English American Football Leagues, English Senior Flag League (1998-2007), European American Football Leagues, World Gridiron

British Senior Flag League 9v9 Senior Championship 1998-2002

BSFL 9v9 Senior 1998

PWLTPF / APctPts
Leicester Europa Eagles (C)88001301.00016
Sheffield Saxons8530-2.62510
Merseyside Mavericks8350-32.3756
Chiltern Cheetahs8350-24.3756
Sussex Storm8170-72.1252
ESFL 9v9 Senior Championship Standings 1998 [Ref: 1]

BSFL 9v9 Senior 1999

PWLTPFPAPctPts
Fen Harriers (C)6600272261.00012
Leicester Europa Eagles6321146102.5837
Doncaster Wildcats623174100.4175
Sheffield Lightning606056320.0000
BSFL 9v9 Senior Championship Standings 1999 [Ref: 2]

BSFL 9v9 Senior 2000

PWLTPFPAPctPts
Fen Harriers (C)44009261.0008
Leicester Europa Eagles42203250.5004
Boston Renegades21102812.5002
Sheffield Lightning40401296.0000
BSFL 9v9 Senior Championship Standings 2000 [Ref: 3]

BSFL 9v9 Senior 2001

PWLTPFPAPct
Northern Conference
*UCLA Renegades651012866.833
*Fen Harriers642014436.667
Leicester Eagles642013770.667
Sheffield Lightning624058162.333
Birmingham Raiders60600118.000
Southern Conference
*London Gators650114454.917
*Canterbury Coyotes63217076.583
Bournemouth Raiders633064104.500
London Hurricanes60601276.000
BSFL 9v9 Senior Championship Standings 2001 [Ref: 4]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Semi-Finals
2001London Gators22Fen Harriers8
2001UCLA Renegades0Canterbury Coyotes14
Final
2001London Gators22Canterbury Coyotes14
BSFL 9v9 Senior Championship Playoffs 2001 [Ref: 4]

BSFL 9v9 Senior 2002

PWLTPFPAPct
*Leicester Eagles650111525.917
*Invicta Coyotes850314052.813
*Bournemouth Raiders641111444.750
*Fen Harriers614115471.250
Brighton Tsunami41302684.250
Chichester Sharks606018170.000
London Hurricanes404014114.000
BSFL 9v9 senior Championship Standings 2002 [Ref: 5]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Semi-Finals
2002Leicester Eagles32Fen Harriers6
2002Invicta Coyotes0Bournemouth Raiders6
Final
2002Leicester Eagles45Bournemouth Raiders21
BSFL 9v9 Senior Championship Playoffs 2002 [Ref: 5]

Report

From 1998 to 2002 the British Senior Flag League ran 9v9 and 5v5 Flag American Football Leagues in England. The 5v5 version was the International Standard as promoted by the NFL, but England also ran a 9v9 Senior Championship, which was won by Leicester Europa Eagles in 1998, Fen Harriers in 1999 and 2000, London Gators in 2001, and then Leicester Eagles again in 2002.

The popularity of 9v9 dropped off after 2003, and the BSFL changed its name to the English Senior Flag League. While the League was called the British Senior Flag League prior to 2003, and was open to all teams in Britain, all teams were English and there was a separate Scottish Flag Football Association north of the border. The British American Football Association officially recognized Flag Football and took over the running of both leagues in 2008.

References

[1] English Senior Flag League | Wayback Machine (2007) [Standings][click here to access the Archive]ESFL Standings 9 on 9 Senior Championship 1998 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20070205062603/http://www.seniorflag.co.uk/ [Accessed 12 November 2019]

[2] English Senior Flag League | Wayback Machine (2007) [Standings][click here to access the Archive]ESFL Standings 9 on 9 Senior Championship 1999 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20070205062603/http://www.seniorflag.co.uk/ [Accessed 12 November 2019]

[3] English Senior Flag League | Wayback Machine (2007) [Standings][click here to access the Archive]ESFL Standings 9 on 9 Senior Championship 2000 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20070205062603/http://www.seniorflag.co.uk/ [Accessed 12 November 2019]

[4] English Senior Flag League | Wayback Machine (2007) [Standings][click here to access the Archive]ESFL Standings 9 on 9 Senior Championship 2001 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20070205062603/http://www.seniorflag.co.uk/ [Accessed 12 November 2019]

[5] English Senior Flag League | Wayback Machine (2007) [Standings][click here to access the Archive]ESFL Standings 9 on 9 Senior Championship 2002 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20070205062603/http://www.seniorflag.co.uk/ [Accessed 12 November 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Derek Walsh.

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Last Updated: 31 May 2020

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