What is Flag American Football? It's a 5-aside non-contact version of American Football using flag belts which when pulled resemble a tackle.
We annually take place in BAFA's (British American Football Association's) Opal series which is a national competion taking place in first semester - We enter two teams, our development squad and our first team, so rookies have the chance to play for the university as soon as they join the sport! Since 2017 we have also taken part in the University league competing at the Warwick University. In 2019 we sent two teams to play internationally in a tournament near Amsterdam, which we shall also be attending in 2020. As we play in national leauges there are also oppurtinies to play outside the university semesters and in the summer series where we send a team every year.
We always welcome new members, whatever the time of year and aim to be a very friendly team, with a fun and enthusiastic atmosphere! No expereince is necessary for this club and no background in sport is required, for many members this is their first sport. Flag football gives you the opportunity to play to whatever sporting level you desire, we sent a record number of 12 people to GB trials in 2019, however many of our players play for fun.
Training is twice a week- Tuesdays 8-10pm on the David Ross Sports Centre Sand Astro (Hockey Pitch), and Saturday's 10am-12pm on the David Ross Sports Centre 3G pitch. There are also opportunities for optional extra developmental sessions although encouraged these are never compulsory.
We have socials weekly, both just as the flag team and with the contact team, so the sport is a fantastic way to keep fit and have lots of fun! If you'd like to give flag football a go or have any questions please do get in touch, either by email or find the club on Facebook and Twitter.
Club email: email@example.com
The club on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UoNAF?fref=ts
The club on Instagram: uonwomensflag
Women’s flag team Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/351907415475399/
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