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European Federation of American Football IFAF Europe Atlantic Cup Finals 2009-2017

EFAF Atlantic Cup I 2009 Logo [Ref: 14]

EFAF / IFAF Europe Atlantic Cup Finals 2009-2017

YearCupWinnersRunners-Up
2009IWest-Vlaanderen Tribes (Bel)15Dublin Rebels (Irl)13
2010IIUniversity of Limerick Vikings (Irl)19Lelystad Commanders (Ned)18
2011IIILelystad Commanders (Ned)47West-Vlaanderen Tribes (Bel)2
2012IVLelystad Commanders (Ned)12Brussels Tigers (Bel)0
2013VBelfast Trojans (Irl)26Trinity College Dublin (Irl)0
2014VIBrussels Tigers (Bel)9Hilversum Hurricanes (Ned)7
2015VIIBelfast Trojans (Irl)26Groningen Giants (Ned)7
2016VIIIBrussels Black Angels (Bel)47Groningen Giants (Ned)0
2017IXDublin Rebels (Irl)42Bucharest Rebels (Rom)14
EFAF / IFAFE Atlantic Cup Finals 2009-2017 [Ref: 1-13]

Report

The European Federation of American Football Atlantic Cup was started in 2009 between the Champions of purely amateur American Football Leagues in Western Europe. It fills the AA (3rd Level) Championship for the region which had been taken by the Charleroi Trophy from 2002 to 2004. In 2015 it was taken over by the German Football League International, which had taken over the running of European American Football competitions, and in 2016, the International Federation of American Football Europe became the continents governing body. It featured the Champions of Ireland, Belgium and Netherlands, and either a Luxembourg entrant or an entrant from the French 3rd Level. In 2017 the Belgian and Dutch associations made the step up to European Football League level, and the Cup was held between Ireland’s representative and Romania’s.

The Cup was won on four occasions by an Irish team: University of Limerick Vikings (2010), Belfast Trojans (2013 and 2015) and Dublin Rebels (2017). Belgium won the Cup three times: West-Vlaanderen Tribes (2009), Brussels Tigers (2014) and Brussels Black Angels (2015) and the Dutch entrant won twice: Lelystad Commanders in 2012 and 2013.

Websites

[1] European Federation of American Football (2009) Atlantic Cup 2009 [Internet] Available from: www.efaf.info/text.php?Inhalt=spielplan&Liga=AC&Archiv=2009 [Accessed 27 July 2016]

[2] European Federation of American Football (2010) Atlantic Cup 2010 [Internet] Available from: www.efaf.info/text.php?Inhalt=spielplan&Liga=AC&Archiv=2010 [Accessed 27 July 2016]

[3] European Federation of American Football (2011) Atlantic Cup 2011 [Internet] Available from: www.efaf.info/text.php?Inhalt=spielplan&Liga=AC&Archiv=2011 [Accessed 27 July 2016]

[4] European Federation of American Football (2012) Atlantic Cup 2012 [Internet] Available from: www.efaf.info/text.php?Inhalt=spielplan&Liga=AC&Archiv=2012 [Accessed 27 July 2016]

[5] Irish American Football Association () Belfast Trojans win Atlantic Cup at Tallaght Stadium [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/belfast-trojans-win-atlantic-cup-at-tallaght-stadium/[Accessed 27 July 2016]

[6] Irish American Football Association () Brussels Tigers win EFAF Atlantic Cup [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/brussels-tigers-win-efaf-atlantic-cup [Accessed 27 July 2016]

[7] Irish American Football Association () GFLI Atlantic Cup Belfast Trojans win European Title [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/gfli-atlantic-cup-belfast-trojans-win-european-title/ [Accessed 27 July 2016]

[8] Irish American Football Association (2017) Battle of the Rebels – Dublin Rebels win 2017 Atlantic Cup [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/battle-rebels-dublin-rebels-win-2017-atlantic-cup/ [Accessed 1 February 2018]

Social Media

[9] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page () Post [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1267759613257936:0

[10] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page () Post [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1269187599781804

[11] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page () Post [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1269517986415432

[12] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page () Post [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1270065093027388

[13] American Football Association Facebook Page () Post [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1270195496347681

Websites

[2] European Federation of American Football (2011) Results Atlantic Cup 2011 [Internet] Available from: http://www.efaf.info/text.php?Inhalt=spielplan&Liga=AC&Archiv=2011 [Accessed 27 July 2016]

Images

[14] 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]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Sean Douglas, Dublin Rebels

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