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King's Pitches hosts first ever American Football game

Hot on the heels of the real-life Super Bowl, the Aberdeen University Bulls played their own historic game

Courtesy of Leah Flint

By Daniel Petersen


The Aberdeen University American Football society have rounded off their season with a 34-0 win over an injury-ravaged UWS Pyros, finishing in third place with a 4-3 record, an impressive feat given that the first three games ended in consecutive defeats to the Teeside Cougars, Glasgow Tigers, and Edinburgh Napier Knights. The first win came by way of a 32-8 score against the Sunderland Spartans, followed by walkover wins against York St John Jaguars and Heriott-Watt Wolverines.


This game was more significant, however, for being the first ever American Football game hosted on King’s Pitches.


Adam Lambert, AUSA Vice President for Sports said, “I was super excited to watch the Bulls, our American Football team, making history by playing their very first ever match on King’s Pitches. I am very thankful for the work that the American Football team and the University Estates staff have put in to make this game happen. It’s amazing to see sport getting back to normal after a difficult couple of years. We are finally coming to an end of restrictions so I am hopeful that the sport at the University will grow and improve. A massive thank you to all the supporters and spectators who came to watch the game. With plenty of chants and cheers, the atmosphere at the game was class!”


If anyone is interested in joining the team, they can get in contact with the club via Instagram @AU_AmericanFootball or Twitter @AberdeenBulls. They can also be reached via email (football.american@ausa.org.uk) or through AUSA.


The Bulls hold their training sessions at the following times:

Tuesday: 19:00-20:30 (Hillhead Pitches)

Wednesday: 13:30-15:00 (Aberdeen Sports Village)

Friday: 18:30-20:00 (Hillhead Pitches)

Sunday: 14:00-15:30 (Seaton Park)