We are Grangemouth Flag Football Club. We play Flag Football, a non-contact, 5 on 5 version of American Football
We practice at Zetland Park, Grangemouth, most Saturdays, 10:00-12:30 and on Monday evenings during the summer months, 18:45-20:30.
During the Winter months, our Monday evening sessions move under the lights at Braes High School, 18:45-20:15
We currently play our home fixtures at Grangemouth Rugby Club, or Stirling University. We are hoping to be able to hold game days at Zetland Park soon.
We currently run three Adult Teams
The Grangemouth Broncos – Playing mixed Flag Football at the elite level
The Grangemouth Colts – Playing mixed Flag Football in the second tier.
The Grangemouth Fillies – Playing in the Ladies Flag Football league
Where did the club come from…
Grangemouth Broncos have evolved over the years. They started out as the Forth Valley Generals, an adult American Football Club formed in the late 1980s. The Generals then transformed into the Falkirk Cougars around 1990, playing first at Sunnyside in Camelon, then at Inchyra Park in Grangemouth. Around 1995/96 the Cougars became the Denny Broncos, still playing American Football.
However, somewhere between 1996 and 2000 the club turned to Flag Football, which initially allowed for some amount of pushing and blocking at the line of scrimage.
In 2000 the club was back at Grangemouth but had re-invented itself as the Grangemouth Broncos Flag Football Club. At this point, the club rapidly expanded and had teams playing at all age bands. Players ages at that point ranged from 6 to 45.
The Broncos kids teams at this point were amongst the most successful teams in Britain. We had teams who won the Scottish Championships and one team who won two national titles and competed in Europe. Many of the Broncos players, of all ages, represented Scotland with some going on to play for Great Britain.
More recently, with the demise of the NFL Europe, the under 16 American Football scene has fallen back somewhat and the number of kids playing flag has dwindled in Scotland to virtually nil.
Now, the Broncos Senior team continues to go from strength to strength as they reap the rewards of the earlier program as some of those youngsters from the early 2000s make their mark in the adult team. The Broncos are now one of the best teams in Britain in the BAFA Adult Flag League.
The Club is always on the lookout for New players, so, come and join us at one of our practices. We practice most Saturday mornings (unless there are games or international commitments) from 10:00 until 12:30 at Almond Terrace, Whitecross.
If you want to play for the Broncos, Colts or Fillies you must be 16 or over. Males and females are equally eligible to play for the Broncos and Colts teams. The Fillies are a is a ladies-only team, and will mostly be entered into female only competitions.