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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…

AFD AND KENT SPORT INTRODUCE PRIMARY FLAG FOOTBALL COMPETITION

Calling all Primary schools in Kent! Hot on the heels of the announcement of a secondary school competition in December, Kent Sport have confirmed the inclusion of flag football to primary School Games programme.

Having been a demo sport at last year’s Kent School Games, and recently added to the School Games programme by the Youth Sports Trust, AFD, who deliver flag football to schools across the county, are happy to support Kent Sport in bringing this fantastic game to the School Games this summer. continue reading…

KENT PHOENIX ANNOUNCE FIRST FLAG FOOTBALL CAMP

Kent Phoenix, the new youth American football team from Maidstone, announced today they will be holding their first flag football camp, this half term.

The camp, which will be held on Wednesday 15th February at Cornwallis Academy in Maidstone and is open to children aged 8-14 years and the club are looking for anyone of any ability – whether they play regularly or are completely new to the sport. continue reading…

AFD LAUNCH CLUB SUPPORT SERVICE

AFD, deliverers of flag football coaching across the South-East of England are today launching a new support service for American Football clubs.

The new Club Support Service will look to help American Football clubs in a variety of ways, utilising the skills and expertise within the team at AFD. Whether that is helping secure funding or marketing support, the service will help and grow clubs across the country.

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AFD AND KENT SPORT INTRODUCE FIRST EVER AMERICAN FOOTBALL SCHOOL GAMES COMPETITION

Secondary schools in Kent will have a new School Games competition to be a part of next summer, with the inclusion of flag football to the programme.

Having been a demo sport at last year’s Kent School Games, and recently added to the School Games programme by the Youth Sports Trust, AFD, who deliver flag football to schools across the county, are happy to support Kent Sport in bringing this fantastic game to the School Games this summer. continue reading…