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Last updated: 08 Mar 2023 10:44am

American football


The American Football Club is a mixed club consisting of men and women who compete in the same team. The club will welcome students from beginners to experienced players. The club is run by a robust community with all club members having the chance to be voted in next term.


Venue: East London Rugby Club, 71 Holland Road, E15 3BP

Monday: 7 pm - 8:30 pm

Friday: 7 pm - 9 pm

Match days



BUCS 2A American Football

BUCS Plate

2022/2023 Trials

Monday 26th September: 7 pm - 8:30 pm

Friday 30th September: 7 pm - 9 pm

Message from the President:

Come and try American football, whether you’re a fan of the sport or you have never heard of it before, it’s a fun competitive sport that will push you to become a better person.

When I joined City, I did not plan on playing any type of sports as I wanted to focus on my studies and I also believed that sports played at university level would be too difficult if I did not have some sort of prior experience, while this is true for other sports it is not the case for American football.

When I joined the team, I had no idea how the game was to be played, I only knew that I wanted to tackle people. I was taught by an experienced team of coaches who happened to coach Team GB as well as other adult football teams, they taught me how to be the best I could be, not only as a player but as a person. I also learned from my teammates, I played Line-backer with a player called Victor, who was double my size, he held me to his high standards and helped me develop as player to the point where I would win Rookie of the year.

Going into my 4th year, I extremely proud to still be part of the team and will do everything I can to help you compete. I look forward to meeting the next generation of the team, and I promise once you join you will never look back.

-Farhan Pothiyil, American Football president 2021-2023

Equipment needed

  • Football boots
  • Gumshield
  • Suitable sporting clothing

*if selected for team, team kit will be provided.

How to get involved

Please drop us a message on one of the socials below or email 

Selected Team Members

To represent City in your chosen sport you must first attend a trial or open practice. Once selected for a team you must purchase a sports membership. Once purchased, you can represent City throughout the 2022/23 season.

Membership costs £50 for the academic year – You are not required to purchase more than one membership if representing more than one team.

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