Nighthawks and Romans join Spartans in supporting grass roots football

1stDown American Football got in touch this week to share some news of their recent expansion in the North West, as they expanded their partnership scheme to include two more BAFA programmes:

1stDown American Football is a not-for-profit youth work organisation working towards increasing participation and access to the sport in the North West.

Currently working within a number of local schools and community centres, 1stDown provides sessions alongside organisations such as Children in Need, This Girl Can and the Street Games.

1stDown is structured as a youth work charitable organisation and as such it targets young people in disadvantaged areas and those who may not have access to the national leagues. We have recently teamed up with two more BAFA teams which will give us huge potential for growth, enabling us to reach even more young people.

As well as the work we do in Halton, We are now working alongside the Merseyside Nighthawks and the Chester Romans to offer football coaching to much larger populations.

The support and backing we now have from three BAFA teams will enable us to provide them with a conveyor belt of young talent as well as boosting the clubs reputations and exposure in their local areas.

With great support from across the pond, 1stDown runs the NFL Flag and USA Football FUNdamentals Curriculum for children aged 5 – 14.

If anybody would like to discuss the work we do in the North West please contact Paul Rogers at

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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