Monday, 17 June 2013

IAFL-1 Weekend Round-up

With no Shamrock Bowl Conference controversy to overshadow it, the IAFL-1 got the full glory this weekend as two close, competitive matches gave fans plenty to enjoy!


Waterford Wolves 20-12 Meath Bulldogs
The Wolves welcomed the in form Meath Bulldogs to Waterford but would send them away rueing missed chances and mistakes as the home side snatched the win in the dying seconds of the game. In poor conditions all scores were scored on the ground as both teams abandoned the air attack in favour of the run.

A tight first half was split only by a long Eddie McMahon rushing score and Meath took a 6-0 lead in to half time. The quarterback grabbed another rushing score in the second half but it would be the Wolves that would be celebrating at the end of the game.
QB Walsh hands off to RB O'Keefe - Photo by Greg Barrett

Growth of American Football in the UK

A mini-documentary on the growth of American Football in the UK featuring Swindon Storm. Don't let the growling put you off...

GB Lions Junior Announcement

An email sent out over the weekend by GB Junior Lions Head Coach Damien Anderson announced the cancellation of the summer camps. The email said:


It is with deep regret that I must inform you that the GB Junior July Camp has been cancelled. 

The schedule had seen the GB Juniors meeting for camps in July and Sept with the planning of a game in October.

The Coaching staff requested the pre-arranged funds to book the facilities but the National Program Committee (NPC) decided that funds were no longer available to the team, and they wanted to re-assess the team needs. 

The Coaching staff are working with the NPC to make sure that the end of year events can take place and once this has been confirmed invitations will be sent out.

The Junior Lions Coaching staff are disappointed with the news but are still committed to the program, end of year events and the future competitions.

To date the open practice sessions have been a success,  and have shown there’s a vast amount of talent out there.

Taking positives from the cancelled July date we will have more time to scout games and add/remove players to the current list of potential camp invites.

The GB Lions Coaching staff thank all players for attending the practice sessions to-date and apologize for the cancelled camp, but this was out of our hands.

If you have any further questions or comments please feel free to Email me directly.

Coach Anderson

GB Lions Junior HC

Popular Posts