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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.