BULLS AT BILLESLEY
Bulls at Billesley
Moseley is delighted to announce that local American Football side
Birmingham Bulls will be playing their home games at Billesley over the
Brian Ashton, who is both a Moseley and Bulls supporter, provides some
background information on both the Bulls and the Grid Iron game n the
Who are the Bulls?
Bulls are one of the leading proponents of the sport in this country.
In over 20 years of playing the game the Bulls have been National
Champions on a number of occasions and were the first British representative at
the European Club Championships where they picked a bronze medal.
Recent history of the game
Gridiron in this country suffered quite badly a few years back when Budweiser
pulled their sponsorship of the National League. This was followed by the NFL
introducing professional teams to both London and
Strangely this only had a negative effect on the game as people initially
decided to watch the big boys in the World League rather than watching their
Interest then waned and people and money just deserted the game.
Thankfully however there appears to be a bit of a resurgence of interest both
from people wanting to play the game and spectator interest. This can only be
helped by the tie up between both Moseley and the Bulls and hopefully it is a
relationship that will last.
you will gather I have followed the sport in this country from its beginnings
and have followed the Bulls all over the UK
and Europe. I know that quite a few of the
Moseley crowd have at one time or another ventured out to watch the Bulls and
occasionally still do.
the sport is played in our off season lets hope we can get a few bodies down to
what is after all a cousin of our own game of Rugby.
The Bulls intend to play four of their five regular season games at Billesley
the first having to be played at Moor Lane Sports Ground due to our pitch being
reseeded after the season finishes.
Fixtures at Billesley
25/06/06 2.30 pm v Nottingham Caesars
02/07/06 2.30 pm v Staffordshire Surge
16/07/06 2.30 pm v East Kilbride Pirates
06/08/06 2.30 pm v Gateshead Senators
boys at the Bulls managed to make it all the way to last years Championship Semi
Finals before going out at home to the eventual Champions the London Olympians.
Hopefully they can do as well this year or maybe better. For more info you can
go to the Bulls web site
Brian Ashton – Mose & Bulls supporter