BritBowl XXVIII National League Final – Merseyside Nighthawks v. Edinburgh Wolves

Gridiron TV sits with Nighthawks & Wolves to discuss UK’s second division title game!


As the UK teams prepare for the BritBowl national finals this Sunday, Gridiron TV spoke to the 2 teams in the National league final – Edinburgh Wolves and Merseyside Nighthawks.

Edinburgh head coach interview:

Merseyside head coach interview:

Edinburgh team interview:

Press release from the Merseyside Nighthawks:

“The Merseyside Nighthawks are into their final week of preparation for the 2014 BAFA National Finals in Leeds and the Coaches are constantly working on preparing the players for the biggest game of the year, for a chance to be crowned National Champions.

From Rookie try-outs in January to the 3 day Residential camp in Sheffield, to the final Sunday training session this week, the coaches have planned everything down to the tiniest detail, and the hard work put in by everyone has finally come to this, the John Charles Stadium in Leeds on the 14th September.

Head Coach Craig Pennington had this to say on the season;
‘The Nighthawk’s road to the Bowl started just under 12 months ago after our defeat in the 2013 playoff quarter final at Gateshead, the coaches sat down together after that game and looked at where improvements needed to be made and how, as a coaching staff, we were going to implement them.

We set our goals, decided how we wanted to practice and put our preseason schedule together. One of the most significant things we did was brought this years team together at the residential training camp in Sheffield.

A massive thanks goes out to the committee group who have worked tirelessly to provide everything that the coaches have asked for and have made sure that the club is in an excellent position to build on any success the club will have in the future.

I can’t say enough about the player group this year, they have all listened to their coaches, taken the information on board and have worked really hard to apply it to their game. The guys have really bonded really well to create a fantastic team atmosphere, always supporting each other and pushing each other to get better.”

Allan was the Presenter and Co-Producer of Gridiron TV for 4 years, and also spent 10 years playing football in the UK, both at university & adult level, with 107 combined games in his career (on offense, defense and special teams). Allan is now