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American Football

American Football is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK and one of the best sports for building great team friendships at university. It is a physical, tough, contact sport with a highly strategic element that leads to the game often being described as "violent chess". The Sussex Saxons proudly represent the University of Sussex in BUCS Div 2 South and this coming year will face opponents UCL, KCL, City, Royal Holloway, Greenwich, Buckinghamshire New University and Chichester.


On the field: The Saxons are looking for a bounceback year following a tough 2017/18 season, which saw the club relegated with a 1-7 record. The coaches and players will be looking to getting back to winning ways for the 2018/19 season and will be on the lookout for new recruits from the 2018 crop of freshers to be a part of this goal. Our coaching staff is extensive and highly talented, with many years experience in both coaching and playing under their belts. Practices are tough, physical and technical, and help to build great camaraderie and friendship between players.

Off the field: The club holds weekly pre-drinks before the regular Wednesday student night. The club also holds  evenings for food and other events to improve the social aspect of the club. We have a great relationship with other sports clubs, which we continue to improve every year through joint socials. The team have added a qualified strength and conditioning coach to their staff this year who will be looking to boost the team’s already strong gym ethic.


The team are now recruiting for the 2018/19 season. Come and visit the team at freshers fair on Wednesday September 19th and chat to some of the players and coaches about the sport and the club, and then join us for our first sessions of the year:


Taster Session - Thursday 20st September @ Falmer Sports Complex - 5pm-7pm

Taster Session - Saturday 22rd September @ Falmer Sports Complex - 4pm-6pm

First Tryout - Sunday 23th September @ Stanmer Park - 11am-2pm, Register at 10:30pm

Second Tryout - Tuesday 25th September @ Falmer Sports Complex 3G - 4pm-6pm, Register at 3:30pm


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Memberships will be available from September
  • American Football Standard Membership£105.00

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  • American Football Training Camp - 1 Day Ticket£10.00
  • American Football Training Camp - 2 Day Ticket£20.00

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Activities Officer - Becky Doran

Email: activities@sussexstudent.com
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

Sports Development Manager - Sarah Hall

Email: sarah.h@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 877322
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

Sports Assistant - Kira Couzens

Email: kira.c@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 873387
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

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