Around the Continent: Roger’s Corner – 7/23/14

CEFL (Central European Football League)

Vukvoi Belgrade (Europe #11) capped a grueling yet highly successful season by beating the Ljubjana Silverhawks 27-17 to win their second title of the year. Vukovi reached three championship finals winning two of them. A remarkable achievement.

Czech Republic

The Czech championship ended, as expected, with the Prague Black Panthers (Europe #10) taking the title beating the Pnbram Bobcats 40-0. With that, Prague finishes a great season with a record of 13-6. They played more games than any other team in Europe other than Vukovi.



No games were played as the Danish league is taking a break. Action returns on August 9. The Copenhagen Towers lead the entire league and have scored 268 points in six games while allowing only 26 against. Phenomenal numbers. They are first in Group 1 and have defeated the Triangle Razorbacks and the Gold Diggers (two and three in Denmark) by a combined total of 58-6.


In Finland, the Helsinki Roosters (Europe #9) were back in action, fresh off their championship run in the IFAF Europe Champions league. Facing the Turkuu Trojans, the Roosters found themselves in a battle. Falling behind  27-17 at the half, Helsinki had to dig deep to finally outlast Turkuu 48-41. The Senaijoki Crocodiles used a big second half against the Helsinki 69ers, forcing three turnovers in the red zone, to win 31-0. Finally, the Porvoo Butchers were merciless in pounding the hapless Helsinki Wolverines 69-18. The Crocodiles and Roosters are both 4-0 with the Crocodiles claiming first with a better scoring differential. Turkuu is third and the 69ers are clinging on to fourth with a 2-2 record.

The French champion Thonon Black Panthers (Europe #14) lost in the semi-finals of the inaugural IFAF Europe Champions League tournament to Vukovi Belgrade 19-7.

Roosters v. Trojans

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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.