IFAF 2023/2024 Women’s European Tackle Championship format set

The International Federation of American Football, IFAF, has announced the format and provisional timetable for the Women’s European Tackle Football Championships.

A total of five countries will be participating. The reigning European Champions, Finland, will be joined by World silver medalists, Great Britain, as well as the 2019 European silver medalists Sweden and 2015 Bronze medalists Germany. The group also includes Spain, host nation of the 2015 European Championship.

The tournament format is a departure from the traditional format with all games being played in a single host nation over the course of 10 days. The teams will now be playing in a round-robin format over a two-year period.

Although the exact dates have not yet been finalized, there will be a total of five games in 2023 and five in 2024.

As it stands right now, Great Britain will host Sweden in the opening game of 2023 while Team Spain will pay a visit to Finland to face the Finnish national team. Germany will be the hosts for the matchup with Great Britain. Later in the year, Germany and Spain will clash in Spain while Sweden will play host to Finland

In 2024, Great Britain will travel to Spain early in the year while Finland will be at home against Germany and Spain will take on the Swedes in Sweden.

Finally, in the late summer of 2024, Germany will be the host team in the game against Sweden while the Finns travel to Great Britain.

This is a provisional schedule only so the order of these games can change.

Great Britain vs Sweden
Finland vs Spain
Germany vs Great Britain
Spain vs Germany
Sweden vs Finland

Spain vs Great Britain
Finland vs Germany
Sweden vs Spain
Germany vs Sweden
Great Britain vs Finland

Javier Carrasco, the Championship’s Technical Delegate:

“The upcoming European Championship with its new format is set to be the most exciting ever and I cannot wait for us to kick off the new campaign. We really want to capture the momentum generated from the IFAF World Championships last summer, which will significantly help us take this competition to the next level.

“I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all the Team Managers who have been working closely with IFAF in planning the competition. Their dedication and expertise has been instrumental in launching this new format.”


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