Around the Continent: Roger’s Corner – 7/30/14

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 two weeks ago, 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 (Europe #17) 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 #13) were back in action, and suffered their first defeat of the season. After losing quarterback Robert Johnson for the season, and not being able to play his replacement Sean Shelton yet, the team had a rough day and the defense  losing 45-0, to the Senaijoki Crocodiles (Europe #20). The Butchers took a 20-12 lead at halftime against the Helsinki 69ers before exploding for 35 points in the second to win going away 55-20.  TAFT kept the Kuovola Indians winless beating them handily 36-14. In the fourth contest of the weekend, and the most embarrassing for both teams, last year’s finalists, the Helsinki Wolverines were annihilated 90 (!!!) – 20 by the Turku Trojans.  The Crocodiles overtook the Roosters with their win and now sit alone in first, and undefeated, at 5-0. The Roosters are second at 4-1, followed by the Trojans at 4-1 and in fourth the Butchers at 3-3.

Crocs v. Roosters


The Thonon Black Panthers (Europe #14) won the French league in thrilling fashion a month ago. But they lost lost in the semi-finals of the inaugural IFAF Europe Champions League tournament to Vukovi Belgrade 19-7.

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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.