Below the senior level, contact football in the UK is split into two age groups – U19s and U16s. 16-18 year-olds are eligible for the u19s league whilst 13-15 year-olds can get involved with an U16s team.
Under 16s American football is well established in the UK and competitions are held in the summer in the form of 5 vs 5 tournaments. The Under 16s team play in tournaments from April until August, always on Saturdays.
Each team takes part in four tournaments, each comprising two individual games. This gives them a regular season of eight games. Divisional winners from these tournaments, plus the best runners up, qualify for north and south playoff tournaments at the end of the regular season, and from there the best four teams will go forward to play for the National Championship. Players must be under 16 on 31st August in the year preceding the playing season, the minimum age is 13 years.
The present team members want more of you to join them, so come along and give it a try. Youth athletes aged between 13-18 train with the senior team and are separated during contact elements. Remember, newcomers are always welcome!
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