Leeds Beckett American Football crowned BUCS National Champions
4 April 2019
The team claimed their first ever BUCS National Championship with an emphatic 57-13 victory over the University of Hertfordshire.
Head Coach Dale Bottomley said “It is a fantastic achievement by the players to earn a national title.
“This is a culmination of three years of relentless work from all involved in the programme.”
Leeds Beckett free safety Tyler Broad was awarded the Most Valuable Player award after an outstanding performance for the team’s offense, on a day where the team claimed eight touchdowns.
Leeds Beckett finished their BUCS Premier North league season in second, gaining them qualification into the BUCS National Championship play-offs.
The play-offs saw the team defeat the University of Birmingham 19-0 in the quarter-finals and then the University of the West of England 45-35 in the semi-finals on their way to the final.
Leeds Beckett’s championship win cements their spot as the number one university American football team in Great Britain.
Leeds Beckett's winning squad