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 three adult teams:-
The Grangemouth Broncos
This is the team we have fielded over the past nineteen years. The Broncos have been one of the top ten teams in the UK over the past four to five years. In 2019 we played in the British American Football Association (BAFA) Premier Conference North, the top tier league created in 2017 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 needed to create a second team. The creation of the Premier leagues for Flag, seemed like the ideal opportunity. The Colts were created in 2017 and played in the Div 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.
The Grangemouth Fillies
There were a growing number of partners, wives, girlfriends, sisters and daughters turning up at our games. In 2019 the decision was taken to launch a Ladies team, the Grangemouth Fillies.
Rather than target the 2019 Opal season, (Which was fairly soon after the creation of the team) the girls decided to aim for the 2020 Flagging New Year tournament.
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.