The UCL American Football Club (or the UCL Emperors) is a relatively new and growing sports club at UCL. The majority of our members have never played American Football before, and many have never played a contact sport before. Alongside regular training, we host a wide-range of socials through the year. If you are thinking of starting a new sport, or are looking to continue your journey through American football, the UCL Emperors are perfect for you!
We play in the BUCS 2A Division, competing against teams located in or close to London. Our 6 regular-season matches are spread over both terms, being played on Sundays. We co-host a yearly Varsity match against Kings College London (drawing our biggest crowds), which we have won for the past three seasons. After the regular season, dependant on results, we hope to play in the BUCS Division 2 South playoffs (we have reached the playoffs 3 of the last 4 years), facing teams across the UK. Our training sessions, twice a week, are overseen be an extensive coaching staff from around the world who will fast-track your development and understanding of the game.
Alongside the competitive side of the club, we host regular socials throughout the year. These range from joint socials with other sports teams on Wednesday evenings, mini-golf/bowling events, to watching the NFL on Sundays at different pubs across London. Last year we spent a significant amount of time together developing a strong bond and sense of community that we are proud of at this club, and this will continue this year. We are an inclusive club that is LGBTQ+ friendly and racially diverse.
Our membership is a one-off fee of £110 for ‘Rookies’ where you will receive many benefits that would aid in your overall experience with the club and the team.
- American football protective equipment
- Coaching (physical training hours and film study hours)
- Training pitches
- Transportation to games
If you are still unsure about paying full price we have free taster training sessions where you can come and try the sport out. The details for each taster session are:
• 2nd October – 3-5pm Coram's Fields, followed by a social at the Court
• 5th October - 230-4pm Paddington Rec
• 8th October - 1230-2pm Wormwood Scrubs
For any more questions or information email [email protected] or message us on Instagram @uclemperors