Tuesday, 17 March 2015

American Football On My Doorstep



As you have read in previous posts, I am a massive American Football fan.  Yes some teams may come over to London once a year but that's not enough for me.  Luckily for me there is a team more or less on my doorstep.

 The Glasgow Tigers, as you can guess from their name, play in Glasgow which is only 20 minutes away from me! Their home field is located within Pollok Country Park which is accessible via regular public transport, even better!



The Glasgow Tigers,originally named The Strathclyde Sheriffs, formed in 1985.  50 players all put money together to form the club.  The Sheriffs were run by officers from the Strathclyde Police force.  In 1986 they started their first regular season and narrowly missed out on the playoffs.  In 1988 the Sheriffs were undefeated and went on to win Caledonian Bowl.  In 1994 they entered the Scottish Gridiron Association and for 4 consecutive seasons between 1995 and 1998 played all other teams across Scotland. In 2002 they changed their name to The Glasgow Tigers.



The 2015 schedule will be released soon and I can't wait as plan on taking the kids to a few of their games,  Liam has started getting into watching American Football so we know he would love getting to see a game being played.  Sophie just loves everything.  As for me and my husband it will make is happy as we love the game so much so having a team so close to us is fantastic.



How much are tickets I hear you ask - FREE, yes you read that right, not a single penny.  They do sell raffle tickets at the games which I think is an amazing way of letting families come along and enjoy the sport for what it is, pure entertainment.

You can find out more about The Glasgow Tigers here.  They are also on Facebook and Twitter

UPDATE

2015 HOME SCHEDULE

Sunday 19th April League Newcastle Home 2.30pm

Sunday 26th April League Aberdeen Home 2.30pm

Sunday 17th May League Dundee Home 3.30pm

Sunday 14th June League Northumberland Home 2.30pm

Sunday 26th July League West Coast Home 2.30pm


**Thanks to The Glasgow Tigers for allowing me to use their images.


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    1. It helps but I would have taken the kids along anyway regardless hehe. It means we can take them more often and have lovely days out x

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  2. Thats lovely thta you can go and enjoy them playing more often.

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    1. It is, cant wait for the new season to start x

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  3. ive nver heard or seen it where we live in the north east , although i always think its just rugby and feel its a little rough for my little ones lol , its nice you can go watch them play though x

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    1. My son loves watching american football, we usually record it for him as it can be on as late as 1am here. It is a great sport. They have flag football, which is non-contact, for the kids who want to learn the game they then progress, when older, into the full contact version x

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  4. Sunday 19th April League Newcastle Home 2.30pm

    Sunday 26th April League Aberdeen Home 2.30pm

    Sunday 17th May League Dundee Home 3.30pm

    Sunday 14th June League Northumberland Home 2.30pm

    Sunday 26th July League West Coast Home 2.30pm

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    1. Aww fab! Thanks for posting the schedule! Looking forward to the first game

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  5. Sounds like fun, even better as it's free!

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    1. I can't wait hehe! Free is good when you have children who want to go! x

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  6. This is one sport that I really don't understand at all.

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    1. It takes some getting used to. I am still learning the rules x

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  7. Wow this is great to have this near your doorstep and free! Good family fun x

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