We currently run a 10 -14 year olds and a 15-17 year old team.
Training is every Saturday Morning from 10:00:00 until 12:30:00 and takes place at either Hermitage Sports academy or Riverside Park in Chester Le Street.
All coaches are Level 1 BAFA registered and all have the necessary CRB accreditations.
Kit is supplied for new starters who wish to try first,
From Sept 1st 2013 we will be expanding our academy programme to other geographical areas of the North East :
The current team in Chester Le Street will become North Durham Knights
North Durham Knights contact Knights@dcpresidents.com
We will be adding the following teams.
Darlington Steam contact email@example.com
Washington Wildcats contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunderland Panthers contact email@example.com
It is our intention to set up more teams in other areas as and when it is sensible, if you would like to set up your own team under the DC Presidents banner then please get in touch we can help you with set up and ongoing support contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The sport of American football has been played in schools, formally or informally, for many years.
Schools around the country have well developed Flag football programmes.The platform which the sport gives – athletic skill combined with a strong emphasis upon strategic planning and execution has seen it form a core part of their curriculum delivery or their extracurricular offer.
There has also been a recent move by a number of schools to develop contact football programmes, working closely with local community and university clubs and with a view to entering into local community and national league competitions.
Alongside these formal structures, it is well known that pupils of all ages have picked up a rugby ball or a football, strode across a goal line, thrown the ball to the floor and yelled ‘touchdown’ in the playground whilst mimicking the game on the TV.
BAFA is committed to supporting those involved in the planning and delivery of Physical Education and school sport if they wish to include American football. New resources are planned to support teachers in their delivery of football along with ones targeted to support football clubs in engaging more effectively with schools and other key partners.
In the short term,www.nflflag.com provides a wealth of resources to support people looking to try Flag football for the first time and TAG Rugby belts are more than suitable for use.
If your school is interested in starting a football programme (contact or flag) then please let us know by emailing email@example.com stating the name of your school, its location and by providing a contact email and phone number. Equally please sign up to our e-newsletter.