• LocationBirmingham
  • PositionDefensive Line
  • Squad Number78
  • Debut date

2015 Bio:

Cottingham is one of the Lions’ most destructive players. A virtual wrecking ball on the field, much of her play, from the d-line, sets the tone for the rest of the Lion’s number one ranked defense to follow. Powerful and aggressive, behind her intense front is an erudite player who is, in equal measure, a club lynch-pin: Cottingham deservedly received (North side) Defensive MVP honours this season as well as featuring strongly for her country over the summer at the European Championships.

2014 Bio:

Aimee came to the Lions as a total rookie, but it didn’t take long before her contact skills shone through. Raw power, along with natural aggression, has made her a very powerful adversary – one which all our opponents have struggled to cope with. Aimee has lead the team in QB sacks this season courtesy of her rampant style; her potential is huge.

Club Honours:

– 2015 Defensive Player of the Year (North Team)

– 2015, 2016 Positional Leader

– 2016 Scrimmage Cup MVP

– 2016 BAFA Sapphire Series (Division One) MVP Nominee

– 2016 Player’s Player of the Year

– 2016 Defensive Player of the Year

International Honours:

– 2014 Great Britain vs Sweden (W); Captain

– 2015 Great Britain vs Russia, IFAF European Championships Qualifier (W)

– 2015 Great Britain vs Germany, Sweden, Finland, IFAF European Championships (W/W/L); European Silver Medallist

Image courtesy of, and with thanks to,  Andy M Neale, © Whizzyfingers Photography.