The Hertfordshire Cheetahs (formerly the Watford Cheetahs and Chiltern Cheetahs) are an American football team based in St Albans), with their home games played at St Albans Rugby Club. The senior team was first formed in 1986 and entered senior competition the following year, making them the third longest continuously competing team in the United Kingdom behind only the Birmingham Bulls and Glasgow Tigers. During their history, the Cheetahs have reached the Divisional Playoff final on three occasions: in 1997, 2004 and 2005.