Bristol University American Football
Here's what our players have to say about being part of the Bristol Barracuda:
WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR YOU TO BE ABLE TO PLAY FOR THE BARRACUDA?
To play for the Barracuda, you must be a University student at The University of Bristol, in any year of study prior to graduation.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
"I have never played American Football before, does that matter?"
Most of our players have never played American Football before joining the Barracuda. Our experienced and extensive coaching staff will teach you the rules and techniques of the game, and turn you into an American Football player in no time at all. All you need is the ability to listen, learn and have a will to win.
"Do I need my own equipment?"
No! American Football Equipment is expensive, roughly £300 for an average full set of equipment. The club has a supply of equipment which it loans to its players for the season.
All you need to bring along is a pair of rugby boots and a coloured mouthguard/gumshield.
"How far can I go in the sport?"
How far you go is really up to you? Our coaches will give you the best coaching available in the UK, from there it is down to you! You will have the opportunity to represent the Great Britain Lions in European competition. In addition to this many of our players go on to play Summer Football with the local Adult teams, the Bristol Aztecs and Apache.
AIM HIGH! If you're good enough the Barracuda coaching staff will recommend you to the Great Britain Programme. If you have the desire, the coaching staff can even put you in touch with NCAA College programmes.
In addition to the above, various clubs in Europe, North America, South East Asia and Australasia pay players to play. Impress with the Cuda and you could spend you summers with free accomodation, food, car and a wage, sunning it in New Zealand, Germany, Norway or the like.
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