The Tamworth Phoenix Adult team play in the BAFA National Leagues. They currently compete in the Premiership North which is the top level of amateur American Football in the country. Since their promotion in the Division 1 final in 2010 the ‘Nix have been a Midlands powerhouse reaching the Premiership playoffs every year. The team’s goals are to increase participation in American Football in the UK, develop players into top level talent and to create a team that strives to play for each other.
On Saturday 26th August 2017 at Sixways Stadium, Worcester Britball history was made. The Tamworth Phoenix, celebrating their ten year anniversary, saw off the heavily favoured London Blitz in a stunning 33-28 victory.
In front of a record breaking crowd and viewed by thousands online via live stream, the Phoenix came from behind in the fourth quarter to secure their first Britbowl Championship. You can watch the whole game below or the highlights here.
The victory also completed a perfect season for the ‘Nix – 12 wins, 0 losses.
Quarterback Patrick Daley took home the games MVP away and Ben Davies who scored a pick-6 to put the Phoenix in front won Defensive MVP.
The hard work doesn’t stop for the Phoenix organisation though with 3 under 17 taster sessions planned for Saturday 16th September, Saturday 23rd September and Saturday 30th September. All held at Atherstone Sports Hub, Ratcliffe Road, Atherstone, CV9 1LX 10.00am-12.00pm.
“Tamworth Phoenix would like to thank everyone for their support and messages regarding our injured player from the game with Lancashire.
We are pleased to say he’s been released from hospital following surgery and has been able to travel home to begin his recovery.
We are cooperating with BAFA in dealing with the incident but our focus for this weekend is travelling to East Kilbride to play the Pirates.”
Martin Hilton, Tamworth Phoenix HC
For its second year #WhiteOut is back and hotter than ever! Join the Phoenix for an extra special event where they take on the Edinburgh Wolves. Kickoff is at 2.30pm on Sunday 23rd July!
Earlier in the season the Wolves held the ‘Nix to a one score victory so will be sure to give the Phoenix a stern test in the return fixture.
The #WhiteOut event will feature as a homecoming event where we encourage all of our alumni to come down, catch up with old friends, cheer on the current Phoenix and celebrate all things #Phamily and the more old school – #NixNation.
This season is the 10 year anniversary of the Phoenix, from their humblie beginnings in division 2, so is the perfect opportunity to reminice about ‘the good old days’.
Free admission, bar at the clubhouse and BBQ after the game! You can check out our Facebook event here.