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European Federation of American Football Junior Flag Championship Under 13 Netherlands 2012

A Team Ireland Junior Flag player tags a player from the eventual champions Netherlands at the EFAF Junior Flag Chamoionships 2012
European Federation of American Football Junior Flag Football Championship 2012 Poster
European Federation of American Football Junior Flag Football Championship 2012 Poster [Reference: 1]

Venue: Lelystad, Netherlands

Pool Tables

PWLT
*Netherlands5410
*Germany5410
+Austria5320
+Italy5320
Ireland5140
Switzerland5050
European Federation of American Football Junior Flag Championship Under 13 Netherlands 2012 [Reference: 1]

Placement

DateHome TeamAway Team
3rd Place
2012Italy26Austria12
Final
2012Netherlands32Germany31
European Federation of American Football Junior Flag Championship Under 13 Netherlands 2012 [Reference: 1]

Awards

AwardWinners
Fair Play TrophyIreland
U13 MVPCorne Van Erk (#87 Netherlands)
European Federation of American Football Junior Flag Championship Under 13 Netherlands 2012 ‘[Reference: 1

Report

Ireland failed to reproduce the form which saw them reach the U13 European Flag Football Junior Championship Final in 2010 as Netherlands repeated as victors. Ireland, however, did manage to win the Fair Play Trophy.

The European Flag Football Junior Championships is the Under 13 & Under 15 National Flag Football Championships and is Coed.

A Team Ireland U13 Flag Football player tagging a Dutch player in the European Championships in 2012. [Reference: 4]

About Flag Football

Flag Football is a non-contact version of American Football whereby teams (usually of 5) play on a smaller field (50 yards with two 10 yard endzones), using Flags tied around their waist which must be pulled of by the tackler. The aim as in American Football is to pass or run the ball into the opposition endzone, within a specified number of downs (attempts) – teams have four downs in which to reach the Halfway line or two lines close to either endzone, or the ball is turned over to the opposition. On completing either a touchdown (reaching the endzone) or one of the first down markers (ie the Halfway line or one of the other two lines) the down count starts at one again. A Touchdown is worth 6 points, and a conversion (which must be passed into the endzone) is worth one or two points depending on whether the scoring team opts to start from the 5 yard line or 20 yard line. There is no kicking, although in Irish Flag Football in the 1990s there was kicking and seven player teams. Teams are mixed (coed).

References

Logos

[1] Team Ireland Junior Flag Facebook (2013) Header, September 11, 2012 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/TeamIrelandJuniorFlag/photos/a.436602729714389/436602733047722 [Accessed 28 November 2020]

Internet Archive

[1] Irish American Football Association | Wayback Machine (2012) European Flag Championships – Ireland U13 & U15 teams [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20121121045611/http://www.americanfootball.ie/european-flag-championships-ireland-u13-u15-teams/ [Accessed 11 November 2019]

Images

[3] Team Ireland Junior Flag Facebook (2012) Photo, September 18, 2012: [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t45.1600-4/cp0/q90/spS444/c0.11.550.287a/s526x296/17860340_6082519562165_5006109559756947456_n.png.jpg?_nc_cat=106&ccb=2&_nc_sid=67cdda&_nc_ohc=bDn8qgXThRQAX-gwYiM&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=b1978355cb5c38f9b203e5d78f41df1f&oe=5FE629F1 [Accessed 28 November 2020]

Videos

[4] NOS (2012) Flag Footballers win European Championship [Internet] Available from: https://jeugdjournaal.nl/artikel/419357-flag-footballers-winnen-ek.html?fbclid=IwAR3vMv_qrlOTvf8penY4t0LoYjYzY-RfCfLJkf6-M8uTV0UVhHTw5FHuG88 [Accessed 28 November 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Tom Gallagher (Dublin Bay Raptors)

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 30 November 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019-2020

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