REPORT | Bulls Defiant Despite Opening Day Loss

April 28, 2017

A much changed Birmingham Bulls opened their 2017 BAFA NFC1 South campaign with a defeat at local rivals Sandwell Steelers at Tipton Sports Academy on Sunday – but with a performance full of promise for the remaining nine games. Having seen a winter where veteran starters had retired or moved to new pastures, the Bulls once

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Bulls 2017 Adult Schedule Confirmed

April 17, 2017

The Birmingham Bulls will kick-off their 2017 NFC Division 1 South campaign with a trip to local rivals Sandwell Steelers on Sunday 23rd April 2017 before a three game series with the Nottingham Caesars on 30th April (Home), 21st May (Away) and then another visit from the Caesars on 4th June. With a ten game

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Coach Pagett Excited Ahead of Second Recruitment Day

November 9, 2016

After overwhelmingly positive feedback from the first recruitment day on the 29th October, Adult Head Coach Mark Pagett has revealed his excitement ahead of the upcoming session on 13th November. “Feedback from our first session was fantastic” Pagett said. “A lot of guys worked real hard and showed some real quality.” With more coaches scheduled to

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Recruitment Day Information

October 24, 2016

Our first recruitment day is rapidly approaching and here you’ll find all the information you’ll need to ensure things move smoothly on the day. When is it? We have four recruitment days. They will run from approximately 1pm to 3pm on the following dates: Saturday 29th October Sunday 13th November Sunday 27th November Sunday 11th

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REPORT | Youth Tournament 3

August 2, 2016

On 18 June, the Bulls’ Youth team travelled north to their 3rd tournament of the 2016 campaign, host by Tamworth Phoenix. Game one saw the hosts take on the Birmingham Lions, and a competitively fought game ended in victory for the Lions, defeating Tamworth 21-12. It was then our turn to face off against our

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PREVIEW | Birmingham Bulls vs Sandwell Steelers

June 15, 2016

The Bulls welcome their local rivals, the Sandwell Steelers, to Erin Go Bragh for the first time ever, looking to avenge their defeat in Week 2. The season opener at Tipton Academy. Image courtesy of Garry Griffiths, ThreeFiveThree Photography. Since the Bulls first game, Sandwell have been nearly flawless, slipping up only in a close

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REPORT | Youth Tournament 2

June 8, 2016

Last Saturday the Bulls youth team travel to Telford to take part in their second tournament of the 2016 season. With Sandwell unable to participate, the tournament was reduced to three teams and three games. All images courtesy of Garry Griffiths, ThreeFiveThree Photography. The first game saw the hosts Shropshire Revolution go down 27-13 to

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PREVIEW | Ouse Valley Eagles vs Birmingham Bulls

June 3, 2016

The Bulls return to action in week 8 of the BAFANL season against familiar foes, the Ouse Valley Eagles. Following the heart-breaking defeat at home to Nottingham, the Bulls need a win now more than ever, something they’ve been unable to get in their first two games against the Eagles. The two teams first met in

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PREVIEW | Youth Tournament 2

June 2, 2016

The Bulls’ Youth (U17) travel to Telford this Saturday to take part in their second tournament of the season, facing familiar foes in both Shropshire Revolution and Tamworth Phoenix. Coach Griffiths – shorts and all – is preparing to lead the side in to action for the first time since August 2015. Image courtesy of

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Oh You Didn’t Know?! 21 Questions With: Marc Henry

May 12, 2016

Welcome back to what we’re sure by now is your favourite thing about the Bulls, Oh You Didn’t Know?!, where we sit down with one of the Bulls’ many superstars and grill them about their most personal and intimate details over and over and over… well, twenty one times to be exact. We’re here with Lancashire’s

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PREVIEW | Birmingham Bulls vs Nottingham Caesars

May 11, 2016

The Bulls are back in action at Erin Go Bragh and desperate to kickstart their season with the first win of the campaign. In what will now be an eight game season after the Peterborough Saxons withdrew from the MFC1, wins are even more valuable. The Bulls last met the Caesars in June 2014, running

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Report: Bulls Slip To 0-2 At Home To Mustangs

May 5, 2016

A small Doncaster squad turned up at Erin Go Bragh also looking for their first victory of the season following a heartbreaking one-point defeat to the Ouse Valley Eagles in week two. The family of the late Coach Dave Cottrell were in attendance as guests of honour, leading the captains out for the coin toss

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Oh You Didn’t Know?! 21 Questions With: Matt Teall

May 5, 2016

Welcome back to Oh You Didn’t Know?! Guess who’s back? Back again? Matt Teall’s back. Tell a friend. He was a Bull, he went to Bristol and now he’s a Bull again. See how he fares as faces the 21 questions… 1. Where were you born? Birmingham. 2. How long have you been a Bull? The

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Oh You Didn’t Know?! 21 Questions With: Andrew Gibson

April 28, 2016

Welcome to another installment of the beloved Oh You Didn’t Know?! where the first rookie to sit in the hot seat faces twenty one questions. Come on down Andrew Gibson! 1. Where were you born? Right here in Birmingham. 2. How long have you been a Bull? I’ve been a Bull for five months. 3. What’s your favourite TV

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PREVIEW | Birmingham Bulls vs Doncaster Mustangs

April 27, 2016

The Bulls play in front of their own fans for the first time in 2016, looking to get back to .500 following their opening day derby loss to Sandwell. Erin Go Bragh will play host to familiar foes, the Doncaster Mustangs, also looking for their first win of the year following a single-point defeat by Ouse

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Oh You Didn’t Know?! 21 Questions With: Oheeul Choudhury

April 21, 2016

In this week’s installment of Oh You Didn’t Know?! we get to know a man who frequently flits between linebacker and defensive back, and who loves answering questions almost as much as he hates wrapping up when tackling. Come on down Oheeul Choudhury! 1. Where were you born? Bangladesh. 2. How long have you been a Bull? Since

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Captains confirmed for season opener

April 14, 2016

With the first game of the new season just a couple of days away, the captains for the trip to Sandwell have been confirmed by the coaching staff. Defensive Co-ordinator Alan Steel has named LB Stephen Stoakes and DB Gareth Thomas as his defensive captains for the season. Offensive coordinator Gary Hodgen is naming captains

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Oh You Didn’t Know?! 21 Questions With: Michael Doyle

April 14, 2016

Today, we’re all blessed to witness the birth of our new feature, Oh You Didn’t Know?! We go all 50 Cent and fire up twenty one questions for a chosen player each week. First up to face a grilling is macro-tracking, bicep-band wearing, Wikipedia-official wide receiver, Michael Doyle. 1. Where were you born? Birmingham. 2. How

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PREVIEW | Sandwell Steelers vs Birmingham Bulls

April 12, 2016

The Bulls make their shortest road trip of the season to their most local of rivals, the Sandwell Steelers, for what will be a reunion of sorts for faces on both sides of the ball. “The DNA of the Birmingham Bulls continues to spread throughout this region” said Head Coach Mark Pagett. Coaches, players and

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Youth 2016 schedule confirmed!

March 21, 2016

The British American Football Association (BAFA) have confirmed the schedule for the Youth (U17) league ahead of the new season! With divisions realigned to a localised structure, the Bulls will face off against the Birmingham Lions, Sandwell Steelers, Shropshire Revolution and Tamworth Phoenix over a 12 game regular season. Saturday 30 April Birmingham Lions tournament

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Adult 2016 schedule confirmed!

February 29, 2016

Following word from the British American Football Association (BAFA), the Bulls are delighted to confirm the 2016 schedule for the Adult side in the newly formed Midlands Football Conference (MFC) 1. All home games will kick-off at 1.30pm, with away games varying by opponent. Game day information for each fixture will be confirmed the week

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On This Day: 1986

February 23, 2016

Exactly 30 years ago today, the Birmingham Bulls entered the inaugural Eurobowl I and faced off against the then-named Leicester Panthers in a qualifying game. Just three years after being formed, the Bulls triumphed 32-18 over the Panthers at a snowy Saffron Lane Stadium to move on to the Quarter Finals where they defeated the

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Defensive records set by DB Gareth Thomas

February 13, 2016

Individual records fell on both sides of the ball in 2015. It’s already been confirmed that RB Marc Bonazebi now owns the single season rush yards record with 1,206. Today, we kick off the new #STATurday feature focusing on the defense. 2015 saw two defensive records claimed by one player; Gareth Thomas. Having joined the

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BAFA confirms new Youth (U17) division alignment

February 11, 2016

The Birmingham Bulls are delighted to confirm our division opponents for the forthcoming 2016 Youth (U17) season. Whilst the schedule is yet to be confirmed, our opponents are all familiar, with the side having faced off against each opponent in the last two seasons. BIRMINGHAM LIONS The Birmingham Lions debuted at Youth level in 2015,

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24 year old record falls as RB Bonazebi excels in second season

February 8, 2016

Despite the 4-6 team record in 2015, there were a number of standout individual performances throughout the season. After reviewing film from the campaign, the Bulls are delighted to confirm one of the longest standing Bulls records fell in the final game at home to the Cambridgeshire Cats. In 1991, Bulls RB Paul Bailey ran

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TRANSFER! Sam Astley & Dominic Mugadza rejoin from Steelers

January 26, 2016

The Bulls are delighted to confirm the return of two further players ahead of the 2016 season! Dominic Mugadza and Sam Astley had both previously played for the club before making the move across Birmingham to Sandwell Steelers when they were formed a couple of years ago. The Bulls will face Sandwell for the first

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TRANSFER! LB/S Matt Teall returns

January 19, 2016

The Birmingham Bulls are delighted to confirm the return of Matt Teall to the club, following confirmation from BAFA that his transfer from the Bristol Aztecs has gone through. Matt returns to the club where he started his playing days under the late Coach David Cottrell, before moving to Bristol and the Bristol Academy. Matt

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Players brave the chill as 2016 gets underway

January 18, 2016

The 2016 pre-season has officially started. Yesterday morning, 15 players braved the arctic conditions and started the hard work to get ready for the upcoming season. After brief introductions to the coaching staff and the obligatory warm-ups, the players were put through their paces with a range of drills focusing on offence fundamentals. Despite the conditions,

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Youth team training begins this Sunday!

January 15, 2016

Following the winter break, Head Coach Lee Griffiths and the Youth team return to the field and will begin pre-season training this Sunday 17 January 2016, and every Sunday after that. Image by Garry Griffiths, ThreeFiveThree Photography Players are asked to arrive at the ground at 10am, ready for a 10.30am start. Each training session

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Bulls to host new BAFRA U17 officiating course

January 14, 2016

The Birmingham Bulls are delighted to confirm that we will be hosting a course run by the British American Football Referees Association (BAFRA) aimed at Youth (14-17) football. The one-day officiating course is designed to upskill coaches and volunteers in supporting the drive to cover Youth tournaments with qualified and knowledgeable people, and will cover

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TRANSFER! Trojans WR Kenny Hoggan joins the Bulls

January 11, 2016

The Bulls are delighted to confirm the transfer of WR Kenny Hoggan from West Coast Trojans ahead of the 2016 campaign. The 24 year old moved to Birmingham for work, and joined the Bulls over the winter for the off-season recruitment sessions. With the transfer now confirmed by the British American Football Association (BAFA), Hoggan

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Bulls continue to invest in HUDL

January 8, 2016

In 2014, the Bulls invested in Hudl to further the development of players and coaches across all ages at the club. Hudl is a leading software company revolutionizing the way coaches and athletes prepare for and stay ahead of the competition. Hudl offers the tools to edit and share video, study associated play diagrams, and

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Bulls look to hit the ground running in 2016

December 16, 2015

The Birmingham Bulls can today confirm details of pre-season training in the New Year! Following four successful winter recruitment sessions, there is a short break over Christmas before players old and new return to training in January ahead of the new season. Image by Garry Griffiths, ThreeFiveThree Photography. Youth (14-17) Head Coach Lee Griffiths and

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League restructure sees Bulls moved to Midlands Football Conference 1

November 29, 2015

After a year in the Southern Football Conference (SFC) 1 in 2015, the British American Football Association (BAFA) yesterday confirmed that the Birmingham Bulls will compete in the newly formed Midlands Football Conference (MFC) 1 in 2016. The move to a new division sees the Bulls face a number of teams the side has faced

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My Football Story: Oheeul Choudhury

October 21, 2015

Name: Oheeul Choudhury Position: Defensive Back Year Joined: 2014 Size doesn’t matter… Oheeul in action for the Bulls against East Kent Mavericks. Photo by Garry Griffiths, ThreeFiveThree Photography. I have always been interested in American Football, and it was a great surprise when I walked into the sports and society fair at University in 2010

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My Football Story: Richard Penwright

October 19, 2015

Name: Richard Penwright Position: A little bit of everything… Year Joined: 2007 Rich (#24) congratulates WR Michael Doyle following their touchdown against Ouse Valley Eagles in 2015. Photo by Garry Griffiths, ThreeFiveThree Photography. Having being involved with the sport since 2007, there’s not much I haven’t done with the Bulls. I’ve played for and been

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My Football Story: Calum Roberts

October 18, 2015

Name: Calum Roberts Position: Defensive Back Year Joined: 2014 Calum in action for the Colchester Gladiators’ Junior side I stumbled upon the Sunday night NFL games on TV in 2009, and was instantly drawn to the sport of American Football. I watched the sport for a couple of years until I was about 16 when

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My Football Story: Adam Fleet

October 16, 2015

Name: Adam Fleet Position: Linebacker Year Joined: 2009   Adam in action in 2015. Image courtesy of Garry Griffiths, ThreeFiveThree Photography. I first came to the Bulls as a spectator six years ago. My brother (Ben Fleet) was playing, and I got him to take me with him to watch. As I sat in the

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My Football Story: Adrian Teague (Guest Writer)

October 14, 2015

This week, we have focused on players new to the Birmingham Bulls, and their thoughts on not only joining the club, but taking up American Football in general. From today, we take a slightly different look, and have some of the more experienced players share their ‘football stories’ spanning their career to date. To kick

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My Rookie Story: Dom Taylor

October 13, 2015

Name: Dom Taylor Position: Linebacker/Safety Year Joined: 2014 Dom returning his interception for a touchdown against Hertfordshire Cheetahs. Image by Garry Griffiths, ThreeFiveThree Photography. After following the NFL for a number of years, and my brother (Simon Taylor) and I looking for a physical sport to take up, we found out about the Bulls’ recruitment

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My Rookie Story: Stephen Stoakes

October 11, 2015

Name: Stephen Stoakes Position: Linebacker Year Joined: 2013 Unlike our previous articles, Stephen Stoakes had actually played American Football before, having joined his University team. However, he had never played ‘Adult’ football… Stephen (#50) and a number of the other rookies following the 2014 season. Photo by Garry Griffiths, ThreeFiveThree Photography. I joined the Birmingham

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My Rookie Story: Michael Beaty

October 11, 2015

Name: Michael Beaty Position: Tight End Year Joined: 2013 Michael in action against Hertfordshire Cheetahs in 2015. Photo by Garry Griffiths, ThreeFiveThree Photography. After years of playing ‘soccer’, but being a massive fan of the NFL, I always wanted to have a go at playing American Football. I got in contact with the Birmingham Bulls, who were extremely helpful

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My Rookie Story: Gareth Thomas

October 9, 2015

Name: Gareth Thomas Position: Defensive Back Year Joined: 2012 After just three seasons playing American Football, Gareth won Defensive MVP and Special Teams MVP at the recent Awards Night. Image by Garry Griffiths, ThreeFiveThree Photography. In 2012, I began to miss playing competitive sports, and after a little looking around, I found that the Bulls

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Offense boosted by three incoming Quarterbacks

October 6, 2015

The Birmingham Bulls are delighted to welcome three experienced Quarterbacks to the club ahead of the 2016 campaign. Acknowledging the need for establishing a passing game in a recent interview with Football America UK Blog, Head Coach Mark Pagett and Offensive Coordinator Gary Hodgen have wasted no time in addressing the position. Alex Wake, who

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Inaugural 7-on-7 camp a success!

September 29, 2015

This past Sunday, the Birmingham Bulls welcomed the Coventry Jets for a day of 7-on-7 (two touch) football as the off-season programme got under way. On holding a 7-on-7 camp, Adult HC Mark Pagett said “When I was investigated how US high schools develop their QBs, the first feedback I got from US coaches was

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Award winners

September 21, 2015

This past Sunday, the Birmingham Bulls gathered for its annual Awards Night, celebrating the individual achievements of players from the Youth & Adult sides, as well as the club’s dedicated volunteers. Below is a list of all the winners. YOUTH The Youth team enjoyed great success in 2015, displaying outstanding growth from the 2014 campaign

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Recruitment days announced!

September 15, 2015

The Birmingham Bulls are delighted to confirm details of four winter recruitment sessions ahead of the 2016 BAFA National Leagues campaign. As with previous successful recruitment campaigns, the Bulls will be holding 4 sessions through October to December, aimed at recruiting new and experienced players for the Youth (U17) and Adult (19+) sides. Each session

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Awards Night details

September 7, 2015

The Bulls are happy to confirm details of the 2015 Awards Night. To be held at the club’s home ground, Holly Lane Sports & Social Club, on Sunday 20 September the Bulls will once again bring the Youth (14-17) and Adult (19+) sides together for an evening of individual and collective recognition. The evening is

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Annual General Meeting (AGM)

September 7, 2015

The Birmingham Bulls committee can today confirm details of the club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). Due to take place at 3.30pm after the 7v7 tournament featuring the Coventry Jets on 27 September 2015, the Bulls’ committee invites all it’s members to the upstairs lounge at the home ground, Holly Lane Sports & Social Club. As

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Coach Griffiths adds to Youth staff

September 6, 2015

Youth (U17) team Head Coach Lee Griffiths has today appointed a new Defensive Coordinator ahead of the 2016 season. After a 12-3 finish in 2015 (10-2 regular season), Coach Griffiths has appointed Richard Penwright as his new DC. Richard Penwright in action this past season. Image by Garry Griffiths, ThreeFiveThree Photography Coach Penwright has been

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Player favourite returns alongside new Assistant Coach

September 2, 2015

Head Coach Mark Pagett and Defensive Coordinator Alan Steel continue to build their defensive staff ahead of the 2016 campaign with the confirmation of another returning coach alongside a new assistant. Player favourite, Coach Paul Roberts, will be returning to coach the defensive backs. Under Coach Roberts, the defensive backs made a number of standout

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Coaches Pagett & Steel look to develop coaches of the future

August 31, 2015

Head Coach Mark Pagett has already moved quickly this off-season to form his coaching staff for the 2016 campaign and beyond, promoting Offensive Line Coach Gary Hodgen to the position of Offensive Coordinator. With this promotion, Coach Pagett – along with Defensive Coordinator Alan Steel – has turned his attention to increasing the number of

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Coach Hodgen appoints new assistant to the Offensive Line

August 28, 2015

Coach Hodgen continues to build his staff for 2016 with the appointment of an Assistant Offensive Line Coach. Coach Kane (#62), with fellow OL Craig Chadwick (#77). Image by Garry Griffiths, ThreeFiveThree Photography. Andrew Kane only joined the Bulls last season, but became a pivotal cog of the unit both on and off the field.

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Coach Cotterell stays on as QB coach

August 26, 2015

Offensive Coordinator Gary Hodgen has today confirmed that Quarterbacks Coach Doug Cotterell will stay at the club for 2016 and beyond. Coach Cotterell came in last season, the first time the club had a dedicated QB coach for a number of years, and oversaw the development of players such as Dan Wilkes and Richard Penwright,

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Former Bull returns to fill vacant Wide Receiver Coach role

August 24, 2015

With Coach Huber moving over to Assistant Offensive Coordinator and Running Backs coach, Offensive Coordinator Gary Hodgen has moved swiftly to find a replacement for Coach Huber’s former unit. The newly appointed OC has turned to former Bulls player Jon McNulty to lead the Wide Receivers for 2016 and beyond. Coach McNulty played at the

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Coach Hodgen begins to structure offensive staff

August 24, 2015

With his promotion to Offensive Coordinator, Coach Gary Hodgen has begun to formulate his offensive staff for 2016 and beyond. The first appointment is another promotion. Ahead of the 2015 campaign, Head Coach Mark Pagett brought aboard former Coventry Jets & Coventry University Jets Coach Graham Huber to work with the Wide Receivers. Now, Coach

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VACANCIES: Positional coaches and club volunteers

August 12, 2015

Following the close of the 2015 season, adult team Head Coach Mark Pagett is looking to expand his coaching staff to support Offensive Co-ordinator Gary Hodgen and Defensive Co-ordinator Alan Steel, in preparation for the off-season recruitment campaign, 2016 pre-season and beyond. Building on the existing staff, Coach Pagett and the club welcome applications for

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Coach Pagett appoints new Offensive Co-ordinator

August 12, 2015

Head Coach Mark Pagett has moved quickly following the end of the 2015 season to build his coaching staff for 2016 and beyond, appointing a new Offensive Co-ordinator. Coach Hodgen (left) called the shots against the Cats. Offensive Line Coach Gary Hodgen was handed offensive co-ordinator duties for the final regular season game against Cambridgeshire

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Bulls look to reignite playoff push

June 26, 2015

Following a 3-1 start to the season, the Bulls’ playoff hopes have suffered a slight set back recently with consecutive defeats to the in-form Colchester Gladiators and high-flying Solent Thrashers. This Sunday, they can get their season back on track as they travel to the struggling East Kent Mavericks. With the top 4 sides qualifying

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Bulls put Knights to the sword, move to 3-1

May 18, 2015

Sunday saw the Bulls make the trip down to Farnham to take on the 3-0 Knights in a game that could well define the season. For the Bulls, it was the fourth game in as many weeks, coming off successive victories against Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. The Knights were entering the game having battled Colchester Gladiators

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Defense shines as Bulls beat Cheetahs

May 11, 2015

The Bulls hosted the Hertfordshire Cheetahs on Sunday, with both sides sitting on 1-1 records. For the Bulls, it was their third game in three weeks and came on the back of a solid 34-12 victory over the Cambridgeshire Cats.   Pre-game horseshoe. Photo by Garry Griffiths of 353 Photography.    Hertfordshire, who went 10-0 in the

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Cambridgeshire Cats .vs. Birmingham Bulls (preview)

May 1, 2015

This weekend, the Birmingham Bulls travel to Cambridge to take on the 0-2 Cambridgeshire Cats, looking to bounce back from their heart-braking opening day defeat to the division topping Ouse Valley Eagles.   Following a disappointing 2-6 campaign in the old Premiership South division in 2014, the Cats have been unlucky so far in 2015.

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Bulls welcome back Tom Levick to OL

April 9, 2015

The Bulls are delighted to confirm the transfer of Tom Levick from Lura Bulls (Norway), back to the club ahead of the 2015 campaign. We managed to sit down with Tom to ask him about his return, his playing abroad and about his history in the game. Welcome back to the Bulls, Tom! How do

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Youth team stampedes to 3-0!

April 6, 2015

This past Saturday 4 April, the Birmingham Bulls’ Youth team hosted the first tournament of the 2015 campaign, welcoming Burnley Tornados and Shropshire Revolution to Erin Go Bragh. Unfortunately, the Birmingham Lions were also meant to play in this tournament, but had to withdraw prior to the weekend, resulting in all their matches ending 1-0

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2015 Youth schedule released

January 17, 2015

With pre-season training beginning tomorrow, the Birmingham Bulls are delighted to announce details of the British American Football Association (BAFA) National Leagues 2015 Youth season! Following last season’s 3-9 record in the Central Division under first year Head Coach and a completely revamped playing that featured only 2 returning players from the 2013 National Championship

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Pre-season training dates confirmed!

January 4, 2015

The Bulls are delighted to announce details of pre-season training ahead of the 2015 campaign. Following four highly successful rookie days, and a short break for Christmas, both the Adult and Youth sides will be returning to training early January. We train and play at the same ground; Erin Go Bragh, Holly Lane Sports & Social

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Coach Griffiths adds Youth team Offensive Co-ordinator to his staff

December 31, 2014

The Birmingham Bulls American Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Lawrence Grugeon to the role of Offensive Co-Ordinator to the Youth team. Coach Grugeon started playing back in 1995 when he joined the Bulls Youth team. After 3 years with the Bulls he took a couple of years off, travelling to various

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2015 National Leagues schedule released

December 31, 2014

The British American Football Association (BAFA) yesterday confirmed the provisional schedule for National Leagues competition in 2015. Following a divisional realignment, the Bulls find themselves in the second tier of the National Leagues, demoted following 3 seasons in the country’s top flight. Whilst we were naturally disappointed at the demotion, recent off-season changes have created

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Britball legend returns to take charge of the back field

November 13, 2014

Building on the ever improving ground attack at the club, Head Coach Mark Pagett can confirm that Paul Williams has been named as the new Running Backs coach. Paul has had an extremely successful career as a Running Back with the Birmingham Bulls, with National Championships and countless regional championships under his belt. Paul has

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Former Bull returns to coach the Offensive Line

November 12, 2014

The Birmingham Bulls are delighted to announce the first positional coach appointment, with HC Mark Pagett bringing former Bull, Gary Hodgen back to the club as Offensive Line Coach. Gary started playing football back in 1987 for the West Bromwich Comets as Defensive End and joined the Birmingham Bulls youth under Dave Chambers in 1990

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HC Mark Pagett brings in former Jet as Defensive Co-ordinator

November 11, 2014

The Birmingham Bulls are delighted to announce the appointment of Alan Steel as Defensive Co-ordinator (Coach Steel is currently at the helm of the the Coventry University Jets defense). Coach Steel joins from rivals the Coventry Jets, where he moved through the ranks co-ordinating firstly the Juniors Defence then coaching Special Teams, Defensive Line and

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BAFA release new league structure

November 10, 2014

The British American Football Association (BAFA) National Leagues have this week confirmed the new league structure heading in to the new season. The structure identified for 2015 will see the introduction of three tiers of competition and the retention of a geographic split of the country into the north and the south. Each team will

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Coach Pagett appoints Coach Mark Webb as Special Teams Co-ordinator

November 7, 2014

Head Coach Mark Pagett continues to put together his coaching staff ahead of the upcoming season with the appointment of Coach Mark Webb as Special Team Co-ordinator. Coach Webb played for the Birmingham Bulls from 1986 to 1992, during which time he won multiple British Championships, represented Great Britain and was named in the All-Europe

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Bulls ready to roar!

October 31, 2014

Whilst most of the Birmingham Bulls are in off-season mode, preparing for the upcoming recruitment sessions and putting together plans for the 2015 campaign, three members of the adult team have continued their American Football development with assistant coaching roles at the University of Birmingham Lions. The Lions open their season tomorrow evening, with the

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Coach Pagett promotes Matt Sheldon to Offensive Co-ordinator

October 29, 2014

Head Coach Mark Pagett has begun putting his coaching staff together for the upcoming season with the appointment of Coach Matt Sheldon as Offensive Co-ordinator. Matt Sheldon has called time on his playing career to concentrate on coaching. Coach Sheldon is stepping up to the role of Offensive Co-ordinator after two seasons as player coach

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Mark Pagett appointed as Head Coach of the adult team

October 23, 2014

The Birmingham Bulls are delighted to announce the appointment of long-serving member, Mark Pagett, as the new Head Coach of the adult team. Coach Pagett has now called time on his playing career. Having called time on his illustrious playing career at the end of the 2014 season, after playing in over 200 games for

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2014 AGM minutes

October 3, 2014

The Birmingham Bulls held the 2014 Annual General Meeting on Sunday 28th September, at Erin Go Bragh. Below are minutes taken; 1. 2014 review – Youth team Head Coach Lee Griffiths spoke to the attendees about the 2014 Youth team season, highlighting player numbers and the learning curve for all involved following a change of

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2014 Annual General Meeting information

September 17, 2014

Ahead of the Awards Night this coming Sunday, the Committee are please to confirm the details for the most important date in the off-season calendar – the Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), to be held at Erin Go Bragh on Sunday 28th September from 2pm. The AGM gives members of the Birmingham Bulls across the

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Bulls now recruiting for vacant Head Coach role

September 2, 2014

BIRMINGHAM BULLS AMERICAN FOOTBALL CLUB VACANCY: HEAD COACH, Adult Contact The Birmingham Bulls are looking to build upon the continued growth of its Adult contact team through the appointment of a new Head Coach. The club requires a minimum 2-year tenure and welcomes a 3-5 year development plan. HOW TO APPLY Essential requirements for candidates

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28 and counting…

August 4, 2014

The Birmingham Lions Junior team clinched a perfect 6-0 regular season with a 38-6 victory over the Leicester Falcons on Sunday. In doing so, the Lions Juniors have secured the #4 seed heading in to the playoffs, where they will play their first competitive game in the 11v11 format. Against Leicester, no fewer than 17

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Birmingham Bulls .vs. Sheffield Predators – preview

July 24, 2014

The Bulls return to action just a week removed from the heavy defeat to the East Kilbride Pirates as they host the Sheffield Predators in the penultimate game of the 2014 regular season schedule. Sheffield were the surprise team of 2013 as they racked up an 8-2 record in their debut season in the Premiership

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Former Bulls Youth players invited to GB Lions Junior camp!

July 11, 2014

Further to the news that 6 members of the Adult squad received GB Lions camp invistations, the Birmingham Bulls are delighted to announce that 10 players from the Birmingham Lions Junior team have been invited to the Great Britain Lions Junior training camp this weekend. Of those invited, EIGHT were members of the 2013 National Championship

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Bulls receive Great Britain invites!

June 26, 2014

The Birmingham Bulls are delighted to announce that six members of the Adult team have received invites to the Great Britain Lions training camp to be held on 13th July in Chesterfield. In total, five members of the defensive unit have received invitations, including three members of the ferocious Defensive Line that have terrorised opposition

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Tamworth Phoenix .vs. Birmingham Bulls – preview

June 25, 2014

The Birmingham Bulls (3-2) travel to the division-leading Tamworth Phoenix (5-0) on Sunday looking to extend their current win streak to four games. After finishing the 2013 regular season with a 9-1 record, losing only to eventual division winner East Kilbride, Tamworth lost to the London Olympians in the first round of the playoffs. This

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Bulls Youth continue to grow, despite defeats

June 23, 2014

A month removed from hosting the second tournament of the 2014 Central Division, the Birmingham Bulls welcomed Leicester Falcons and Sandwell Steelers to Erin Go Bragh once more, having volunteered to host the Coventry Jets’ tournament following their withdrawal from 2014 competition. On a wonderfully sunny day in Erdington, the Bulls opened the day against

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Defense dominant as Bulls continue winning streak

June 16, 2014

The Birmingham Bulls travelled to Nottingham on Sunday – on the back of two consecutive victories – to face a Caesars side sitting at 1-2. Back at Harvey Hadden Stadium following delays to scheduled works to the ground, the Bulls received the opening kick-off, but Rob Brown fumbled and the Caesars gained possession with a

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Nottingham Caesars .vs. Birmingham Bulls – preview

June 13, 2014

The Bulls travel to Nottingham Caesars on Sunday on a bit of a hot streak, having won the last two games to pull back to .500 on the season. A week removed from beating Gateshead Senators 30-0, the Bulls will take to the field against a Nottingham side struggling once more in the Premiership North

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Youth team to host a 2nd tournament

June 12, 2014

The Birmingham Bulls are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the Coventry Jets’ Youth tournament on Saturday 21st June. Unfortunately, the Jets have struggled with player numbers in the run up to the 2014 season. After initially pulling out of the Leicester Falcons tournament, the Jets subsequently withdrew from 2014 competition altogether, with

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Bulls dominant in win over Senators

June 9, 2014

The Birmingham Bulls moved to 2-2 on the season and in to 4th place in the BAFANL Premiership North division following a convincing 30-0 win over the travelling Gateshead Senators on Sunday. After an impeccably observed minute silence in honour and remembrance of those who lost their lives 70 years ago on D-Day, the Bulls

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Birmingham Bulls .vs. Gateshead Senators – preview

June 6, 2014

The Birmingham Bulls welcome the Gateshead Senators to Erin Go Bragh for the first home game of the season this Sunday. Buoyed by last week’s close fought victory over the playoff contending Yorkshire Rams, the Bulls will be looking to move to .500 on the season with a second consecutive win. Against the Rams, the

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Bulls kick-start season with victory over the Rams

June 2, 2014

The Bulls travelled to Leeds on Sunday to face-off against a Yorkshire side buoyed by consecutive victories to begin their 2014 campaign. Victory over local rivals Sheffield Predators was followed by a ‘Battle of the Roses’ win against the Lancashire Wolverines, leading many to predict the Rams will end their play-off drought this season. The

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Yorkshire Rams .vs. Birmingham Bulls – preview

May 30, 2014

The Birmingham Bulls (0-2) travel to the Yorkshire Rams (2-0) this Sunday aiming to kick-start their 2014 campaign. Yorkshire have started the season in superb form, snagging 4 interceptions in beating the Sheffield Predators 11-8 before once again showing their defensive dominance with goal line stands and turnovers aplenty in defeating the Lancashire Wolverines 17-6

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Bulls Youth tournament results

May 27, 2014

The Bulls Youth team hosted the Central Division’s second tournament of the season on Saturday, hosting the Leicester Falcons, Sandwell Steelers and Tamworth Phoenix. In dreadful conditions, with torrential rain almost all day, the Bulls fell to 1-5 on the season with 3 defeats on the day. Bulls 12-14 Sandwell Steelers Bulls 20-44 Tamworth Phoenix

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Bulls Youth tournament schedule confirmed

May 21, 2014

The Youth team return to action on Saturday as they host the second tournament of the season in the BAFANL Central division. A month removed from the tournament at Leicester Falcons, which saw the young Bulls side start the season with a 1-2 record, Coach Griffiths and the players have been working hard to correct

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Errors prove costly as Bulls lose season opener

May 6, 2014

The Adult team began their 2014 campaign on Saturday as they travelled to Coventry to face local rivals, the Jets. The Bulls have never beaten the Jets at Adult level, and following Coventry’s impressive 14-0 shutout victory over Premiership North new boys Gateshead a few weeks ago, the match was always going to be a

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Coach Hill announces 2014 captains

May 2, 2014

On the eve of the Bulls’ first Adult fixture of the season at Coventry Jets, Head Coach Ian ‘Sidi’ Hill has announced his four captains for the 2014 campaign; RICHARD WILDE Since returning to the Bulls following the withdrawal from Redditch Arrows, Rich has led by example on an Offense that has seen a lot

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PREVIEW: Bulls at Jets – 03.05.2014

May 1, 2014

The Bulls’ Adult team finally begin their 2014 campaign this Saturday 3rd May, travelling to local rivals Coventry Jets. Last season saw the Jets complete the double over the Bulls, leaving Erin Go Bragh with a shut-out 20-0 victory before handing the Bulls a 25-8 defeat in Coventry a fortnight later. In fact, 2013 was

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The reigning Youth National Champions return!

April 2, 2014

Following a change to the Central Conference alignment, the young Bulls team face off against opponents old and new as they look to defend the title the team won at Don Valley Stadium in September. The title defence begins on 26th April as new Head Coach Lee Griffiths takes his side to the Leicester Falcons

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BAFCA Level 1 success!

February 23, 2014

The Birmingham Bulls are delighted to announce that six members of the Club have recently passed the British American Football Coaches Association (BAFCA) Level 1 coaching course. In late 2013, Kicking and Special Teams Coach Mark Webb successfully passed his course, and yesterday 5 members of the Club passed the course held in the West

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2014 Adult schedule confirmed!

February 20, 2014

Following the BAFA National Leagues pre-season meeting on Saturday 15th February, the Birmingham Bulls are pleased to announce the 2014 schedule for the Adult (18+) team, which includes the return of a familiar foe; Gateshead Senators. With the League reducing the BAFANL Premiership North division season from 10 to 9 games for 2014 competition, teams

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Lee Griffiths named Youth team Head Coach

December 30, 2013

The Birmingham Bulls American Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Lee Griffiths as the new Head Coach of the Youth team. Coach Griffiths played British American Football in the late 80’s and early 90’s, with the Birmingham Huskies at flag and kitted contact levels before a couple of seasons with the Sutton

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Details of pre-season training confirmed

December 23, 2013

The Birmingham Bulls are pleased to confirm that pre-season training for the Senior team (18+) will start on Sunday 5th January! The session will run from 12.30pm until 3pm, and the team will train every Sunday until the start of the season. Mid-week training will also be introduced sometime in March. Training will take place

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AGM notes

October 22, 2013

Friday 11th October saw the Club hold its Annual General Meeting at Erin Go Bragh, Erdington. Below are notes from the evening. Welcome and introduction from Interim Chairman Steve Launchbury Steve welcomed those in attendance for the 2013 Annual General Meeting, and expressed his gratitude to the rest of the Committee for the hard work

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Coaches Greg Cross and Anthony Taylor step down from Youth team

October 12, 2013

At the Birmingham Bulls’ Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday 11th October, Coaches Greg Cross and Anthony ‘AJ’ Taylor confirmed to members of their intention to stand down from their current positions within the Birmingham Bulls Youth team. The former players returned to the Bulls in 2011, intent on restarting the Youth team programme that

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Recruitment and rookie days confirmed!

October 5, 2013

The Birmingham Bulls are pleased to announce 4 recruitment and rookie days to kick off the 2014 pre-season.  Last year’s recruitment sessions were a huge success, with over 120 people attending multiple sessions. This year, we’re looking for even more following the success of the National Championship winning Youth team and the rejuvenated Senior side,

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Annual General Meeting (AGM) – Friday 11th October

October 3, 2013

With the Awards Night this coming Sunday, and all the off-season activity taking place – including arranging rookie and recruitment days – it’s been a hectic last couple of weeks. But Friday 11th October marks the most important date in the Bulls’ off-season calendar – the Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM gives members

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Raising awareness for Mind

October 3, 2013

Lesley Sheldon, married to Offensive Line Coach and player Matt Sheldon, will be running the Birmingham Half-Marathon on Sunday October 20th in order to raise money and awareness for Mind, the mental health charity. Said Lesley; “It’s that time of year where I’m yet again raising money by doing something well out of my comfort

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BAFANL Youth & Junior Finals – Saturday 21st September 2013

September 16, 2013

In the summer of 2011, former players Greg Cross and Anthony Taylor began work on reforming the Birmingham Bulls Youth team, intent on reintroducing the sport to the city’s 14-16 year olds. A little over 24 months down the line, Coaches Greg Cross, Anthony Taylor and John McManus take the undefeated team to Football America

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Important announcement regarding Junior competition in 2014

August 29, 2013

The Birmingham Bulls regret to confirm that we will not be entering a Junior team (17-19 year olds) in to British American Football Association National Leagues (BAFANL) competition during 2014. Following discussions with the Birmingham University Lions American Football Team of BUAFL, we can confirm that we will work in partnership with the newly formed

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Perfect regular season for the Youth team

August 12, 2013

Three tournaments. 9 games. 9 wins. The Birmingham Bulls travelled to the Leicester Falcons tournament on Sunday 11th August with the aim of reaching the Britbowl finals as the #1 seed. To do this, they would need to win out and end the regular season with a 100% record as two teams in other conferences

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Bulls Youth move to 9-0 with one tournament remaining

August 5, 2013

The undefeated Birmingham Bulls Youth team travelled up to Sheffield on Saturday 3rd August for their penultimate tournament of the 2013 regular season. Under the tutelage of Head Coach Greg Cross and Coaches AJ Taylor & John McManus, the team looked to continue their winning streak and maintain the push for the #1 seed heading

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Youth team remain undefeated…

July 15, 2013

After a near two month wait, the Bulls’  Youth team returned to action on Sunday 14th July, hosting Sheffield Tomahawks, Tamworth Phoenix and Yorkshire Rams in scorching heat. Picture courtesy of @JoeJagger36 Write up courtesy of Youth Head Coach Greg Cross; GAME 1 vs Sheffield Tomahawks Bulls took to the field to face a big

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Youth tournament order of play – 14/07/2013

July 12, 2013

The Birmingham Bulls Youth team resume their season following a near 2 month layoff with their home tournament against the Sheffield Tomahawks, Tamworth Phoenix and Yorkshire Rams. Despite Tamworth featuring in the Bulls opening tournament of 2013 at Coventry Jets, the young Bulls team – currently standing at 3-0 – have yet to face any

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Match Report: Birmingham Bulls 0 – 20 Coventry Jets

The Bulls faced Coventry Jets for the first time since 2008, with the club having never beaten their local rivals. Both teams were on losing streaks following opening game successes (Bulls losing 3 and the Jets losing 4 in a row respectively), and one team would be putting an end to the poor form. After

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Birmingham Bulls .vs. Coventry Jets preview

On 16th June, the Bulls host local rivals, the Coventry Jets. The two Senior sides last faced each other in 2008, which saw the Jets run riot in both fixtures, winning 67-0 and 54-0. The Jets opened the season going 4-2, but finished 2012 with a 4-5-1 record in Division 1 North, missing out on the

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Birmingham Bulls .vs. Yorkshire Rams preview

The 2012 Yorkshire Rams were better than their 2-5-3 record suggests. In the year of the tie, they opened the season with two consecutive tied games – against Leicester Falcons and the Bulls respectively – before another 6-6 tie on the road at Doncaster Mustangs in their 4th game of the season. After defeat in

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Birmingham Bulls .vs. Lancashire Wolverines preview

May 23, 2013

The Bulls entertain the Lancashire Wolverines in their first home game of the season.  The Wolverines finished 7-3 – second only to West Coast Trojans – in Division 1 North during the 2012 season, before succumbing to the eventual Division 1 Final winners, Sussex Thunder, in the first play-off game.  The two sides last faced

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Bulls Youth sweep first tournament, start season 3-0.

May 18, 2013

Following the postponement of the Leicester tournament until August, the young Bulls team travelled to Coventry to take on the Jets, Doncaster Mustangs and Tamworth Phoenix in their first tournament of 2013. Team picture courtesy of Jackie Taylor Write up provided by Head Coach Greg Cross: GAME 1 vs Doncaster Mustangs The Bulls took to

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UPDATED: Youth team 2013 tournament schedule confirmed

April 2, 2013

***Updated following the postponement of the Leicester Falcons Youth tournament*** The Birmingham Bulls Youth team can today confirm the tournament schedule for the 2013 campaign. Under the guidance of Coaches Greg Cross and AJ Taylor, the 2012 Youth team finished with a magnificent 10-2 regular season record, before narrowly missing out on a Bowl appearance

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2013 schedule confirmed for the Senior team

February 27, 2013

Following ratification from BAFRA, the Bulls are delighted to announce the Senior teams schedule for 2013. After another League re-alignment, the Bulls will be facing foes old and new in the new look Premier Division Northern Conference.  2012 was a tough season for the Bulls’ Senior squad, and the team will look to avenge some

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James Plant called up to Great Britain practice squad

January 26, 2013

After travelling up to Doncaster on January 12th for the GB adult programme trials, James Plant has been invited to be part of the practice squad.  The next step for James is to attend further practices and make the final cut in order to represent the National side. Unfortunately, the original practice date of Saturday

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Bulls brave the conditions to raise funds at Sainsbury’s, Mere Green

January 20, 2013

Despite the horrible weather, nine of our players braved the cold and snow Saturday morning to turn out and raise funds for the Club.  Packing bags for busy shoppers in a rammed Sainsbury’s Mere Green, the players collected a healthy £530, a great result for the Club.  The day was arranged by Senior player and

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Fundraising ‘bag pack’ at Sainsbury’s, Mere Green

January 9, 2013

Representatives from the entire Birmingham Bulls family will be at Sainsbury’s in Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield on Saturday 19th January for a fundraising ‘Bag Pack’ ahead of the 2013 season. Players and coaches alike will be helping the customers by packing their bags– if they wish – from 10am until 4pm. Do you do your

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Pre-season training to begin Sunday 13th January

January 6, 2013

Following four tremendously successful recruitment sessions in the final weeks of 2012, the Birmingham Bulls are pleased to confirm the details of pre-season training ahead of the 2013 season. Sunday 13th January will see the 2012 veterans return to the field and join the 75+ new recruits across the three age groups for weekly training

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December open session announced

November 15, 2012

Following the success of the three recruitment sessions held through October and November, the Birmingham Bulls are pleased to announce a fourth session to be held on Saturday 8th December. The sessions are open to ages 14+. All you will need is training gear (t-shirt and shorts) and a drink, although water will also be

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Senior team staff complete as Coach Hill appoints more Britball legends

November 12, 2012

Senior Head Coach Ian ‘Sidi’ Hill has completed his search for Offensive staff heading in to 2013, with several more Britball legends returning to the Bulls. Former Bulls Quarterback Dave Stanton has been selected as Coach Hill’s Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach. With fantastic vision and calm under pressure, Coach Stanton was a star Quarterback

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Brendan Cunnane appointed Junior Head Coach

October 27, 2012

The Birmingham Bulls are pleased to announce that after interviews with numerous candidates, Brendan Cunnane has been appointed the new Head Coach of the Junior team.  After a playing career that lasted over a decade, Brendan hung up his cleats after injury prematurely ended his 2012 season.  A fearless leader on the field, Coach Cunnane

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Britball legends return as Coach Hill appoints defensive staff

October 21, 2012

Following his appointment as Head Coach for the Senior team, Coach Ian Hill has wasted little time putting together his staff for the 2013 season.     Colin Nash, who spent last year working with the Junior team, has been appointed Defensive Coordinator under Coach Hill. Inducted in to the Bulls Hall of Fame in

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Bulls appoint Coach Ian ‘Sidi’ Hill as Senior Head Coach

October 15, 2012

Following interviews with multiple candidates, the Birmingham Bulls are excited to announce the appointment of Ian Hill as the Head Coach of the Senior team for 2013 and beyond. Coach Ian ‘Sidi’ Hill during his Redditch Arrows tenure.  Formerly the Head Coach of Redditch Arrows, Coach Hill is returning to coaching after a break away from

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2012 Awards Night

October 7, 2012

The evening of Friday 5th October saw the Bulls hold their annual Awards Night at Erin Go Bragh, Erdington. All three teams, family and friends – including a couple of the Birmingham Blitz Dames Roller Derby team – were represented on the night as the club celebrated the efforts of the players and coaches during

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Bulls announce 3 recruitment days

October 1, 2012

The Bulls are pleased to announce three recruitment days through October and November as we begin preparations for the 2013 season. Saturday 13th October Erin Go Bragh, Holly Lane, Erdington, B24 9LH  Saturday 27th October Tudor Grange (3G), Blossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1NB  Saturday 10th November Erin Go Bragh, Holly Lane, Erdington, B24 9LH  Recruitment

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Youth team coaches announced for 2013 and beyond

September 27, 2012

The Birmingham Bulls are pleased to announce that Youth team coaches Anthony ‘AJ’ Taylor and Greg Cross will return to coach the team through 2013 and beyond. Having been unanimously voted in at the Annual General Meeting on 16th September, Coach Taylor will take up the position of General Manager for the team, whilst Coach

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New committee in place for 2013 and beyond

September 20, 2012

Following a hugely productive AGM, the Bulls are pleased to announce a new club committee in place for the 2013 season and beyond. Dozens of players, coaches and supporters of the club turned up for the meeting at Erin Go Bragh to discuss several topics and vote in the committee members. Brendan Cunnane will continue

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Hidden City: The Birmingham Bulls

August 11, 2012

In the run up to the Olympics, The Hidden City wanted to report on sports outside of the mainstream, and contacted the Birmingham Bulls to see if they fancied being part of an audio slideshow showcasing the club.   The Hidden City reveals The Midland’s lost, forgotten or untold stories.   A Fourseventy Media project,

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The Bulls celebrate launch of Madden 13 with GAME

  Friday 31st August 2012. The date should be embedded deep into the minds of all lovers of American Football, the NFL and video games, as the latest instalment of the EA Sports Madden NFL series is released.   To help celebrate the launch, the Birmingham Bulls will be at GAME in the Bullring on

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Youth team end season as 10-2 Central Conference Champions

August 4, 2012

Youth team sign-off 2012 regular season with 10-2 record   Final regular season tournament (at Doncaster Mustangs) –          Write up provided by Coach Greg Cross   The Bulls Youth travelled 95 miles to Doncaster full of trepidation ahead of their final regular season tournament of 2012, what with an outside chance of qualifying for this

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Mustangs @ Bulls Preview (incl. Junior .vs. Caesars)

Doncaster Mustangs at Birmingham Bulls   The Bulls entertain the Mustangs in their last home fixture of 2012, still searching for their first victory of the season.   Whilst the Mustangs are riding high in the Premiership North with a record of 5-1-1 (second only to East Kilbride Pirates), the Bulls prop up the division

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Phoenix at Bulls DOUBLE HEADER

Tamworth Phoenix at Birmingham Bulls Junior & Senior DOUBLE HEADER   This Saturday sees local rivals Tamworth Phoenix visit the Bulls for a Junior and Senior double header, kicking off at 12pm as the Juniors square off before the Seniors face each other at 2.30pm.   With Nottingham Caesars sitting pretty with a perfect 6-0

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Bulls at Rams Preview (incl. Youth preview)

  2012. The year of the tie.   The Bulls’ opponents this Saturday, the Yorkshire Rams, opened their 2012 season with two successive ties against the Leicester Falcons (0-0) and the Bulls (6-6). A 27-18 defeat at home to Tamworth Phoenix followed before another tie away to Doncaster Mustangs, also 6-6.   The Bulls are

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Falcons at Bulls Preview

The Bulls’ third game of 2012, the third home game in a row, welcomes the 2011 Division 1 Central rivals, the Leicester Falcons to Holly Lane. The Bulls enjoyed 2 regular season wins against the Falcons en route to a 9-1 Conference title win last season. The Falcons had the last laugh however, as they

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Rams at Bulls Review

Yorkshire Rams 6-6 Birmingham Bulls   To misquote Dinah Washington, what a difference a week makes. Eight days after the heavy home defeat at the hands of East Kilbride Pirates, the Bulls once again played host to another old rival, the Yorkshire Rams.   Both sides of the ball had points to prove as the

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Rams at Bulls Preview

The Birmingham Bulls host the Yorkshire Rams this Sunday (6th) at Erin Go Bragh, Erdington. The game is the second for each side, with both looking to put their first points, and win, of 2012 on the board.   The game reignites an old rivalry in what is the Rams’ 25th year playing football, but

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East Kilbride Pirates 47 – 0 Birmingham Bulls

East Kilbride Pirates 47 – 0 Birmingham Bulls   2012 started as 2011 ended – a home defeat to old rivals, the East Kilbride Pirates.   After winning the coin toss and electing to receive, EKP made light work of their opening drive, marching down the field with a succession of big gains on the

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Pirates at Bulls Preview

The Bulls start the 2012 season against the team that put an end to their hopes of a Division 1 BritBowl appearance in 2011, the East Kilbride Pirates. The Pirates went on to beat Leicester Falcons 62-23 in the 2011 Final, their third final in as many years.   The semi-final match up saw RB

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Two Minute Drill - Leon Williamson

Two Minute Drill: Leon Williamson

  Leon Williamson is a power Running Back for the Birmingham Bulls. But for injury forcing Leon to sit out a regular season game in 2011, he would have surpassed the treasured 1000 yard rushing mark. As we count down the days until the 2012 season begins for the Bulls, Leon has taken the time

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February 27, 2012

The Birmingham Bulls can today confirm the 2012 schedule as they return to the Premier Division for the first time since they were relegated following a 1-7 record in the 2008 season. And boy does the season start with a bang! Following defeat in last season’s semi-finals of the BAFANL Division 1 playoffs to East

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Nearly a month ago, the Bulls held the first combine session of the pre-season. The aim of the session was to measure the players in events such as the 40 yard dash, shuttle drill and many more.  Stand out performers in the categories were: 40 Yard Dash: Paul Jones – 4.63 seconds Vertical Jump: Ash

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Combine Pics in Gallery

January 23, 2012

I have posted a few (382!!) pics taken at the combine into the gallery. These are quite low res. If anyone wants any original high res images then email me at I will try and post the same images to the facebook group too. Colin Steward


January 18, 2012

The past two Sunday’s have seen Youth (14-16 years) and Junior (16-19) sessions being run at Grace Academy under the watchful eyes of an array of Bulls coaches. Roughly 35-40 young athletes with varying levels of experience attended the sessions, learning fundamentals such as footwork, catching, running and blocking, not to mention how to wrap

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October 18, 2011

The Birmingham Bulls are heading indoors again this January for their winter training, but this time it’s at a new venue for the club. Following recent negotiations , the Bulls can now confirm the times and dates for the indoor sessions, which proved highly successful in 2011. January 8th 2012 will see the club begin

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October 4, 2011

In 2011 , the Birmingham Bulls began laying the foundations of a coaching education programme , under their mentor and programme development advisor, Wayne Hill. The club management structure was revitalised and we set about creating a coaching improvement plan. We introduced some new positional coaches to all levels of the club and they all

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October 4, 2011

Its been a long time coming , but the Birmingham Bulls American Football team are back in the city of Birmingham for 2012. Following long and frustrating discussions with the city council officials , the Bulls are delighted to announce that they will be relocating to the Holly Lane Sports Centre in Erdington. The large

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Bulls vs Thunder Match Report

August 30, 2011

Division 1 Playoffs Quarter Final Sussex Thunder (7) @ Birmingham Bulls (2) It was a later than usual 5.30pm kick-off for this playoff game, which only added to the anticipation on both sides as the largest crowd of the season filtered into Walsall Rugby Club. This was the first time that the Bulls had been

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The Stampede to Britbowl Continues

August 30, 2011

The Stampede to Britbowl Continues After a nail biting finish the the game on Sunday against Sussex Thunder, the Bulls came away victors with a 14-13 win. The win sets up a Semi Final playoff against the East Kilbride Pirates this Sunday, 4th September, K.O. is 2.30 at Walsall Rugby Ground. The Bulls had some

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20th Anniversary Game

August 7, 2011

JOIN THE BIRMINGHAM BULLS IN CELEBRATING THE GREATEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL EVER. The Birmingham Bulls are calling on all ex players, coaches and staff to help the current Bulls celebrate the 20th anniversary of the historic final victory over the London Olympians. Its hard to believe its been 20 years since the Bulls ran out at

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Bulls vs Cats Match Report

June 14, 2011

Sunday 5th June – Ely Rugby Club The Birmingham Bulls traveled to Cambridge to face the Cats with an unblemished record, no losses, and not even a point conceded. In what was becoming a hotly contested Central Division the Bulls were looking to continue their run towards an undefeated season. Things started well for the

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Bulls vs Saints – Match Report

May 19, 2011

THUNDER & LIGHTNING AT THE SAM AND ETHEL SHOW The Bulls played their first senior home game of the 2011 season last Sunday, and gained revenge on the Oxford Saints. The Bulls displayed a much improved offensive performance, but still have lots of early season rust to shake off. The improving thunder and lightning running

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Bulls Stampede To Help Villa

May 15, 2011

BULLS STAMPEDE TO HELP THE VILLA The Birmingham Bulls joined forces with Aston Villa on Saturday 7th May. Aston Villa had organised their annual Family Fun Day at the ground before the game against Wigan Athletic. The whole day was based in the Academy building and there were a large variety of attractions, including a

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Bulls vs Saxons – Game Report

May 12, 2011

SUNDAY MAY 1ST 2011 – STANGROUND SPORTS CENTRE – PETERBOROUGH The first game of the season for the Birmingham Bulls was against a team they hadn’t met before, the Peterborough Saxons. The Bulls display proved to be a Jekyl and Hyde performance, but the win was the start the team were looking for. Following a

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New Press Coverage Page created

May 6, 2011

We have added a new page under the Bulls “Club” menu to include any press coverage we have. If you find any press coverage, local or national, of the Bulls send a scan or photo to and they will be included.

2011 Fixtures

March 4, 2011

We now have the fixture list for the Senior and Junior 2011 Season Get the dates in your Diaries!!! Date Bulls Seniors Location 1.5.11 Peterborough Saxons A 15.5.11 Oxford Saints H 5.6.11 Cambridge Cats A 12.6.11 Leicester Falcons A 26.6.11 Peterborough Saxons H 10.7.11 Oxford Saints A 16.7.11 Cambridge Cats (Sat Night) H 24.7.11 Leicester

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The Stampede keeps growing!!

February 21, 2011

The Birmingham Bulls are delighted to announce the appointment of more coaches who have joined their Stampede to Britbowl 2011. Joining the club as offensive line coach with the seniors is former Leicester Falcons head coach, Lester Hopewell. Lester has many years experience following his playing days at Bergamo Lions and the Coventry Jets since

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January 29, 2011

Bulls Merchandise for 2011 Online The Merchandise page on the website now contains pretty pictures of all of the Bulls Branded Goodies for 2011. T-shirts, hoodies, caps, toys and much more. So what are you waiting for? Dont wait for the stampede, get your wallet out now and support the club!! Go to Merchandise


January 27, 2011

FAMILIAR FACES RETURN FOR THE STAMPEDE TO BRITBOWL  2011 The Birmingham Bulls are delighted to announce the return of some familiar faces back to the club. Following recent discussions and various meetings, the club can now announce who will be leading the senior Bulls in the stampede to Britbowl 2011. Whilst still remaining as general

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Cheerleaders Join The Stampede!

January 12, 2011

Cheerleaders Join The Stampede We are delighted to announce the formation of the Birmingham Bulls Cheerleaders. We will be holding FREE trial sessions on Sunday 6th and 13th February. The Bulls Cheerleaders will be on hand at all of the Bulls home games, dazzling the crowds with Cheers, Jumps, Stunts and Dance. This group of

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Indoor Training 2011

December 17, 2010

THE BULLS STAMPEDE TO BRITBOWL BEGINS INDOORS The Birmingham Bulls begin their Stampede to Britbowl 2011 with seven weeks of intensive training at their new indoor training facility. From Sunday January 16th 2011, the Bulls will be holding winter training for all returning players for both Youth and Adult contact football. This is mandatory and

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The Birmingham Bulls American Football team offer the West Midlands the chance to have fun and try the finest team sport in the world. As the Bulls start their ‘Stampede to the 2011 Britbowl’ the call goes out for new recruits aged 14+, no experience necessary! Aspiring Bulls should come to Cockshut Hill Technical College,

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BritBall legends join the Stampede!

October 6, 2010

The Birmingham Bulls are delighted to announce that three Britball legends are joining the coaching ranks for the 2011 season. Following the disappointment of last season , the emphasis needed to be put on positional coaching, and we believe we have some of the very best joining our club. Firstly , returning to his home

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End of Season Awards 2010

September 14, 2010

Saturday 11th September saw the Birmingham Bulls celebrate their end of season awards at the Walsall Rugby club. Before the awards could be handed out the formality of the AGM had to be followed and the result was re-election of the senior committee roles of Chairman and Treasurer. The awards followed and whilst the season

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Sponsor the Bulls

The Birmingham Bulls are always looking for new sponsors and local partners. If you are interested in supporting one of the longest running American Football teams in the UK we have a variety of packages to suit all budgets. Please contact us at with Sponsor in the subject line of you email.


Join The Bulls

The Birmingham Bulls American Football team welcomes new squad members of all levels of experience and at all ages. If you want to play American football email us at Announcements will be made on this website about pre-season and rookie camps.


2010 Season Round-up

Birmingham Bulls ended the season a disappointing 2-8 with wins only coming against Nottingham Caesars. 2010 was a season as what if’s and could have been so much better than the record suggests. The season opened at the Bull’s new home at Walsall Rugby Club, the visitors were the strong running Oxford Saints but both teams

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Annual Awards Party

Sunday 3rd February – Annual Awards Party, Bulls Alumni membership launch and Hall of Fame What a night we have in store for all you Bulls. No matter if you have been with us for 25 minutes or 25 years, do not miss this great night. We are launching our brand new Bulls Alumni for

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