There’s no better place to start your American Football career than right here. If you’re aged 13+ and want to join our Seniors, Under-19s or Under-17s squad simply fill out your details below and we’ll get in touch.
All our American Football sides are mixed sex so women can compete in the BAFL. At present we have no dedicated women’s team but with enough interest from players we are always open to building the club and entering the league.
Rookie Open Days Our rookie open days are the perfect way for new players to the sport to learn about the game and how to play it, plus what positions are best suited to you without needing any experience or kit related to American Football.
You can register your interest in our rookie open days during the off-season. If you're thinking of joining us then join our Prospective Players Facebook Group, here you'll receive the latest news, hear from the coaches and be able to ask any questions about the open days, getting kit or joining the team.
American Football Training We train every Sunday morning (when there’s no gameday) at either the ‘Prison Pitch’ (Greetwell Road, Lincoln, LN24BD) or at Memorial Hall (Newark Road, North Hykeham, LN69RY) from 10:00 – 12:30. The first session of the season officially starts in the first weekend of January and all sessions are open and free to attendees. We also run a fitness session for the senior side on a Thursday evening at Memorial Hall (from 18:30) to compliment strength, conditioning and tactical work.
How much does American Football cost? Our rookie open days are always free. To play matches for the Bombers you then need to pay a single subscription fee to cover the entire season which can be broken down into smaller payments on request. These fees work out as:
£225 (if you live within 15 miles of Lincoln and are in full-time employment) £125 (if you live further than 15 miles from Lincoln/are a student/or are unemployed) £50+£10 per game (if you join mid-season and pay on a game-by-game basis) £120 (for under-19s) £90 (for under-17s)
Players will also need to register with the British American Football Association before they can play in games for insurance purposes.
How old do I need to be? For the senior side you need to be over 18-years-old but there is no upper limit on the age. For the youth teams you need to be over 13-years-old before you are allowed to participate in full contact. When is the season? The British American Football season runs at the alternate side of the year from the NFL. Our pre-season will begin in January with any pre-season games likely to take place around March time. The league fixtures will then run between April and August depending on scheduling with the play-offs extending the season if successful.