Great Britain’s Birmingham Bulls Remember Eurobowl I

Exactly 30 years ago yesterday, the Birmingham Bulls entered the inaugural Eurobowl I and faced off against the then-named Leicester Panthers in a qualifying game.

Just three years after being formed, the Bulls triumphed 32-18 over the Panthers at a snowy Saffron Lane Stadium to move on to the quarterfinals where they defeated the Ansbach Grizzlies 29-18. Unfortunately, the fairy tale run ended with a 40-7 semifinal defeat to the Bologna Doves.

However, the Bulls went on to finish 3rd overall and capped off a remarkable tournament with shutout 21-0 win over the Amsterdam Rams.

The Birmingham Bulls play in the British American Football Assocation’s National League (BAFANL) system at the Division 1 level, the tier directly below the Premiership. This season the Bulls will join the newly formed Midlands Football Conference, one of three conference in Division 1.


In 2015 the Bulls finished 4-6. Their 2016 fixture schedule has yet to be announced

Here’s to the next 30 years of American football in Birmingham!

Source: Birmingham Bulls

John McKeon is a former professional and collegiate American Football player and coach now living and working in New York. His goal is to spread news, information, and opinion on the global growth of the sport he loves.