Not just for the big guys – introducing American Football to your school

American Football has often been viewed by many in the UK as a game played by huge guys in the NFL.

Well we can’t deny that there are more than a few sizeable figures but there’s so much more to the game than that.

So much so that flag football, the non-contact version of the game is now available as a sport for both primary and secondary schools and is part of School Games.

Flag football is an invasion game and instead of tackling an opponent, you pull the flag attached to the person with the ball’s belt to cause a stoppage in play. It introduces children to passing, catching and throwing in a non-contact format and is designed to be played on any playing facility, regardless of surface or space available.

Getting your school involved

At AFD Limited we are committed to the development of American Football in the UK. We coach in flag football in curriculum and after school clubs in both primary and secondary schools with the game available from Key Stage 2 upwards. New for the Autumn is our KS1 provision which takes children on a journey into flag football but offering PE sessions working on simple motor skills with practiced dance and choreographed movement patterns. We also provide CPD, experience days and tournament days working with both schools and school games organisers to get the best fit for their school and their pupils. And if you want to keep the game going, we can even supply equipment for you too. All of AFD’s programmes are developed in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum with all AFD coaches fully trained, insured and DBS checked.

Padded programs for secondary schools

We know introducing new sports at secondary level is cost prohibitive but the interest for pupils is huge. We’ve worked with schools to help them introduce American Football through Sport England grants, working with them through the bid process and bringing coaching and resources to their school. Could your school be one of the next to introduce American Football for free?
Since we started in 2014 we have introduced over 20,000 children to the sport many of who have progressed by joining local clubs. For your chance to introduce American Football contact us by telephone or email.

020 30562700

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Flagship event at THORPE PARK ideal for STEM school trips

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