American Football: The Hottest Sport On Campus

The start of a new term spells the perfect time to try something a little bit different. Exclusively for The Tab, Michael Goodacre us tells why American Football is the new up and coming sport to get involved in on campus.


The start of a new term spells the perfect time to try something a little bit different. Exclusively for The Tab, Michael Goodacre us tells why American Football is the new up and coming sport to get involved in on campus.




The Exeter Demons will begin their new season with high hopes. In addition to securing a lucrative sponsorship deal with Walkabout, the club have added two new coaches to their ranks in the form of Stephen Jones and Scott Bebbington.

As the regular season doesn’t kick off until early November, the club has more time than most to prepare for their first game. The Demons are set to boost their chances by introducing a new preseason weekend residential training camp, which will include tuition from some of the best coaches in the UK.
While it has long been overshadowed by Football and Rugby, American football has grown in popularity at university level, with over sixty teams now competing in the National League. This year’s committee are looking to pad up beginners to the sport too, and with playing positions to suit all skill sets, American football is open to everyone.
Publicity has been of upmost importance for the offseason, as the large presence of Rugby and Lacrosse on campus has made it difficult for the club to attract substantial interest in previous years. As the Demons go into their fourth season in the British Universities American Football League, they are keen to attract a large group of rookies to help take the club forward, and have been campaigning hard on campus to create greater interest in this up and coming sport.
It isn’t too late to sign up, so for those of you interested in giving American Football a go, contact captain Marcus Gardiner at [email protected]