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LADY BOSWELL’S SCHOOL TAKE FIRST EVER KENT SCHOOL GAMES FLAG FOOTBALL TITLE

Thursday 27th April saw the University of Kent play host to the first ever Kent School Games Flag Football competition.

Having first been introduced to children across the county three years ago, and been a demo sport at last year’s Kent School Games, AFD, who were instrumental in the growth of the game in Kent, worked with Kent Sport to bring together the first ever competition. continue reading…

Sports Minister scores a touchdown in Aylesford

In one of her final duties ahead of the general election, Sports Minister, Tracey Crouch MP, paid a visit to St Peter’s Primary School in Aylesford and participated in a PE lesson of flag football on Friday 28th April.

St Peter’s could be taking a big step forward in producing a potential NFL star of the future as the school has been awarded a set of equipment to play flag football in the school which Ms Crouch presented to them. continue reading…

Can you help walk 8707km?

Well ok, we don’t expect you to walk, or run every single step of that, but could you do a portion of it and help send the GB Women’s side to the World Championships?

This weekend, the team are asking for the American Football community to come together and literally help them take steps towards their goal of going to Canada in June to be the first British team to ever make the World Champs. continue reading…

Next stop the Super Bowl – Aylesford Primary celebrate a boost to their American Football ambitions

St Peter’s Primary School in Aylesford are taking another step forward in producing a potential NFL star of the future with news of an award of a set of equipment to play flag football in the school.

The bag, which was one of eight awarded to schools across the county by Kent Sport will be officially presented to the school on Friday 28th April 2017 by the school’s local MP and Minister for Sport, Tracey Crouch. continue reading…

Can you spot the signs ahead of Wear a Hat Day?

Last month we announced we were working with Brain Tumour Research ahead of its big fundraising activity – Wear a Hat Day.

 

You might recall that despite the fact that brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, only 1% of the national spend for cancer research is allocated to this devastating disease.

 

But how can you spot the symptoms? The first thing to know is that brain tumours can present themselves with a whole variety of symptoms largely depending on the part of the brain is affected. But if you are experiencing multiple symptoms then be persistent in getting them investigated. continue reading…

AFD LAUNCH ‘TOUCHDOWN’ WITH NEW KEY STAGE 1 PROGRAM

AFD, deliverers of flag football coaching across the South-East of England have today launching a new sports program called ‘Touchdown Time’.

‘Touchdown Time’ has been specifically created for Key Stage 1 pupils in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum for PE. Children learn a range of movements as well as take part in competitive game based situations. continue reading…

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…

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…

AFD LINKS WITH BRAIN TUMOUR RESEARCH

When we first spoke to Brain Tumour Research at the end of last year we were stunned by some of the information that they gave us.

Of course we were aware about brain tumours, and we know that they can affect people no matter what their personal circumstance, no matter their age or how healthy a lifestyle they lead.

What we weren’t aware of is how brain tumours are the single biggest cancer killer of children and adults under the age of 40 with an estimation of 16,000 people a year being diagnosed with having a tumour. continue reading…