Joe McIlwaine

Player – Senior Flag

Broncos – #21

2017 – 2021

Joe played until 2021 when his job took him to the bright lights of London. We feel sure we will see him on a fairly regular basis.

In 2021 Joe played with the Grangemouth Broncos in the BAFA HNC (Scottish) League.

Due to COVID restrictions the competition was a flat structure within each of the four UK regions. That meant the Broncos and Colts in the same league for the first time.


After playing 2018 in the Colts team, Joe played 2019 with the Broncos. That Broncos team were 2 points from the Britbowl final. They ended their league season fourth place in the UK.

Joe McIlwaine started at the Broncos in 2017. Spending his summer at Camp America meant he had limited game time, but when he was available he made a mark in games. When the announcement was made that we would be fielding a new team, Joe volunteered to be part of that squad.

When Joe has been available to play he has made an impact in every game. While the Colts have not played many games, Joe is already the second top scorer.

As at 03/07/2021

Senior Games Scores
Played Won Lost Tied TDs XPs 2XPs Pick 6 Safety 2pt Ret Points
Broncos 71 55 16 5 3 2 47
Colts 32 7 23 2 10 6 66

BAFA Senior League
2021 – HNC  Third place
2019 – Fourth place at National Finals.
2019 Premier North first seeds at British Finals
2019 Premier HNC – Champions
2018 Division 1 HNC with Colts – Runner-Up
2017 BAFA HNC Central Winner – Second Round in Post Season Play-Offs

2021 Granite City Quaich Winner
2020 Flagging New Year IV – 6th place
2019 Big Bowl (Frankfurt, Germany) – 21st place
2018 Big Bowl (Frankfurt, Germany) – 26th place