Monthly Archives: February 2017

AFD LAUNCH FIRST SATELLITE CLUB WITH ACTIVE SURREY

AFD Limited, deliverers of flag football in schools and community groups across the South East will be launching its first program in Surrey this week.

Working closely with local American Football club Farnham Knights and with funding provided by Active Surrey, the satellite club will start on Monday 27th February at Farnham Heath End School and is open to boys and girls from Year 9 upwards. continue reading…

Living the football dream – life at the Pro Bowl

In the week leading up to the Super Bowl attention switches to the Pro Bowl and a celebration of football with the all-star teams of the AFC and NFC.

 

While much attention is rightly focused on the stars of the NFL game, what many people may not be aware that there is a lot more going on during the week with players coming to compete from all corners of the world.

 

GB Women’s Captain Phoebe Schecter and GB team mate Oli Davies were the only two British representatives at this year’s Pro Bowl although even how close they got to the action was a little more than even Phoebe expected. We caught up with her on her return to get the inside track on their wonderful week.

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‘Houston we have landed’

Or more to the point the worlds media have descended in Texas as we build up to Super Bowl LI. And that’s certainly a phrase that’s been heard around the media circles this week.

Our Managing Director Gur Samuel is out in Houston reporting on the Super Bowl for Real Sport 101. We caught up with him in the frenzy of media week to get the inside story.

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Derby Braves

Our February club of the month is the Derby Braves. First formed as a university team, the women’s side became a community club in 2015. And with a lot of Great Britain players and coaches among the organisation, they are a club who are going places.  continue reading…

Club Support Service Update

Last month AFD launched its new Club Support Service which helps support American Football clubs in a number of ways.

One club that has recently benefited from AFD’s support, and continues to do so is Ouse Valley Eagles. We caught up with Mark Chilton, their Academy Co-ordinator to see how they had found working with AFD.  continue reading…

Super Bowl Sunday – All you need to know

We realise that a lot of our followers are big American Football fans, but every day as we coach flag football and bring more people into the game we realise that for many, the Super Bowl offers them their first experience of our great sport.

With the UK boasting the biggest viewing figures for the Super Bowl outside of the US and Canada, we thought for new people coming in to the game that a few facts may be of use – especially if you need to explain why you’re so bleary eyed on Monday morning! continue reading…