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

English Senior Flag League 9v9 Senior Championship 2003-2005

ESFL 9v9 Senior 2003

DateHome TeamAway Team
Final2 Legs
22.08.2003Leicester Eagles6Fen Harriers26
15.09.2003Fen Harriers35Leicester Eagles6
(Fen Harriers won 61-12 on Agg)
BSFL 9v9 Senior Championship 2003 [Ref: 6]

ESFL 9v9 Senior 2004

PWLTPFPAPct
Leicester Eagles (C)6600129301.000
Fen Harriers42205852.500
Chichester and Derby21101212.500
Andover Thrashers41304091.250
Bournemouth and Birmingham Raiders2020018.000
Chatham Sharks2020016.000
BSFL 9v9 Senior Championship 2004 [Ref: 7]

ESFL 9v9 Senior 2005

DateHome TeamAway Team
Final2 Legs
17.07.2005Leicester Eagles46Fen Harriers28
11.09.2005Fen Harriers12Leicester Eagles24
(Leicester won 70-40 on Agg)
BSFL 9v9 Senior Championship 2005 [Ref: 8]

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.

In 2003 the League renamed itself the English Senior Flag League. Fen Harriers won that year and from 2004 to 2005 the Leicester Europa Eagles won the title.

The popularity of 9v9 dropped off after 2002, and the format was no longer used after 2005, as the NFL standard became the British Standard. 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

[6] English Senior Flag League | Wayback Machine (2007) [Standings][click here to access the Archive]ESFL Standings 9 on 9 Senior Championship 2003 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20070205062603/http://www.seniorflag.co.uk/ [Accessed 12 November 2019]

[7] English Senior Flag League | Wayback Machine (2007) [Standings][click here to access the Archive]ESFL Standings 9 on 9 Senior Championship 2004 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20070205062603/http://www.seniorflag.co.uk/ [Accessed 12 November 2019]

[8] English Senior Flag League | Wayback Machine (2007) [Standings][click here to access the Archive]ESFL Standings 9 on 9 Senior Championship 2005 [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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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 31 May 2020

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