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European Federation of American Football Charleroi Trophy Finals 2002-2004

European Federation of American Football Logo [Ref: 6]

Charleroi Trophy Finals 2002-2004

YearTrophyWinnersRunners-Up
2002IDublin Rebels (Irl)22Charleroi Cougars (Bel)0
2003IIDublin Rebels (Irl)12Charleroi Cougars (Bel)0
2004IIIChevaliers d’Orleans (Fra)26Lille Vikings (Fra)0
EFAF Charleroi Trophy Finals 2002-2004 [Ref: 1-5]

Report

The Charleroi Trophy was a unofficial Western European Club Championship for the winners of the National Championships of Ireland, Belgium, and the French 3rd Level (the Casque d’Argent – “Silver Helmet”). It was competed for from 2002 to 2004.

Dublin Rebels won the first two editions – both against hosts Charleroi Cougars from Belgium – 22-0 in 2002 and 12-0 in 2003. There was another shutout victory in 2004, for the Chevaliers d’Orleans of France against compatriots Lille Vikings.

Dublin Rebels Celebrate their victory in the 2003 Charleroi Trophy [Ref: 7]

Websites

[1] Irish American Football Association (2002) June 29th/30th 2002 – DUBLIN REBELS WIN CHARLEROI TROPHY CHARLEROI TOURNAMENT [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20021210031040/http://www.irish-american-football.org/news%20stories/29jun02.htm [Accessed 8 October 2017]

[2] Irish American Football Association (2003) DUBLIN REBELS WIN CHARLEROI TROPHY – DUBLIN REBELS FINISH FIRST & CARRICKFERGUS KNIGHTS 3RD [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20030806044017/http://www.irish-american-football.org/29jun03.htm [Accessed 8 October 2017]

[3] Irish American Football Association (2004) 26th-27th June 2004 REBELS PLAY IN CHARLROI TROPHY ORLEANS DEFEAT LILLE IN FINAL [Internet] Available from:

[4] Dublin Rebels (2002) REBELS WIN CHARLEROI TROPHY [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20070325185701/http://www.dublinrebels.com/page.php?7.1 [Accessed 5 July 2017]

[5] Dublin Rebels (2003) REBELS WIN 2nd CHARLEROI TROPHY [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20070319105030/http://www.dublinrebels.com/page.php?7 [Accessed 5 July 2017]

Images

[6] American Football International (2013) EFAF Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootballinternational.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/EFAF_logo.gif [Accessed 30 August 2017]

[7] Irish American Football Association (2003) Dublin Rebels Celebrate their victory in the 2003 Charleroi Trophy [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20031002110034im_/http://www.irish-american-football.org/chartroppresentation.jpg [Accessed 11 November 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Ralph Schmeer and Michael Brophy of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association.

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Last Updated: 15 April 2020

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