Cuda Super Bowl party returns

The biggest sporting event of the year will return to Bristol on Sunday 5th of February as the Bristol Barracuda American Football Team host the South West's premier Super Bowl party, Cuda Super Bowl Sunday. All are welcome to join us at The Greenhouse, College Green, as the NFL's biggest and best go head to head to compete for the Lombardi trophy as Super Bowl LI champions.


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Posted on 07 Jan 2017 by Coach Fear
Plymouth show early form in BUCS opener
Plymouth Blitz visited the Barracuda to open the 2016-17 BUCS season, coming away with a creditable 30-13 victory as last season's BUCS division winners avenged their end of season blowout suffered at the Cuda's hands in February.

Two touchdowns for RB Yemi Falana were not enough, as the Blitz widened their 13-7 half-time lead, showing power and precision at the point of attack on offense to finish the game off and take an early lead in the standings. The Barracuda will look to bounce back with a strong showing away to divisional new boys Tarannau Aberystwyth next weekend.
Posted on 07 Jan 2017 by Coach Fear
No place like Home
The Barracuda realised a long held ambition this week, as they ran out onto their brand new home field at the University of Bristol's Coombe Dingle sports complex.

The newly installed floodlit 100-yard 3G field features goose neck goalposts and is permanently marked for the team's use. The Cuda will be able to use their new field to practice, as well as host competitive fixtures at Coombe Dingle for the first time.
 

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Posted on 24 Oct 2016 by Coach Fear
Barracuda Assessment Session details
The Barracuda are holding their annual player assessment session this Sunday from 12 Midday at Coombe Dingle Sports Complex, Coombe Lane BS9 2BJ. The session is open to all current Bristol University students to try the sport for free, where your potential will be assessed by our experienced coaching staff.

After the Assessment, the Cuda invite you and your friends to join us for NFL football and refreshments at Greenhouse from 6pm, where two NFL games will be shown in their entirety on the big screens.
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Posted on 24 Sep 2016 by Coach Fear
Cuda Performances Recognised Through University Colours
At the Bristol Barracuda we are always striving for excellence. The Bristol Sports Union recognises excellence by awarding University colours to people who have proved themselves on or off the field. Similar to an American varsity letter, sporting colours represent the hard work and dedication players put in over the season. This year we had a fantastic showing at the sports awards ceremony with 18 of our players being awarded colours, with 3 receiving full colours.
Article by Patrick Kennedy
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Posted on 14 Aug 2016 by Kaush Subramaniam
Bristol Festival of School Sport and Culture 2016
A cool breeze blows over Coombe Dingle Sports Complex as hundreds of local school children descend upon the playing fields, ready for a day of fun with their friends. June 7th 2016 marked the annual Bristol Festival of School Sport, which aims to give students from surrounding schools the opportunity to experience activities they may not have had a chance to take part in before. Such activities include; futsal, lacrosse, baseball, cheerleading and of course American football.
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Posted on 02 Aug 2016 by Kaush Subramaniam
Cuda Player in Profile: Yemi Falana
yemi_falana When joining a new team, you may be forgiven for thinking that it can take some time to make an impact. Maybe you spend a while on the side-line waiting for your moment to come?
Try telling that to Yemi Falana. He has shown that providing you work hard, listen and learn, nothing can stop you making a sizable contribution to a club's winning record.
The first year for Yemi is a clear indication of what you can achieve, even if it is your first time playing a sport and a strong point to build from heading into his second season

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Posted on 04 Apr 2016 by Kaush Subramaniam
Cuda Super Bowl party tickets now on sale
Buy your tickets now for the South West's biggest and best Super Bowl party. Choose standard entry or VIP seating tickets

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Posted on 15 Jan 2016 by Coach Fear
Barracuda announce 2015-16 BUAFL schedule
With the end of summer fast approaching, the Bristol Barracuda have confirmed their 2015-16 BUAFL season schedule. Starting a new era with Head Coach Ben Cooper at the helm, the Barracuda will open their season by hosting the Bournemouth Bobcats on Sunday 8th November.

In the build-up to the season opener, the team will be recruiting the new wave of Cuda players, starting at FRESH, which takes place Friday 25th September at the Bristol Harbourside.
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Posted on 13 Sep 2015 by Kaush Subramaniam
Cuda Gym is coming
With the announcement of the University's new plans for sports passes, and Cuda's new status as a Kickstart Club, the Bristol Barracuda now offers unrivalled access to gym and sporting facilities for all of its members.

Under the new plans, the team can now offer regularly scheduled strength & conditioning sessions run at the Coombe Dingle Olympic Weightlifting (OWL) facility, three times per week.
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Posted on 13 Sep 2015 by Kaush Subramaniam
Ben Cooper takes the reins as Barracuda Head Coach
Following an extensive coaching search, the Bristol Barracuda are delighted to announce the appointment of Ben Cooper as their new Head Coach for the 2015-16 BUCS Championships.

Hearing of his appointment, Ben had this to say, 'I'm delighted to be named Head Coach and excited about the opportunity to be part of an established programme that is extremely well run. There is a lot to do to be ready for the 2015-16 BUCS season, but I can't wait to get started. I look forward to working with all the coaches, staff and players to drive this great programme forward.'
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Posted on 13 Sep 2015 by Kaush Subramaniam
Head Coach Anderson heads for new pastures
The Barracuda have today announced that Head Coach James Anderson is to leave the club following the conclusion of the 2014-15 club season.

The Barracuda are now seeking to appoint a new Head Coach for the 2015-16 BUCS season. Enquiries and applications are welcomed from coaches who can demonstrate the necessary qualities to lead and motivate a successful Bristol University American football programme competing at the highest level.


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Posted on 03 Jun 2015 by Coach Fear
Cuda Liftathon raises 11 million kg and £1,420 for Bristol’s hospitals.
After the season ends, there is one big event that all Barracuda anticipate: the annual Cuda charity liftathon. This year, as with last, we were part of the University of Bristol Ignit10n event this is a 10 hour endurance challenge that all sports teams undergo. Cheer kept someone off the ground for 10 hours, football played a non-stop game of “human table football” and the Barracuda challenged themselves to break last year’s record of 10.46 million kg lifted in that time. The charity in question is Above and Beyond, a charity that works closely with Bristol hospitals to ensure care is given to those that need it most. See their website here: http://www.aboveandbeyond.org.uk/.
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Posted on 29 Mar 2015 by Kaush Subramaniam
4-4 Barracuda Leave It Late Against Gladiators
In the final match of the season, the 2-5 Gloucester Gladiators made the short trip to Bristol to take on a Cuda side that, despite impressing heavily with its on-paper stats for offence and points difference, had not done the job in the clutch, and faced the possibility of a losing season. It looked to be the same old story for Cuda, as they took a 3-0 lead into the late 3rd, only to go 8-3 behind, but they came out 24-8 eventual winners.
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Posted on 29 Mar 2015 by Kaush Subramaniam
Plymouth Blitz the Cuda's Winning Season Hopes
In the penultimate fixture of the season, Bristol made the long trip down to Plymouth to face the Blitz. On the back of a win against Swansea, and the closest Varsity matchup in years, the Barracuda were hoping to cement a record of at least .500 with a game to spare. Unfortunately, a strong running game from the Blitz, and poor kickoff coverage in the dying seconds gave Pymouth a last-gasp win 31-28
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Posted on 29 Mar 2015 by Kaush Subramaniam
Bristol Cuda Come Close as UWE Clinch Varsity
The Varsity Series 2015 kicked off on Sunday 1st February as Bristol Barracuda went to Filton to face the UWE Bullets. Bristol had never beaten UWE since the club came into being in 2007. They had, however, just overcome the Swansea Titans the week before a team who, up until that game, had been unbeaten in the league.
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Posted on 12 Feb 2015 by Kaush Subramaniam
Bristol Cuda Topple Titans in Swansea
Exams had just finished, and while most students ended up going out for a particularly heavy set of club nights over the weekend of the 25th January, the Bristol Barracuda were saving their bodies and their minds for a trip to the Swansea Titans, who were unbeaten heading into the game. It was another stellar performance from Clay Rust who rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another two with Bristol taking the game 22-26 with seconds to go.
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Posted on 28 Jan 2015 by Kaush Subramaniam
Cuda Fail to put Demons to Rest.
On Sunday 7th December, Exeter Demons visited Clifton College to take on Bristol Barracuda. Both teams went into the match 2-1, both having lost to the same opponent the Cardiff Cobras. ‘Cuda were looking to bounce back from that loss, whereas the Demons followed on from a disappointing 11-0 win against Bath Spa, who ‘Cuda put down 50-0 a couple weeks ago. In a low-scoring game, including a scoreless second half, the Barracuda offence failed to produce as the Demons won 10-7.
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Posted on 11 Dec 2014 by Kaush Subramaniam
Bristol Barracuda outdone in Cardiff Clash
Sunday 23rd November marked the visit of the Cardiff Cobras to Clifton College sports ground, the Cuda home ground. Cardiff and Bristol have enjoyed a rivalry of sorts in recent years, with the matches usually producing tight affairs. Cardiff came off the back of wins against UWE and Exeter, two of the strongest teams in the division, whereas Cuda had a kinder start to the season, but put up large wins.
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Posted on 27 Nov 2014 by Kaush Subramaniam
Barracuda Beat Bulldogs 50-0
On Sunday 9th November, Bristol Barracuda made the trip to Bath Spa Bulldogs for their first away trip of the season. Confidence was high on the back of a strong 63-0 win against the new team in the division, the Falmouth Tridents, so Cuda were hoping for more of the same. They duly delivered, with Clay Rust again proving to be the key cog in the Offence, especially when throwing to Alex DeCaro.
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Posted on 27 Nov 2014 by Kaush Subramaniam
Bristol Barracuda hit the ground running.
The Bristol Barracuda opened their season on Sunday 2nd November with a strong 63-0 win over the FXU Tridents, who are new in the BUCS league for 2014/2015. It was the first chance to see the new squad the Cuda have assembled this year in competitive action and they did not disappoint. Cuda raced to a strong first half lead, and closed the game out, scoring 3 passing and 5 rushing TDs as well as a two point safety.
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Posted on 07 Nov 2014 by Kaush Subramaniam
Cuda welcome FXU Tridents to kick off 2014-15 season
The 2014-15 Barracuda welcome new boys FXU Tridents to the South West conference as both teams take the field in the opening weekend of BUCS American football action. Today's game kicks off at 1pm, at the Barracuda's home field at Clifton College's Beggars Bush. Entry is free for spectators and directions to the venue can be found here. As always, the Cuda thank match ball sponsors Armasec Security for their continued support into the new season.
Posted on 02 Nov 2014 by Coach Fear
Barracuda training underway
Barracuda practices are well underway, in preparation for the new BUCS American football season. A club record 94 players have been successful in earning places in the team and are working under the watchful eye of Coach Anderson and his staff twice a week.
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Posted on 11 Oct 2014 by Coach Fear
What is it like to join the Barracuda?
We asked some of the rookies from last season about their experiences of the club in their first year with us. Sam Leale-Green , Wide Receiver; Adam Williams, Defensive Line; Angus Selby, Offensive Line and Chris Richardson, Defensive Back tell us what to expect when joining the side.

Remember, you can always sign up at freshers' fair or turn up at 12.00 midday at coombe dingle on Sunday 28th September.
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Posted on 26 Sep 2014 by Kaush Subramaniam
Join the Barracuda at Fresh
Do you fancy trying the fastest growing sport in the UK? Catch the Bristol Barracuda American Football Team at FRESH on Friday 28th September. We will be in Millenium Square all day and happy to answer your questions about how to join.

Remember: no experience is needed and all kit is provided. Our staff of 10 experienced coaches will teach you everything you need to know to play the game and represent the University in BUCS competition.

You can also join the team from 6pm on Sunday at our social sponsor, the Greenhouse, to watch the NFL Wembley game live on the big screen.

If you want to know more, you can join our Facebook group, check out our website further, follow us on Twitter @BristolCuda or contact the team at team@bristolbarracuda.com
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Posted on 25 Sep 2014 by Coach Fear
The Captain Has Graduated! Long Live the Captain!
The end of a season heralds the coming of a new captain, and a new committee. So we have prepared a list of each committee position, what that position does, and who occupies it going into the 2014-15 season.


A number of Cuda will also be playing Football over the summer with club teams, so they are listed below the committee.
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Posted on 30 May 2014 by Kaush Subramaniam
Cuda See Off Tarannau
Bristol Barracuda claimed their first league victory of the season with a tense 22-14 home win over Tarannau Aberystwyth. Three rushing touchdowns, a safety and a late red-zone stop by the defense were enough to see the Cuda through, as the team bounced back from a tough Varsity defeat the week before.
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Posted on 19 Feb 2014 by Kaush Subramaniam
UWE Cook Up Storm Against Bristol
The UWE Bullets American football team once again grabbed the varsity bragging rights with a confident 42-6 victory at the University of Bristol Barracuda on Sunday. On a day that will also be remembered for the appalling weather conditions, the Bullets raced to a 35-0 halftime lead through errors by the Barracuda. Despite a greatly improved second half showing, the damage had already been done, giving UWE the first rubber of the 2014 Varsity Series.
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Posted on 18 Feb 2014 by Kaush Subramaniam
Bristol Barracuda host UWE Bullets for Varsity 2014

The first event of Varsity this year is bound to be explosive: the University of Bristol Barracuda take on the University of the West of England Bullets at American Football for what promises to be a memorable match. Kick off is at 2pm on Sunday 9th February at Clifton College Sports Ground, Beggar's Bush Lane, as the teams go head-to-head for university pride and the Steve Jones Varsity Trophy. Top prizes will also be up for grabs to spectators all game through the #ShowYourColours competition an opportunity to show your university pride and out-do your cross-city rivals.

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Posted on 30 Jan 2014 by Kaush Subramaniam
Barracuda Kick Off 2014 With Win
The Bristol Barracuda made the perfect start to the year yesterday with an 18-0 victory over the Bournemouth Bobcats in a friendly played down in Portsmouth.  Two first half rushing touchdowns and a pair of safeties were enough in a dominant defensive display, which saw the Cuda’s first shutout of the season.
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Posted on 20 Jan 2014 by Kaush Subramaniam
Cuda announce Super Bowl Sunday details
On Sunday 2nd February, Super Bowl XLVIII will take place at the MetLife Stadium, New York and the party will also be rocking at Riley’s Bristol on the Triangle in Clifton.

Tickets are now available online for Cuda Super Bowl Sunday. Click here to reserve your tickets for the South West's biggest and best Super Bowl party, taking place from 8pm until late.

Now in it's eighth successful year, the party is a firm favourite and last year saw hundreds of football fans packing out our host venue to capacity and enjoying a classic matchup to see the Baltimore Ravens crowned Super Bowl champions. Join us this year to see who will win football's ultimate prize.

Posted on 05 Jan 2014 by Coach Fear
Cobras Edge Past Cuda
Sunday finished in disappointment for the Bristol Barracuda after a tight 14-22 loss to the Cardiff Cobras at Beggars Bush. Despite being up 14 points up in the first half through passing touchdowns to WRs Toby Rickards and Jacob Whitehead, the Cuda were unable to hang on.
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Posted on 04 Dec 2013 by Kaush Subramaniam
Titans Beat Cuda On Opening Day
The Bristol Barracuda American Football Team started the 2013/14 BUCS season with a disappointing 39-7 defeat on Sunday away to the Swansea Titans. A late passing touchdown from QB Christian Cowan to TE Alex Wilton offered Cuda some consolation, as the Titan’s experience prevailed on the day.
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Posted on 05 Nov 2013 by Kaush Subramaniam
Football Returns in Bristol

Football is fast approaching and the Bristol Barracuda are just getting in the swing of preseason with daily gym trips and fitness sessions up on the Clifton Downs. However, the committee and coaches have been working hard behind the scenes all summer to try and ensure this upcoming season - the second in the BUCS league - is one to remember.

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Posted on 16 Sep 2013 by Kaush Subramaniam
Barracuda host South West Regional Coaching Clinic
The Barracuda have announced details of the first South West Regional Coaching Clinic, in association with BAFCA, taking place Saturday 7th September at Portway Rugby Development Centre, Bristol. The clinic is free of charge and open to all coaches and players.

The event will see coaching clinics and player development sessions delivered throughout the day by headline speakers who have coached and played with the Great Britain Lions, BUAFL champion Birmingham Lions and the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles.

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Posted on 05 Sep 2013 by Coach Fear
Registration opens for the new Cuda season
Looking to join the Cuda for the new season of BUCS football? Register your details and we will add your contacts to our database. You'll receive all the information and news about the season coming up and how to join. Just click read more to go to the form page.



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Posted on 18 Aug 2013 by Coach Fear
Barracuda confirm 2013-14 BUAFL schedule
As the end of summer nears, the Barracuda have confirmed their 2013-14 BUAFL season schedule. Competing in the BUCS competition under new Head Coach Jimmy Anderson for the first time, the Cuda will open the year on the road, away to the Swansea Titans on Sunday 3rd November.

Before then, the team will be recruiting the new wave of Cuda, starting at FRESH, which takes place Thurs 26th Sept at the Bristol Harbourside.
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Posted on 15 Aug 2013 by Coach Fear
Barracuda announce expanded sponsorship with Rileys for 2013-14
The Barracuda are delighted to announce that they have expanded their social sponsorship with Riley’s Sports Bar for the 2013-14 season.  Located on the popular Clifton Triangle, just seconds from the university, Rileys is already well established as the home of Cuda NFL Sunday and host to the South West's biggest and best Super Bowl party.
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Posted on 14 Aug 2013 by Coach Fear
Jimmy Anderson named Barracuda Head Coach
Cuda Head Coach Jimmy AndersonThe Bristol Barracuda are delighted to announce the appointment of Jimmy Anderson as their new Head Coach for the 2013-14 BUCS Championships.

Hearing of his appointment, Jimmy had this to say, 'I'm honoured to be named Head Coach of the Cuda and can't wait to get started. I've talked at length with the selection committee about all facets of the club and really feel like I'm walking into a great situation where we can hit the ground running. In addition to the great players, coaches and staff we already have, I'm looking forward to welcoming the new Cuda who will be joining us this season.'

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Posted on 07 Aug 2013 by Coach Fear
Barracuda Head Coach vacancy advertised
Following the retirement of Head Coach Tim Stone at the close of the 2012-13 season, the University of Bristol Barracuda American Football team are seeking to appoint a new Head Coach for the 2013-14 BUAFL/BUCS season. Enquiries and applications are welcomed from coaches who can demonstrate the necessary qualities to lead and motivate a successful Bristol University American football programme competing at the highest level.
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Posted on 24 Jun 2013 by Coach Fear
Inaugural Summer Bowl champions crowned
Eight weeks of the Barracuda's free weekly flag American football programme Get Into American Football were capped off with the newly formed flag teams coming together to contest Summer Bowl 2013. At the end of three weekends of competition, it was announced that the 'No Names' had seen off their challengers to become the inaugural Summer Bowl 2013 champions.
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Posted on 24 Jun 2013 by Coach Fear
Top Performances Saluted at End of Season Dinner
Racks Wine Bar in Clifton was the host for the Cuda end of season dinner, which saw running back Mike McDowell and Linebacker George Barker pick up a pair of awards each. The whole squad gathered together for the annual event on Thursday 25th April for a top-quality steak dinner to recognize the commitment and effort of the squad after a challenging season.
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Posted on 13 May 2013 by Kaush Subramaniam
Free weekly flag football scheme launched for 18-25 year olds in Bristol
From Saturday 4 May, 18-25 year olds in Bristol will have their chance to try a new sport with the launch of the Bristol Barracuda American football club’s ‘Get into American Football’ scheme.

The sessions will take place at the Bristol University Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health on Tyndall Avenue, and will see the Cuda offering eight free weekly taster sessions for men and women to learn and play the non-contact flag version of the sport. The sessions will culminate in participants competing in a tournament to crown the first Bristol Cuda Flag champions.

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Posted on 16 Apr 2013 by Kaush Subramaniam
Barracuda Bring Flag Football To Festival of Sport
Kids from around the Bristol area got a chance to try football before Easter as the Bristol Barracuda ran a football taster session for secondary and primary school students. From the 19th -21st March, the Cuda along with other university sports clubs participated at the Bristol Festival of Sport, teaching new skills and encouraging kids to get active.
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Posted on 08 Apr 2013 by Kaush Subramaniam
Weight Target Smashed In Liftathon Success
On Friday 15th March, the Bristol Barracuda lifted more than 3.5 million kilograms en-route to breaking the all-time team record in the annual charity Liftathon event. A strong turnout from all positional groups saw the Cuda fly past the 2 million kilogram initial target by 3pm. Following this, the squad set their sights on greater things and by 6pm the club record set in 2011 had also fallen.
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Posted on 29 Mar 2013 by Kaush Subramaniam
Barracuda to lift for Right to Play
The season may be over, but the work doesn’t stop for the Bristol Barracuda players. On Friday 15th March, the squad will head up to the university gym at Coombe Dingle to lift 2 million kilograms in 10 hours the equivalent of 12 Boeing 747 jumbo jets! The players hope to squat, bench and deadlift their way to glory and raise money for charity in the process.  
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Posted on 10 Mar 2013 by Kaush Subramaniam
End of an era as Coach Stone calls time
Barracuda Head Coach Tim Stone has announced that the 2012-13 season will be his last with the team and concluded his term with a visit to Gloucestershire Gladiators on Sunday 24th February 2013. The fixture marked a rematch of the team's very first game in February 2007, when the rookie Cuda announced their arrival as Bristol University's own American football team.

The Barracuda
will now begin the selection process to appoint the programme's new Head Coach and will advertise the post shortly. For all interim enquiries, please contact Director of Operations Phil Fear by email at
phil.fear@bristolbarracuda.co.uk


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Posted on 24 Feb 2013 by Coach Fear
Gladiators gain a revenge 6 years in the making
Almost six years to the day after their very first game as university American football teams, the Gloucestershire Gladiators hosted the Barracuda for only the second time. Unlike that meeting, a 30-0 shutout for the Cuda, the Gladiators took control of this match early, pouncing on turnovers to build a 14-0 first quarter lead, before cruising to a 34-0 final score. The Gladiators have compiled a rookie season to be proud of in their second incarnation and now progress to a likely Challenge Trophy place with a 6-2 record. The Cuda will be at home watching this year, but wish the Gladiators players and staff well in their first postseason action.

Posted on 24 Feb 2013 by Coach Fear
Barracuda Stung By Killer Bees

The Bristol Barracuda went below .500 for the first time this season with a disappointing 12-30 defeat at home to league-leaders, Bath Killer Bees. A rushing touchdown by RB Mike McDowell and a brilliant pick-six touchdown from DB Jamie Clark gave the Cuda hope, but ultimately the power of the Bath running game proved too much. Postseason hopes for the Barracuda now hang on a knife edge with victory required in all remaining matches to stand a chance.

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Posted on 19 Feb 2013 by Kaush Subramaniam
Bullets Retain Varsity Crown
A damaging 20-point first quarter was enough to see the UWE Bullets through to a 26-6 victory on a cold and damp Varsity day up at SGS Filton. The Bullets won through with a strong defensive performance that gave Bristol no way through all day. Cuda’s only score came in the 4th quarter from a surging 80-yard kickoff return from WR Toby Rickards.
 

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Posted on 11 Feb 2013 by Kaush Subramaniam
Cuda Prepare For UWE Varsity Challenge

The 2013 Varsity series has arrived and this year kicks off with a bang with American Football taking centre stage. The Bristol Barracuda will make the short trip up the road to Filton on the 10th February to face off against the UWE Bullets a team they have yet to beat...

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Posted on 06 Feb 2013 by Kaush Subramaniam
Super Bowl Party Tickets Now Available
Tickets are now available online for Cuda Super Bowl Sunday. Click 'read more' to reserve your tickets now for the South West's biggest and best Super Bowl party, taking place at Riley's Bristol on Sunday 3rd February from 8pm until late.

Now in it's seventh successful year, the party is a firm favourite and last year saw well over 300 football fans packing out our host venue to capacity and enjoying a classic matchup to see the New York Giants crowned Super Bowl champions. Join us this year to see who will win football's ultimate prize.

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Posted on 19 Jan 2013 by Coach Fear
Cuda launch Super Bowl Sunday 2013

Watched by more than 80,000 at the stadium and another billion viewers worldwide, the Super Bowl is one of the greatest (and biggest) shows on earth. On Sunday 3rd February, Super Bowl XLVII will take place at the New Orleans Superdome and the party will also be rocking at Riley’s Bristol on the Triangle in Clifton.


The Bristol Barracuda will be hosting their annual Super Bowl party the biggest and best in the Southwest to see the AFC and NFC champions duel it out to be crowned world champions in what will be an incredible night of football.

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Posted on 14 Jan 2013 by Kaush Subramaniam
Cuda - First term review

The Deloitte sponsored Bristol Barracuda can head into the winter break with their heads held high at a record of 2-1.


The first term has seen a number of top performances including broken records that the team can look to build on heading into the second half of the season. In such a closely fought conference, a shot at the playoffs is still on the agenda with a good run of wins.


As usual, the Cuda faced a frantic start to the season...


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Posted on 30 Dec 2012 by Kaush Subramaniam
Bristol subjected to a points blitz
Plymouth Blitz came to Bristol looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season and did so emphatically, running out 52-15 winners at Beggars Bush.

Despite the Barracuda recording their third special teams touchdown of the young season on the game's opening kickoff, the visitors took advantage of four first half Cuda turnovers and a kickoff return touchdown of their own to blow open the game and ease into the half at 38-7 ahead.
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Posted on 13 Dec 2012 by Coach Fear
Cobras Upset by Brilliant Barracuda
The Barracuda sent a message to the rest of the SWAC conference on Sunday with an impressive 14-7 victory at home to the Cardiff Cobras. Running back Mike McDowell led by example once again with two touchdowns and the defense fought hard to ensure Cardiff went home empty handed. The win sees the Cuda continue their perfect start to the season at 2-0.
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Posted on 21 Nov 2012 by Kaush Subramaniam
A Royal Victory for the Cuda

The Bristol Barracuda began their life as a BUCS team with a solid victory away to the Worcester Royals on Remembrance Sunday. Three touchdowns from man-of-the-match running back, Mike McDowell helped the Cuda to a 21-6 victory that was well deserved.

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Posted on 12 Nov 2012 by Kaush Subramaniam
Squad gears up for 2012 season opener

After a frantic few week’s preparation, the Bristol Barracuda finally begin their SWAC conference campaign on Sunday. The first game of the season sees the squad making the trip up the road to face Worcester Royals a team never faced before.



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Posted on 06 Nov 2012 by Kaush Subramaniam
Cuda Prepare For Kickoff

As summer draws to a close, preparations for the 2012-13 BUAFL season are well underway for the Bristol Barracuda. The stakes have been raised this year with American Football finally being adopted as an official BUCS sport and the Cuda have already laid the groundwork for a successful season ahead.

The first major event of the Cuda year is FRESH which takes place Thurs 4th Oct and the Cuda will be on hand to sign new recruits in room LSR4, 4th Floor of the Student Union Building.

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Posted on 30 Sep 2012 by Kaush Subramaniam
Barracuda Pocket Top New Social Sponsor

The Bristol Barracuda American Football team is proud to announce Riley’s Sports Bar as it's new social sponsor for the upcoming season.  Located on the popular Clifton Triangle - just seconds from the university - it promises to be a number one destination for all and the new home of Cuda NFL Sunday for the new NFL season.

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Posted on 02 Sep 2012 by Kaush Subramaniam
American Football joins BUCS

In a momentous announcement for the sport, British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) are delighted to confirm that American Football is now a BUCS sport. BUCS has been working closely with BUAFL CEO Andy Fuller and BAFA to bring the sport into the BUCS system, meaning that the Barracuda will be a points-scoring team for the BUCS competition for the first time in 2012-13. For further information please visit BUCS American football

Posted on 15 Aug 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Cuda Recruiting for 2012-13!

It's that time of year again, soon over 3000 new young and fresh faces will be arriving at Bristol University to start their chosen subject. Think you've got what it takes to be the next BUCS MVP? Want to try a new sport that will challenge and reward you in brand new ways? Want to represent your University in a sport that is rapidly growing in popularity across the UK? Then join the Cuda!

No experience is necessary. The Cuda American football programme will turn you into an all new athlete in no time at all. We have an excellent coaching staff with first class facilities and amenities and an active social programme. You don't even have to be a fresher! American Football is a high paced, action packed, physical game that provides endless opportunities for an individual to shine. Want to make that next big play? Head on over to our Join the Cuda page for all the info you'll need about joining up. See you at FRESH!

Posted on 23 Aug 2010 by Stuart Tabberer
Rob Hardy carries the Olympic Torch

The Olympics came to the Bristol Barracuda during July as Linebacker Robert Hardy was chosen to carry the Torch through Salisbury. Robert was nominated by Olympic Champion Jason Gardener for the countless hours he has spent coaching a variety of sports to Bristol school children since joining the University in 2007.


Jason said: "Guys like Robert are truly fantastic and make such a positive impact to the quality of sporting events. Very inspiring!"




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Posted on 16 Aug 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Massive Colours haul for the Cuda

The Bristol Barracuda have once again been awarded an impressive haul of colours at the annual University of Bristol Sports Awards Dinner. Full and Half Colours are granted in recognition of the contribution an individual has made to their club, Not solely in regard to playing success the award also considers ‘off the playing field’ contributions.


The Cuda were awarded a total of 8 Full and 2 Half Colour Awards, recognising the club's high level of achievement throughout the 2011-12 season.



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Posted on 15 Aug 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Cuda End of Season Awards

The Annual Bristol Barracuda Player Awards evening was once again hosted by Racks Kitchen and bar. A fantastic three course menu brimming with steak (naturally) preceded the night’s events. Head Coach Tim Stone and his coaching staff decided on the awards which are designed to recognize individual players’ effort, commitment and passion for the Cuda.

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Posted on 15 Aug 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Cuda a hit at Bristol Festival of School Sport

The Bristol Barracuda ended the 2011-12 season coaching flag football at this years Bristol Festival of School Sport. The event, held over 3 days at the Universities Coombe Dingle sports complex, for children attending school in the local area aged 12-16.

It's a high profile event, organised by RELAYS Bristol and attended by the local media, that offers a wide range of differing sports from Martial Arts all the way through to Golf. The Cuda are now a regular feature at the event with our Cuda Flag initiative and members from both the coaching and player rosters on hand to teach a brand new sport to many.

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Posted on 15 Aug 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Cuda win out in Titanic encounter

The final game of the regular season saw the Swansea Titans travel to Bristol in what turned out to be a tense encounter between the teams. Both teams started the game on a 3-4 record and were looking to finish the season on a .500 Record. RB Stuart McHutchon scored twice to win the game for the Cuda 14-16.

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Posted on 14 Jun 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Cuda stung by Bees
Bristol travelled to Bath for the penultimate game of the season looking to improve on their 3-3 record. The game finished 6-26 with the Killer Bees proving a very difficult team to score against. QB Toby Rickards scored the only points for the Cuda with a 10 Yard Off tackle run.
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Posted on 14 Jun 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Valentines Heartache for Bristol

The Bristol Varsity 2012 series kicked off with the clash between the Bristol Barracuda and UWE Bullets American Football Teams. Despite a great effort the Cuda lost 25-12 against a battling Bullets team. Wide Receiver Mike McDowell scored both touchdowns for the Cuda in front of a large number of supporters who turned out in force to witness the clash.     

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Posted on 20 Feb 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Varsity Weekend returns with Show Your Colours
Ahead of this weekend's hotly anticipated Varsity clash with cross town rivals the UWE Bullets, the Barracuda have confirmed the return of their popular spectator competition, Show Your Colours.

Show Your Colours will reward fans for their ingenuity and creativity in coming up with the most impressive and eye-catching costumes and banners at the game, with both prizes and bragging rights up for grabs on the day. Thanks to our team & gameday sponsors for their generosity in supplying all the prizes.

Competition winners will be announced each quarter by the live Varsity commentary team.
Full details here

Posted on 09 Feb 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Barracuda kick off 2012 Varsity Series on Valentine’s Weekend.

The 2012 Bristol Varsity series kicks off with a bang this year as the University of Bristol American football team, the Barracuda, host a mouthwatering clash against their cross-town rivals, the University of West England Bullets. The biggest game of the year for both teams will be hosted by Bristol on Sunday 12th of February with kick off scheduled for 3pm.  All are welcome to join us at Clifton College Sports Ground, Beggars Bush Lane as the two Bristol teams go head to head to compete for the Steve Jones Varsity Trophy and University Pride.

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Posted on 31 Jan 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Cuda Super Bowl Sunday returns to Bristol

The biggest sporting event of the year will return to Bristol on Sunday 5th of February as the Bristol Barracuda American Football Team host the South West's premier Super Bowl party, Cuda Super Bowl Sunday. All are welcome to join us at The Greenhouse, College Green, as the NFL's biggest and best go head to head to compete for the Lombardi trophy as Super Bowl XLVI champions.

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Posted on 20 Jan 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Barracuda smash target
Friday 9th November saw members of the Bristol Barracuda smash their three million kilogram target in their annual charity liftathon. The players pushed themselves to the limit in an attempt to set a new club record by not only beating previous years weight totals but also by raising more money for the Youth Sports Trust. The muscle straining target weight of 3 million kilograms (equivalent to over 15 Boeing 767 Jet Aircraft) was a whole million kilograms in excess of last years achieved weight and was a big challenge for the team.
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Posted on 20 Jan 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Cuda blitzed by Plymouth

The Plymouth Blitz ran out 42 6 winners against the Bristol Barracuda to close the first half of the BUAFL season. Quarterback Toby Rickards ran in the only touchdown for the Cuda. The Cuda enter the break with a .500 record (2-2) placing them 7th in the South West Atlantic Division (SWAC).

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Posted on 20 Jan 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Venomous Cobras stun Cuda

The Cardiff Cobras ran out 46 6 winners against the Bristol Barracuda in week 4 of the BUAFL Season. Quarterback Toby Rickards ran in the only touchdown for the Cuda from the Cobras 39 yard line. The Cuda now go to 2 1 ahead of this week’s upcoming clash with the Plymouth Blitz.

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Posted on 20 Jan 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Overtime Haunts Demons

A thrilling overtime scenario saw the Bristol Barracuda come out on top and go 2 0 after beating the Exeter Demons 20-14. Wide Receiver (WR) Mike Mcdowell scored the opening touchdown and Running Back (RB) Stu McHutchon snagged himself a brace on a perfect day for football in Exeter.

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Posted on 20 Jan 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Barracuda Bite Back

The Bristol Barracuda came from behind against the Bath Spa Bulldogs to start the 2011/12 season with a 14-6 win. Touchdowns from Max Meuth and Stu McHutchon decided the game with the Cuda on the road for the first time this season.

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Posted on 20 Jan 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Fresh Success for Cuda

Last week saw the returning Cuda players hit the streets at the University of Bristol Fresher’s fair in pursuit of new recruits to join the ranks. Unfortunately the refurbishment of the Students Union meant that the Cuda would only have one day with which to recruit, this however did not faze the Cuda as they took to the streets in force on both days so as not to let anyone through their fingers.

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Posted on 20 Jan 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
New Sponsor makes rivals Green with Envy

The award winning Bristol Barracuda have today announced ‘Greenhouse College Green’ as their major social sponsor for the 2011/12 season. Sitting at the bottom of Park Street, opposite College Green, Greenhouse is always a popular venue with a wide range of drinks and meals on offer. 

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Posted on 20 Jan 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Cuda Invest in Furture

A statement of intent for the up-and-coming BUAFL season was made by the Bristol Barracuda today as they unveiled their latest pieces of training equipment. Two top of the range training sleds have been added to the already extensive training setup at Cuda.    

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Posted on 20 Jan 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Cuda take the Honours at Bristol Athletic Union Awards

The Barracuda have this evening been named the 2011 Club of the Year at the Bristol University Athletic Union Awards, representing the highest honour bestowed by the Union on a sports team. 

Not content with just one trophy, Cuda players also walked away with four full University colours and six half-colours, the most of any club. The evening was completed when Jon Parr, part of the founding class of Barracuda in 2006 and first winner of full colours for American Football at Bristol, was honoured with the AU Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sport

Posted on 09 Aug 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
MLB Waddell Named as BUAFL Defensive Player of the Year

The British Universities American Football League is pleased to announce that the top defensive player for 2011 is Russ Waddell from the Bristol Barracuda.

The South Western Atlantic Conference has a fearsome reputation as the most competitive in British football and a watertight defense can prove the difference between making the post season and packing the helmet and pads away at the end of February.

Russ Waddell proved to be a key player in the Barracuda’s push to the post season which was built around the tightest defense in the Conference and one of the stingiest across the League.

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Posted on 09 Aug 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Cuda make history with playoff win
The Barracuda made playoff history on Sunday, securing their first ever playoff victory 56-6 over the visiting Kent Falcons. The landmark victory came just four years after the Cuda entered league competition for the very first time, in which time the club has climbed to a BUAFL ranking of 5th in the nation.

Heading into the match, both teams boasted a 7-1 regular season record and a keenly contested tie in prospect. However, the Cuda wasted no time opening their playoff account, QB Jake Coleman hooking up with Freshman WR Mike McDowell on the team's first offensive snap for a 71-yard touchdown pass. 
Posted on 09 Aug 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Barracuda flex their muscles for Charity Liftathon

On March 18th, members of the Bristol Barracuda will be pushing themselves to the physical limit by attempting to lift over one million kilograms. This is equivalent to lifting over five Boeing 747 Jumbo Jets! Last year's liftathon saw the team manage 530,000 kgs, a considerable amount by any standard, but a record they plan to surpass this year.

All money raised by completing this challenge will go towards the Youth Sports Trust, a charity that attempts to build a brighter future for young people through sport and PE. Such work is more invaluable today than ever before, given the current issues regarding childhood obesity and the future health implication this can cause, not to mention the social benefits that organised sporting programs can provide for children.

If you would like to help the Barracuda smash their £1000 target, then please donate at the following link: 
http://www.justgiving.com/cudaliftathon

 

No contribution is too small and will go to a very worthy cause. 

Posted on 09 Aug 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Cuda return to winning with victory over Aberystwyth!

The Barracuda aimed to get their season back on track and were keen to shake off any post-Varsity blues with a win against Aberystwyth.  

It was the Welsh team that started the stronger, forcing a fumble on their first two drives, but the Cuda defence rose to the challenge. Inspirational middle linebacker Russell Waddell providing the impetus needed to fire up the defence, with an early third down sack, and a stop on the 1 yard line.

  

The Cuda offence then roared into life...

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Posted on 09 Aug 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Bristol Varsity goes down to the wire in Overtime mudbath!

Valentines weekend was truly one of heartache for the Detica and Armasec Security Sponsored Bristol Barracuda American Football team, as they faced up to an overtime loss to cross-town rivals, the UWE Bullets.

 

The game started brightly for the Barracuda, with their first drive being a scoring one, Tailback Jonny Khan breaking through the line and moving the ball down field, before powering in from short yardage. However, it did not take the Bullets long to respond, with pacey Tailback Sam Stalbow breaking through the Cuda line for a 70 yard score.

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Posted on 09 Aug 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Cuda named University Club of the Year

The Bristol Barracuda have today been named as the BUAFL University Club of the Year for the 2010/11 season, sponsored by Thomson Sport. The honour recognises the Barracuda as one of Britain's most successful college football teams and the team will be honoured at the NFL UK Awards at Super Bash on Sunday February 6.

The award not only recognises on-field achievements, but also the team's outstanding work in raising the profile of American football in their university, and development of the sport on a wide range of levels, including growth of the team and reaching out beyond the university and into the local community.

Club Captain Sam Bellman and Community Officer Jonny Khan will be on hand at London's IndigO2 to receive the award on behalf of the team, presented by BBC Radio 5 Live's Neil Reynolds and Arlo White.

Posted on 08 Aug 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Cuda send Demons packing

Beggars Bush saw two undefeated SWAC teams go head to head for the upper hand in a so far tight championship race. It was Bristol who took the spoils, defeating Exeter Demons 19-0 and maintaining their place atop the SWAC table for the third consecutive month. 

Jonny Khan added a brace of touchdowns to take his season's impressive haul to ten in four games, while the crunching lead blocks of Ed Newland-Pratt were rewarded by a touchdown of his own. A single extra point from kicker Rich Lindsay completed the scoring and saw the Cuda once again blank their opponents on offense, allowing only 59 total yards.

The Barracuda would like to recognise the support of gameday sponsors Detica and match ball sponsors Armasec Security.

Posted on 08 Aug 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Cuda Super Bowl Sunday returns to The Hill

It's the biggest game in professional football, and one of the biggest events in the world of sport. The NFL's season finale, the Super Bowl, is back in Bristol on the 6th of February 2011 as the Bristol University Barracuda host the South West's premier Super Bowl party.

The Hill will be transformed into Cowboys Stadium Texas, as the world's most widely watched sporting event takes centre stage.

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Posted on 08 Aug 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Cuda enter Christmas Break Undefeated
For the second season running, the Barracuda reach the midseason break without a loss, thanks to a 27-0 decision over the Plymouth Blitz. The team ends 2010 at 3-0 and atop the BUAFL South Western Athletic Conference.

On the day, two first quarter touchdowns from Jonny Khan gave the visitors an early  14-0 advantage. A thundering run from Ed Newland-Pratt capped a seven play, 95-yard drive that extended the lead to 21-0 and settled the contest. Freshman QB Toby Rickards rounded out the scoring with a 4-yard scamper in the final stanza to give the Cuda the perfect Xmas present.
Posted on 08 Aug 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Bulldogs Beaten
The Barracuda continued their strong start to the 2010-11 campaign with a convincing 84-8 victory over the visiting Bath Spa Bulldogs. 

The Cuda took a first quarter 23-0 lead which effectively settled the contest, but the Bulldogs' small squad impressed with an indomitable spirit that saw them snatch two late special teams scores to open their 2010 account.

Tailback Jonny Khan scooped the Cuda Offensive MVP award with 4 TDs on just 6 touches, defensive tackle Simon Beer claimed the Defensive award, while Richard Lindsay slotted 10 of 12 extra points to win the Special Teams gong. Hit of the Day went to fullback Ed Newland-Pratt, who delivered a typical crunching lead block to set up Khan and the Cuda's first score of the match.
Posted on 08 Aug 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Cuda Charm Cobras

The Bristol Barracuda made the perfect start to the new BUAFL season with a 27-0 victory over division rivals the Cardiff Cobras.

 

Four rushing touchdowns, two by Jonny Khan, decided the contest, aided and abetted by a stern defensive front that denied the Cobras for most of the match.

Posted on 08 Aug 2012 by Stuart Tabberer
Cuda get FRESH!

Members of the Barracuda players and coaching staff will be on hand at the Bristol University FRESH! event this coming October to hand out information about the team and assist new players in starting their sign up process. This is your best opportunity to find out more about the team from the people involved and the easiest way to get yourself on the player and mailing list ready for try outs at Beggars Bush!

FRESH! will be held at the Students Union during freshers week at the start of the first semester on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th of October. Come find us in the Avon Gorge room and get chatting to someone on the stand. For any further info on joining before FRESH! check out our"Join the Cuda" page. See you there!

Posted on 23 Aug 2010 by AlexW
Cuda Recruiting for 2012-13!

It's that time of year again, soon over 3000 new young and fresh faces will be arriving at Bristol University to start their chosen subject. Think you've got what it takes to be the next BUCS MVP? Want to try a new sport that will challenge and reward you in brand new ways? Want to represent your University in a sport that is rapidly growing in popularity across the UK? Then join the Cuda!

No experience is necessary. The Cuda American football programme will turn you into an all new athlete in no time at all. We have an excellent coaching staff with first class facilities and amenities and an active social programme. You don't even have to be a fresher! American Football is a high paced, action packed, physical game that provides endless opportunities for an individual to shine. Want to make that next big play? Head on over to our Join the Cuda page for all the info you'll need about joining up. See you at FRESH!

Posted on 23 Aug 2010 by AlexW
Cuda sponsored weightlift

Back in December the Bristol Barracuda undertook a sponsored weight lift session at the Coombe Dingle Sports Complex for charity. Players took home sponsor forms from practice and tried to raise as much money as possible for both the Youth Sports Trust and a new Cuda kit!

In the end over half a million kilogramms were lifted by members of the Cuda player and coaching rosters (530,350KG to be exact!), raising over £600 for our chosen charity. A number of challenges were on offer, including the first player to get sponsored by a UWE Bullet player and a prize for anyone that could out lift the gym monster that is Coach Davey.

Well done to all those that took part!

Posted on 23 Aug 2010 by AlexW
Barracuda get involed at Bristol Festival of Sport

The Barracuda start the 2010 off season coaching flag football at this years Bristol Festival of Sport. The event is held over 3 days at the Universities Coombe Dingle sports complex, for children attending school in the local area aged 12-16. It's a high profile event, attended by the local media, that offers a wide range of differing sports from Martial Arts all the way through to Golf.

This is the second successive year the Cuda have attended the event with our Cuda Flag initiative and members from both the coaching and player rosters were on hand to teach a brand new sport to many. Over 300 of more than 1300 attendees chose to learn about Flag Football this year and received coaching in all aspects of the game, including passing catching, ball handling and flag tackling.

The coaching was extremely well received by all those involved, both old and young, and is part of the Barracudas continued commitment to raising awareness of American Football in the UK and to involvement in the local community. We will be back next year to bring even more Football to even more people!

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Posted on 20 Aug 2010 by AlexW
Cuda knocked out by tough Lions

A hard fought game ends in a loss for the Barracuda this week as last years champions the Birmingham Lions are victorious with the score finishing 6-52, knocking the Cuda out of the BUAFL play-offs.

Bristol came out fighting, stopping the Lions first drive of the match and responding with an early long touchdown pass to take the score to 6-0. Birmingham knew we meant business and proceeded to prove why they are the defending champions with 3 touchdowns before the end of the first quarter. From then on the Cuda fought hard, driving Birmingham back every time the offence stepped on to the field but it proved to be not enough. More scores including a 92 yard passing TD from Birmingham that went unanswered in the final quarters took the score to 6-52.

The best season in Cuda history, the team look to improve with every rep in the off season and go even better next time out. See you next year for some more Sunday football!

Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by AlexW
Bristol Barracuda end regular season on a high!

The Bristol University Barracuda end their regular reason with a convincing victory over the Oxford Cavaliers 35-7. A tough game in muddy conditions, Oxford are known for their passing game and the Cuda arrived prepped, repped and ready to go for what would be the last regular 2009/2010 BUAFL season game.

With their first string Quarterback out Oxford still looked to go deep against the Cuda defence but it still wasn't enough. Congratulations to the team who finish the season with a record 7-1, a best for team since it started 3 years ago. The progress by the team has been tremendous and this is shown by our success this season. Next stop, Birmingham and BUAFL play-offs.

Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by AlexW
Cuda back on form

After the first loss of the Cuda 2009/10 season against opponent 6, opponent 7 became a vital game. Winning it would guarantee a place in the play-offs, a first in Cuda history. With this in mind the team arrived for the away game full of spirit and ready to tackle the Bath Killer Bees one more time.

By the 4th quarter the score remained tied at 6-6 after a hard start, with both teams missing their PAT attempts. Richard Lindsay leaped for a pick to break up the Bath drive late in the game bringing the Bristol Offence back onto the field. In the closing minutes a crucial FG attempt sailed wide to take the game into overtime as the Bath defence held up the Cuda with everything they had.

Players bruised and tired the teams took to the field for overtime which finally culminated in a passing touchdown to Will Morris taking the score to 12-6 where the game would finish. Cuda history had been achieved, BUAFL play-offs here we come!

Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by AlexW
Cuda halted by Bullets

Valentine's day 2010 was not to be a day for the Cuda this year. Despite an impeccable effort from the entire team and coaching staff the Bristol vs UWE Varsity game ended 21-38 at full time after a strong showing from the Bullets at both ends of the field.

A promising start for the Cuda with an early touchdownwas not enough to hold off the determined UWE offence who levelled the score on their next drive. A few reverse plays later and the Cuda were trailing, never to catch up. A last minute piece of excellence however saw the game end of a high with a score by Owen Pursall from a Half Back pass play that had everybody cheering.

The Cuda go into their next match 5 and 1 with their heads held high, eyes firmly on a first ever BUAFL play-off game.

Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by AlexW
Cuda unveil Show Your Colours competition
Bristol Barracuda have unveiled further details of their 2010 American Football Varsity spectator competition, Show Your Colours, ahead of this weekend's hotly anticipated clash with cross town rivals the UWE Bullets.

Show Your Colours will reward fans for their ingenuity and creativity in coming up with the most impressive and eye-catching costumes and banners at the game, with both prizes and bragging rights up for grabs on the day. Thanks to sponsors the College of Law for their generosity.

Competition winners will be announced each quarter by the live Varsity commentary team.
Full details here
Posted on 11 Feb 2010 by Coach Fear
Bristol American Football Varsity

This Valentine's Day, experience the tradition, rivalry & passion of the 2010 Bristol Varsity series as the city's two collegiate American football teams compete for the pride of their respective Universities as well as the BUAFL division title.


The UWE Bullets must cross the Clifton Suspension Bridge to face the undefeated Bristol University Barracuda at Clifton College Sports Complex. The two teams are in close competition in the British Universities American Football League (BUAFL), with the Barracuda holding a one game lead over their local rivals heading into the final quarter of the season.


Kick off is at 3pm, and admission is free. A fully licensed bar and hot food will be available, along with live commentary and halftime entertainment. Directions available here

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Posted on 11 Feb 2010 by Coach Fear
Cuda Super Bowl Sunday announced
The Bristol Barracuda will once again host the South West's biggest and best Super Bowl party on Sunday 7th February as the New Orleans Saints face the Indianapolis Colts to determine the who will claim the Lombardi trophy in Super Bowl XLIV.

The White Harte is the venue for this year's NFL extravanganza, as hundreds gather to enjoy the spectacle. All are welcome to join us, doors open at 8pm.

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Posted on 02 Feb 2010 by Coach Fear
Cuda begin 2010 with victory
Two Jake Coleman touchdowns keyed a Barracuda 33-6 victory over the visiting Swansea Titans as Bristol kicked off 2010 with a fifth successive victory. Also on the scoresheet were Ed Newland-Pratt, Simon Constantine, and Tom Griffiths, while kicker Matt Brace hit three of his five extra points.

The undefeated Barracuda now stand one game clear of UWE Bullets in Conference 3, their Varsity opponents on Valentine's Day at Beggars Bush, kick off 3pm.
Posted on 02 Feb 2010 by Coach Fear
Cuda reach Winter break at 4-0
The Barracuda fixture against Cardiff Cobras ended in a 13-12 decision to the Cuda, placekicker Rich Lindsay's extra point providing the vital difference between two evenly matched teams. The Bristol touchdowns were scored by running backs Chris Mutono and Ed Newland-Pratt.

The result sees Bristol reach a best ever 4-0 mark at the winter break, although four more tough matches await the team in 2010.

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Posted on 23 Jan 2010 by Coach Fear
Cardiff comes to Bristol
Due to heavy rain in Cardiff, this weekend's Barracuda fixture against Cardiff Cobras will now take place in Bristol, at the Filton WISE sports complex. Kicking off at 5pm Sunday, the 3-0 Cuda take on an experienced and versatile Cobras (1-1) team in a key Conference 3 clash.

Directions to Filton WISE can be found
here

Posted on 28 Nov 2009 by Coach Fear
Exeter swept away
Gusting winds over 30mph along with rain and hailstorms were not enough to prevent the Barracuda recording a third consecutive victory on Sunday.

The home team captured a 21-0 victory over the Exeter Demons, thanks to three rushing touchdowns, provided by Jonny Khan, Ed Newland-Pratt and Simon Constantine respectively. Kicker Matt Brace hit all three extra points to complete the scoring.

With thanks to Barracuda
game ball sponsors Armasec Security.

Image credit Colin Beer
Posted on 24 Nov 2009 by Coach Fear
Plymouth blitzed
The Barracuda continued their perfect start to the BUAFL season, travelling to Plymouth Blitz and coming home with a 25-6 victory. Chris Mutono scored twice on the ground, before Rich Lindsay returned an interception 29 yards and Ed Thompson capped the Cuda scoring with a 1-yard plunge. Plymouth's sole reply came from QB Adam Wright scoring on a 1-yard dash of his own in the fourth quarter.

Image credit Hani Shobaki
Posted on 18 Nov 2009 by Coach Fear
Cuda swat the Bees
Two touchdowns from club captain Jonny Khan keyed the Barracuda's opening day victory over Bath's Killer Bees, as the home side kicked off their 2009-10 BUAFL campaign with a 19-3 result.


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Posted on 11 Nov 2009 by Coach Fear
Into the film room
The Barracuda have announced their latest partnership deal, joining forces with watchgamefilm.com to take advantage of their leading edge film service. Barracuda players and staff are able to upload and review game and practice film quickly and easily, helping them prepare for their next game.
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Posted on 09 Nov 2009 by Coach Fear
Cuda kick off 2009 at Beggar's Bush
The Bristol Barracuda kick off the 2009-10 BUAFL campaign with a home opener at the club's brand new match facility at Beggar's Bush. The Bath Killer Bees come into town for a Conference 3 South clash that will set the early tone in BUAFL's most competitive division.

Kick off is at 1pm, Sunday 8 November
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Posted on 07 Nov 2009 by Coach Fear
Cuda sign the White Harte

The Cuda have announced their first major sponsor of the new season, signing popular Clifton watering hole, the White Harte, to be the club's 2009-10 social sponsor.

The White Harte will be the home of Cuda NFL Sundays, showing the best NFL action every weekend, as well as hosting post-match hospitality for the Cuda and their guests.  Sunday 7th February will see the third annual Cuda Super Bowl Sunday take place at the White Harte, with the usual great action on offer, and the atmosphere to match.

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Posted on 22 Sep 2009 by Coach Fear
Trooping the Colours
Offensive lineman and 2008-09 club captain Jon Parr has become the first Barracuda player to win full Bristol University colours, and the 5th player to win colours for American Football in the club's short history. Winning half-colours for their 2008-09 exploits are defensive lineman Chris Humphreys and defensive back Andy Roberts.
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Posted on 06 Sep 2009 by Coach Fear
Cuda confirm 2009 training camp at Portway
The Bristol Barracuda have today confirmed they will return for a fourth year of training camp at Portway Rugby Development Centre as the 2009-10 campaign gets underway.

Cuda try outs for the 2009 squad are scheduled for Tuesday 6th October.
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Posted on 10 Aug 2009 by Coach Fear
Cuda Super Bowl Sunday Recap
Bristol's American football fraternity arrived at Cuda Super Bowl Sunday to enjoy the climax of the NFL season, Super Bowl XLIII, and were not disappointed. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals combined to put on another thrilling finish to the season, with the Steelers snatching victory on Santonio Holmes' 6-yard touchdown reception with just 35 seconds remaining.
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Posted on 23 Feb 2009 by Coach Fear
No penalty, but flags everywhere!
The Cuda rubbed shoulders with the likes of Olympic sprinter Jason Gardner and sailing Paralympian Stephen Thomas as they introduced flag football to an estimated 300 school pupils at the second annual Bristol Festival of School Sport.

Over the course of three days, 1300 pupils from all 18 of the city's state secondary schools attended, with more than one in five choosing to give the sport a try, under the guidance of 10 Cuda Flag coaches.

Also chosen as the first University-led event in the UK to be awarded the 'Inspired by 2012' Olympic logo, the Festival proved to be the ideal choice for the official launch of Cuda Flag.
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Posted on 23 Mar 2009 by Coach Fear
Ambitious Bristol launches Cuda Flag
Bristol University Barracuda are delighted to announce the launch of Cuda Flag.

The Cuda Flag launch event is this week's Bristol Festival of School Sport, when approximately 1,200 pupils from 16 of the city's secondary schools will take part in a wide variety of sports activities. Over the three days, Cuda Flag volunteers will deliver coaching and lead the pupils in games of flag American football.
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Posted on 23 Mar 2009 by Coach Fear
Khan powers Cuda to victory
Cuda tailback Jonny Khan pulled in a 5 TD haul as the Barracuda proved too strong for the visiting Tarannau Aberystwyth. Khan's three first half scores established an early advantage which the home side never relinquished, running out 54-8 winners.

The game was played at Clifton College's new 3G facility at Beggar's Bush and the Barracuda pass on their thanks to the site's management for their hospitality and use of the fantastic facility.
Posted on 05 Feb 2009 by Coach Fear
Cuda Super Bowl Sunday returns
The NFL's Super Bowl is back in Bristol this weekend as the Barracuda host the South West's biggest and best Super Bowl party. The Hill will be transformed into a little corner of America on Sunday February 1st, as the world's most widely watched sporting event takes centre stage.

All are welcome to join us as the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers go head to head to claim football's ultimate prize and hold aloft the Lombardi trophy as Super Bowl XLIII champions.

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Posted on 25 Jan 2009 by Coach Fear
Cobras & Cuda deliver a pre-Christmas Cracker
The Barracuda played host to the perennial contenders from Cardiff University and produced a thrilling seesaw battle as 75 points were put on the scoreboard.

Bristol drew first blood on their opening possession, as QB Ed Thompson finished a balanced drive with a strike to WR Owen Pursall. It marked the second consecutive game that the prolific partnership have opened the scoring for the Cuda. Jonny Khan applied his trademark 2 point conversion and the Bristol side were off to an 8-0 start.
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Posted on 24 Dec 2008 by Coach Fear
Cuda receive Christmas Stocking Filler from EP Sports
The Bristol Barracuda received an early Christmas present, as the club wrapped up a sponsorship agreement with leading UK sports supplier EP Sports.

EP Sports will be exclusive suppliers of Cuda player equipment and apparel for the 2008/09 season.
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Posted on 24 Dec 2008 by Coach Fear
Cuda sink Buccaneers
Bristol Barracuda kick-started their 2008 season on Sunday, with a 48-12 victory over Buckinghamshire Buccaneers.

The visitors got off to a flying start as QB ED Thompson picked out WR Owen Pursall for an early 8 point lead.

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Posted on 27 Nov 2008 by Coach Fear
Blues hold on to deny Cuda
Scores from Cavaliers Ben Cagan and Matt Skillett were the decisive factors in propelling Oxford to a 12-0 victory over the Barracuda.

Clinging to a narrow 6-0 lead after Cagan's 1-yard QB keeper in the first period, the home team twice turned away the Barracuda offense inside their 10 yard line, before Matt Skillett scored on a 4-yard run in the final quarter to secure the result.
Posted on 27 Nov 2008 by Coach Fear
Team Travel Notes
All players are reminded of the need to review travel arrangements for our away game to Oxford Cavaliers this weekend.

Click Read More to see full details.  This information is also available on the latest Barracuda team diary.
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Posted on 15 Nov 2008 by Coach Fear
Cuda washed out by Blitz
The Barracuda 2008/09 campaign got off to a slow start on Sunday, as the hosts suffered a 22-0 loss to visiting Plymouth Blitz.

Two rushing touchdowns by Adam Kevern gave the 
Blitz a 14-0
half time advantage, and a lead they would not relinquish as Henry Allum completed the scoring in the third quarter to produce the final margin.

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Posted on 12 Nov 2008 by Coach Fear
Cuda lock up Armasec as sponsor
Barracuda preparations for the new season of BUAFL were boosted this week with the announcement of Armasec Security as the team's Match Ball sponsor for the 2008-09 season.
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Posted on 05 Nov 2008 by Coach Fear
Cuda Home Game Notes
All players are reminded of the need to review arrangements for our home game to Plymouth Blitz this weekend.

Click Read More to see full details.  This information is also available on the latest Barracuda Team Diary.
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Posted on 10 Oct 2008 by Coach Fear
Cuda player graduates to NFL
Bristol University Barracuda graduate Dave Egbosimba has today been unveiled as one of a select few athletes invited to take part in the NFL International Player Development camp, taking place at Bristol’s Filton WISE Bristol Academy of Sport this weekend (Saturday & Sunday 18th-19th October). If successful at this stage, Egbosimba will be invited to the International Player Mini-Camp in Seville, Spain for his shot at a place on an NFL roster, as part of the NFL’s International Player Development programme.
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Posted on 17 Oct 2008 by Coach Fear
Sunday Positional Practice
Barracuda practice continues this Sunday at 12 Midday. No special kit will be needed, you’ll be put through your paces on the grass surface, so bring boots suitable for grass and general sportswear/sweats. 

Everyone who signed up at Fresh and all returners have full directions in their email inbox. The same details are on the team facebook group if you need them.
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Posted on 11 Oct 2008 by Coach Fear
Cuda Assessment Session Details
The Assessment gives everyone, new or experienced, the chance to try-out at American football and also get a taste for the different positions on offer. No special kit will be needed, you’ll be put through your paces in a variety of drills on a rubber crumb astroturf surface while the coaches assess you.
 
There is a position on the football field to suit everyone and the coaches will use the results of this session to find your potential and get you ready for the start of regular team training.
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Posted on 08 Oct 2008 by Coach Fear
Cuda sign The Hill
The Barracuda announced their newest sponsor today, as popular Clifton bar and restaurant The Hill joined the fold as Barracuda 2008-09 social sponsor. Great food and drinks, plus big screen American football are all on the menu, starting this weekend.

"It's great news to have secured such a quality venue for the team this year" said Sponsorship Secretary Ben Howcroft, "The Hill has a first class food menu and a fantastic reputation for showing live sport. We're delighted to bring Cuda NFL Sunday to such a popular venue, and to be able to offer all American football fans in Bristol the premier location to watch the big games on the big screen."
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Posted on 04 Oct 2008 by Coach Fear
Cuda Evolve
Following the BUAFL season, most students' attentions return to  their studies and approaching exams, as well as the promise of summer vacation time. However, a number of Bristol Barracuda have taken the opportunity to test themselves at a higher level, not only playing but also coaching for a variety of top class American Football teams across the country, as well as representing Great Britain.
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Posted on 25 Aug 2008 by Coach Fear
Cuda gain home field advantage
The Bristol Barracuda are delighted to announce today the signing of the Portway Rugby Development Centre as the team's home field for the 2008-09 season. Following negotiations with Portway RDC management, the new deal extends the already excellent relationship between club and venue to include full use of the newly installed match pitch.

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Posted on 25 Jun 2008 by Coach Fear
Cuda rookies haul in the silverware
It was a good night for the rookies, as no less than six first-year players collected trophies at the Barracuda Annual Awards ceremony. The Cuda were joined by the Bristol University Jets cheerleading squad, enjoying the hospitality of team sponsors The Black Bear.
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Posted on 05 Jun 2008 by Coach Fear
Battery of Barracuda bolsters MVP South
Six Bristol Barracuda have today been added to the BUAFL MVP Team South squad. Following the weekend's Team South trials, offensive lineman Dan Hird and defensive back Alistair Willett have been invited to return for the South's next practice, where they will join Coaches Stone and Wilson. Team secretary Mike Daly and Director of Operations Phil Fear complete the contingent of Cuda involved at the highest level.
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Posted on 30 Mar 2008 by Coach Fear
Cuda dive into pool
The Bristol Barracuda celebrated the close of their rookie league season last week by staging the inaugural Cuda Pool Tournament.

The helmets were off and the cues healthily chalked as quarterback Tom Steer proved his eye for a target by claiming the singles competition, narrowly overcoming first year receiver Owen Pursall in an engaging final.


Tom Graham reports..

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Posted on 05 Mar 2008 by Coach Fear
Cuda Super Bowl Sunday recap
Super FanCuda reporter Tom Graham looks back on the weekend when Super Bowl fever swept into Bristol:

Bar Versa was the venue as NFL fans from across Bristol joined the Barracuda for probably the greatest Super Bowl upset in 30 years. More than 250 spectators packed around the large screens to watch Eli Manning's New York Giants complete a remarkable season as they overcame the 'unbeatable' New England Patriots 17-14. The season finale which seemed destined to be the crowning moment of the Patriots historic perfect season, quickly turned into one of the closest and most memorable Super Bowls in history.
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Posted on 29 Feb 2008 by Coach Fear
Cuda suffer snakebite
The final game of the regular season saw the first of many cross-border clashes between the Cardiff Cobras and the newly formed Bristol Barracuda at an overcast and blustery Cardiff University Sports Pavillion.

In a game that would determine Cardiff's playoff fate, the Cobras defense shut out Bristol while kicker Chris Hunt keyed the 23-0 victory with three field goals.
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Posted on 25 Feb 2008 by Coach Fear
Team Travel Notes
All players are reminded of the need to review travel arrangements for our away game to Cardiff Cobras this weekend.

Click Read More to see full details.  This information is also available on the latest Barracuda team news.
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Posted on 23 Feb 2008 by Coach Fear
Team Travel Notes
All players are reminded of the need to review travel arrangements for our away game to Plymouth Blitz this weekend.

Click Read More to see full details.  This information is also available on the latest Barracuda team news.
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Posted on 17 Feb 2008 by Coach Fear
Sunday Night Lights
The first ever Bristol American football Varsity was played out in storybook fashion, under bright lights and in front of a big crowd, as the newly formed Bristol University Barracuda took on the reigning National champion UWE Bullets.

In the end, the night belonged to the champs as UWE claimed a 36-20 victory but the spectators got to see at first hand the pride and passion of two teams representing their Universities, in what will surely mark the beginning of a memorable Varsity series.



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Posted on 11 Feb 2008 by Coach Fear
Cavaliers ride Fajgenbaum's arm to victory
Two Cuda scores in the second half of this contest were not enough to overcome the visiting Oxford Cavaliers as the away side built on a 12-0 half time lead to turn in a 37-14 result. The two teams had met the previous year, the Cuda surprising the veterans with a 16-0 result, but the return visit went Oxford’s way as an efficient defensive performance and impressive offensive attack put paid to any thoughts of a repeat. 
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Posted on 06 Feb 2008 by Coach Fear
Cuda Home Game Notes
All players are reminded of the need to review arrangements for our home game to Oxford Cavaliers this weekend.

Click Read More to see full details.  This information is also available on the latest Barracuda Team Diary.
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Posted on 02 Feb 2008 by Coach Fear
Cuda Super Bowl Sunday plans announced
The NFL's Super Bowl is coming to Bristol as the city's own American Football team, the Barracuda, host the South West's biggest and best Super Bowl party. Bar Versa is the venue on Sunday February 3rd, as the world's most widely watched sporting event takes centre stage. The New England Patriots and New York Giants will clash to claim football's ultimate prize and hold aloft the Lombardi trophy as Super Bowl XLII champions.
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Posted on 25 Jan 2008 by Coach Fear
Black Bear sponsors the Cuda
The Black Bear was unveiled as the latest Cuda sponsor this week, signing a lucrative deal to sponsor the 2007-08 season's match balls and coaches' uniforms. The revamped bar and restaurant is also host to the popular Cuda team breakfasts, featuring a full range of American cooking on their extensive menu.


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Posted on 08 Jan 2008 by Coach Fear
Keeping Busy
Rasheed RahmanWhile BUAFL is on hiatus for the Winter break, Cuda players and staff have been keeping busy before the second half of the season kicks off in early 2008.

Running Back Rasheed Rahman has taken the chance to test himself at the next level, joining BAFL's Sussex Thunder for their winter training camp, held recently at Bewbush Leisure Centre in Crawley.


Rasheed is not the only member of the team keeping active in the winter months.
Click 'Read More' to see full details.
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Posted on 28 Dec 2007 by Coach Fear
Bath clash washed out
The inclement weather has struck again, meaning that this weekend's planned fixture against Bath Killer Bees has had to be postponed. Portway's pitches have suffered under the weight of the storms lashing the South West and so the game has been regrettably called off.

Efforts to secure an alternative pitch were unsuccessful and so the teams will look to meet again in the early part of 2008 after BUAFL's Christmas break.

The Cuda will still be hosting Cuda NFL Sunday in Bar Versa as usual, with both NFL games showing from 6pm. In addition, the Cuda will be celebrating the festive season this week, as the team meets for their Christmas Dinner at Joe's Smokehouse Diner on Tuesday 11th December.

Posted on 08 Dec 2007 by Coach Fear
Cardiff game put on hold
This weekend's Barracuda game, away to Cardiff Cobras, has been postponed due to pitch issues. Earlier today, Cardiff groundstaff deemed the Llanrumney pitch unplayable, putting the fixture in doubt. Both teams then worked together to attempt to stage the game in Bristol, however this was not possible. Therefore we can confirm that the game is postponed, with Sunday 24th February 2008 currently planned as the rescheduled date.

This Sunday will see the Cuda hosting Cuda NFL Sunday in Bar Versa as usual, with both NFL games showing from 6pm. Feel free to join us for a great evening of food and football.

The next Barracuda game will be Sunday 9th December, when the team hosts the Bath Killer Bees. Further details of that fixture to follow.
Posted on 30 Nov 2007 by Coach Fear
Bullets' early salvo holds off Cuda comeback
The first ever game between Bristol and UWE saw a first-half salvo from the Bullets that was enough to hold off the Cuda comeback. After trading early scores, UWE racked up a 34-6 advantage before the Bristol side came out in the second half with 16 unanswered points.

UWE prevailed 34-22 but the scene is set for a mouthwatering Varsity clash in February 2008.

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Posted on 27 Nov 2007 by Coach Fear
Team Away Game Notes
All players are reminded of the need to review arrangements for our away game to UWE Bullets this weekend.

Click Read More to see full details.

 

 
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Posted on 24 Nov 2007 by Coach Fear
Bath reigns in rain
Just one game into their first BUAFL season and the Cuda arrived in Bath for a surprise top of the table clash, but were unable to overcome a strong showing by the reigning South West champs.

On a wet and windy day at the Sulis Club, the Killer Bees scored on their first possession and never looked back, running out 63-6 winners. Bristol's lone score came on a 4-yard run by running back David Egbosimba in the third quarter.
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Posted on 21 Nov 2007 by Coach Fear
Team Travel Notes
All players are reminded of the need to review travel arrangements for our away game to Bath Killer Bees this weekend.

Click Read More to see full details. This information is also available on the latest Barracuda team email.

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Posted on 17 Nov 2007 by Coach Fear
Cuda kick off 2007 campaign with a win
The Barracuda opened their first BUAFL campaign with a come from behind victory against the visiting Plymouth Blitz on Sunday. After the Blitz twice took the lead early on, the Cuda stepped up in the second half to shut out the opposition and take the game 34-14.

Offensive Most Valuable Player (MVP) was awarded to QB Ed Thompson, who directed an efficient attack in his first start, passing for 77 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception on the day, with 168 yards from the Cuda ground game.
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Posted on 16 Nov 2007 by Coach Fear
Cuda Home game moves venue
Due to an unplayable pitch at Stoke Lodge, the Cuda have rearranged their first BUAFL home game to take place at BAWA Sports & Leisure, Southmead Road, Bristol BS34 7RG.

Thanks to the close-knit nature of the Bristol American Football community, the Bristol Aztecs and UWE Bullets were happy to arrange to host the game at short notice.

Directions to BAWA can be found on our
locations page of this site, kickoff is still Sunday 11th November at 1pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Posted on 09 Nov 2007 by Coach Fear
Cuda unveil new uniform thanks to College Jersey UK
The Bristol Barracuda today unveiled their new uniform for the 2007-08 season, sponsored by leading American football supplier College Jersey UK.

Wearing the university colours of maroon, white and black, the Cuda's distinctive uniform will be seen in action for the first time as the team open their BUAFL campaign at home to Plymouth Blitz on Sunday 11th November.
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Posted on 07 Nov 2007 by Coach Fear
Cuda receive Special Delivery
The Bristol Barracuda received a welcome boost this week, as the Royal Mail Sports Foundation awarded the club £400. Recognising the team's mandate to offer more sport to more people, the grant will be used to purchase new playing equipment, ready for the new BUAFL season.
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Posted on 26 Oct 2007 by Coach Fear
Cuda Assessment Session Details
The Assessment gives everyone, new or experienced, the chance to try-out at American football and also get a taste for the different positions on offer. No special kit will be needed, you’ll be put through your paces in a variety of drills on a rubber crumb astroturf surface while the coaches assess you.
 
There is a position on the football field to suit everyone and the coaches will use the results of this session to find your potential and get you ready for the start of regular team training.
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Posted on 11 Oct 2007 by Coach Fear
Interview with an MVP
Dave Egbosimba is a Bristol University graduate who has spent three years playing American football in the city, turning out for the UWE Bullets and Bristol Aztecs Youth team.

In his final year, Dave also found time to help the new Barracuda team, manning the first ever Cuda Fresh stall and recruiting the players who would go on to form the founding class of Cuda football.
We caught up with Dave for an interview about his college football experiences.
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Posted on 30 Sep 2007 by Coach Fear
Cuda coaching staff expands to twelve
The Bristol Barracuda have unveiled the latest additions to the Cuda coaching staff after a successful summer of recruitment. Four new coaches have joined the club as the Barracuda prepare for their first campaign in the British Universities American Football League (BUAFL). The staff now numbers 12 in total, one of the largest in the league and boasting over 85 years of combined experience.
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Posted on 23 Sep 2007 by Coach Fear
Cuda 2007-08 schedule announced
The Bristol Barracuda are delighted to announce their 2007-08 BUAFL schedule.

The team will play eight regular season games against nearby rivals Cardiff, Bath and UWE as well as taking on Plymouth and Oxford. Highlights of the schedule include the first Bristol vs. UWE American football Varsity
on Sunday 10th February 2008.

The season kicks off with the Cuda hosting the visiting Plymouth Blitz on Sunday 11th November.
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Posted on 17 Sep 2007 by Coach Fear
Cuda sign Versa
The Barracuda have today inked another major sponsor, signing popular Clifton watering hole Bar Versa as the team's 2007-08 social sponsor. The deal, worth in excess of £3000, provides the Cuda with a superb venue for club events.

"We are delighted to have secured such a great venue for the club this year" said Social Secretary Ben Howcroft, "With great food, a fully licensed late bar and, of course, the NFL on every week, it's going to be incredibly popular with all of our players. We will also be able to provide first rate post-match entertainment for visiting teams. Versa will quite simply be the home of American football in Bristol."
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Posted on 12 Sep 2007 by Coach Fear
Cuda enter BUAFL for 2007 Season
The Bristol Barracuda are delighted to announce that they have today joined BUAFL, the British Universities American Football League, ready to compete in the 2007-08 National Championship.

"Given the professionalism of BUAFL and the impressive track record of it's management board, this was the obvious next step for our programme" said Club Captain Jason Raeburn, "As well as fulfilling our objective of entering league competition in 2007-08, the BUAFL shares our vision for the growth of the sport in the UK, and our commitment to the local community."

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Posted on 04 Sep 2007 by Coach Fear
Cuda 2007 Committee Announced
With preparations well underway for the Cuda's first season of competitive football, the University's American football team are delighted to announce their management committee for the 2007-08 season.

Club Captain Jason Raeburn leads the team on and off the field...

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Posted on 01 Sep 2007 by Coach Fear
Cuda pack their bags
While most students were packing up for the summer, The Cuda had their minds on a different kind of bag, recently turning out in the community to support a good cause.

The team spent the afternoon at Clifton Down Shopping Centre packing shopping bags at Sainsbury's. Over the course of just a few hours, the team raised money for the Prince's Trust and ended up collecting over £270 on the day.
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Posted on 03 Aug 2007 by Coach Fear
Cuda celebrate First Season at Team Awards
Oliver Chapman and Martin Sullivan were double award winners as the Barracuda gathered to celebrate their hugely successful inaugural year at the team's first Annual Awards.

Held in the sumptuous surroundings of The Dragon Kiss restaurant, the Cuda had plenty to be cheerful about, as they looked back on an undefeated year and look forward to next season where they enter the top flight of British college American football.
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Posted on 06 Jun 2007 by Coach Fear
Cuda All Stars rack up another win
Southern Wildcats 23 - 0 Northern Badgers

In the traditional climax to the British college season, the College All Stars game saw the South take their victory streak to three games this past weekend, as the Wildcats defeated the Northern Badgers 23-0 in Derby. Playing a part for the first time were three members of the Barracuda, called up to the All Stars despite the Bristol team only having started play 9 months earlier.
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Posted on 05 Jun 2007 by Coach Fear
Cuda add Bite to Wildcats
Three Bristol Barracuda have today been named to the BCAFL Southern Universities Wildcats squad. Defensive back James Taylor is joined by Coaches Wilson and Stone on the final roster.

The Wildcats are picked from the best of the Southern Universities and play an annual All Stars game against their Northern counterparts, the Cougars. Six Cuda made their way to the All Stars trials today, and James (pictured) was informed at the end of the day of his selection for the All Stars Game in May.

Coach Stone is onboard the Wildcats Coaching Staff as Defensive Coordinator, while Coach Wilson takes an Offensive Line role. The Barracuda wish all three well in the All Stars programme this summer.

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Posted on 14 Apr 2007 by Coach Fear
Cuda give Oxford the Blues
The Deloitte-sponsored Bristol University Barracuda completed their inaugural season with an unheard-of perfect record, thanks to a 16-0 victory over the visiting Oxford University Cavaliers at BAWA Sports Ground on Sunday 18th March.

Fourth quarter touchdowns from Guy Hughes-Games and Jason Raeburn secured the victory, while the Cuda defence once again refused to allow an opponent into the end zone.


The victory also wrapped up the Cuda's place in full BCAFL competition for the 2007/08 season, where the team will compete for the National college championship.
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Posted on 07 Apr 2007 by Coach Fear
Cuda Home Game Notes
All players are reminded of the need to review arrangements for our home game to Oxford Cavaliers this weekend.

Click Read More to see full details.  This information is also available on the latest Barracuda Diary email.
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Posted on 17 Mar 2007 by Coach Fear
Cuda haul in Coach Sherwin

The Bristol University Barracuda unveiled the latest addition to their star-studded coaching staff, with the signing of Running Backs Coach Dave Sherwin. Sherwin is an Oxford University and UWE graduate with a background both playing and coaching professional rugby, who also won selection to the Southern Universities Wildcats and Great Britain Bulldogs in his first year of playing American football. Sherwin becomes the third Great Britain International player to work with the talented Bristol University squad.

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Posted on 12 Feb 2007 by Coach Fear
Great Weather for Fish
The Deloitte-sponsored Bristol University Barracuda took their record to 2-0 on Sunday, with a second victory over the Gloucestershire Gladiators in as many weeks, this time by the margin of 14-0. In wet and muddy conditions at BAWA Sports Ground, better ball handling from the Cuda and scores by tailback Jason Raeburn and quarterback Guy Hugh-Games in the first half decided the game.
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Posted on 06 Mar 2007 by Coach Fear
Cuda Home Game Notes
All players are reminded of the need to review arrangements for our home game to Gloucestershire Gladiators this weekend.

Click Read More to see full details.  This information is also available on the latest Barracuda Diary email.
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Posted on 03 Mar 2007 by Coach Fear
Cuda Enter the Arena, Leave with Victory

Bristol University Barracuda 30 @ Gloucestershire Gladiators 0

Sunday 18th Feb

 

The Bristol University Barracuda, sponsored by Deloitte, ran out comfortable winners in their first ever fixture, against fellow rookies the Gloucestershire Gladiators, by a scoreline of 300. In perfect conditions at the Prince of Wales Stadium, Cheltenham, a crowd of over 200 cheered both teams on, as Running Back Jason Raeburn keyed the Cuda victory with over 100 yards rushing and a touchdown.

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Posted on 19 Feb 2007 by Coach Fear
Team Travel Notes
All players are reminded of the need to review travel arrangements for our away game to Gloucestershire Gladiators this weekend.

Click Read More to see full details.  This information is also available on the latest Barracuda Diary email.

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Posted on 17 Feb 2007 by Coach Fear
Cuda achieve Double First
The Barracuda made history twice this week, as the newly launched American football team signed their first major sponsorship deal, as well as finalising arrangements for the club's first ever game.

Deloitte is one of the biggest players in the professional services arena, serving a vast client list that includes some of the most famous industry names in the world. They are the Cuda's principal sponsor in the team's inaugural season.


Meanwhile, the Cuda will take to the field for the very first time, in a game with plenty of local bragging rights at stake. February 18th will see the Cuda travel to the Prince of Wales Stadium in Cheltenham, to take on the Gloucestershire Gladiators. Kick off is at 1pm. Contact team@bristolbarracuda.co.uk for details.
Posted on 10 Feb 2007 by Coach Fear
Cuda take to the Airwaves
The Barracuda took to the air this week, as players Harry Paget & Pete Hobson popped into the BBC Radio Bristol studio to chat with presenter Ali Vowles about the team's first season, as well as this weekend's Superbowl.

The radio station's 280,000 regular listeners also heard exclusively about plans for the team's very first game on Sunday Feb 18th. More details on this one soon!

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Posted on 03 Feb 2007 by Coach Fear
Cuda go back to school
All players are reminded that the next Cuda team meeting is a classroom session, this Thursday 1st February from 8pm.

The new location is Room MR5D in the main Student Union building.
This room is adjacent to the Avon Gorge Room, on the 5th Floor.

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Posted on 31 Jan 2007 by Coach Fear
Cuda Spring Practice Underway
The first Cuda Spring Practice is in the books, as players and coaches worked for the first time at the team's new training location on historic Clifton Downs, in the heart of Bristol.
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Posted on 22 Jan 2007 by Coach Fear
Coach Stone Announces Cuda Coaching Staff

Following a successful first half of the Cuda affiliate season, Bristol University Head Coach Tim Stone confirms the Barrcuda Coaching staff.

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Posted on 08 Dec 2006 by Coach Wilson
New Cuda Website Goes Live!

The first draft of the Bristol Barracuda Website is now live. Cudafootball.com will form the hub of the Cuda communication chain over the upcoming months.

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Posted on 08 Dec 2006 by Coach Wilson
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