American Football in Belgium

The Puurs Titans in action!

What’s American Football in Belgium:

There are two leagues in Belgium, one in each language part of the country. We have the FFL (Flemish Football League) and the LFFAB (Ligue Francophone de Football Américain de Belgique). There is a total of 15 teams in Belgium and the 3 top ranking teams from each league go to playoffs and end up playing for the Belgian Bowl. The Belgian Bowl has reached its 25th anniversary this year, will be held on June 9th in Ostend and will be named the “Harley Davidson Belgian Bowl XXV”.

Start of the Season:The FFL season takes of this weekend (on Sunday February 26, 2012). And what a kickoff this will be: West-Flanders Tribes at Brussels Black Angels, a rematch of the Belgian Bowl 2011. After the first game, the Puurs Titans will defend their new home against the Limburg Shotguns, the youngest team in the league. The Titans were formerly known as Bornem Titans but have moved a few miles since last season. The Titans have been one of the fastest growing teams for the last years, grew out of their possibilities at that time and moved out to their own dedicated location. The only thing the Titans are missing to be the greatest team of all now is a dedicated coach with experience (hint!).
Program (February 26, 2012):12:00  -  Season opening game West-Flanders Tribes at Brussels Black Angels

14:30  -  Official inauguration of the Puurs Titans Stadium by Minister-President of Flanders Kris Peeters

15:00  -  Cointoss and Ceremonial kickoff by M.P. Kris Peeters followed by the Limburg Shotguns at Puurs Titans homefield game

The games will be live commented by Jurgen Nys, official football commenter at Telenet NFL Prime.

Location:

Puurs Titans Stadium: 

Kaardijkstraat B-2

2870 Puurs

More info: http://www.puurs-titans.be/2012/02/senior-season-2012-kick-off/

Some links to follow:

Belgian Bowl Website
Belgian Bowl Facebook page
Belgian Bowl Twitter handle

Flemish Football League (with 2 blogposts per week from the FFL reporter)
Ligue Francophone de Football Américain de Belgique
Puurs Titans Website
Puurs Titans Facebook page
Puurs Titans Twitter feed

Note: Photos in this article were kindly provided by the Puurs Titans.

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