Helvetic Mercenaries

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The Helvetic Mercenaries are an American football team based in Zurich, Switzerland, that plays in the European League of Football (ELF) since 2024. It is the successor organization to the Helvetic Guards, which were folded April 2024. A rebranding was obviously necessary for legal reasons.

History[edit | edit source]

On April 4, 2024, it was announced that Helvetic Guards had new owners. They will not compete under the name Helvetic Guards, but will establish a new franchise.[1] On April 11, the new franchise unveiled its name, Helvetic Mercenaries, as well as the new logo. [2]

Managing Director is Chris Rummel [3], who also works as Head of Finance at the Swiss American Football Association and is responsible for the Swiss national team. The Sports Director is Matt Hammer, who also held this position with the Guards. [4]

The operating company behind the franchise is American Football Betriebs GmbH, with Chris Rummel as the sole shareholder. [5]

2024 Season[edit | edit source]

On April 14, the franchise announced its head coach for the 2024 season. [6] Val Gunn, who was already Head Coach and General Manager for the Istanbul Rams in 2022, took over the team.

Stadium[edit | edit source]

On 24.04. it was announced that the home games will be played in 2 stadiums. The opening game will be played at the Brühl stadium, the remaining home games at the Kleinfeld sports center. [7]


Roster[edit | edit source]

Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics
Roster updated May 19, 2024
4 A-import, 3 E-import, 38 homegrown
45 active, 0 practice squad



2024 Staff[edit | edit source]

Front office

  • Owner –
  • Managing Director – Chris Rummel
  • Director of Sports – Matt Hammer
  • Head of football operations –
  • Head of administration –

Head coach

  • Head coach – Val Gunn

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive coordinator – n/a
  • Quarterbacks – n/a
  • Running backs –
  • Wide receivers –
  • Tight ends –
  • Offensive line –
  • Offensive assistant –
 

Defensive coaches

  • Defensive coordinator –
  • Defensive line –
  • Linebackers –
  • Defensive backs –
  • Defensive assistant –

Special teams coaches

  • Special teams coordinator –
  • Special teams coach –


Strength and conditioning

  • Athletic Director –


Staff updated April 15, 2024


Head Coaches[edit | edit source]

Name Tenure Record Titles
W L T
Val Gunn 2024 - current 0 00 0 0

Total record[edit | edit source]

Games Win Loss Win % P+ P- PDiff
Helvetic Mercenaries 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 +0

Record per oppenent[edit | edit source]

Games Win Loss Win % P+ P- PDiff

Source: https://elfdata.eu/

References[edit | edit source]