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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…

A landmark day for American Football in the UK

  • American Football now part of School Games
  • Flag football growing faster than ever in the UK
  • All-inclusive for boys and girls of all abilities
  • AFD is the UK leading provider in curriculum American football

 A landmark day for American Football in the UK

American Football has often been viewed by many in the UK as a game played by huge guys in the NFL.

Well we can’t deny that there are more than a few sizeable figures but there’s so much more to the game than that.

Despite what you may think there is an ever growing community of players, officials and fans in the country with children starting to play flag football, the non-tackle version of the game, from primary school age.

Most of the growth that is being seen in the game is within youth and women’s competition, and as a result of the much work by BAFA, the sport’s governing body in Great Britain, American Football was recognised by School Games last week. continue reading…

AFD Announces International Series Sizzlers

AFD Limited, provider of American football to schools, clubs and community programs across the UK announced today a huge series of social media activity to celebrate this year’s NFL International Series.

The International Series is a key date in the NFL season each year and for many Brits is their first introduction to the sport. With AFD having introduced over 4,000 children to the sport through its coaching sessions, the company is celebrating the arrival of some of the best players in the game. continue reading…

Ladies rugby? Nope, American Football all the way!

Across the country we find many people not finding their way into the game of American Football until they reach university. With the university programme gaining strength each year this can only grow.

 

Certainly a move to university opened the path into American Football for Rhiannon Gibson, whose housemate had signed up for a taster session and she decided to tag along. While a taster was as far as her housemate got, Rhiannon was hooked. continue reading…

AFD SUPPORTING GOLDING VISION AND KENT SPORT INITIATIVE

American Football Development Limited, provider of flag football to schools and community groups announced today its support for Kent Sport’s programme with Golding Vision, the community arm of local housing provider Golding Homes.

The project is offering a range of sports and physical activity programmes over the summer months which is free to children and young people aged between  2 ½ and 18 years.

“We are delighted to be a part of this project and working with other sports providers to be able to offer sport to residents of Golding Homes,” said Gur Samuel, managing director of AFD Limited. continue reading…

’FUN’, ‘AWESOME’ AND ‘AMAZING’ SUMMER AMERICAN FOOTBALL CAMP FROM AFD

Fun, amazing and awesome were just some of the comments from participants of the AFD Summer Camp, held at Royal Harbour Academy yesterday.

Girls discussing tactics

Girls discussing tactics

AFD Limited, who provide American football to schools, clubs and community programs across the UK saw children journey from across Kent for the one day course in Ramsgate. A mixture of skills were on show, with some new to the game, while others play regularly in club sides, but all with a willingness to learn more and get involved. continue reading…

AFD PRESENTS FIRST FLAG FOOTBALL SESSION IN THANET

Over 40 young players were introduced to flag football when AFD hosted its first flag festival recently.

Coach Walker instructing the teams

Coach Walker instructing the teams

Hosted by Ursuline College  and brought together through AFD, the Thanet Passport and Suzanne Gough, School Games Organiser for Thanet, the flag football festival gave Year 6 pupils from four schools across the area their first opportunity to learn the skills and play the game of flag football. continue reading…

Could you be one of our Super 10s?

With just a couple of weeks to go until our Summer camp (we’re sure it’s going to be sunny!) we’ve got  a fantastic offer to our young football fans across Kent!

For the first ten who sign up from today we will be offering a special deal – a place at our camp for a mere £10!!!

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Just go to our booking page and when you get to the checkout enter the code Super Ten to get the price of a day at camp for a tenner!

Our camp takes place on Wednesday 27th July at Royal Harbour Academy in Ramsgate with expert coaching from 10am – 4pm.

So what’s stopping you? Be one of the Super 10 and get booking!

AFD BURSTS INTO SUMMER WITH HOLIDAY CAMP FOR AMERICAN FOOTBALL

Following the success of their first Easter camp, AFD Limited, provider of American football to schools, clubs and community programs across the UK announced today a one day camp in the Summer holidays.

The camp, which will be held on Wednesday 27th July at Royal Harbour Academy in Ramsgate is open to children aged 8-16 years and the AFD team will be welcoming those of any ability – whether they play regularly or are completely new to the sport. continue reading…

AFD becomes business associates of afPE

American Football Development Limited (AFD) has taken another step in its delivery of flag football to school children as it becomes a business associate of the Association for Physical Education (afPE).

afPE is the only physical education subject association in the UK and is committed to supporting the delivery of physical education in schools and the wider community as well as maintaining high standards and safe practice in all aspects of sport.

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Book for the camp via Paypal!

With our Easter Camp a few weeks away we’re seeing participants coming in from across Kent all looking to improve their skills and have a fun day of flag football.

The day, which will be headed up by GB Students Coach Joe Walker, is open to 10-16 year olds and will take place at Simon Langton Boys School in Canterbury on Wednesday 6th April and runs from 10am – 4pm.

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AFD Limited get the look with Viper 10

AFD Limited, provider of American football to schools, clubs and community programs across the UK today announced a partnership with Viper 10 Sportswear and Bournemouth 7s Festival.

Viper 10, a multisport company, will be the official sportswear partner to AFD Limited. As part of the partnership, all coaching apparel for AFD coaches will be Viper 10 while the company will also be offering a range of Viper 10 performance wear through their web shop.

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From horses to lions this ninja warrior is a girl who can!

With viewing figures of over 3 million, there will be many people in the UK who will know the name Phoebe Schecter for being a participant of this year’s Ninja Warrior UK rather than her success in the field of American Football. With the game to an extent still in its infancy in the UK, this is not a great surprise, but one that Phoebe, and over football players in the country are trying to address.

Personal trainer Phoebe decided to go on Ninja Warrior UK as a challenge to herself, but if it’s lifted the profile of women in football then all the better. Especially as most people don’t even realise that women play the sport.

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