The 2017 Diamond Series final takes place Saturday 16th September at Keele University Sports Centre, Staffordshire, ST5 5BJ.
The Diamond series is a development event for female American football players in the UK. The Series is non-team specific and any woman is invited to take part. The competitive women’s leagues in 2017 only operate 5v5 and 7v7 matches, so the Diamond Series is a unique opportunity for females to play a full 11v11 version of the game.
Over 80% of BAFA contact women’s teams have players representing in the Diamond Series, from Portsmouth all the way up to East Kilbride. The players have taken part in two practice days over the last few weeks in Derby. This has involved splitting up into groups to develop position specific skills, installing a playbook and executing said playbook in scrimmage.
The players will train together in the morning and be drafted into two teams of red and blue diamonds by the event organisers to face each other in the Diamond Series final in the afternoon.
Best of luck to all those taking part!