Blackhawks to play in SEC North

20 Feb

BAFA have confirmed that the Blackhawks will be playing in the South Eastern Conference (SEC) North Division for the 2016 season.

The newly-formed ‘Hawks will go up against Aylesbury Vale Spartans, Bishop’s Stortford HighFlyers, Victoria Park Panthers, Ware Wolves, West Essex Showboats and Westcliff Storm.

The season kicks off week commencing Monday 4th April, and the schedule will be released by BAFA this Tuesday, 23rd February.

The regional championships will be on 13th August for the south and 14th August for the north, and the date of the final itself is yet to be confirmed.

SEC North

Aylesbury Vale Spartans
Bedford Blackhawks
Bishop’s Stortford HighFlyers
Victoria Park Panthers
Ware Wolves
West Essex Showboats
Westcliff Storm

For further details on the 2016 alignment, including details of the play-off structure and tie-breakers, check out the full article on Pulling the Flag.

The Blackhawk Bowl Flag Tournament takes place this tomorrow (Sunday 21st February) at Bedford International Athletics Stadium, sponsored by Bul-1 Civil Engineering.

The tournament is the Blackhawks’ first taste of competitive action and sees them up against three other teams who are confirmed as attending:

– Aylesbury Vale Spartans
– Northants Phantoms
– Northants Titans

The first game is scheduled to kick-off at 9.30am, the tournament will run until around 2pm and there is free admission for all.

A trophy and medals will be up for grabs for the winning team, and a trophy will also be presented to the runners up.