Diamond Series announced

Diamond Series announced

As we head in to the Adult season, we have some big news regarding the Women’s summer football, as the British American Football Association announces more information on the 2018 Diamond series!

The Diamond Series is the annual tournament bringing players together from across the country to form regional squads. This season will see three squads formed, including the Midlands based Heartlands Shock, featuring players from Sandwell, Cardiff Valkeries, Birmingham Lions, Derby Braves, Iceni Spears and Oxford Saints – with the Steelers’ own Sam Rafferty as Head Coach!

HC Sam Rafferty will take charge of Heartlands Shock. Image c/o Andy M Neale, aka Whizzyfingers

Joining Sam on his coaching staff from the Steelers will be Jay Alexander, Greg Freeman and Ross Barrow. The Steelers are also delighted to confirm that six members of the team will be involved on the field too!

Sydney Green, Libby Davoren, Helen Dorman, Laura Williams, Rose Hayward and Stephanie Palmer will all be competing in the series against the two other sides, Northern Blizzard and Southern Blaze. The series opens up on 28 April 2018, and will feature three practise dates and two game dates.

Helen Dorman. Image courtesy of Andy M Neale, aka Whizzyfingers

Laura Williams. Image courtesy of Andy M Neale, aka Whizzyfingers

Libby Davoren. Image courtesy of Andy M Neale, aka Whizzyfingers

Rose Hayward. Image courtesy of Andy M Neale, aka Whizzyfingers

Sydney Green. Image courtesy of Andy M Neale, aka Whizzyfingers

Stephanie Palmer. Image courtesy of Andy M Neale, aka Whizzyfingers

The team gather for a crash course on 11v11 football.

More information to follow…