead the effort to co-found the Coventry University Jets who have since gone on to become a very competitive University team and is now honoured in their Hall Of Fame.

He then went on to play numerous seasons with the Peterborough Saxons, he has been to 4 Britbowl finals but only managed 4 runners up medals, since playing Ben has held coaching positions with the Saxons youth team DC, Northampton Uni OC, Coventry Uni OL and now the Cambridgeshire Cats Ass DC, Ben plans to use his extensive knowledge of offensive schemes and systems to assist the Cats defence in shutting down opponents.

Daniel Heginbottom
MLB

#52


Hometown: Cambridge


Height: 5’10”

Weight: 220


Experience: 8

Brian Jelley
Offensive Line Coach

I started playing American football way back in 1990 for the Newmarket Hornets as both a Defensive Tackle and Offensive Guard. After a couple of years the Hornets folded and I moved to the Cambridgeshire Cats. After breaking my arm playing in 1993 I returned for the 1994 season where the Cats won the National title in the British National Gridiron League division 3.
Following promotion to division 2 the Cats repeated the feat of the previous season and won the division 2 title. I continued to play for the Cats until 2005 when I moved to the East Midlands Saxons as a player and started my coaching career as the Offensive Line Assistant Coach.
After 2 years with the Saxons my very good friend and mentor Coach Bob Shaw decided to accept the Offensive Line coaching position with the newly formed Cornish Sharks based in Newquay! Bob persuaded me to play for the Sharks for the 2007 season and I clocked up thousands of miles playing in every game. At that time the Sharks became the first team to qualify for the playoffs in their first year in the league.
In 2008 I played for the Bedfordshire Blue Raiders and continued to develop my skills and knowledge as the Offensive Line Assistant Coach.
In 2009 I returned home to the Cats as the Offensive Line Coach and continued to play in that position. In 2011 had the privilege of becoming the Head Coach of the Cats. I had 3 seasons as H/C while continuing to play until injury forced me to retire in 2014 at the grand old age of 55! After taking some time out I have been the Offensive Line Coach for the last 2 years.
I stepped down as Head Coach of the Anglian Ruskin University team after 5 years with the team at the end of the 2017/18 season. I’ve been privileged to have played with and been coached by some of the best athletes in both the UK and America where I was fortunate enough to be selected to play in 3 Minor League Hall of Fame All-stars teams in Las Vegas, Miami and Dallas.
I’m still passionate about developing players to play on the Offensive Line, because without an effective Offensive Line you don’t have any offense and you won’t score. If the big guys don’t win their battles in the trenches then our Running Backs don’t have holes to run through and our QB doesn’t have the time to pass the ball.

Marco Fasulo
Head Coach

I Started playing for the senior Cambridge team at the age of 18. When the team unfortunately folded in 1998 I wanted to continue to play, so I joined the London Olympians. During my time there we won 6 Britbowls, came runners up in a 7th and won a Euro Cup Final.
I played for Leicester University, coming runners up in the College Bowl in 1999. The Great Britain Bulldogs University team and the Great Britain Lions, winning a medal in 2004. I had to reluctantly stop playing in 2005 due to a back injury, and although I couldn’t play I still wanted to be involved with Football so moved onto the sideline and coaching.
I started coaching for the Cats in 2006, as a Lineman coach under Rick Bice. In 2009 we formed the juniors team, with Coach Smith as Head Coach and myself as Defensive Coordinator. In 2013 I progressed to Head Coach, enjoying my 2 seasons until 2015, when I was asked to step up to Head Coach of the senior team.
In 2016, we were runners up in the Division 2 South final, winning promotion to Division 1. Our 2018 season ended with us finishing joint top of the league with a 7-3 record, narrowly missing out on the playoffs by 3 points scored against us. 2019 is looking promising and we are hoping to continue the hard work and secure promotion to the Premiership.

Tom Sheppard
WR

#88


Hometown: Winchester


Height: 5’8″

Weight: 165


Experience: 6

Uni Team: University of East Anglia

 

Alex McCormick
WR/TE


Hometown: St Neots


Height: 6’0″

Weight: 230


Experience: 10

Uni Team: Leicester Longhorns

 

 

Kelsey Brace
WR/TE

#83


Hometown: UK


Height: 6’3″

Weight: 200


Experience: 3

 

 

 

Jonathan Williams
OL

#75


Hometown: London


Height: 6’1″

Weight: 210


Experience: 1

Uni Team: Cambridge Pythons

 

 

Andy Smith
OL/TE

#72


Hometown: Cambridge Birmingham


Height: 6’5″

Weight: 240


Experience: 6

 

 

 

Nathan Hull
LB

 

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 200


Experience: 5

 

 

 

Joshua Gilreath
RB/LB

#22


Hometown: Greensboro, N.C. USA


Height: 6’0″

Weight: 225


Experience: 20

Uni Team: Liberty University

 

 

Brandon Floyd
WR

#2


Hometown: Dale City, VA, USA


Height: 5’10”

Weight: 180


Experience: 25

 

 

 

Jonny Hodgson
WR/TE

#5


Hometown: Oundle


Height: 6’0″

Weight: 188


 

 

 

 

Ash Eden
TE

#12


Hometown: Cambridge


Height: 6’4″

Weight: 203


Experience: 2

 

 

 

Ben Bingham
WR

#13


Hometown: Ipswich


Height: 6’2″

Weight: 168


Experience: 4

 

 

 

Mark Finbow
OL/DL

#14


Hometown: Bury St Edmunds


Height: 6’3″

Weight: 276


Experience: 10

 

 

 

Gregg Prettyjohns
DB

#19


Hometown: Cambridge


Height: 6’0″

Weight: 163


 

 

 

Juan Houlihan
DB

#20


Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico


Height: 6’0″

Weight: 190


Experience: 4

 

 

 

Isaac Martin-Leon
DB

#21


Hometown: Spain


Height: 5’7″

Weight: 174


Experience: 3

 

 

 

Brandon Richison
DB

#25


Hometown: America


Height: 6’30”

Weight: 200


Experience: 5

 

 

 

Michael Wheal
LB

#28


Hometown: Cambridge


Height: 5’9″

Weight: 182


Experience: 13

Uni Team: Southampton Stags

 

 

Chris Fox
LB

#29


Hometown: Varberg, Sweden


Height: 5’10”

Weight: 205


Experience: 5

 

 

 

Walter Townsend
RB/DB

#31


Hometown: KC Missouri


Height: 5’8″

Weight: 216


Experience: 10

 

 

 

Kevin Cunningham
LB/DB

#37


Hometown: Bedford


Height: 6’2″

Weight: 210


Experience: 13

 

 

 

Dan Smith
LB

#40


Hometown: Cambridge


Height: 5’10”

Weight: 194


Experience: 1

 

 

 

Christopher Nice
LB

#48


Hometown: Britain


Height: 5’9″

Weight: 190


Experience: 4

 

 

 

Tom Carr
OL

#50


Hometown: Cambridge


Height: 6’3″

Weight: 240


Experience: 10

Uni Team: University of Cambridge Pythons, University of Westminster Dragons

 

 

Alex Poirier
LB

#51


Hometown: Britain


Height: 5’10”

Weight: 215


Experience: 2

 

 

 

Dean Caldbeck
DE

#56


Hometown: Derby


Height: 6’0″

Weight: 220


Experience: 3

Uni Team: Derby Braves

 

 

Chris Fenton
DT

#61


Hometown: Ipswich


Height: 6’1″

Weight: 240


Experience: 16

Uni Team: APU Phantoms/ARU Rhinos

 

 

Ady Queripel
OL

#65


Hometown: Newcastle upon Tyne


Height: 6’3″

Weight: 242


Experience: 3

 

 

 

Nathan Wilkinson
DL

#66


Hometown: Huntingdon


Height: 6’2″

Weight: 240


Experience: 1

 

Michael Lee
OL/DL

#70


Hometown: Newcastle upon Tyne


Height: 6’2″

Weight: 220


Experience: 14

Uni Team: Newcastle Raiders

 

 

Jordan Weimer
DL

#77


Hometown: Watford


Height: 6’3″

Weight: 212


Experience: 1

 

 

Dan Lloyd
DL

#79


Hometown: Birmingham


Height: 6’4″

Weight: 290


Experience: 7

Uni Team: Anglia Ruskin Rhinos

 

 

Kay Dennis
WR

#80


Hometown: North London


Height: 6’0″

Weight: 180


Experience: 2

Uni Team: Anglia Ruskin University

 

 

Ryan Smith
WR

#81


Hometown: Cambridge


Height: 5’10”

Weight: 160


Experience: 7

Mark Palmer
DL

#99


Hometown: Peterborough


Height: 6’3″


Experience: 7

Jamie Carter
DL

#93


Hometown: Peterborough


Height: 5’10”

Weight: 251


Experience: 7

Leigh Sessions
OL

#60


Hometown: Newmarket


Height: 5’8″

Weight: 270


Experience: 1

Russ Polson
LB

#58


Hometown: Middlesbrough


Height: 6’0″

Weight: 209


Experience: 10

Uni Team: Sheffield Hallam Warriors

 

 

Nathan Evans
OL

#55


Hometown: Shrewsbury


Height: 5’9″

Weight: 250


Experience: 15

Uni Team: UEA Pirates

 

 

Andy Custerson
WR

#17


Hometown: Norwich


Height: 5’11”

Weight: 170


Experience: 1

Uni Team: UEA Pirates

 

 

Neil Dempsey
WR

#10


Hometown: Cambridge


Height: 6’3″

Weight: 205


Experience: 3

Mark Rivett
QB

#6


Hometown: Norwich


Height: 6’4″

Weight: 215


Experience: 9

Uni Team: UEA Pirates (Coach)

 

 

Jack Stubbs
QB

#7


Hometown: Norwich


Height: 6’1″

Weight: 200


Experience: 1

Uni Team: UEA Pirates

 

 

Andy Whiteoak
Defensive Coordinator

I started playing football in 2004 for University of Sunderland Kings/Spartans on both Defensive and Offensive Lines; playing predominantly on the DL over 4 seasons.

After a couple of years away from Football I was invited to join the Peterborough Saxons where I started my coaching career as the Defensive Line Coach under Mike Fears and Head Coach, Chris Wallis. In my second season I took over as Defensive Coordinator: a position I held for two seasons with the Saxons, including the 2012 season where the Saxons were undefeated through the regular season.

I moved up to Assistant Head Coach for the 2013 season before taking a year away from Football, returning in 2015 as the Special Teams Coordinator for the Peterborough Saxons, where I stayed until the team folded.

Joining the Cats in 2017 was a challenge and opportunity too great to pass up and I was honoured to be able to join such a storied and successful organisation.

After installing a simple yet varied defensive strategy in my first year, I am looking forward to developing our system alongside Coach Fasulo and Assistant Defensive Coordinator, Ben Abbott, and working with a growing squad going in to year 2.