Around the Continent: Champions Edition

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 finished with the Budapest Wolves pulling off an exciting, come from behind 42-41 victory over the Budapest Hurricanes to earn them a berth in the championship final November 15 against the Ujbuda Rebels. The Rebels defeated the Gyor Sharks handily 42-7 in their final game. But more importantly they handed the Wolves a 32-27 defeat two weeks ago. The first time they met earlier in the season, the Wolves blanked Ujbuda 24-0.

Hungarian league - championship poster

Hungarian championship final poster

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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.