Around the Continent – Week of October 15th

Great Britain

The London Warriors (AFI Europe #20) captured their second straight BritBowl title by downing arch rivals the London Blitz 10-8. Had the Blitz been successful with their two point conversion the game would have gone into overtime. With virtually no time left, the Blitz got behind the Warriors secondary and scored on a 67 yard pass and run. BritBowl MVP was Warrior defensive back Samuel Obi who reeled in two interceptions, as well as defending a number of passes and making two tackles, indicating how defensive this game was.


In July, the Alphen Eagles won Tulip Bowl XXX in a nail biter, beating arch rival the Amsterdam Crusaders 14-12. This was the third Tulip Bowl victory in a row for the Eagles.

Alphen Eagles championship

Alphen Eagles celebrating championship victory.


The Hungarian league is entering its fifth week and the Budapest Hurricanes sit atop the standings with a 3-1 record. Last weekend they played the third place Ujbuda Rebels and suffered a second half collapse to lose 44-27.  The teams were tied 14-14 at halftime. The Hurricanes will face the last place Gyor Sharks this week. The Sharks were beaten up badly by the Budapest Wolves 58-19. In the other game this weekend, the Rebels will host the Wolves. The last time they met the Wolves blanked Ujbuda 24-0.

Budapest Hurricanes action 2

Budapest Hurricane quarterback looking to throw.


In a Shamrock Bowl that will be remembered as much for the rain as for the defenses, the Belfast Trojans outlasted Trinity College Dublin 7-0 to win their third Irish championship in a row. Read the recap HERE.


The Milano Seamen (AFI Europe #19) won their first-ever Italian championship – Super Bowl XXXIV in July beating four-time champion the Parma Panthers handily 33-3.

Milano Seamen

2014 Italian champs


The Norwegian championship was decided in July as the Kristiansand Gladiators beat heavy favorite the Eidsvoll 1814s 22-21 on a last second hail mary pass.


The Polish Super Final saw the Gdynia Seahawks defeat the Wroclaw Panthers 41-32 to win their second Polish title in three years. Read the game recap HERE.

Tunde Ogun TD

Championship Game MVP Tunde Ogun leaps into the end zone for another TD.

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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.