British American Football Association Women’s Sapphire Series Division 1 2017-2019

BAFA Sapphire Series Logo [Ref: 4]

Sapphire Series D1 2017

Division 1 North
*Leeds Carnegie Chargers6420200121.667
*Manchester Titans6231199163.417
Edinburgh Wolves614169156.250
East Kilbride Pirates #606018233.000
Division 1 South
*Birmingham Lions6600228221.000
*Hertfordshire Tornadoes6420170118.667
London Warriors6420114100.667
Derby Braves624076166.333
BAFA Women’s Sapphire Series Standings 2017 [Ref: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
08.04.2017Leeds Carnegie Chargers20Hertfordshire Tornadoes14
08.04.2017Birmingham Lions48Manchester Titans0
3rd Place
08.04.2017Hertfordshire Tornadoes40Manchester Titans20
08.04.2017Birmingham Lions56Leeds Carnegie Chargers6
BAFA Women’s Sapphire Series National Playoffs 2017 [Ref: 1]

Sapphire Series D1 2018

Division 1 North
*Leeds Chargers65102918616
*Manchester Titans633016911112
Edinburgh Wolves62407420110
East Kilbride Pirates6060283986
Division 1 South
*Birmingham Lions66002696018
*London Warriors64202007614
Hertfordshire Tornadoes633010215912
Derby Braves6150921208
BAFA Women’s Sapphire Series Standings 2018 [Ref: 2]
DateHome TeamAway Team
17.03.2018Manchester Titans2Birmingham Lions42
17.03.2018Leeds Carnegie Chargers34London Warriors14
3rd Place
17.03.2018London Warriors34Manchester Titans0
17.03.2018Leeds Carnegie Chargers22Birmingham Lions40
BAFA Women’s Sapphire Series Gold Playoffs 2018 [Ref: 2]

Sapphire Series D1 2018-19

Division 1 North
*Leeds Carnegie Chargers87104393522
*Edinburgh Wolves871030610222
East Kilbride Pirates62406026510
Manchester Titans71605631410
Derby Braves (R)4130431748
Division 1 South
*Birmingham Lions87103658122
*London Warriors862025014420
Hertfordshire Tornadoes835011619714
Sandwell Steelers81704029310
Portsmouth Dreadnoughts20206622
BAFA Women’s Sapphire Series Standings 2018-19 [Ref: 3]
DateHome TeamAway Team
02.03.2019Leeds Chargers20London Warriors48
02.03.2019Birmingham Lions40Edinburgh Wolves2
3rd Place
02.03.2019Leeds Chargers44Edinburgh wolves6
National Championship
02.03.2019London Warriors12Birmingham Lions26
BAFA Women’s Sapphire Series National Playoffs 2018-19 [Ref: 3]


The British American Football Association Sapphire Series was won by the Birmingham Lions each year from 2017 to 2018-19, as they defeated the Leeds Carnegie Chargers 56-6 in 2017 and 40-22 in 2018, before winning 26-12 against London Warriors in 2018-19, making it six championships in-a-row for the West Midlands team.

The Sapphire Series is the Women’s National Championship for American Football in Britain, and plays 7v7 fully kitted contact football. There were two divisions or levels during this period, with Division 1 being the highest.

Birmingham Lions – Sapphire Series Champions 2018-19 [Ref: 5]



[1] Double Coverage (2017) Sapphire Series 2017 [Internet] available from: [Accessed 7 May 2020]

[2] Double Coverage (2018) Sapphire Series 2018 [Internet] available from: [Accessed 7 May 2020]

[3] Double Coverage (2019) Sapphire Series 2018-19 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 7 May 2020]


[4] Cardiff Valkyries (2017) sapphire [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 31 May 2020]

[5] Birmingham Lions (2019) Sponsors support is thanked [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 31 May 2020]


Thanks to Rose McCabe, Laura Shadbolt and Roisin Ni Dhonnacha.

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Last Updated: 31 May 2020

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