Before NFLGirlUK reviews week 6 in the National League, we need to remind ourselves how dangerous sports can be with injuries, sometimes just around the corner, but not usually at a team’s practice. Unfortunately tragedy struck the Cambridgeshire Cats last weekend when one of their players suffered a heart attack and died during practice.
The BAFA organisation issued the following statement:
“The British American Football Association (BAFA), as well as its coaching and refereeing affiliates (BAFCA & BAFRA) would like to offer its condolences to the teammates, friends, and family of the member of the Cambridgeshire Cats who tragically died after suffering a heart attack during a training session this weekend.”
The team at NFLGirlUK endorse BAFA’s sentiments and our thoughts and prayers are with the Cambridgeshire Cats family.
BAFA week 6 highlights
While the Tamworth Phoenix enjoyed a return to BritBall with a 63-13 success over the Merseyside Nighthawks, the Manchester Titans edged the Edinburgh Wolves 16-14 to stay half a game ahead in the Premiership North. A Wolves field goal attempt that was blocked could have been a game changer for the Edinburgh team while the Titans succeeded with their field goal attempt. And… why do I go on about good kickers?
In the Premiership South, the London Warriors and the London Blitz kept pace with each other to go 3-0. The Warriors were awarded the fixture against the Bury Saints while the Blitz overwhelmed the Bristol Aztecs 53-9.
Teams on the south coast continue to enjoy success as the Portsmouth Dreadnoughts sailed to their third shutout of the season with a 64-0 triumph over the Hastings Conquerors while the Solent Thrashers defeated the Oxford Saints 25-13 to head the SFC 1 Central. Both teams now head their divisions at 3-0.
The Leicester Falcons are enjoying their flight in the NFC 1 South with a 46-0 shutout of the Shropshire Revolution and join the Staffordshire Surge on a 4-0 start to the season. The Surge posted a 20-6 lead at halftime against the Lincolnshire Bombers before squeezing a 28-24 victory in the NFC 2 South.
The new boys in the SFC 2 West the Somerset Wyverns posted back to back games wins with a 28-18 defeat of the Cornish Sharks.
There are no games this weekend due to the BAFA convention taking place.