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American Football


The Birmingham Lions have been one of the most dominant teams in University American Football since the team’s creation over 20 years ago. The men’s first team play in BUCS Premier South. They have been national champions on five separate occasions, the club provides the perfect environment for those looking play American Football at a high level and make the most out of their University experience.

The highlight of the year is always xpLosION. This is completely unique to Birmingham and regularly attracts over 4,000 spectators on the day, with around 6,000 online views. The game is followed by a huge fireworks display and has a halftime performance from the Birmingham Pussycats Cheerleaders.

Along with this, the Lions have a great team and social culture, highlighted by the LPC programme (Learn, Prosper, Conquer). This allows athletes to flourish outside of the sport, as the team welcomes guest speakers to cover a variety of topics.

Those completely new to the sport are more than welcome, with the majority of the team starting the sport at university. The sport encompasses a wide range of skills and tactical thinking. Alongside the University team, the programme also boasts Youth and Junior teams along with a Women’s team.


President: Grady Nightingale

Membership Price

As part of signing up to a Sports Club you are agreeing to the Sport and Fitness Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, Sports Club Code of Conduct and other UB Sport policies. Click here to head to Sports Club Benefits to read them.

£230 yearly membership includes:  

  • Maximum of 21 weeks of training at 4 hrs per week with qualified coaches in attendance 

  • 1 x Camp weekend 14 hours across 3 days 

  • 2 x 2-hour Pre Season sessions 

  • 2 x 2-hour Taster sessions  

  • 1 x Rookie game  

  • Referees and Medical cover at all BUCS Fixtures  

  • BUCS Player registration included.  

  • Sport-related equipment provided 

Extra – compulsory  
£8 per game match fees (10 fixtures) – £80

Extra – not compulsory  

Club related social Activity including Super Bowl party, Alumnight etc

*This is an approximate list of what the club membership may include. This can change at any point, so please confirm with the club directly on what this membership includes.

Trials and Tasters


Tuesday 19 September and Thursday 21 September


Taster session  

  • Thursday 21 September: 12pm – 1pm / 1pm – 2pm 
  • Friday 22 September – 12pm – 1pm / 1pm – 2pm

Bournbrook 3G 



We have an extensive range of outdoor pitches on campus, including synthetic 3G pitches and grass pitches, used for both training, and competition.


Exact times will be confirmed by the club upon registration.


The club has one team that compete in BUCS Premier South