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Kenny Lettman sadly passed away on the 21st November.end for Ealing Eagles , London Gators and finally being involved at Farnham Knights as both a player , then as a coach. Kenny won several national titles at both the Eagles and the Knights. He was also involved with the back office staff at London Monarchs in the inaugral season of the Monarchs.
Besides being a talented player , his smile and good humour lit up the room and brought strength always to his friends/team-mates. Our thoughts at this sad time go out to his family , his many friends and his former team-mates from all 3 teams he played for with distinction.
Under the floodlights of the National American Football Academy Stadium in Amiens, the Great Britain Lions pulled off another amazing victory against the French national team on Saturday evening.
The Great Britain Lions have an outstanding record against the French team, having won all five of the meetings between the two nations. Despite this, France came in to the game highly favoured having recently defeated the current European Champions, Sweden, in a similar friendly fixture.
France opened the scoring on their first possession when quarterback Paul Durand connected with receiver Jeremy Larroque for a thirty-yard touchdown pass. The ensuing extra-point kick was blocked by Tom Barker. The Lions responded in the second quarter with a long drive capped by Gareth Dauley's four-yard touchdown run. But Ian Jacquet's extra-point kick sailed
Defense dominated the third and most of the fourth quarter until the stalemate was finally broken just four minutes from time. Great Britain quarterback, Stuart Franklin, scrambled to his right and fired a twenty-five yard pass to the endzone where receiver Ian Jacquet made an outstanding catch under pressure. Jacquet then kicked the extra point to make the score 13-6.
France had two more opportunities to win the game but the Lions defense stopped both possessions on fourth down to give the Lions a historic victory.
Great Britain Head Coach, Riq Ayub, said, "I am very honoured to be part of the achievement of this team. The players and staff have been a privilege to work with and it's their hard-work and dedication that has made this result possible. What we must do now is build on this achievement as we work towards the next European Championships in 2010."
BAFA National Programme Lead Director, Jim Messenger, said, "Head Coach, Riq Ayub, and his team have achieved amazing results with very limited resources. The dedication and resourcefulness of everyone has been outstanding. We are very lucky to have such skilled and committed volunteers. With the European championship just twenty months away, we will all be working hard to give the team the best opportunity to win in Frankfurt."
It is with greatness sadness that The Rockingham Rebels announce the passing of Head Coach and founder, Robert E Lee on October 5th 2008.
Bob originally was the first coach of The Northants Stormbringers back in 1983, and along with ex players formed The Rebels in 84. Bob led the Rebels to the inaugural BAAF Bowl in 1985, and continued as Head Coach until the club hung their helmets up in 95.
He will be sadly missed by all players, supporters and friends.
He leaves behind his widow Peggy and his sons Gary and Warren
Coventry Jets won a thrilling Britbowl 33-32 against the London Blitz with MVP Dax Michelana throwing for a Britbowl record 308 yards and 2 TDs.Sussex Thunder won the Division One championship 20-18 against the Redditch Arrows, while the London Cobras secured the Division Two title with a 30-6 win over Tamworth Phoenix.
The German American Football Federation have won the right to host the 2010 European Championships. The Commerzbank Arena will play host to the final, along with two other unnamed stadia. Great Britain will play in Pool B along with Sweden and France. Pool A sees Germany take on Finland and the winner of the 2009 qualification tournament.
7th September - The 2008 Britbowl will be a repeat of 2007 as the London Blitz and Coventry Jets overcame tough opponents in the semis. The Jets edge Bristol 31-28, whilst the Blitz won 28-15 against the Farnham Knights, In Division One, Redditch Arrows and Sussex Thunder both secured final slots with wins over Southern Sundevils and Yorkshire Rams respecitively. In Division Two, two rookie teams have made the final as the London Cobras continued their fine season with a crushing 32-0 win against Cambridgeshire, whilst the Tamworth Phoenix shocked Nottingham Caesars 16-10.
31st August - Two rookie teams continued their fine progress in the Division Two playoffs at the weekend. The London Cobras maintained their unbeaten season by winning their Division Two quarter-final against the Cornish Sharks 42-3. The Tamworth Phoenix were impressive 12-0 victors away to the Merseyside Nighthawks. In other quarter-finals, Cambridgeshire won 21-7 against the South Wales Warriors and Nottingham saw off the challenge of Lancashire 49-23.
27th July - London Blitz qualify for the BAFL Premier Division playoffs with an impressive 39-20 home win over the Bristol Aztecs.
13th July - Berlin Adler win EFAF Cup with a 29-0 shut out win over Parma Panthers.
6th July - Tyrolean Raiders win Eurobowl XXII with 28-24 win over Vienna Vikings in front of a crowd of 5,600 in Innsbruck.
22nd June - The Bristol Aztecs inflicted a second straight defeat on the Farnham Knights, coming away with a 33-9 victory. The win lifts the Aztecs into playoff contention with a 2-2 record, whilst the Knights drop to 2-2. Also in the Premier, the East Kilbride Pirates came away from the north east with a 46-12 win over the Gateshead Senators.
15th June - Coventry Jets preserve their 100% regular season record by winning 28-22 away to Farnham Knights, suriving a late Knights fightback and recovering an onside kick in the last minute.
8th June - Coventry Jets defeated the Bristol Aztecs 28-15 away from home on the back of Kofi Campbell's 99 yards and 2 TDs as the Jets stayed unbeaten. More
2nd June - BritballNow completes it's list of the top 250 british games of all-time.Click here to view the list
1st June - Parma Panthers will contest the EFAF Cup final against the Berlin Adler after defeating Hohenems Blue Devils 33-29. Adler qualified for the final by winning their semi-final 25-21 against the Prague Panthers.
31st May - Eurobowl XXII will be an all-Austrian affair after the Vienna Vikings won their semi-final 43-7 against the Seinajoki Crocodiles, and the Tyrolean Raiders defeated the Graz Giants 56-49.
13th April - The 2008 British American Football season has now kicked off withCoventry Jets opening the season with a 36-16 Eurobowl win over the Valencia Firebats. More
11th April - Top 250 Britball games of alltime updated. Now games right down to number 11 listed. The top 10 to come next week! Click here to viewhe best of Britain’s American football talent will touchdown in Doncaster this weekend to battle it out for glory as the domestic season reaches its thrilling climax.
BritBowl XXII will be held at the Keepmoat Stadium for the first time and the four game feast of action takes place on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September.
BritBowl is the British American Football League¹s (BAFL) blue ribbon event and the Keepmoat Stadium will host Youth, BAFL 1 and BAFL 2 Finals over the weekend before the Coventry Cassidy Jets and the London Blitz battle it out for the BritBowl title on Sunday at 4pm.
Glen Schild, chairman of the BAFL, said, “We’re extremely excited about BritBowl and especially as it will be the first time it has taken place at the Keepmoat Stadium. The stadium fits the bill for this event perfectly and the Stadium Management Company have been terrific in helping us to organise things. We are anticipating a thrilling contest between the best teams in the country”
More than 5,000 fans are expected to be at the stadium over the weekend.
Shane Chalmers, from the Keepmoat Stadium Management Company, said, “We’re looking forward to hosting BritBowl for the first time and welcoming the nation’s American Football fans to Doncaster”.
The action on Saturday 20 September begins at 3:00 pm when the London Warriors and the Gateshead Senators compete in the Youth Final followed by the BAFL 1 final between the Redditch Arrows and the Sussex Thunder.
The London Cobras and the Tamworth Phoenix battle it out for the BAFL 2 title at 12:00 pm on Sunday 21 September before BritBowl XXII kicks off at 4pm.
Week 17 action in the BAFL saw the Cobras run up 88 points and Yorkshire Rams win the Yorkshire derby. More
London Blitz qualify for the BAFL Premier Division playoffs with an impressive 39-20 home win over the Bristol Aztecs.
The Bulls finally get to put a nice big number 1 in the win column following this Sunday 8-6 victory over the Gateshead Senators at BCU Pavilion. The season so far has been tough for both of these veteran teams, who have been struggling to find their form against some tough opposition. At the mid season point they find themselves neighbours in the less desirable end of the BAFL Premiership table. The outcome of this week’s game would decide who got the basement.
The unpredictable windy conditions meant that the Bulls decided to keep the ball on the ground, Head Coach Brendan Cunnane’s tactic worked and the Bull put together an impressive drive culminating in a touchdown run from first year running back Mark “Sparky” Smith behind some great blocking form the Bulls offensive line. The extra point attempt failed but the Bulls where in the lead for the first time this season.
Unfortunately this lead did not last for long. The Bulls defence did a good job of shutting down the Senators wing-t offense, but the determined Geordies fought back bravely and powered up to the Bulls one yard line. From here the Senators ran a quarterback sneak burrowing through the Bulls defence to tie the game at six points all. The Senators extra point attempt was no good.
The second half of the game was all about tough defence with the Bulls starting to get the upper hand. In the third quarter the Senators found themselves pined against their own goal line. Defensive coach Mike Wareing went on the attack sending in a blitz which paid off. The Senators quarterback was caught in the end zone by linebacker Tim Mobbs for a two point safety, putting the Bulls back in front.
In the fourth quarter there was a lot of chewed fingernail on the Bulls sideline as the Senators fought to get that winning score in the closing minutes of the game but the Bulls held on thanks to some great defensive work lead by star defensive rookie Jordan Butel.
After the game New Bulls General Manager Andy Willis awarded Mark “Sparky” Smith the most valuable player award for his hard running.
For more week 15 action click here.
Ipswich win the East Anglian derby, Redditch win at Dundee and Essex win their first game of the season in week 14 action. More
Berlin Adler win EFAF Cup with a 29-0 shut out win over Parma Panthers.
In week 13 action, the Birmingham Bulls slump to defeat and the London Cobras remain unbeaten. More
Tyrolean Raiders win Eurobowl XXII with 28-24 win over Vienna Vikings in front of a crowd of 5,600 in Innsbruck.
In a small fixture list due to the clashing Euro 2008 final, Birmingham Bulls lost 31-8 at home to East Kilbride in the sole Premier Division match. London Cobras defeated the East Kent Mavericks 16-0 in Division Two. More
The Bristol Aztecs inflicted a second straight defeat on the Farnham Knights, coming away with a 33-9 victory. The win lifts the Aztecs into playoff contention with a 2-2 record, whilst the Knights drop to 2-2. Also in the Premier, the East Kilbride Pirates came away from the north east with a 46-12 win over the Gateshead Senators. More
Coventry Jets preserve their 100% regular season record by winning 28-22 away to Farnham Knights, surviving a late Knights fightback and recovering an onside kick in the last minute. More
Coventry Jets defeated the Bristol Aztecs 28-15 away from home on the back of Kofi Campbell's 99 yards and 2 TDs as the Jets stayed unbeaten in week 9 of BAFL action. More
Week 8 of the BAFL saw Coventry remain unbeaten with a 46-12 away win in Scotland against the East Kilbride Pirates. Dundee Hurricanes tightened their grip in Division One with a 22-12 win over fancied Redditch Arrows. Click here for more
The big clash in week 7 was between the countries top two teams - the Coventry Jets and the London Blitz. Jets came through with 41-15 win to take command of the Premier Division. For week 7 results and match reports click here
Promoted Farnham Knights opened their season with a 26-6 win over the Bristol Aztecs. For more week 6 action click here
Defending champions, London Blitz, opened their 2008 campaign with a 48-0 win over the Gateshead Senators. For all the week 5 action click here
Coventry Jets qualified for the Eurobowl quarter-finals with a fantastic 21-13 away win over the Oslo Vikings at the weekend. QB Dax Michelena ran for 126 yards on 13 carries to lead the Midlands into the next round of the competition.
For BAFL week 4 results and reports click here
Yorkshire Rams 42-6 Staffordshire Surge
Kent Exiles 25-14 Ipswich Cardinals
South Yorkshire Mustangs 13-12 West Coast Trojans
Shropshire Revolution 0-10 Hull Hornets
Nottingham Caesars 12-12 Tamworth Phoenix
Hampshire Thrashers 27-7 Cornish Sharks
East Kent Mavericks 7-0 Colchester Gladiators Bedfordshire Blue Raiders 12-6 Watford Cheetahs
Glasgow Tigers 16-0 Edinburgh Wolves
Reading Renegades 33-3 Milton Keynes City Pathfinders
The 2008 British American Football season entered week 2 with the newboys, Leicester Falcons, winning their first league match 25-16 away to Lincolnshire Bombers. In other BAFL2 matches, Watford Cheetahs beat Milton Keynes City Pathfinders 28-25, favourites Nottingham won 18-7 at Shropshire Revolution and Cambridgeshire Cats won a tight derby match 7-6 at home to the Peterborough Saxons. In the only BAFL1 match of the weekend, Dundee Hurricanes defeated Yorkshire Rams 33-12 at home. Click here
13th April 2008
The 2008 British American Football season has now kicked off withCoventry Jets opening the season with a 36-16 Eurobowl win over the Valencia Firebats. There was a big win for the West Coast Trojans in BAFL1, with Norwich and Oxford tieing 18-18 in the other BAFL1. In BAFL2, the new teams put up a good fight on their debuts with Leicester Falcons going down 21-12 at Shropshire, and Bedfordshire losing 14-0 at home to Colchester. Hampshire Thrashers won the other BAFL2 fixture 28-0 against Plymouth Admirals. Click here
24th March - Southampton Stags win BUAFL Championship game with 52-20 win over Staffordshire Stallions
9th March - BUAFL playoffs results: Newcastle Raiders 26-0 Nottingham Outlaws, Staffordshire Stallions 19-0 Leeds Celtics, Southampton Stags 35-13 Bath Killer Bees & Herts Hurricanes 46-24 Birmingham Lions