The Northumberland Vikings are an American Football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. They were formed as the Newcastle Vikings in 2014 and play their home games at Druid Park. At the end of the 2017 season they announced they had merged with the Northumberland Lightning .
The Vikings were founded in 2014. They completed their associate period, playing games against the Yorkshire Rams, East Kilbride Pirates and fellow associate team, the Leeds Bobcats.
In the summer of 2014, they announced a partnership with the nearby Northumbria University’s American Football team, the Mustangs, which saw a number of Viking coaches join the Mustang staff.
They were accepted into the league in 2015, and were placed in the newly formed BAFANL Division Two NFC North. The Vikings played divisional rivals the Glasgow Tigers in their first competitive match, coming away with a comprehensive 46-8 win.
Following the 2017 season in which the Vikings were beaten in the Division 1 play-offs, they announced that the club had merged with Division 2 side the Northumberland Lightning and that the club would be known as the “Northumberland Vikings” from the start of the 2018 season.