This is where we are now…
The Grangemouth Flag Football Club plays Flag Football (non-contact, 5 on 5 American Football)
We practice and play our games at Almond Terrace, Whitecross.
We have two adult teams:-
The Grangemouth Broncos
This is the team we have fielded over the past seventeen years. The Broncos have been one of the top ten teams in the UK over the past three to four years. In 2018 we will be playing in the new Premier Conference North, a new higher level league created to allow the top teams to play more competitive matches.
The Grangemouth Colts
With the success of the Broncos and with an expanding squad of players, the Club have been on the verge of creating a second team for a couple of years. With the creation of the Premier leagues for Flag, this seemed like an ideal opportunity. The Colts will initially play in the Dive 1 leagues against other developing teams.
The Colts is an ideal team for new players to join as they learn the skills required to play Flag Football. As a player’s skills progress, they will have the opportunity to play with the Broncos in the Premier 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 amongst 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 Colts or Broncos you must be 16 or over. Males and females are equally eligible to play for the teams. There is a competition for ladies-only teams, but the Broncos don’t yet have enough females to commit to that.