How do I find out about training sessions?
In January the London Blitz is hosting two rookie practice sessions on 15 and 22 January at Market Road. These two sessions will focus on teaching the basics to new players. If you already have prior experience, do come down to meet coaches and players. The first full combined practice for the seniors will be 29 January.
Please join the London Blitz Senior Team Recruitment 19+ Facebook Group for more information.
What are the Fees?
American Football is not a cheap sport to play, but we do our best to keep costs low as possible. The fees are:
- League registration: Every player must register for the British American Football League prior to participating in games with the team.
- Club subscription fee: Pays for equipment, venue hire, training, training aids, regular season home games, away game travel, game uniforms and a load of other things.
What should I bring to my first training session?
You will need to bring:
- Rugby or football boots
When you arrive for the first time, introduce yourself to one of the coaches. Other players will be happy to help you identify the staff.
Remember, it will be cold in mid-January so wear appropriate clothes.
I have no prior experience, can I still join the London Blitz?
Absolutely, we welcome players from all ages and levels of experience. You will have high quality trainers who will be there to help you develop as a player and take you to the next level.
Do I need my own equipment?
The club has a limited number of helmets and shoulder pads to lend to players each season. However our stock is limited and we strongly suggest that you invest in your own equipment once you decide to continue with the sport for the longer term. Do ask other players for suggestions and tips. This is also a good way to try on different brands. You can buy your kit online through our partner Football America, who will also attend some of our practices towards the end of January so that you can purchase equipment directly.
When does the season start and finish?
The schedule for the upcoming season is not finalised yet. Practice will start in January with the first game around April, with the season ending towards September.
How often and where are the practices?
Senior A Team
Wednesday: 19.00-21.00. Sunday: 13.00-16.00
Senior B Team
Wednesday: 19.00-21.00. Sunday: 12.00-14.00
I want to help out off the field. How can I help?
Please see our Staff section.
Does the London Blitz pay players or provide other benefits?
No - The London Blitz is an amateur organisation. We are unable to pay players or provide other benefits.