University of Nottingham are BUCS Premiership North Champions!

The University of Nottingham American Football team made history this past weekend, becoming the first team since the move to the BUCS American Football leagues to secure a Premiership Conference title in their first year since promotion to the tier*.

The Nottingham team defeated previous four-time National Champions, the Stirling Clansmen, to lock up their place atop the Northern half of the top tier, their 27-7 victory moving the Green and Gold to 7-0, and uncatchable by any of their rivals following Leeds’ loss to Durham earlier in the week.

The victory makes it three-straight conference titles for Nottingham, who first won the 1A Midlands title in the 16/17 following an overhaul of the University’s investment in their American Football programme that has revolutionised the one-time middle-of-the-pack programme into a team that looks likely to contest its first-ever National Title this spring!

Nottingham wrap up their regular season against Leeds Beckett Carnegie this Sunday, with the opportunity to also make it three-straight undefeated regular seasons if they defeat a Carnegie outfit they bested by a mere point earlier in the season.

*Not including those teams that were in the Premiership tier the first year it was utilised.

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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