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American Football

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American Football is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK, with over 80 teams playing in the BUCS league in 2015. American Football is different to any other sport on offer at the University of Leeds; Rugby meets Chess in a sport that not only requires athleticism, but solid tactical understanding and quick thinking. 

Since 1989 we have represented the University of Leeds in American Football, winning the National Championship in 1992. With our commitment to sportsmanship and athletic excellence, our mission is to produce exceptional players; many of our alumni have gone on to represent Great Britain both at the Student and Senior levels. A large number of our former players have continued their American Football careers with a large Leeds representation in the Premiership of the British American Football Association and overseas. We have a highly skilled and knowledgeable coaching staff consisting of former Great Britain players and coaches, as well as University of Leeds alumni.

We welcome anyone who has a desire to succeed and a passion for sport and teamwork. Unlike many other BUCS sports, anyone can play American Football. Throughout our history UK and international students, undergraduate and postgraduate students, male and female have represented the University of Leeds on the American Football field. 


We train throughout the week and our schedule is as follows:

Tuesday: 1815-2130 @ Weetwood Playing Fields

Wednesday: S&C (Various times) @ The Edge, University of Leeds

Thursday: 1930–2200 @ Weetwood Playing Fields

Saturday: 1700-1930 @ Weetwood Playing Fields

Sunday: Game Day


The 2016 Rookie Day (Give It A Go) will be held at 1530-1930 on Saturday 1st October at Weetwood Playing Fields. All you will need is a mouthguard, water and football boots (please note that all boots must have either plastic or moulded studs).

Feel free to contact us via Facebook, simply search ‘University of Leeds American Football’. Alternatively, you can contact Club Captain Felix Titherley via Facebook or email on or

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Club Captain - Felix Titherley

Club Secretary - Doug Bartlett

Club Treasurer - Pete Gill

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Training Sessions are at Weetwood Sports Facilities; Tuesdays 7.00 - 10.00 Thursdays 6.00 - 8.00 We also usually head into town to watch the NFL games on Sundays, feel free to get in touch to join us!


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