Our Teams

Bedford Blackhawks (Youth)

Bedford Blackhawks Youth Full Contact, for players aged 14 to 17.

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Ouse Valley Eagles (Senior)

Ouse Valley Eagles Senior Full Contact, for players aged 18 and over.

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Bedford Blackhawks (Flag)

Bedford Blackhawks Senior Flag, for players aged 16 and over.

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Our Coaches & Backroom Staff

Ouse Valley Eagles (Senior) Coaches

Learn more about the Ouse Valley Eagles (Senior) coaches, lead by HC Neale McMaster.

Bedford Blackhawks (Youth) Coaches

Learn more about the Bedford Blackhawks (Youth) coaches, lead by Nick Benning.

Committee and Backroom Staff

We at the Eagles are very fortunate to have an extremely dedicated and passionate group of volunteers who are set on developing the club, and providing a future for the sport in our area.


How were the Eagles formed?

The Ouse Valley Eagles were formed in 2013 following a merger of the Bedfordshire Blue Raiders and Milton Keynes Pathfinders. For more information on the Club check out our History page.

Where/when do you train?

Typical training times are: – Eagles Senior: 10am to 2.30pm at Bedford International Athletics Stadium, Bedford MK41 9SB. – Blackhawks Youth: 1pm to 3pm at Bedford International Athletics Stadium, Bedford MK41 9SB. – Blackhawks Flag: 12pm to 3pm at Sunderland […]

Where do you play your home games?

The Eagles Senior and Blackhawks Youth teams play their games at Bedford International Athletics Stadium on Barkers Lane, Bedford MK41 9SB. The Blackhawks Flag team play their home games on Sunderland Road, Sandy SG19 1BL.

How much does it cost to play?

Costs vary between the three teams. The easiest thing to do is get in touch and we can walk you through the options.

Are there any age restrictions?

The age ranges for our teams are: Bedford Blackhawks Youth: 14-17 Bedford Blackhawks Flag: 16+ Ouse Valley Eagles Senior: 18+ There is no maximum age for the Flag or Senior teams.

I’ve never played American Football before but fancy a go, can I?

Absolutely! We have many rookies (players that not played before) and they are most welcome. We’re happy to teach you the rules, help keep you fit and go from there!

Practice Times

  • Eagles SeniorSunday, 10am - 2.30pm
  • Blackhawks FlagSunday, 12pm - 3pm
  • Blackhawks YouthSunday, 1pm - 3pm
  • Eagles Gym SessionTuesday, 8pm