Around the Continent: Easter Weekend Edition

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The GFL season starts on April 18 and will see defending champs the Braunschweig New Yorker Lions host the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes, quarter-finalists in 2014.

The bad news heading into the season is the folding of the Cologne Falcons after losing their main sponsor.

Great Britain

The Premiership of the British American Football League  got underway as the defending champion London Warriors traveled to Bristol and handed the Aztecs a 43-0 defeat. Two more games in the Premiership are slated for April 12.


Holland - Nijmegen Pirates vs. Alphen Eagles

Only one game was played in the Dutch American Football League (AFBN) Easter Weekend. The Alphen Eagles exacted a measure of revenge after last week’s loss to the Arnhem Falcons by beating  the Nijmegen Pirates 43-0. The Falcons are surprising leaders of Group A after defeating the Alphen Eagles two weeks ago. Meanwhile the Amsterdam Crusaders, perennial championship contenders, are also undefeated at 6-0 and lead Group B.


The Hungarian season kicked off as the Budapest Wolves trounced the Nyiregyhaza Tigers 59-14. gets underway this weekend as the Budapest Wolves take on the Nyiregyhaza Tigers. The Bratislava Monarchs (Slovakia) were equally merciless pummeling the Ujpest Bulldogs 59-0. In the closest score the Budapest Cowbells doubled the Ujpest Bulldogs 42-21.


Ireland - Belfast Trojans action2

No games were played Easter Weekend in Ireland. The University of Limerick Vikings continue to lead the South conference with a 3-0 record while in the North, the defending champion Belfast Trojans are also undefeated at 2-0. Action resumes on April 12.

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Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.