American Football (NFL) is rapidly growing in popularity in the UK and Europe and the UCL American Football Club 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 which last year featured a large crowd, cheerleaders a livestream and commentators. 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 ranging 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. Our members are an inclusive group that is LGBTQ+ friendly and racially diverse, this sport and this club are for everyone!
Our membership is a one-off fee of £110 for ‘Rookies’ where you will receive many benefits that aid in your overall experience with the club and the team at no additional cost:
- American Football Equipment (helmet, chest pads, lower pads, etc.)
- Coaching (physical training hours and film study hours)
- Weekly training sessions on 4G 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:
• 1st October – 3-5pm Haggerston School Pitches (E2 8LS), followed by a social at the Court
• 4th October - Time and location TBC
First official training session
• 7th October - 1-4pm Haggerston School Pitches
For any more questions or information email [email protected] or message us on Instagram @uclemperors