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Thursday, 06 October 2011 00:06

Budweiser NFL competition

Budweiser NFL competition – Inside American Football

Win tickets to the NFL at Wembley!

Nothing compares to the glamour and the glitz of a genuine NFL game and now you and your friends have the chance to experience it in person courtesy of the official sponsor Budweiser!

Tampa Buccaneers and the Chicago Bears will tough it out at Wembley Stadium on 23rd October in front of a sell-out crowd and Budweiser are proudly giving away 2 sets of 4 tickets to the game. This also includes entrance to the famous Tailgate Party that will take place outside the stadium prior to the game as well as queue jumping. The good times are out there!

To be in with a chance of winning tickets for you and three friends to the NFL game at Wembley on 23rd October, simply answer the following question:

At which stadium do the Tampa Buccaneers play their home games?

  1. Dave Smith Stadium
  2. Raymond James Stadium
  3. Wembley Stadium

Answers must be emailed to " This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " together with your name, age, postal address and telephone number by 3pm on 17th October. Please put "NFL Competition" as your email subject.

Competition closes 3pm on 17 October 2011

Competition is open to over 18’s and UK residents only

For full Terms & Conditions visit our Terms & Conditions page.

Tuesday, 02 August 2011 20:34


Introducing the latest edition to the rapidly expanding Lancashire Academy of American Football: The Preston Panthers!

The newest side to The Lancashire Academy of American Football continues the tradition in raising youth talent in the British game with squads across the county across all ages in Burnley, Chorley, Standish and Blackburn.

With the increased interest in American Football in the UK, the Panthers have been formed initially as a 14-16 year old kitted team, allowing both boys and girls to get involved and enjoy the rapidly developing sport.

Led by one-time Coventry Jets player and now offensive line coach/player of the Lancashire Wolverines Chris Bradley, the Panthers are sure to have great leadership in training and match ups.

Speaking on his appointment Coach Bradley said: “I’m really looking forward to developing grass roots American Football in the Preston area.

We have a number of adult players in the area and the response we’ve had so far suggests the interest will be even greater at the younger age range. I will now be looking to put together a coaching staff and confirming training details in the next few weeks”.

Assisting Coach Bradley will be the experienced Programme Leader in Great Britain Lions’ youth coach, Simon Purcell. He said, “Our aim is to create a thriving Youth Kitted team to go compete against the existing teams within the Academy - the Chorley Buccaneers, the Burnley Tornados and the Standish Raiders. It is our hope that players from these teams will graduate to the Lancashire Wolverine Colts and then onto our adult team. The Academy aim is simple – to be the best American Football programme in the UK!”

With the British American Football Association (BAFA) backing them, following the Panthers’ successful application to the Kick-Start fund, the team will be provided with ten sets of equipment to establish the team.

The Preston Panthers will be eager to maintain the winning ways of the Academy’s teams and like the others will be counting on your support to roar them to victory!

The inaugural Preston Panthers Rookie Camp will take place on Saturday 6th August. Any boys and girls aged 14-16 who are interested in playing kitted American Football are invited to come along and join in this FREE introduction to the game.

Training will take place at Moor Park in Preston, from 11am-2pm. Anybody interested should email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register their interest, and further details about the day will be passed on. We have experienced, CRB checked coaches who will run the day but the Panthers are always looking for more volunteers to help the club - if you are interested again please email us at the above address.You can follow the Preston Panthers on their Facebook page: or on Twitter (@PrestonPanther).

Wednesday, 08 June 2011 15:57

Blitz Awarded EFAF Final

The London Blitz have been awarded home field advantage in the EFAF Cup final.

The game, which takes place on Saturday July 2nd, will be hosted by the Blitz at their Finsbury Park Stadium in north London. They will take on the Kragujevac Wild Boars from Serbia.

A spokesman for the European federation of American Football said: "Home field advantage in the semifinals and finals of both EFL and EFAF Cup is awarded in a bidding process amongst the competing teams. The process was standardized by EFAF in 2009 and enables clubs to formally apply, if they wish to host one of these games. The EFAF Board of Directors after evaluation of all applications decides based on financial, strategic and quality aspects. The goal is to showcase the top European games to a broad public, thus past attendance figures or possible TV coverage are amongst the most important in the mix of criteria that leads to the decision." IAF hopes to feature a report & photos on the final in Issue 7 of Inside American Football

Wednesday, 08 June 2011 15:39

London Blitz make it to EFAF Final

Premier Division team the London Blitz have made it through to the final of the European federation of American Football Cup.

The Blitz took on the Sollerod Gold Diggers from Denmark at the Blitz's home ground in Finsbury Park in London.

The opening of the game saw an extremely shakey start for the Blitz when they kicked off to the Gold Diggers who immediately made 3 great plays to score a TD. They converted the extra point and found themselves 7 - 0 down in the first coupe of minutes of the game.

The Blitz went to the air and looked likely to score when they fumbled the ball into the Gold Diggers' end zone. In the second quarter they managed a passing TD & a field goal to go into the break 9 - 7 up.

The second half saw the Blitz consolidating their game & they eventually came away 23 - 7 winners to go into the final on July 2nd.

You can see a full match report and photos in Issue 6 of Inside American Football

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