Wednesday, 17 April 2013

BAFA Statement

BAFA  released this statement in reply to Drew Andersons posts on the UK Gridiron group on Facebook. The statement is taken from their website.

Be warned, it's long...

The British American Football Association has today responded to the recent publication of details of recent changes within the organisation and questions arising from this.

This follows a Board of Directors Meeting held on Saturday 13th of April to which all Directors were invited to attend along with the Finance Manager and the Welfare Manager.

It is with regret that details surrounding the changes have become public at this stage but, now that they have done so, it is incumbent upon the Board of Directors to provide further details and provide clarity on some of the points raised.

Irish League Scoring Charts

Another huge week in the Shamrock Bowl Conference and IAFL-1! Eight teams and four games scored 125 points, but the Belfast Trojans-Craigavon Cowboys game scored more than half of that on its own. The blowout sent the Trojans back to the top of the SBC North, whilst the Cowboys are now only off the bottom thanks to their head-to-head record with the West Dublin Rhinos.

The Rhinos meanwhile regained their solid defensive form and ability to grind out wins, against none other than the Dublin Rebels, who they'd never beaten before. The latter will be bitterly disappointed, having also lost the lead in the SBC North, but with two games against the Trojans to go everything is still there to play for.

In the SBC South Trinity College Dublin beat their cross-town rivals, University College Dublin, 21-0, a result that sends them back to the top of the table before their crunch match against UL Vikings next weekend.

In IAFL-1 a strong Drogheda Lightning side beat a spirited Mullingar Minotaurs team 20-6, with the latter scoring points on their first ever competitive outing. Lightning's quarterback Dan Finnamore had a second half to remember with two passing and one rushing touchdown.

Luke Plastow resigns as BNU Buccaneers Head Coach

BNU Head coach and Double Wing maven Luke Plastow has announced he will be stepping down as head coach of the Buccaneers . He released this statement to Double Coverage after announcing his resignation last night to the team:

Image courtesy of Plastow Photography

As of today I will be stepping down as Head Coach of the BNU Buccaneers. It is one of the hardest decisions I have ever made but I feel that now it is the right time. I am not leaving with head hung slinking into the shadows. I am leaving after our most successful season on the field. After our best rookie class the team has seen, better training facilities, BUCS membership and more coaches than ever.

Cuda launch free Weekly flag football

From Saturday 4 May, 18-25 year olds in Bristol will have their chance to try a new sport with the launch of the Bristol Barracuda American football club’s ‘Get into American Football’ scheme.

The sessions will take place at the Bristol University Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health on Tyndall Avenue, and will see the Cuda offering eight free weekly taster sessions for men and women to learn and play the non-contact flag version of the sport. The sessions will culminate in participants competing in a tournament to crown the first Bristol Cuda Flag champions.

DC Writer NFL Mock Draft: Picks 6-10

Part two of our writers round table mock in our build up to the NFL Draft Find picks 1-5 here

6th - Cleveland Browns - Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama 
Pick by Richard Penwright

With the loss of Sheldon Brown in the off season, it was no surprise that the browns were going to take someone who can line up opposite Joe Haden.

With Haden and Milliner in the corner slots, the Browns will now have two players capable of going toe to toe with a number of top flight receivers in the ever increasing passing league.

Milliners history of playing in a Nick Saban defence should help him have a long a successful career in the pros.

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