If you ever thought that there was just soccer being played in Manchester then think again. The Manchester Titans American Football Club are one pretty big organisation and very much committed to offering men, women, boys and girls in Manchester that there is another sport that they could excel at.
And excel they do as in the last season they certainly showed they were one for the finals having a hugely successful season. Jonathan Homer from the club shares a little more about the history, and the bright future, for the Titans.
In November 2016 we featured our very first Club of the Month and we spoke to a club that had just formed that year, Kent Phoenix.
To celebrate our 2nd birthday we went back to speak to the club to see how they have developed over the last 24 months and what highlights they have had.
Our club of the month for November sees us visit the Hertfordshire Cheetahs, a team that has over 30 years of history but has, in 2018, celebrated one of its most successful seasons. Club Chairman Luke Clark tells us a little more about the club and how it’s building to bigger things in the region.
Our October Club of the Month sees us with another new kid on the field with a flag team that began earlier this year. The Waltham Rattlesnakes have only been in existence a few months but are already building up with an ambition to be part of the BAFA Flag league next year. We spoke to one of the founding members Ryan Halliday to understand more about Essex’s newest flag team.
Our September Club of the Month is very much a ‘new kid on the block’ who are literally a few months old. But in true Britball fashion they have the drive and passion to take what was a few friends in the park playing football to a new team and the hope of BAFA affiliation next year. Founder member Sam Matthews tells us more.
Our August Club of the Month takes us north of the border and to a team that has been in existence for over 30 years and a rich history in the game. The East Kilbride Pirates have a number of teams but for this month we have focused specifically on the women’s team as their coach Alan Young tells us more about the team as they head into their new season.
Our July Club of the Month sees us once again focus on the Women’s game and this time we’ve got one of the newest teams on the scene! Cheshire Bears only formed as a team in April this year but are already building themselves towards next year’s Sapphire Series and who knows what else in the future! The Club’s Marketing officer Amanda Staples provides us with an insight into the club and how you can become one of the Bears family.
Our June Club of the Month sees us visit the Northants Knights, a relatively new team who are an associate club in this year’s BAFA adult league. A junior team will be starting during the course of 2018 according to Jack O’Beirne, one of the club’s founders, who tells us more about one of the newest clubs in Britball.
Our May Club of the Month sees us back in Hertfordshire and this time we are visiting the Tornadoes, one of the country’s leading women’s American Football teams and one with a long heritage. We speak to club secretary Lucy Crocker about why women across Hertfordshire and its surrounds should get involved with the Tornadoes.
Having been established for over 20 years the Kent Falcons have been around university American Football for a long time. This year they celebrated an undefeated regular season and it’s put them in a good position for the 2018/19 season.
We caught up with Club President Joe Ganly to hear more about the club and why you should consider joining the Falcons and the University of Kent.
Our Club of the Month for March sees us on the south coast in the county of Hampshire. The Solent Thrashers celebrate their 15th birthday this year (having had some name changes over the years) and the club’s Promotions Manager Michael Wing gives us an inside look into the Thrashers.
Our February Club of the Month takes us back to Wales and to the Cynon Valley Celts. A new team, but have built up quite a player base in a short space of time and are building up to their first BAFA Flag league this Springtime.
As we start the New Year we have our first university team to be profiled. Hertfordshire Hurricanes are well known within Britball with a number of national titles, but if you’re weighing up your options for uni, then it might be one to consider. Former player and now one of the Special Teams Co-ordinators for the team Jordan Legge, gives us more of an insight into the Hatfield based side. continue reading…
Bournemouth has a history of American Football dating back to the 1980s, with a number of different names but always a passion for the sport. The current Bobcats were reformed in 2009 and are looking to build once more and are looking ahead with determination to 2018. Keith Barnes, the club’s General Manager, gives us an insight into the club and why you should come and join them!
Our November Club of the Month takes us to Wales and we profile our first ever Welsh team. Swansea Hammerheads may have only been going for a year but are already growing in number and ready to take on their first BAFA competition. Read more from player and head coach Paul Labbatt about the Hammerheads.
They may have only been formed in 2013, but the Iceni Spears from Norwich are growing in strength year on year and have both a flag and contact football team. Read more about how you can get involved with the team and get playing American Football in Norwich.
Our September Club of the Month is one that has been in Britball for over 15 years and has built up into a large club over the years with now teams from U11 level up to Seniors. Mark Read from the club tells us more about the East Kent Mavericks and how you can get involved.
iPro Sport, official hydration partner to AFD are to become sponsors of our Club of the Month campaign! continue reading…
Our August Club of the Month takes us to Carlisle, to visit the Sentinels who were first established in 2013. Building over the last few years, the team has ambitions to start a youth program in the future but are always on the lookout for new players to join their ranks.
With the women’s game still in its infancy in this country, finding places to play can be hard. For Charyle Mercer and others at Portsmouth Dreadnoughts, getting a women’s side was as much about determination as it was in playing ability. Read about their story as they feature as our July Club of the Month.
This month we welcome the Sandwell Steelers Women’s programme. Like many of the women’s programs across the country, it’s a team in it’s infancy but one part of a wider club and is building year on year. continue reading…
While Staffordshire Surge has been in Britball for over 20 years, its women’s program only started two years ago.
In that time, the club has grown from two players to nearly 15 regular players and taking big steps forward to playing in their first Sapphire Series earlier this year. We talk to Laura Cole from the club about how the club is building and growing.
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.
Our March Club of the Month features another team who will be embarking on new adventures in 2017. Hellingly Hound Dogs are based in Sussex and are a youth American Football club. Luke Boorer, one of the club’s founders and coach tells us more about their story.
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…
Our second club of the month is a well established organisation who have been playing in Kent for over 25 years. Always looking for more people to join the club, treasurer Martin Jefkins shares with you a little more about the Kent Exiles.
Our first ‘Club of the Month’ is Kent Phoenix who have just formed this year. Based in Maidstone, they are looking to bring many young people into the sport. We spoke to Ian Miles about the club and their ambitions.