John Charles Stadium, Leeds, Announced As Venue For 2018 National Championships

The British American Football Association have confirmed that the John Charles Centre for Sport, Leeds, will host this year’s ‘Big Four’ National Championship fixtures – for both the Under 19s and Adult formats of the British Game.

Used extensively in previous seasons, this summer John Charles will host four climactic finals spread across four days:

Under 19’s Britbowl National Championship

Saturday 25 August

Kick Off 16:00

Manchester Titans vs London Blitz


Under 19’s National Plate Final

Sunday 26 August

Kick Off 13:00

East Kilbride Pirates vs Hertfordshire Cheetahs


Britbowl XXXII National Championship

Saturday 8 September

Kick Off 16:00


BAFA NL Division One National Championship

Sunday 9 September

Kick Off 14:30


Excitingly, once again this year the plan is for ALL FOUR finals to be live-streamed, courtesy of the awesome team over at Onside Productions!



And that’s not all! There’s SO much Britball going on in the next few weeks!


Adult Flag Finals Tournament – Saturday 18 August

Sheffield Hallam Sports Park

Tournament starts 10:00


U19’s Trophy Finals – Sunday 19 August

Northern Trophy Final – 

Highland Wildcats v Merseyside Nighthawks

Bught Stadium, Inverness

Kick Off 11:00

Southern Trophy Final – 

Solent Seahawks vs London Warriors (Cancelled)


BAFA NL Division Two North Final – Saturday 1 September

Druid’s Park Stadium, Newcastle

Kick off 18:00


Cadets U12 Flag Finals & Youth U17 Flag Finals – Saturday 1 September

Sheffield Hallam Sports Park

Tournament starts 10:00


BAFA NL Division Two South Final – Sunday 2 September

Leicester Road Stadium, Leicester

Kick off 14:30


We’ll continue to share further information about the finals as it becomes available – keep track of the updates at





Nick 'Willy Tee' Wilson-Town hails from the South West where he's spent the last decade bouncing around various teams at the university and senior level. He came to fame on the now departed unofficial forum thanks to his regularly irreverent Uniball predictions and general 'BUAFL wafflage'. Follow him on twitter @WillyTee1