The Ouse Valley Football Academy currently consists of two teams:

– Bedford Blackhawks (U17 full contact)
– Milton Keynes Redwing (U17 full contact)

Both teams are aimed at players aged 13 to 17, take part in a 5-a-side contact version of the game and compete in tournaments in locations across Southern England and the Midlands.

The Redwings were launched at the end of 2017 and will initially play friendly matches during a development year in 2018 with a view of joining the National League in 2019.

Blackhawks practice sessions take place every Sunday from 12.30pm and 2.30pm at the University of Bedfordshire in Bedford.

Redwings practice sessions take place every Saturday from 11am and 1pm at Stantonbury Campus in Milton Keynes.

We supply all necessary playing equipment and team uniform. All you need is suitable practice clothing, footwear and a gum shield.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to ensuring our safeguarding practices reflect statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and British American Football Association requirements.

Academy News

NEWS | 2018 End of Season Awards Night

The Ouse Valley Eagles 2018 Player of the Year Awards take place tonight at the Slug and Lettuce, Milton Keynes ...
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Bedford River Festival 2018

Players, coaches and officials from the Eagles, Blackhawks and Redwings teams are going to be attending the 40th Anniversary Bedford ...
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NEWS | Cole included in GB U17 squad

Bedford Blackhawks defensive back Liam Cole has been named in the Great Britain Lions U17 developmental squad for the training ...
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NEWS | Easter egg and toy donation

Players and coaches visited Bedford and Milton Keynes Hospitals over the Easter weekend to deliver chocolate eggs and toys to ...
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NEWS | Redwings to host joint scrimmage with Blackhawks and Jaguars

This Saturday (17th March) sees the OVE Academy, consisting of Bedford Blackhawks and Milton Keynes Redwings, host the Nuneaton Jaguars ...
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NEWS | Practice cancelled this weekend

Due to the adverse weather conditions training is cancelled this weekend for all four teams: - Milton Keynes Redwings (U17) ...
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NEWS | Milton Keynes Redwings training sessions announced

The club are delighted to announce that training sessions for the Milton Keynes Redwings U17s contact team will begin next ...
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SBLII | Who will win the biggest game of them all?

Can the New England Patriots go back-to-back and win a record sixth Lombardi Trophy, or will the Philadelphia Eagles finally ...
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NEWS | 2017 AGM Minutes

The Club AGM, postponed from last month due to the snow, took place on Sunday 7th January at the University ...
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NEWS | AGM Rescheduled

The Club AGM, postponed from earlier this month due to the snow, has been rescheduled for Sunday 7th January at ...
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NEWS | AGM Postponed

Due to the snow and potentially hazardous driving conditions today's AGM has been postponed. It will be rearranged for early ...
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NEWS | Luton Open Session this Sunday

Open to those interested in playing for the Ouse Valley Eagles senior (18+), Bedford Blackhawks Youth (U17) or Milton Keynes ...
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NEWS | Coaches Required

The club are looking for coaches to work with each of our four teams ahead of the 2018 season. The ...
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NEWS | Northampton Open Session this Sunday

Open to those interested in playing for the Ouse Valley Eagles senior (18+), Bedford Blackhawks Youth (U17) or Milton Keynes ...
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NEWS | Notice of 2017 AGM

The 2017 Annual General Meeting will take place at 11am on Sunday 10th December at the University of Bedfordshire's Bedford ...
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NEWS | MK Open Session this Sunday

Open to those interested in playing for the Ouse Valley Eagles senior (18+), Bedford Blackhawks Youth (U17) or Milton Keynes ...
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VIDEO | Bedford Open Session Highlights

Did you attend Sunday's Open Session at the University of Bedfordshire? Check out highlights of the session here, as well ...
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NEWS | Milton Keynes Redwings launched

The club are proud to announce the formation of a new U17 contact team, the Milton Keynes Redwings. The Redwings ...
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VIDEO | Coaches on Bedford Open Session

Following Sunday's Open Session at the University of Bedfordshire, we caught up with Eagles DC Kevin Kong and Blackhawks Youth ...
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NEWS | First Open Session this Sunday!

Open to those interested in playing for the Ouse Valley Eagles senior (18+) or Bedford Blackhawks Youth (13+) full contact ...
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Rookie Report | Bob Benney

Ahead of this Sunday's first Open Session in Bedford we caught up with 2017 Rookie of the Year Bob Benney ...
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BLACKHAWKS | 2017 Highlights

Ahead of next month’s Open Sessions, you can check out the Bedford Blackhawks highlights from the 2017 season here: Open ...
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Ouse Valley Launch Player Development Programme

The Ouse Valley Eagles are delighted to announce the launch of our Player Development Programme. Aligned with the club's focus ...
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NEWS | 2017 Award winners revealed

The Ouse Valley Eagles and Bedford Blackhawks 2017 Player of the Year Awards took place last night at Revolution Milton ...
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NEWS | 2017 Awards Night

The Ouse Valley Eagles 2017 Player of the Year Awards take place tonight at Revolution Milton Keynes. It is the ...
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NEWS | 2017 Open Sessions confirmed

The club are very pleased to be able to confirm the details of this autumn's Open Sessions ahead of the ...
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NEWS | Eagles announce partnership with Bedfordshire Bulls

The club are delighted to announce a partnership with the Bedfordshire Bulls. With a number of campuses across the area ...
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YOUTH | Blackhawks schedule confirmed

The Bedford Blackhawks Youth schedule has been confirmed, and sees the young Hawks kicking off the season next week hosting ...
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Blackhawks

YOUTH | League Alignment and 2017 opponents updated

Following a review by the British American Football Association (BAFA) the Blackhawks will now play in the BAFA Regional U17 ...
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YOUTH | League Alignment and 2017 Opponents Confirmed

The British American Football Association (BAFA) have confirmed that the Blackhawks Youth Team will play in U17 Conference E in ...
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2016 AGM Minutes

The 2016 Annual General Meeting took place yesterday (Sunday 27th November) at Bedford International Athletics Stadium, and saw Michael Dilley ...
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Download the Official Eagles app for iOS and Android

The club are delighted to announce the release of our mobile app for iOS and Android devices. The app has ...
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Eagles to launch satellite youth club in Buckingham

The Eagles have a key mission to promote the sport of American Football and grow youth participation in our region ...
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