Great Britain Lions looking to Roar in Finland
06 March 2018
BAFA are pleased to announce the Great Britain men’s adult team will be heading to Finland this summer to participate in the 2018 IFAF European Championship which will be held in Vantaa, Finland
The tournament will feature host nation Finland, along with Austria,
Denmark, France, Great Britain, and Sweden.
BAFA Chairman Martin Cockerill said “This will be a fantastic opportunity for the
players and staff to showcase the talent and passion that exists in British
football, as we enter the final phases of preparation and put in place the
finishing touches to the team ready, for the assault on the top tier of
IFAF Managing Director Andy Fuller said: “This summer's
Championship provides us with a wonderful showcase for European football
and a pathway to the 2019 World Championship.
“I am very happy that the finals are being staged in Finland" Fuller
added. "The Finnish Federation are experienced hosts of major football
events, and we are all looking forward to an exciting and entertaining
President of the Finnish Federation (SAJL), Roope Noronen added: "We are
very proud to be hosting the men’s European finals this summer. We shall
do everything we can to make our guests welcome and provide a great stage for
The European Championship will run from July 28 to August 5.
teams are seeded and divided into 2 groups.
Group A: Austria (1), Sweden (4), Denmark (5)
B: France (2), Finland (3), United Kingdom (6)
Sunday 29th. July
Denmark vs Austria.
Finland vs. United Kingdom
Tuesday 31st. July
Sweden vs. Denmark
United Kingdom vs. France
Thursday d. 2. August
Austria vs. Sweden
France vs. Finland
Saturday d. 4. August
Bronze medal match
ISS Stadion in Vantaa, the same stadium as the World Championships for
ladies was played on in 2013, and where several U17 and U19 Nordic
Championships have been played.
All matches will be streamed
Photo Courtesy of Bec Edwards