British American Football League


British American Football League

league. It was formerly known as the British Senior League (BSL) until 2005 [ [http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/Years/2005.html Alltime British American Football results 1983 to present day ] ] .

The League has 3 divisions: Premier, 1 and 2 [ [http://www.bafl.org.uk Official Website of the British American Football League ] ] , each with a playoff series and championship game to determine a winner [ [http://www.bafl.org.uk/artman2/publish/BritBowl_46/index.asp Official Website of the British American Football League ] ] . The Championship participants are promoted to the divisions above and the lowest ranking teams in each division are relegated.

Teams compete annually to reach the championship game (BritBowl) and win the Boston Trophy. The game is traditionally hosted at Sheffield's Don Valley Stadium, although the venue for the 2008 finals was switched due to a schedule conflict with Rotherham United FC, the stadium's temporary tenants, [cite web|url=http://www.bafl.org.uk/artman2/publish/BritBowl_46/BBXXII_in_doubt_at_DVS.asp|title=BBXXII in doubt at DVS|date=2008-06-16|publisher=BAFL|accessdate=2008-06-19] with the match instead being played at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster. [cite web|url=http://www.bafl.org.uk/artman2/publish/BritBowl_46/BritBowl_XXII_at_the_Keepmoat.asp|title=BritBowl XXII at the Keepmoat|date=2008-07-16|publisher=BAFL|accessdate=2008-07-18]

Britbowl champions

*2008 Coventry Cassidy Jets
*2007 London Blitz
*2006 London Olympians
*2005 London O's
*2004 Farnham Knights
*2003 London O's
*2002 London O's
*2001 London O's
*2000 London O's
*1999 London O's
*1998 London O's [ [http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/Championslist.html Alltime British American Football Champions ] ]

Teams of BAFL

2008 Season

BAFL Premier

The BAFL's Premier Division for the 2008 season is comprised of seven teams following the late withdrawal of the London Olympians shortly before the start of the season. [cite web | url=http://www.bafl.org.uk/artman2/publish/OSLOND/Olympians_withdraw.asp | title=Olympians Withdraw | publisher=British American Football League (bafl.org.uk) | date=2008-04-09 | accessdate=2008-04-10] However, the Olympians have announced that they are preparing to re-enter the league in 2009 after going through a reorganisation. [cite web | url=http://www.bafl.org.uk/artman2/publish/OSLOND/The_London_Olympians_Are_Here_To_Stay.asp | title= The London Olympians Are Here To Stay! | date=2008-05-07 | accessdate=2008-05-08]

* Birmingham Bulls
* Bristol Aztecs
* Coventry Cassidy Jets
* East Kilbride Pirates
* Farnham Fast Lane Knights
* Gateshead Senators
* London Blitz

BAFL 1

BAFL 1 has twelve teams split into the Northern and Southern conferences. [ [http://www.bafl.org.uk/standings.asp?division=1 Official Website of the British American Football League ] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.bafl.org.uk/ Official site]


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