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Any of yous play amercan football for a team

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Rumley1993    9

Just wonderd if anyone plays it for a team thinking of going to a training session havent played any sport for years in 24 and could do with a hobbie and get fit what sort of stuff do you do in training also will my hight be a pain im only 5'5 ? Cheers 

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Burnzee Boyee    590

Amercan! sounded deep south there :lol:

I'll stick my neck out and say that I think I may be the oldest person on the site to have played American Football.

Back in 1986 I played for a team call the Inverclyde Comets, were were awful :lol: AS bad as we were though, it's a great way to keep fit and you're height means nothing bud. 

There are HB's in the NFL at 5'5", Look at the Bears latest HB rookie, Tarik Cohen, he's 5'6" mate. It's not the height, its the heart and passion you wan to put in to it that counts :up: 

 

I'd say go fo it :up:

 

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Diodex    2,013

Can your body take a beating? I'm guessing in your 30's? @Mcmanus is your man for this though.

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Triangle King    197

I played for 4 years for an Irish team called the tullamore Phoenix, really depends on your position, I played defensive end and then Middle line backer, when I played end it was a lot harder on my body (ice baths after every game and training session or I’d be walking like an OAP the next day)

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I was captain of the youth Bournemouth Bobcats team. Played CB then moved to MLB when I took over captaincy. Haven't played since coming to uni though as don't have the money or the time aha

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Mcmanus    1,319

I currently play for the newly promoted Wembley stallions

I turn 36 in Dec, there are few lads older than me (only started playing 3/4 years ago)

I'm 5"8 and play TE, Slot WR & FB

we have loads of players shorter than me on my team

deffo go for it, it's great craic

good for fitness and great on the social side as well, it's hard to find mates who are in to NFL so you always have lads to chat about it with

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Ken2Blitzkrieg    497

Trained with what was then the Newcastle Senators at Northern Rugby Ground in 1988 , played in the slot in scrimmages loved it , was alot younger then and i think my thought process of playing a winger in football helped alot when coming off the line , sadly thou in 88 i first went to california so i was saving all my money for that me and @Mcmanus are about same height ? height wasnt a problem

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Mcmanus    1,319
14 minutes ago, Rumley1993 said:

24 mate but look about 40 so jus say 40 ;) 

flag football is the fastest growing sport in the UK

worth having a wee google to find something near you

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Rumley1993    9
5 hours ago, Mcmanus said:

I currently play for the newly promoted Wembley stallions

I turn 36 in Dec, there are few lads older than me (only started playing 3/4 years ago)

I'm 5"8 and play TE, Slot WR & FB

we have loads of players shorter than me on my team

deffo go for it, it's great craic

good for fitness and great on the social side as well, it's hard to find mates who are in to NFL so you always have lads to chat about it with

Only thing is im new to nfl dont know the ins and outs / fules lol just thiught it would be good as its all new and fresh to me and also its not contant running its bursts as iv got a bit of a dosgey knee that why i dont play football anymore 

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Rumley1993    9
2 hours ago, Mcmanus said:

flag football is the fastest growing sport in the UK

worth having a wee google to find something near you

Is that like non contact version though ? 

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Mcmanus    1,319
2 minutes ago, Rumley1993 said:

Is that like non contact version though ? 

yes

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Mcmanus    1,319
1 minute ago, Rumley1993 said:

That not for like kids schools and stufff ? 

no

https://flagfootballworld.com/tag/uk

 

 

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SnapDan    1,123
2 minutes ago, Mcmanus said:

What's the point in that? The best part of football is the hitting people :lol:

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