IFAF Europe confirmed today that 22 teams from 13 countries have applied to take part in the various European club competitions in 2017.
For the first time in a number of years, and reflecting the new sense of greater cooperation within Europe, entry to the competitions is being coordinated by IFAF Europe. The suite of competitions is as follows:
BIG6 – Europes premier professional club competition.
EFL – Mini league featuring clubs from stronger leagues.
Atlantic Cup – western European amateur teams.
IFAF Champions League – mainly amateur clubs from eastern/southern Europe.
Dublin Rebels will be the Irish entry into the Atlantic Cup, which will be hosted by IAFA. Belfast Trojans have also been put forward as a reserve entry depending on the final format of the competition.
IFAF Europe will now review the entries and formats of the competitions with a view to announcing the lineups in the coming weeks.