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The Lancashire Wolverines are a British American football team based in Preston, Lancashire and are currently playing in BAFA NFC1 North. Based at Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club, the Wolverines are an amateur team recruiting players from across the North West of England.

The Wolverines first competed in British American Football from 1988 and were present until 2004 when off-field problems caused them to pull out of the league.

They were formed from the remnants of the Wigan Wolverines and were bolstered by the merger with the Lancashire Chieftains in 1990. The Wolverines competed in the BNGL during its six-year existence, and thereafter have been in the British American Football League. Lancashire has made the playoffs on 7 occasions, but have yet to win a Bowl. They reached the BSL Division Two final in 1998 and were promoted to Division One only to quickly return in 1999. Division one status was regained in 2002, and the Wolverines finished that season with a 3-7-0 record. A better year in 2003, resulted in a winning record in Division One with a 5-2-1 record, this season included the only ever Wolverines away victory against the Birmingham Bulls American Football Team, the game was very close with the final score 6-0 to Lancashire. Birmingham responded by handing out a 50-8 reply at the end of season playoffs. Despite the location in a new venue in 2004 (the impressive Bolton Arena), the Wolverines pulled out of the league mid-season.

Back in the league, after a few years, the Wolverines went 9-1 in the 2011 season in division 2. They were beaten at the semi-final stage of the postseason, but regardless of this were granted promotion to Division 1 North in a league reshuffle.

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