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NDMA Division Two Final Standings and Playoffs 1991

NDMA Division Two Standings and Playoffs 1991

NDMA Division Two Final Standings 1991

NDMA Division Two 1991PWLTPFPAPCT
Northern Conference
* Coventry Jaguars1010005001041.000
* Stoke Spitfires106313101870.650
Milton Keynes Pioneers104602292560.400
Redditch Arrows103611382560.350
(D) Bolton Buccaneers101901124140.100
Southern Conference
*Cardiff Mets108202851780.800
*West London Aces107302821550.700
(D) SMC Admirals104512901700.450
Medway Mustangs10091383720.050
NDMA Division Two Final Standings 1991

NDMA Division Two Playoffs 1991

Semi-FinalsSunday 14 July 1991
Cardiff Mets26Stoke Spitfires24
Coventry Jaguars36West London Aces26
FinalSunday 21 July 1991
Coventry Jaguars50Cardiff Mets28
NDMA Division Two Final Playoffs 1991

Notes

NDMA is an orphaned acronym for National Division Management Agency

NDMA created a new NDMA Super League for 1992 featuring top 12 teams from 1991.

* Qualify for Playoff Quarter-Finals

(P) Promoted to new NDMA Division Super League for 1991: No Teams Promoted

(R) Relegated from old NDMA Division One for 1992: Glasgow Lions (Disciplinary reasons), Solent Warriors

(R-D) Relegated from old NDMA Division One for 1992 and all subsequently disbanded after the 1991 season: Bournemouth Bobcat, London Ravens and Bristol Packers.

(D) Disbanded after season

Promoted from BNGL (British National Gridiron League) National Division (Third Level) for 1992: Edinburgh Phoenix.

(Name or Division Changes for 1992 in Brackets after Team Record)

Report

League Background

The NDMA Division Two was a new second level created in 1991 by the NDMA breakaway top division in British Gridiron Football, featuring nine of the top teams outside of the NDMA in 1990 that were willing to make the jump from the old second division, the British National Gridiron League, that was now levels three to five.

1991 Season Report

Coventry Jaguars were easy winners of the league, going 10-0 during the regular season, and defeating first the West London Aces 36-26 in the Semi-Finals, and then Cardiff Mets 50-28 in the NDMA Division Two Final.

Relegation, Promotion and Franchise Changes for 1992

The Jaguars were still denied promotion to the top level, however, as the NDMA created a new Super League, featuring 12 of the 17 NDMA Division One teams, with five relegated to NDMA Division Two for 1992 and no promotion.

Three of those relegated were based on on-field performance: Bristol Packers, Solent Warriors and London Ravens, while the Bournemouth Bobcat and Glasgow Lions were both relegated on disciplinary grounds. Bristol Packers and London Ravens disbanded following the season.

Edinburgh Phoenix were the only team promoted from the BNGL National Division (Third Level). Bolton Buccaneers and SMC Admirals both disbanded after the NDMA Division Two 1991 season.

Gridiron Football Stock Image

Football on Field
Football on Field by Jean-Daniel Francouer

REFERENCES

NEWSPAPERS

[1] Anon. (1991) “Results – Tables – Fixtures” First Down. July 13, 1991. pg. 20. Mediawatch Ltd. Charlbury, Oxfordshire, England, UK.

[2] Anon. (1991) “Results – Tables – Fixtures” First Down. July 20, 1991. pg. 20-21. Mediawatch Ltd. Charlbury, Oxfordshire, England, UK.

[3] Anon. (1991) “Results – Tables – Fixtures” First Down. July 27, 1991. pg. 21. Mediawatch Ltd. Charlbury, Oxfordshire, England, UK.

[4] Anon. (1991) “Jag-gernaut” First Down. July 27, 1991. pg. 21. Mediawatch Ltd. Charlbury, Oxfordshire, England, UK.

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Last Updated: 3 March 2024

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Map of ELF 2023 Teams

ELF European League of Football 2023

Scoreboard

Standings

ELF European League of Football Eastern Conference 2023

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
15001.00021884134W5
24200.66721211498W2
34200.66719414054L1
42400.33399191-92L3
51400.200108139-31W1
60600.00091295-204L6

ELF European League of Football Central Conference 2023

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
15001.0001176453W5
24200.66716411153L1
32300.400150151-1L2
42300.400117140-23L3
51400.200137159-22L2
61500.16756192-136W1

ELF European League of Football Western Conference 2023

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
16001.00025084166W6
24100.80016011446W4
33300.50015813226W1
42400.333118171-53L1
51400.20079147-68L3

Note: Standings compiled automatically from Results in European League of Football website – For Official Schedule please see References: [1]

Playoff Schedule

Note: Schedule compiled from Results in European League of Football website – For Official Schedule please see References: [1] For Individual Game References and Quarter-by-Quarter Points please click on each game in the Schedule above.

Regular Season Schedule

ELF European League of Football 2023

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
3 - 36

Hungarian Enthroners vs Berlin Thunder

(Week 1)
34 - 25

Panthers Wroclaw vs Hamburg Sea Devils

(Week 1)
29 - 17

Barcelona Dragons vs Helvetic Guards

(Week 1)
17 - 24

Cologne Centurions vs Paris Musketeers

(Week 1)
33 - 9

Rhein Fire vs Frankfurt Galaxy

(Week 1)
15 - 18

Prague Lions vs Leipzig Kings

(Week 1)
38 - 59

Munich Ravens vs Raiders Tirol

Match Day Week 2
(Week 2)
14 - 23

Prague Lions vs Cologne Centurions

(Week 2)
13 - 48

Hungarian Enthroners vs Frankfurt Galaxy

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
20 - 29

Paris Musketeers vs Stuttgart Surge

Match Day Week 2
(Week 2)
33 - 41

Milano Seamen vs Barcelona Dragons

(Week 2)
24 - 27

Berlin Thunder vs Vienna Vikings

(Week 2)
6 - 31

Leipzig Kings vs Panthers Wroclaw

(Week 2)
7 - 22

Helvetic Guards vs Raiders Tirol

(Week 2)
22 - 27

Hamburg Sea Devils vs Rhein Fire

Match Day Week 3
(Week 3)
17 - 34

Cologne Centurions vs Hamburg Sea Devils

(Week 3)
29 - 13

Raiders Tirol vs Barcelona Dragons

(Week 3)
47 - 24

Leipzig Kings vs Hungarian Enthroners

(Week 3)
69 - 21

Vienna Vikings vs Prague Lions

(Week 3)
40 - 26

Stuttgart Surge vs Milano Seamen

(Week 3)
10 - 39

Helvetic Guards vs Munich Ravens

(Week 3)
36 - 27

Berlin Thunder vs Panthers Wroclaw

(Week 3)
58 - 28

Rhein Fire vs Paris Musketeers

Match Day Week 4
(Week 4)
63 - 33

Panthers Wroclaw vs Hungarian Enthroners

(Week 4)
47 - 14

Vienna Vikings vs Leipzig Kings

(Week 4)
30 - 13

Frankfurt Galaxy vs Paris Musketeers

(Week 4)
15 - 39

Barcelona Dragons vs Munich Ravens

(Week 4)
32 - 0

Milano Seamen vs Helvetic Guards

(Week 4)
6 - 3

Stuttgart Surge vs Raiders Tirol

(Week 4)
37 - 17

Hamburg Sea Devils vs Berlin Thunder

(Week 4)
0 - 42

Cologne Centurions vs Rhein Fire

Match Day Week 5
(Week 5)
33 - 22

Frankfurt Galaxy vs Cologne Centurions

(Week 5)
51 - 0

Rhein Fire vs Helvetic Guards

(Week 5)
27 - 23

Paris Musketeers vs Hamburg Sea Devils

(Week 5)
14 - 39

Leipzig Kings vs Berlin Thunder

(Week 5)
9 - 28

Munich Ravens vs Stuttgart Surge

(Week 5)
38 - 13

Raiders Tirol vs Milano Seamen

(Week 5)
29 - 23

Panthers Wroclaw vs Prague Lions

(Week 5)
12 - 41

Hungarian Enthroners vs Vienna Vikings

Match Day Week 6
(Week 6)
0 # - 35

Leipzig Kings vs Prague Lions

(Week 6)
33 - 40

Milano Seamen vs Frankfurt Galaxy

(Week 6)
22 - 19

Helvetic Guards vs Barcelona Dragons

(Week 6)
60 - 6

Berlin Thunder vs Fehérvar Enthroners

(Week 6)
17 - 10

Hamburg Sea Devils vs Panthers Wroclaw

(Week 6)
39 - 25

Rhein Fire vs Munich Ravens

(Week 6)
14 - 6

Stuttgart Surge vs Paris Musketeers

(Week 6)
13 - 34

Raiders Tirol vs Vienna Vikings

Note: Schedule compiled from Results in European League of Football website – For Official Schedule please see References: [1] For Individual Game References and Quarter-by-Quarter Points please click on each game in the Schedule above.

Season Recap

Week 1 (3-4 June 2023)

There were big losses for two of the European League of Football’s new teams: Fehérvar Enthroners from Hungary lost 36-3 at home to Berlin Thunder of Germany and Munich Ravens from Bavaria were defeated 59-38, also at home, to Raiders Tirol of Austria. Paris Musketeers of France, however, bucked the trend with a 24-17 victory at Cologne Centurions from the largest city in Nord Rhein-Westphalia. Panthers Wroclaw of Poland also defeated a German team, winning 34-25 at home to Hamburg Sea Devils. Leipzig Kings of Saxony (Sachsen) were able to overcome the Panthers Slavic brethren, Prague Lions 18-15 in the Czech Republic. Meanwhile on the Mediterranean Coast, Barcelona Dragons triumphed 29-17 versus Helvetic Guards of Zurich, Switzerland. The most impressive win of the weekend, however, was Rhein Fire’s 33-9 defeat of Frankfurt Galaxy. Rhein Fire, of Dusseldorf, the capital city of Nord Rhein-Westphalia are fierce rivals of Cologne Centurions, and are one of the National Football League Europe League teams to return in the European League of Football, along with Frankfurt Galaxy of Hesse; Cologne Centurions, Hamburg Galaxy, Berlin Thunder and Catalonia’s Barcelona Dragons.

Week 6 (7-9 July 2023)

The three division leaders, Vienna Vikings in the Eastern Conference; Stuttgart Surge in the Central Conference; and Rhein Fire in the Western Conference remained undefeated. Vikings (5-0) had a tremendous 34-13 victory over Austrian rivals Raiders Tirol (4-2). Rhein Fire had (6-0) a closer game with Munich Ravens (2-3) but still had too much and eventually won 39-25. Stuttgart Surge (5-0) meanwhile continued their best season ever with a narrow 14-6 victory over Paris Musketeers (2-4).

The league itself was dealt a blow by the bankruptcy of Leipzig Kings (2-4) who forfeited their game with Prague Lions (1-4). Continuing a good week on the field for Germanic teams, Frankfurt Galaxy (4-1) squeaked by Milano Seamen (1-4) 40-33; Helvetic Guards (1-5) won by a field goal, 22-19, versus Barcelona Dragons (2-3) ; Hamburg Sea Devils (3-3) defeated Panthers Wrocław (4-2) 17-10 to keep alive their hopes of a third ELF Championship Game appearance in a row; and Berlin Thunder (4-2) trounced Hungarian team, the Fehérvar Enthroners (0-6) 60-6. [References: S-1 to S-2]

Map of Europe featuring Team Logos and Locations

Map of ELF European League of Football Teams 2023 for eirball.ie [M-1] Map Contributor: Rainer Lesniewski (2022) Stock Vector ID: 151344206 europe map [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/europe-map-151344206 [Accessed 4 June 2023][Overlaid with ELF Team Logos by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie][Logo References: ELF-1 to ELF-18]

About the European League of Football

In some ways a resurrection of the old National Football League sponsored World League of American Football / National Football League Europe League, the European League of Football is the latest top-level Professional American Football League spanning the continent of Europe. The League resurrected many of the old WLAF and NFLE team names, such as Barcelona Dragons (Catalonia), Frankfurt Galaxy, Berlin Thunder, Hamburg Sea Devils, Rhein Fire and Cologne Centurions, as well as adding new teams Stuttgart Surge and Leipzig Kings (all Germany), and promoting European National League and previously members of other smaller European Professional Leagues, Raiders Tirol and Vienna Vikings (both Austria), Istanbul Rams (Turkey), and Panthers Wroclaw (Poland). For 2023 Istanbul Rams were replaced by Prague Lions (Czech Republic), Helvetic Guards (Switzerland), Paris Musketeers (France), Milano Seamen (Italy) and Fehérvar Enthroners (Hungary).

References

Scoreboard References

[S-1] European League of Football (2023) Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://europeanleague.football/game-center/schedule [Accessed 4 June 2023]

[S-2] European League of Football (2023) Standings [Internet] Available from: https://europeanleague.football/game-center/standings [Accessed 4 June 2023]

Logo References

[ELF-1] Barcelona Dragons Facebook (2021)Profile Picture: March 24, 2021: 164100830_143302991038424_6685619488922431445_n [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/164100830_143302991038424_6685619488922431445_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=1-4&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=7nF5AhntfsEAX9glptP&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=a430079a20cfb0956dd3ea5a7c8db22e&oe=61316F91 [Accessed 11 July 2021]

[ELF-2] Panthers Wroclaw Fabecook (2021) profile Picture September 20, 2013 1235513_483738095055993_896136457_n [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/PanthersWroclaw/photos/a.483738081722661/483738095055993/ [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[ELF-3] Hamburg Sea Devils Facebook (2021) Profile Picture March 9, 2021: 159505975_122355319823281_3096303558860788527_n [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/HamburgSeaDevils/photos/a.106420621416751/122355316489948 [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[ELF-4] Stuttgart Surge Facebook (2021) Profile Picture July 27, 2021: 224860379_157740426432198_682630597869113461_n [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/StuttgartSurgeFootball/photos/a.101150422091199/157740416432199/ [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[ELF-5] Leipzig Kings Facebook (2021) Profile Picture April 23, 2021 176481610_124322863083112_5924150060350890678_n [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/105240348324697/photos/a.105240374991361/124322859749779 [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[ELF-6] Cologne Centurions Facebook (2021) Profile Picture March 22, 2021 164225775_104312295086165_3866117950552195047_n [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/164225775_104312295086165_3866117950552195047_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&ccb=1-4&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=q-FxP6s2FecAX8leJ2f&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=b85f562fcd7282fd92b580c46312ec3d&oe=61329D2C [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[ELF-7] Frankfurt Galaxy Facebook (2021) Profile Picture April 18, 2021 175159880_127159659432418_8771340701865027771_n  [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/frankfurtgalaxy21/photos/a.100834638731587/127159656099085 [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[ELF-8] Berlin Thunder Facebook (2021) Profile Picture May 6, 2021 182443261_131030875743347_4880774321224305568_n  [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/BER.Thunder/photos/a.106909338155501/131030872410014/ [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[ELF-9] Istanbul Rams Facebook (2016) Profile Picture, October 15, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/IstanbulRams/photos/a.442986371827/10158396645326828/  [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/243269071_10158396645316828_2189579114400872932_n.png?_nc_cat=101&_nc_rgb565=1&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=4DCxhDp3C4sAX-H9Gxf&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=e9220f74a42bfd5a77c751654cb975ce&oe=61A0FE36 ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[ELF-10] SWARCO Raiders Tirol Facebook (2018) Profile Picture, October 24, 2018 [Internet] Available from:  https://www.facebook.com/SWARCORaidersTirol/photos/a.428718306297/10156094237966298 [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at:  https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/44726413_10156094237971298_8355790253675511808_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=PUm4jRDwCW8AX_FDvaT&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=fca76f2a6975a9347f666a161a47c636&oe=61C0D05C ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[ELF-11] Rhein Fire Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, September 25, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/rheinfire.football/photos/a.110223358051508/118577120549465/   [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/241280937_118577130549464_5762887138007820785_n.png?_nc_cat=100&_nc_rgb565=1&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=YmhEHOY-jtcAX8lxNFt&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=02dcd3eb9114dce71b510650f2918ae7&oe=61A056EC ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[ELF-12] AFC Dacia Vienna Vikings Facebook (2016) Profile Picture, May 10, 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/ViennaVikings/photos/a.10150296666230346/10156908106500346/  [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.18169-9/13178930_10156908106500346_760535454859624943_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=jj_tUZy22F8AX9T2S19&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=8ac0b53a04716a88da7f3daec524750a&oe=61C3031B  ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[ELF-13] Enthroners (2017) cropped-Enth-e_arany [Internet] Available from: http://enthroners.hu/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/cropped-Enth-e_arany.png [Accessed 30 July 2022]

[ELF-14] ELF (2022) 6291dde6aa8e8749747937c6_Untitled design(108) [Internet] Available from: https://assets-global.website-files.com/5fb916e4beed7f5a8f3276f7/6291dde6aa8e8749747937c6_Untitled%20design(108).png [Accessed 30 July 2022]

[ELF-15] FIDAF (2017) seamen-milano [Internet] Available from: https://1divisione.fidaf.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/seamen-milano.png [Accessed 30 July 2022]

[ELF-16] Munich Ravens Football Facebook (2023) Profile Picture, September 8, 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=123430010462898&set=a.122857057186860  [Accessed 4 June 2023][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/306132344_123429997129566_8872106434824844988_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=xnEw_poHO_kAX9KQYbh&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AfAS0GoANmKINTZ7QcrhbK_vG1IkdRB67YuPhwYernDhZg&oe=6481EE9A  ][Accessed 4 June 2023]

[ELF-17] Paris Football Team Facebook (2023) Profile Picture, January 24, 2023 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/ParisMusketeers/photos/a.101414882743060/147410734810141 [Accessed 4 June 2023][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/326791776_738011134214179_2882371826472134793_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=jyXOGXwJNSsAX8Krkbs&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AfDfgnFQg4tN9FkmNHiMdDRbcSZw5ZdkU8gRx3W2bTZ1aw&oe=64818A87 ][Accessed 4 June 2023]

[ELF-18] Prague Lions Facebook (2023) Profile Picture, January 30, 2023 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=665989335528854&set=a.387731620021295  [Accessed 4 June 2023][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/327557046_1212137429393578_7005550225882632205_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=XbUiwS-1lGgAX-XfD5Y&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AfAvNiA4t_g2LRYw9XhPXSZC6t2PkSEAtrx-x5N8-SFszQ&oe=6481D891  ][Accessed 4 June 2023]

Note: for individual game scores and stats view each game [click on the game in the schedule above]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to John Gunning (American Football International); Tomas; Carmine and Morgan (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: 4 June 2023

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2023

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

Flag Map of Canada

NAFL North American Football League 1988

United States Teams

NAFL North American Football League United States Northern Division 1988

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NAFL North American Football League United States Southern Division 1988

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Canadian Football League Teams

NAFL North American Football League Canadian Western Division 1988

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About the NAFL North American Football League 1988

Charlie Finley, the former Oakland A’s Major League Baseball owner, after the failed attempt to start up the International Baseball League with Donald Trump in 1981/1982, announced plans in 1987 for a NAFL – North American Football League, which would begin play in 1988, and would be a merger of the CFL – Canadian Football League – with 9 new teams based in USA: Birmingham, New York, Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Memphis, Phoenix, Jacksonville and Dallas-Fort Worth. The league would be based in Birmingham, but never got off the ground. The NAFL merger of CFL and USA teams would have had a Championship Game pitting the winners of the CFL versus the winners of the US League and would have had an inter-locking schedule. The Canadian Football League dismissed the merger talks, but did not rule it out altogether, saying anything is possible for the right amount of money. [References: 1]

Canadian Flag Map Stock Image

Flag Map of Canada
Canada Map Flag. Map of Canada with the Canadian national flag isolated on white background. Vector Illustration.

References

League and Teams References

[1] Birmingham Pro Sports (1988) Will Birmingham Play in the North American Football League? [Internet] Available from: https://www.birminghamprosports.com/otherteamsnafl.html [Accessed 15 April 2023]

Logo References

Chris Creamer’s Sports Logos (2023) bhklovvhf9ngu6m5i5sgnha7h [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/101/full/bhklovvhf9ngu6m5i5sgnha7h.gif [Accessed 15 April 2023]

LOGOS

[3] Sports Logos (2021) 8827_bc_lions-primary-2016 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/91/full/8827_bc_lions-primary-2016.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[4] Sports Logos (2021) 6644_calgary_stampeders-primary-2019 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/92/full/6644_calgary_stampeders-primary-2019.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[5] Chris Creamer’s Sportslogos (2019) edmonton_eskimos_logo_primary_19987020 [Internet] Available from:https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/93/full/edmonton_eskimos_logo_primary_19987020.png  [Accessed 22 November 2021]

[6] Sports Logos (2021) 6261_saskatchewan_roughriders-primary-2016 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/98/full/6261_saskatchewan_roughriders-primary-2016.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[7] Sports Logos (2021) 2517_winnipeg_blue_bombers-primary-2012 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/100/full/2517_winnipeg_blue_bombers-primary-2012.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[8] Sports Logos (2021) 6242 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/94/full/6242.gif [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[9] Sports Logos (2021) 4816_toronto_argonauts-primary-2021 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/99/full/4816_toronto_argonauts-primary-2021.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[10] Sports Logos (2021) 9827_ottawa__redblacks-primary-2014 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/5033/full/9827_ottawa__redblacks-primary-2014.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[11] Sports Logos (2021) 5778_montreal_alouettes-primary-2019 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/95/full/5778_montreal_alouettes-primary-2019.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Steve Hearn and Anton “Pippo” O’Grady (Dublin Bay Raptors)

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish, North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 15 April 2023

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IFL Indoor Football League 2023

Standings

IFL Indoor Football League Eastern Conference 2023

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Frisco Fighters5001.000279179100W5
2Quad Cities Steamwheelers4200.66730228616L1
3Sioux Falls Storm3200.60024320142W2
4Massachusetts Pirates3200.60025323419W1
5Green Bay Blizzard2300.400209252-43L1
6Tulsa Oilers1400.200191261-70L1
7Iowa Barnstormers0500.000177265-88L5

IFL Indoor Football League Western Conference 2023

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Tucson Sugar Skulls3100.75016714522L1
2Bay Area Panthers3200.60023020327W2
3Northern Arizona Wranglers3200.60018016812W1
4Arizona Rattlers3300.5002972898W1
5Vegas Knight Hawks2300.40021219121L1
6Duke City Gladiators2300.400218229-11L2
7San Diego Strike Force2400.333211266-55L1

Regular Season Schedule

IFL Indoor Football League 2023

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
53 - 60

Quad Cities Steamwheelers vs Arizona Rattlers

(Week 1)
30 - 76

Green Bay Blizzard vs Frisco Fighters

Match Day Week 2
(Week 2)
35 - 13

Frisco Fighters vs Tulsa Oilers

(Week 2)
35 - 43

Northern Arizona Wranglers vs Duke City Gladiators

(Week 2)
57 - 44

Vegas Knight Hawks vs Iowa Barnstormers

(Week 2)
47 - 49

San Diego Strike Force vs Quad Cities Steamwheelers

Match Day Week 3
(Week 3)
44 - 25

Green Bay Blizzard vs Iowa Barnstormers

(Week 3)
36 - 34

Quad Cities Steamwheelers vs Sioux Falls Storm

(Week 3)
55 - 60

Duke City Gladiators vs Frisco Fighters

(Week 3)
48 - 42

Northern Arizona Wranglers vs Vegas Knight Hawks

(Week 3)
59 - 52

Massachusetts Pirates vs Bay Area Panthers

(Week 3)
16 - 35

San Diego Strike Force vs Tucson Sugar Skulls

Match Day Week 2
(Week 2)
55 - 41

Massachusetts Pirates vs Green Bay Blizzard

Match Day Week 3
(Week 3)
47 - 46

Bay Area Panthers vs Arizona Rattlers

Match Day Week 4
(Week 4)
57 - 36

Duke City Gladiators vs Tulsa Oilers

(Week 4)
48 - 54

Arizona Rattlers vs Tucson Sugar Skulls

(Week 4)
36 - 37

Vegas Knight Hawks vs San Diego Strike Force

(Week 4)
54 - 24

Sioux Falls Storm vs Iowa Barnstormers

Match Day Week 5
(Week 5)
56 - 39

Frisco Fighters vs Massachusetts Pirates

(Week 5)
42 - 68

Tulsa Oilers vs Quad Cities Steamwheelers

(Week 5)
48 - 37

Arizona Rattlers vs Duke City Gladiators

(Week 5)
41 - 47

Sioux Falls Storm vs Green Bay Blizzard

(Week 5)
48 - 9

Northern Arizona Wranglers vs San Diego Strike Force

(Week 5)
30 - 34

Bay Area Panthers vs Tucson Sugar Skulls

Match Day Week 6
(Week 6)
47 - 55

Green Bay Blizzard vs Sioux Falls Storm

(Week 6)
50 - 26

Vegas Knight Hawks vs Duke City Gladiators

(Week 6)
52 - 42

Frisco Fighters vs Arizona Rattlers

(Week 6)
48 - 54

Iowa Barnstormers vs Tulsa Oilers

(Week 6)
49 - 44

Quad Cities Steamwheelers vs Massachusetts Pirates

(Week 6)
44 - 51

Tucson Sugar Skulls vs San Diego Strike Force

(Week 6)
47 - 13

Bay Area Panthers vs Northern Arizona Wranglers

Match Day Week 7
(Week 7)
56 - 36

Massachusetts Pirates vs Iowa Barnstormers

(Week 7)
27 - 36

Vegas Knight Hawks vs Northern Arizona Wranglers

(Week 7)
59 - 47

Sioux Falls Storm vs Quad Cities Steamwheelers

(Week 7)
46 - 53

Tulsa Oilers vs Arizona Rattlers

(Week 7)
51 - 54

San Diego Strike Force vs Bay Area Panthers

Weekly Recaps

Week 1 (17-19 March 2023)

Arizona Rattlers opened the 2023 Indoor Football League (IFL) season with a 60-53 defeat of Quad City Steamwheelers in Illinois on St. Patrick’s Day. Two days later Frisco Fighters more than doubled their opponents score in a 76-30 win at Green Bay Blizzard in Wisconsin. The IFL’s first full weekend of fixtures starts in week 2. [References: 1]

Week 2 (24-26 March 2023)

Frisco Fighters moved to 2-0 in the Eastern Conference with a 35-13 victory at home to newcomers Tulsa Oilers and Massachustetts Pirates opened their season with a 55-41 defeat of Green Bay Blizzard (0-2). Quad City Steamwheelers won 49-47 at San Diego Strike Force to level up at 1-1. In the Western Conference Vegas Knight Hawks (57-44 versus Iowa Barnstormers, Duke City Gladiators (43-35 at defending Champions Northern Arizona Wranglers) and Bay Area Panthers (47-46 at home to Arizona Rattlers) all opened their seasons with wins. [References: 1-2]

Weeks 3-4 (31 April-9 April 2023)

After four weeks the Frisco Fighters of Texas (3-0), Massachusetts Pirates (2-0) and Tucson Sugar Skulls of Arizona (2-0) were the only undefeated teams in the IFL. Frisco had improved to 3-0 in week 3 with a close 60-55 victory at Duke City Gladiators from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Massachusetts Pirates kept pace with the Fighters in the Eastern Conference with a 59-52 defeat of Bay Area Panthers from San Jose, California in the Pirates home in New England, while Tucson Sugar Skulls picked up wins in their first two outings: 35-16 at San Diego Strike Force in a low-scoring game for Indoor rules in week 3, and a 54-48 win at Arizona Rattlers in an Arizona rivalry game.

The Eastern Conference’s Green Bay Blizzard and Sioux Falls Storm both picked up their first wins of the season in victories over Iowa Barnstormers: the Wisconsin-based Blizzard winning 44-25 at home in week 3 and the South Dakota-based Storm 54-24 at home in week 4. Other teams picking up first wins were Northern Arizona Wranglers (48-42 versus Vegas Knight Hawks), San Diego Strike Force (37-36 at Vegas Knight Hawks) and Duke City Gladiators (57-36 at home to league newcomers Tulsa Oilers). [References: 1-2]

ABOUT THE IFL 2022

For the 2023 season the Indoor Football League lost the Bismarck Bucks but added the Tulsa Oilers to remain a 14-team league, divided into two Conferences (East and West) of seven teams each. Northern Arizona Wranglers are the defending Champions.

The Indoor Football League is a Major American Football League playing Reduced Numbers (8v8) Arena Indoor American Football in USA. Previously AAA, it has since the demise of the Arena Football League (a Major League) after the 2019 season, expanded its Geographic Reach, and has taken the AFL’s position as the Major League in Indoor/Arena Football. This version of American Football is most popular in Mexico, hence names like Tucson Sugar Skulls. LEXFA (Liga Extrema de Futbol Arena) in Mexico is the Major League in Mexico (and also one of four Mexican Majors)

SAP Center, San Jose – Home of Bay Area Panthers

SAP Center San Jose
Featured Image: November 25, 2018 San Jose / CA / USA – SAP Center building close to downtown San Jose, south San Francisco bay area; multi-purpose sports and concert venue; home of the San Jose Sharks of the NHL Item ID: 1241602126 Congtributor Sundry Photography [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/november-25-2018-san-jose-ca-1241602126 [Accessed 17 March 2022][Edited by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie]

References

[1] Indoor Football League (2023) 2023 Football Standings [Internet] Available from: https://goifl.com/standings.aspx?standings=10 [Accessed 12 April 2023]

[2] Indoor Football League (2023) IFL Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://goifl.com/calendar.aspx?season=2023 [Accessed 12 April 2023]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Bart Barden, Tim Leadingham & Sam Thompson

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 12 April 2023

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2023

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

ethnic woman in helmet and earphones holding equipment for playing american football

WWCFL Western Women’s Canadian Football League 2022

WWCFL Western Women's Canadian Football League Logo
WWCFL Western Women’s Canadian Football League Logo [References: L-1]

Standings

WWCFL Western Women's Canadian Football League Prairie Conference 2022

PosTeamWLTPFPAPts
1Saskatoon Valkyries400181358
2Manitoba Fearless310222456
3Regina Riot1301201122
4Winnipeg Wolfpack04002920

WWCFL Western Women's Canadian Football League Western Conference 2022

PosTeamWLTPFPAPts
1Edmonton Storm310186486
2Calgary Rage310179416
3Lethbridge Steel04002260

For Official Standings please visit the WWCFL website in References: [S1]

Playoffs

WWCFL Western Women's Canadian Football League Playoffs 2023

Match Day Prairie Conference Quarter-Finals
(Prairie Conference Quarter-Finals)
30 - 0 #

Saskatoon Valkyries vs Winnipeg Wolfpack

(Prairie Conference Quarter-Finals)
20 - 13

Manitoba Fearless vs Regina Riot

Match Day Crossover Semi-Finals
(Crossover Semi-Finals)
15 - 6

Manitoba Fearless vs Calgary Rage

(Crossover Semi-Finals)
52 - 0

Saskatoon Valkyries vs Edmonton Storm

Match Day WWCFL Final 2022
(WWCFL Final 2022)
36 - 6

Saskatoon Valkyries vs Manitoba Fearless

For Official Standings please visit the WWCFL website in References: [S1]

Recap

Saskatoon Valkyries sailed through the Western Women’s Canadian Football League 2022 season, winning the Prairie Conference on a 4-0 record, before defeating Edmonton Storm (3-1, Western Conference #2 seed) 52-0 in the Crossover Semi-Finals and then triumphing 36-6 over Manitoba Fearless (3-1, Prairie Conference #2 seed) in the WWCFL Final. The title was Saskatoon Valkyrie’s seventh overall and first since 2019 due to the two-year enforced shutdown of the league due to COVID-19. [References: S1]

About the WWCFL 2022 Season

The 2022 Western Women’s Canadian Football League (WWCFL) season was the 10th season of the league, having been founded in 2011 (2020 and 2021 seasons were cancelled due to COVID-19). The Gridiron Football League for Women is based in the Western Canada Provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. The Prairie Conference for 2022 consisted of Regina Riot and Saskatoon Valkyries from Saskatchewan and Winnipeg Wolfpack and Manitoba Fearless (Winnipeg) from Manitoba. The Western Conference consisted of the Alberta teams Calgary Rage, Edmonton Storm and Lethbridge Steel. Northern Anarchy (Western Conference) were the only team to not return after the enforced COVID-19 shutdown of the league. The two Conferences each played a four-game regular season entirely within their own Conference before the playoffs. The Playoffs were Crossover between Conferences from the Semi-Finals (Final four). [References: A1 and S1]

Canada Women’s Football Stock Image

ethnic woman in helmet and earphones holding equipment for playing american football
Photo by Muhammad-taha Ibrahim on Pexels.com

References

Scoreboard References

[S1] WWCFL (2022) WESTERN WOMEN’S CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE RESULTS [Internet] Available from: http://www.wwcfl.ca/results.html [Accessed 4 March 2023]

About References

[S1] WWCFL (2022) WESTERN WOMEN’S CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE ABOUT [Internet] Available from: http://www.wwcfl.ca/about.html  [Accessed 4 March 2023]

Logo References

[L1] Western Women’s Canadian Football League (2019) WWCFL Logo – ac3c7255dce79205ad91beaae8b7e65f [Internet] Available from: http://nebula.wsimg.com/ac3c7255dce79205ad91beaae8b7e65f?AccessKeyId=1A795C3DCD601BA21724&disposition=0&alloworigin=1 [Accessed 2 January 2021]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Judith Burns.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish, North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 4 March 2023

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2023

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

Eirball's Map of American Football Ireland Senior League Division 2 Teams 2023

AFI American Football Ireland Senior League Division 2 2023

Standings

AFI American Football Ireland Senior League Division 2 2023

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreakPts
16001.00019421173W618
23300.50084101-17L19
32400.33340126-86L26
41500.16748118-70L13

For Official Standings Please Visit the American Football Ireland websites in References: [S-1]

Regular Season Schedule

For Official Schedule Please Visit the American Football Ireland websites in References: [S-1]

Season Recap

Regular Season Recap

Wexford Eagles were almost unchallenged during the 2023 AFI Division 2 regular season, winning all six games, and outscoring opponents 194-21, with Causeway Giants lucky to finish in second place after the late-season collapse of Trinity College Dublin, who forfeited their last two games, including one home game versus the Causeway Giants. The Giants finished 3-3, one game ahead of TCD on 2-4, with the North Dublin Pirates finishing on 1-5 in fourth, their one victory a walkover versus Trinity. [References: S-1]

Eirball’s Map of American Football Ireland Senior League Division 2 Teams 2023

Eirball's Map of American Football Ireland Senior League Division 2 Teams 2023
Eirball’s Map of American Football Ireland Senior League Division 2 Teams 2023 -Eirball’s Map of American Football Ireland Division 1 2023 Teams – Map of AFI Senior League Division 2 Teams 2023 Vector Contributor Rainer Lesniewski (2022) administrative map of Ireland and Northern Ireland [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/administrative-map-ireland-northern-1665171421 [Last Accessed 11 August 2022][Overlaid with Map of Dublin isolated from: Vector — Map of Ireland administrative divisions on counties level Copyright: lesniewski [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_51580818_map-of-ireland-administrative-divisions-on-counties-level.html?vti=lnoo9k86jx77fg2u6b-1-1 [Accessed 10 January 2022][American Football Ireland Team Logos added by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball – see References AFI-L31 to AFI-L39]

About the American Football Ireland Senior League Division 2 2023

The American Football Ireland Senior League Division 2 is the third level of Gridiron Football in Ireland. The 2023 season in American Football Ireland is the 35th year of the league having played its’ first season in 1986 (There was no league in 2000, 2020 and 2021). There are four teams in AFI Senior League Division 2 for 2023. 2022 AFI Division 2’s top three teams in 2022, Louth Mavericks (7-1), Antrim Jets (5-3) and NI Razorbacks (5-3) were promoted to Division 1 while Trinity College Dublin (4-4) and Wexford Eagles (0-8) were relegated from Division 1 to Division 2 for 2023. Keeping their place in AFI Division 2 from 2022 were Causeway Giants (3-5) and North Dublin Pirates (0-8). All four teams in AFI Senior League Division 2 for 2023 forfeited games in 2022 and the 2023 season shall probably be a rebuilding season for them. [References: A-1 to A-3]

Gridiron Football Stock Photo

American Football Helmet in Irish Colours
Photo by Ricardo CL on Pexels.com

References

Scoreboard References

[S-1] American Football Ireland (2023) American Football Senior League Division 2 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/americanfootball/division2/  [Accessed 4 March 2023][Last Accessed 29 July 2023]

[S-1] American Football Ireland (2023) AFI Division 2 2023 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/americanfootball/division2/ [Accessed 4 March 2023][Last Accessed 29 July 2023]

ABOUT AFI SENIOR LEAGUE DIVISION 2 2023 REFERENCES

[A-1] American Football Ireland (2022) AFI Division 2 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/americanfootball/division2/ [Accessed 1 August 2022]

[A-2] American Football Ireland (2022) AFI Division 1 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/americanfootball/division1/ [Accessed 2 March 2022][Last Accessed 3 August 2022]

[A-3] Irish American Football Association (2019) Shamrock Bowl Winners [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/home/kitted-football/shamrock-bowl-history/ [Accessed 11 August 2019]

LOGO REFERENCES

[AFI-L31] Irish American Football Association (2018) Wexford Eagles Team Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Team-Logo-Wexford-Eagles.png [Accessed 21 January 2019][Purple Background added 4 February 2023]

[AFI-L37] Causeway Giants Facebook (2019) Profile Picture, January 21, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CausewayGiants/photos/a.298347387604903/382752082497766/ [Accessed 23 October 2021][Actual Picture Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/50658221_382752092497765_1939679360554369024_n.png?_nc_cat=110&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=Vtpz0Z7qMoQAX8cH8Im&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=da9097d4ecd1c3980e37abd0993a8753&oe=6197AE19 ][Accessed 23 October 2021]

[AFI-L38] Trinity College Dublin American Football | Facebook (2019) TCD American Football Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/214800495197037/photos/1306609992682743/ [Accessed 21 January 2019]

[AFI-L39] North Dublin Pirates (2019) North Dublin Pirates Logo [Internet] Avaiilable from: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0b/NorthDublinPirates.png [Accessed 21 January 2019][Orange Background Cropped added 3 February 2023]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Sean Douglas (UCD and Dublin Rebels) and Jo Buchanan (South Dublin Panthers)

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish, North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 29 July 2023

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2023

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

Eirball's Map of American Football Ireland Division 1 2023 Teams

AFI American Football Ireland Senior League Division 1 2023

Standings

AFI American Football Ireland Division 1 2023

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreakPts
18001.00020550155W824
27100.87529243249W121
35300.62514213210L115
43500.3751647886W19
53500.375116176-60L29
62600.25080232-152L16
70800.00012300-288L80

Regular Season Schedule

AFI American Football Ireland Division 2 2023