Monthly Archives: April 2017

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…

Where desire to play is more important than ability

Ever been in that situation where you’ve seen a tournament but find you haven’t got enough teammates to enter?

If you have, then you may also have come across the Black Widows. No not a group of mourning women but a scratch flag team that is made up of players who want to play but can’t put a team together.

Created by Andrew Gambrill, the GB Women’s Flag Coach, the team came about organically as a number of players approached him ahead of a BAFA women’s flag tournament with exactly that problem. He quickly solved it and the Widows were born. continue reading…

How Naomi jumped to strengthen and support the GB women’s sides

Those familiar with the women’s game in this country will know that it’s a big year for both the padded and flag programs with World and European championships respectively.
While the players will be going through their paces looking for selection, one person who will be helping them along the way and making sure they’re in the best physical condition possible will be their team therapist, Naomi Maycock.

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Birmingham Lions

Our April Club of the Month is a well known team in the Women’s game. With both numerous national players and national championships under their belts they are also looking for another Sapphire Series victory this month. But first and foremost they are a team with a great team ethos and Jo Kilby of the Birmingham Lions tells us more.

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