The Birmingham Lions have been one of the most dominant teams in University American Football since the team’s creation over 20 years ago.
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.
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.
Head Coach, Greg Freeman, who was nominated for University of Birmingham Coach of the Year at the 2019 Sports Awards, alongside a support team of coaches, will ensure you develop all of the skills required to play.
Alongside the University team, the programme also boasts Youth and Junior teams, a Women’s team and a Flag Football team.
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How to get involved
There is a membership fee of £110 which is split to £70 after Christmas.
Please note that on top of the club fee there is a £16 fee that covers personal accident insurance when training or competing for the University, access to free cross-training sessions such as circuits and yoga, as well as a contribution to the costs of affiliation to various national governing bodies. This fee is only payable once so if you did decide to join a second club then you would not need to pay a second fee.
3 skills this sport will give you:
Training times & venues
8-10pm Tuesdays – Bournbrook 3G
8-10pm Thursdays – Bournbrook 3G
The main highlight of the year is always xpLosION. This is the opening home game of each season and regularly attracts over 4,000 spectators. The game is followed by a huge fireworks display, and has a performance from the Birmingham Pussycats Cheerleaders at half time.
Level of competition/participation:
Men’s 1s – BUCS Premier South