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

Huddersfield vs Manchester Highlights

Huddersfield vs Manchester Highlights

Click here for highlights of the Huddersfield vs Manchester game at Sheffield on 1st June. Thanks to Matt Jagger from Huddersfield for doing an absolutely brilliant job filming and editing the package.

Round 5 Ladder Update

Round 5 Ladder Update

Very close season so far for second place, Leeds are running away…. Round 5 Team P W W½ L L½ Pts For Agst % 1 Leeds 7 3 4 0 0 20 839 345 243 2 Manchester 6 2 2 0 2 12 278 298 93 3 Sheffield 7 2 1 1 3 10 488 … Continue reading

Rounds 2 & 3

Rounds 2 & 3

Round 2 saw Manchester host a double header, with Sheffield taking on Wolverhampton and Manchester taking on Nottingham. In the other game it was the West Yorkshire Derby with Huddersfield hosting Leeds. In an even encounter Sheffield and Wolverhampton were on level pegging in the third quarter when the Wolves had a player sent off. … Continue reading

Season Kicks Off in Wolverhampton

Round 1 saw Wolverhampton host their first ever League Lightning Round. In the opening games the much-improved Leeds upset reigning premiers Manchester by 6 goals to show that they’re the team to beat in 2013. Nottingham easily account for Sheffield in the other game. Hosts Wolverhampton took on Birmingham in the third game and in … Continue reading

2013 League Rules and Information

2013 League Rules and Information

AFL Central and Northern England follows the 9-a-side rules as laid out by AFL Europe. The only way in which AFL CNE differs from these rules is with the use of ‘scoring zones’. Please see the summary of the AFL Europe rules here. All the major information relevant to the AFL CNE league rules is … Continue reading

Season 2013 Fixture

Season 2013 Fixture

The 2013 AFL Central and Northern England fixture has been released. Click here for details. As per last season there will be 10 rounds plus 2 weeks of finals. During the season every team plays each other once in a full length game and once in a half length game. Half length games are worth … Continue reading

2nd Annual Nathan Blakey Movember Cup a Success

2nd Annual Nathan Blakey Movember Cup a Success

Saturday 1st December saw a very chilly Manchester host the second annual Nathan Blakey Movember Cup. Named in honour of the much-loved former Mozzie who sadly passed away in 2011, the day was a great success with over £1100 raised for cancer research. Joining Manchester in the tournament were Sheffield Thunder, Leeds Minotaurs, Birmingham Bears, … Continue reading

Off Season Update

Off Season Update

Despite the AFL Central and Northern England League being in the off season there is still a lot going on in the world of football. On Saturday November 3rd the Western Bulldogs took on Port Adelaide at the Oval in London. It was the first time AFL clubs have played in London since 2006 and … Continue reading

AFL CNE 2012 Awards

AFL CNE 2012 Awards

On Grand Final day league president Kat Wheeler announced the league awards for season 2012: League Best and Fairest – Andy Kraefft, Nottingham Scorpions Congratulations to Andy Kraefft for winning the AFL CNE League Best and Fairest award. He had a stellar season, being named in Nottingham’s best in every game he played. With regular … Continue reading

Manchester Win 2012 Grand Final

Manchester Win 2012 Grand Final

A warm and sunny West-Yorkshire day greeted the players and supporters of the Central and Northern England League last Saturday. In the curtain raiser the host club, Huddersfield Rams, took on the AFL CNE Demons all-star team. The game was a perfect way to open proceedings with both teams putting in top quality performances. The … Continue reading

Grand Final Info

Grand Final Info

The AFL Central and Northern England Grand Final is on this Saturday 11th August in Huddersfield. Undefeated Manchester take on their traditional rivals Nottingham. These two teams have played countless thrilling games against each other over the last ten years and also played off in the 2010 Grand Final in which Manchester won in a … Continue reading