The Bedford Blackhawks Flag Team are aimed at players aged 16 and over, and play in the SEC North Division.

Flag football is the fastest growing format of the game in Great Britain, encompassing schools, colleges, universities and community football.

Flag is non-contact version of American Football where tackles are made by pulling a flag off an opposing player. The game retains the same principles as the contact form, but in a 5v5 non-contact arena with a maximum of 12 players per squad, and is a tremendous way to increase passing and catching fundamentals.

Practice sessions take place on Sunday afternoons at the University of Bedfordshire in Bedford.

Flag News

FLAG | Blackhawks confirm post-season place

The last regular season game day of 2018 offered up a touchdown fest for the “Bombastic” Blackhawks... Blackhawks 54-0 Coventry ...
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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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PREVIEW | Blackhawks set for season opener

The Blackhawks Flag team kick off their 2018 campaign at Weston Favell Academy in Northampton this weekend with games against ...
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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 | 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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FLAG | Blackhawks to play friendly tournament

The 2018 schedule is expected to be finalised shortly, but in the meantime the Bedford Blackhawks Flag team will be ...
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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 | 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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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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FLAG | Stratford named Blackhawks Head Coach

The Club are delighted to announce that Jonny Stratford has been named the new Head Coach of the Bedford Blackhawks ...
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FLAG | Blackhawks looking for a Head Coach

The Bedford Blackhawks Senior Flag Team, who currently play home games in Sandy, are looking to appoint a new Head ...
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Blackhawks

FLAG | Blackhawks Preseason Schedule confirmed

The Blackhawk's 2017 preseason schedule has been confirmed, and includes come and try sessions, training camps and warm-up games. 'Come ...
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Blackhawks 2017 Flag Schedule Released

The Blackhawks 2017 flag schedule has been confirmed, and sees them kicking off against Aylesbury Vale Spartans, West Essex Showboats ...
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Blackhawks to play in SEC North in 2017

The 2017 season will see the Blackhawks take place in the SEC North along side Aylesbury Vale Spartans, Ware Wolves ...
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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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PREVIEW | Blackhawks set for season finale

The Blackhawks bring the curtain down on their inaugural season against Reading Lions in the BAFA Flag Southeastern Conference tomorrow ...
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PREVIEW | Blackhawks host the Wolves and Panthers

The Blackhawks are back in action this weekend for the next round of BAFA Flag Southeastern Conference games. The matches ...
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PREVIEW | Blackhawks at full strength for round four

The Blackhawks travel to Hertfordshire this weekend for their next round of BAFA Flag Southeastern Conference games. The matches, which ...
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PREVIEW | Blackhawks look to build on first win

The Blackhawks travel back to East London this weekend for their next round of BAFA Flag Southeastern Conference games. The ...
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PREVIEW | Blackhawks ready for round two

The Blackhawks make the short journey to Aylesbury this Saturday (4th June) for their second round of BAFA Flag Southeastern ...
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PREVIEW | Blackhawks to make BAFA debut this weekend

The Blackhawks travel to East London this weekend for their first BAFA Flag Southeastern Conference games of the season. The ...
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Outlaw Flag League

Outlaw Flag League Schedule Released

The schedule for the Outlaw Flag League 2016 has been released, and sees the Blackhawks kick off against Reading Lions ...
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Blackhawks 2016 Schedule Confirmed

The Blackhawks 2016 regular season schedule has been confirmed, and sees them kicking off against Victoria Park Panthers, West Essex ...
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Blackhawks to play in NuOla Spring Shield

The Bedford Blackhawks Flag team will be playing in the 24-team NuOla Spring Shield 2016 in Sheffield next month. The ...
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Outlaw Flag League

Blackhawks to play in Outlaw Flag League

The Blackhawks will be playing in the Outlaw Flag League (OFL) this autumn and winter. Newly established in 2016 and ...
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Blackhawks Uniform Unveiled

The club are delighted to officially unveil the new Bedford Blackhawks Flag uniform. Manufactured by NuOla Custom Clothing, the new ...
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Gallery | 2016 Blackhawk Bowl

Selection of photos from the 2016 Blackhawk Bowl, Saturday 27th February 2016. All photos courtesy of JennaLou Photography. To view ...
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Phantoms win Blackhawk Bowl

The Northants Phantoms won the inaugural Blackhawk Bowl at Bedford International Athletics Stadium last weekend. Action began with the Blackhawks ...
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Blackhawks

Blackhawks to play in SEC North

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

The Blackhawk Bowl Flag Tournament takes place this Sunday at Bedford International Athletics Stadium, sponsored by Bul-1 Civil Engineering. The ...
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Blackhawks Merchandise

The club are very excited to reveal the new 2016 Bedford Blackhawks merchandise via our Football America Team Store. Designed ...
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New Year’s Resolutions

It is never too late for some New Year's Resolutions, and if one of yours is to start playing more ...
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Flag football coming to Bedford

The Eagles are delighted to announce the addition of a flag team to the Eagles family, following a merger with ...
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