An amateur sports organisation, established in January 2014 and affiliated with and based at the University of Birmingham, the women’s programme offers a taste of one of the country’s fastest growing women’s sports – American Football – to women aged 18 plus (for both students and non-students).

Offering the very best coaching, dedicated pitch-side physio support and access to fantastic University facilities, including equipment and specialist video coaching analysis, the Birmingham Lions Women’s Programmes’ aims are simple:

·         to ensure players have fun, safely;

·         to develop individuals to the best of their ability;

·         to ensure all players understand what it means to “be a Lion.”

As the sport’s current two-time National Champions (2013/14 and 2014/15) the Lions are also keen contributors to the British American Football Association’s (BAFA) national programme – our programme and coaching staff strive to give players the best opportunity to translate talent and potential into representative honours and as such since the club’s inception the Lion’s have produced 18 Great Britain internationals, as well as 2 Great Britain coaches…so we’d like think we’re going places…and with American Football for women still being a relatively new venture – and the Birmingham Lions themselves only having been established since January 2014 – now is a great time for players to get on board: many of the team’s most experienced players only have a mere 18 months in the game, so there’s huge opportunities for everyone to get involved, get up to speed quickly and compete across the board.

For partnership, promotional or commercial opportunities or to find out more about any aspect of Lions’ Women’s football why not message us at or as a potential player, please feel free to come along to one or any of our practice sessions – all comers, all standards, all absolutely welcome. Additionally, if playing perhaps doesn’t float your boat, we’re also keen to hear from potential volunteers.

So what are you waiting for? #GetInvolved #BeALion

Image courtesy of, and with thanks to,  Garry Charles Photography, © MyLonelyTreeMedia.