State of the Nation – 22 October 2016

Another action packed week around the #BritballNation ahead of the third International Series game of 2016 – Twickenham’s debut game. It’s time for State of the Nation!

Britball zebra opens up about getting involved in the sport…

The #BritballNations’s own Susannah Taylor spoke to American Football Development about her journey in to the sport.

Susannah started officiating during the 2013/14 season and is one of only four female officials in the UK.

There are more in Europe, especially in places like Austria, Germany and Italy where the game is strong but Susannah sees this will be changing in the foreseeable future.

You can read more at afdlimited.com.

 

From the Super Bowl to Oxford…

Two-time Super Bowl champion and former #3 overall pick Carl Banks came to Oxford last night for an ‘evening with…’ members of #BritballNation last night. Did you attend? Get in touch and let us know about the evening!

DC caught up with Carl at NFL House for a quick chat:

 

Falcons’ 2016 season was pretty fly…

…and they understandably want to remind the #Nation about it. Division 2 North champions, Leicester Falcons, released a season long scores poster.

We think it’s pretty darn cool – look at the number of duck eggs, man!

More teams should produce things like this. If they keep most of that roster together heading in to 2017, all signs point to them being one of the teams to beat in Div One in #Britbal17.

Leicester Falcons Season

 

Jags Se7ens tournaments continues to be a roaring success…

The second of the Jaguars Se7ens tournaments took place on 15 October, hosted by the Edinburgh Napier Knights. We managed to pick up some of the action, as you can see below.

Congratulations to Carnegie Football, who were victorious over Edinburgh Wolves in the final! Both sides progress to the National Csampionship alongside Go Mammoth flag football participants, Dallas Carter and the Baker Street Button Hookers.

Before then though, the third tournament takes place today in Birmingham, hosted by the University of Birmingham, with reigning Uniball National Champs not only providing volunteers to help run the event, but also entering a pair of teams that have to be odds on favourites to be heading to Craven Cottage in November.

 

Opal Series returns!

opallogoFollowing a fantastic summer of women’s tackle football, the 2016 Opal Series women’s flag football competition now takes centre stage through until Christmas. The Series features a number of tournament days starting today and running through to the national finals day on 3 December. We’ll bring you plenty of coverage throughout the series!

With the 2015 series champs, the London Warriors, sitting out 2016, it’s all up for grabs this year! Our friends over at pullingtheflag.co.uk have taken a look at the Series this year.

in the mean time you can check out the first round’s fixtures and schedule on dblcoverage.com

Fixtures: http://bit.ly/2eDHbQi

Standings: http://bit.ly/2dvKco9

 

Odell Beckham Jr takes the London Warriors to (celebration) school…

Hey… We recognise some of that footage at the start… 😉

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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