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Lions in Finland
07
APR
2018

Lions in Finland

With a collection of five Sapphires stashed in their trophy cabinet, the Birmingham Lions are about to embark on a quest to secure another gem for their...
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BUCS Finals Day 2018
03
APR
2018

BUCS Finals Day 2018

BUCS Finals Day 2018 Game images courtesy of Kev Cleaver Billed as the exciting finale to the University League and held at the impressive...
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Sapphire Series Finals 2018 Review
23
MAR
2018

Sapphire Series Finals 2018 Review

Sapphire Series 2018 Review Images courtesy of Geoff White and Andy M Neale The weather did its best to disrupt things, but the Ballers of the...
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Phoenix in the NEFL
15
MAR
2018

Phoenix in the NEFL

Phoenix ready for European test With the senior season just around the corner, British teams are now deep into their pre-season programmes, none more...
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Britballers in Europe
12
MAR
2018

Britballers in Europe

It seems like over the last couple of years a large number of the better ballers in the British game have headed out into Europe to play their Football. I...
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Get your kit on!
12
MAR
2018

Get your kit on!

Football equipment has been available in the UK since in the early eighties. As teams and leagues started to form, entrepenuerial individuals saw an...
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The XFL is back!
09
FEB
2018

The XFL is back!

The XFL is back… Should the NFL be worried? In 2001 “sports entertainment” impresario, Vince McMahon launched the XFL (“Extreme Football League”). As you...
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Sapphire Series 2018 Preview
23
JAN
2018

Sapphire Series 2018 Preview

Throughout the months of February and March it’s time for Britball’s Sapphire Series to sparkle on the gridirons across the country. Women’s Football...
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Jo Kilby had a 2017 to remember
08
JAN
2018

Jo Kilby had a 2017 to remember

For quarterback Jo Kilby 2017 was a bit of a year! It started in February with a trip to Helsinki where the Birmingham Lions beat the Wolverines. Then in...
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The GB Lions - Still Roaring after thirty two years!
18
DEC
2017

The GB Lions - Still Roaring after thirty two years!

In October this year the GB Lions men’s team travelled to Sweden to play a “friendly” game (that terminology doesn’t seem right for American Football does...
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They may be Giants…But they’re still growing
20
NOV
2017

They may be Giants…But they’re still growing

The city of Sheffield has a long football heritage, which dates back to the mid eighties when the city’s team were known as the Steel City Giants. Although...
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Andrew Gambrill – Flying the flag!
13
NOV
2017

Andrew Gambrill – Flying the flag!

Flag football is currently enjoying a great surge in popularity. The combination of fast-paced action without the level of contact that tackle football...
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Uniball – Vipers ready to strike
25
OCT
2017

Uniball – Vipers ready to strike

With a chill in the air and the nights drawing in, baked bean sales rocketing and midweek binge drinking on the rise, it can only mean one thing, the...
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Women’s Football in the USA
23
OCT
2017

Women’s Football in the USA

Women’s Football in the UK has made great strides in the last eighteen months. Increasing numbers of teams in the competitive leagues in both the contact...
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Britbowl XXXI…It’s A Phamily Affair
01
SEP
2017

Britbowl XXXI…It’s A Phamily Affair

In 2017 the pinnacle of Britball competition had thrown up something different, a non-all London final. At the impressive Sixways Stadium in Worcester, all...
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It’s Time For College Football!
23
AUG
2017

It’s Time For College Football!

It’s almost that time…time for the College Football season to start in the US. For the next four months or so you need to clear your diary for Saturday...
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Eagles flying high in Saudi Arabia
21
AUG
2017

Eagles flying high in Saudi Arabia

Football is truly going global, and not just by way of its viewing fanbase. The number of countries where people want to play, is also growing all the time....
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An Intern In Rochester
28
JUL
2017

An Intern In Rochester

Hall of fame coach Bill Walsh was a progressive visionary, not just on the field where he introduced his “west coast offence”, but also on the sidelines,...
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Who’s The Big Cat In The Middle?
20
JUL
2017

Who’s The Big Cat In The Middle?

Finland, it would seem, is the go to place for elite level Britballers this summer if they are looking to get some reps, as opposed to some rays. Having...
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Crunch Time In Canada! - The Women’s World Championship Review
12
JUL
2017

Crunch Time In Canada! - The Women’s World Championship Review

As the GB Lions women’s team flew home from Canada they would have the chance to reflect on an exciting seven days of competition. No doubt, there would be...
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