Aussie Rules – It’s the future!!!

Aussie Rules – It’s the future!!!

Saturday 12th July saw the Wolverines host an U16 development game before they took on Nottingham. The squads for the reduced size game saw lads from Brownhills School and Willenhall Rugby Club join forces to play a scratch match. The Wolverines senior squad coached the youngsters through a short skills session before dividing the group … Continue reading

Round 7 Thunder v Tigers match report

Round 7 saw the final home game for the Thunder in 2014, taking on league newcomers Tyne Tees Tigers. Both teams were looking for their second win of the season with Sheffield coming in off a much improved performance but loss to Nottingham and Tyne Tees losing at home to league leaders Manchester. The game … Continue reading

2014 AFLCNE Grand Final

The Grand Final will be held on 26th July at the home ground of Sheffield Thunder ARFC Sheffield Tigers RUFC Dore Moor Hathersage Road Sheffield S17 3AB Congratulations to Sheffield and be sure to join us on what promises to be a great day

Round 4 Thunder v Wolves

The Sheffield Thunder made a return to their new home at the Sheffield Tigers as they played host to the Wolverhampton Wolverines for AFL CNE Round 4. The Wolverines and the Thunder came into the game with quite contrasting results in the previous rounds. Against what has been a solid Manchester outfit, who had beaten … Continue reading

Round 4 Mozzies v Scorpions

A hot and sunny day in Manchester greeted the travelling Nottingham Scorpions for Round 4. Other than a draw for the Mosquitoes the week previously, both teams entered this contest on maximum points. Everyone knew this match between the two traditional rivals of Northern footy was set to be a belter.   In the first … Continue reading

Wolverines v Mozzies round 3 match report

The Wolverines met last season’s beaten grand finalists Manchester on the back of improving performances but were however yet to record a point on the ladder. By contrast, Manchester had won both their previous games and were already eyeing up another tilt at the Premiership. The Mozzies began brightly, kicking with the wind at their … Continue reading

Round 3 Rams v Tigers report

The Rams started the game strong determined from the onset, reinvigorated by the returning former England international Battye, who rekindled the midfield link with current England player Matt Whiteley, after two seasons out. There were also strong impressive debuts from 16 year olds Lewis Ozanne and Regan Hargreaves, both grabbing two goals during the comfortable … Continue reading

Round 2 Sheffield v Manchester report

Round 2 saw the Sheffield Thunder take on the Manchester Mozzies in their first home game of the season at the new Thunderland HQ, the Sheffield Tigers ground in Dore. At training that week the Thunder were met with thunder and lightning and the Sheffield team hoped to bring some of that to the field … Continue reading

Tigers triumphant over reigning premiers

Round 1 of the new AFLCNE season kicked off on Saturday 26th of April at North Shields RFC. The Tigers in their first season hosted reigning AFLCNE league champions the Leeds Minotaurs. The Tigers had completed their pre-season with good form against quality opposition. So enthusiasm was high, building up to the match, with the … Continue reading

Sheffield Thunder v Huddersfield Rams, Round 1 match report

The Huddersfield Rams first game of the 2014 season was a gripping game against local rivals the Sheffield Thunder at Burnage Rugby ground, home of the Manchester Mosquitos. Both Huddersfield and Sheffield fielded a strong squad, with the pre-season recruitment paying dividends for the Rams who were also able to field a development squad on … Continue reading

2014 Round 1

Round one done and dusted, well done to all involved. At North Shields, newcomers Tyne Tees Tigers defeated reigning premiers Leeds Minotaurs by 30 points. In the double header at Burnage Manchester Mozzies defeated Birmingham Bears by 62 points while Huddersfield Rams defeated Sheffield Thunder by 28 Points. In the final match Wolverhampton Wolverines were … Continue reading

AFLCNE 2014 is nearly here

The 2014 AFLCNE season begins on 26th April. This season sees the introduction of new team The Tyne Tees Tigers who take on reigning Premiers Leeds Minotaurs at North Shields Rugby Club @ 1pm, a true baptism of fire!. The rest of the opening round sees a double header at Burnage Rugby club where Manchester … Continue reading

Leeds win 2013 AFL CNE Grand Final

Leeds win 2013 AFL CNE Grand Final

On Saturday 27th July Leeds defeated reigning premiers Manchester to win the AFL Central and Northern England Grand Final by 43 points. Final score was Leeds 19.12 126 to 11.17 83 Manchester. The Grand Final was a top quality game and showed how far the game has come in this country. Leeds flew out of … Continue reading

Semi Finals Time

Semi Finals Time

The AFL Central and Northern England Semi Finals are upon us. At 1pm on Saturday the undefeated Leeds Minotaurs take on Birmingham which is certainly not going to be the walkover some would have predicted a month ago. Birmingham ran Leeds within 4 goals in Round 9 and if it wasn’t for some very inaccurate … Continue reading

2013 Brit Cup – Saturday 6th July

2013 Brit Cup – Saturday 6th July

The 2013 Brit Cup is being hosted by AFL Central and Northern England’s very own Birmingham Bears. With the league supplying 4 squads for the tournament – West Midlands, Nottingham Scorpions, CNE Northern 1 and CNE Northern 2 – we’re hoping that one of them comes away with the trophy! With a warm day forecast … Continue reading

Round 9 Ladder Update

Round 9 Ladder Update

Big results in Round 9 – Final 4 now confirmed Sheffield had a big win over the understrength Nottingham outfit, Manchester traveled well to Wolverhampton and got the job done and Birmingham gave the undefeated Leeds a scare whilst kicking themselves out of the potential upset of the season so far. Sheffield 36.25.241 d Nottingham … Continue reading

Round 7 Update

Round 7 Update

Round 7 completed: No changes to the overall standings on the ladder just some big percentage changes. Leeds have secured the Home & Away title with a big win over second placed Manchester. Sheffield keeps the pressure on 2nd place with a big win over Huddersfield and the local Derby saw Birmingham firm up their … Continue reading

Round 6 Ladder Update

Round 6 Ladder Update

For the first time this season the ladder did not change after a weekend of big results… Leeds had a league record win over an under strength Wolves, Manchester consolidated second spot with a win over the Bears and Huddersfield notched up their first win of the season with a good win over the Scorpions. … Continue reading

Development Day in Newcastle

Development Day in Newcastle

Belated Match Reports: Tyne Tees Tigers hosted 3 friendlies up in Newcastle on 25th May to help build interest in the club, assist in the skills development of the squad and also get game time into players from other clubs in AFL Central and Northern England. In the first game the AFL CNE combined squad … Continue reading