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  • 14 Sep 2016 10:18 PM | HKAFL (Administrator)

    HK Cobras vs HK Warhawks

    This weekend, Happy Valley will become a battle ground between the two top American Football teams in Hong Kong. The HK Cobras will take on the surging HK Warhawks in a match that can potentially determine the eventual South Division Champions of the American Football League China. This is a match that is not be missed!
    American Football fans of Hong Kong, come and support this local match up of the best full contact football Hong Kong has to offer.

    ***
    Event Info:
    Kickoff: 9/17 Sat 8pm
    Venue: Happy Valley Pitch no. 8
    Free Entry!
    Live Game Commentary!
    Cobras Merchandise for Sale!
    Wear Cobras Gear, Drink Free Beer!

    ***

    The Hong Kong Cobras, founded in 2011, were the first full-tackle American Football team in Hong Kong, and have been growing the sport of Football in Hong Kong and China ever since. Compiling an undefeated 4-0 record in 2015 regular season play (and a 4-0 record in 2014 as well), the Cobras became the 2015 AFLC (American Football League of China) South Division Champions and was the number one seed heading into the playoffs.

  • 08 Aug 2016 1:18 PM | HKAFL (Administrator)
    Flag Football Registration Open!

    You may now register for the upcoming 2016-2017 Flag Football season!

    Season Dates:
    Pre-season games will begin mid September and the regular season will kick-off 16th October. The season will run till February and the playoffs will commence at the end of Feb.

    Game days:
    Games will be held on Sunday evenings either 6:30pm - 7:15pm, or 7:15pm - 8pm, Same as last season. New to this season, there will be no league byes, only team byes, meaning less breaks between your matches.

    Membership Fee:
    Due to our field booking fees increasing by close to 4 times the cost, membership fees have increased to cover those costs. The fees are as follows:

     


    Membership Renewal New Members 
    Flag League Membership
    (Covers everything needed to play in the season - pitches, referees, equipment, etc.)


     $620


    $800 
    (Includes Jersey)

    New Playing Jersey
    (Needed to play - existing members are welcome to re-use their jersey from last year)

     $180
    (Optional)

    Playing Shorts*
    (Optional - If team has a design)

     $110
    (Optional)
     $110 (Optional)

    *For playing shorts, please check with you team captain, they may have opted for no team shorts.

    Registration Process:
    For New players who would like to join the league this season, click here to sign up. (If you have a new team, each member needs to sign up, if it's just you, sign up and we will find you a team!)

    For returning players, click here to renew your membership.

    Please note Playing kit orders will be processed on 26th Aug for it to arrive in time for the start of regular season. If you have not signed up and PAID by then, you will not receive your playing kit.



    League Format

    Format:
    • Regular season will involve playing each team only once.
    • Playoffs will be split into a Cup and Plate bracket
    • The top 4 teams will make it into the Cup bracket, with the next 4 teams playing for the Plate. Teams that finish below the top 8 teams will not advance to the playoffs.

    Forfeit/No Show Penalties:
    • A team that does a ‘no show’/Forfeit on the day during the season will not be eligible for the playoffs
    • A team that does 2 advanced forfeits (must give a days notice) in the season will not be eligible for the playoffs
    • A team who’s referee doesn’t turn up twice in the season is not eligible for the playoffs 

    HK's 2nd International Flag Football Tournament

    We will be organising Hong Kong's second International flag football tournament around May 2017. There will be 2 spaces open to Hong Kong teams and the Flag league will act as a qualifier.

    The top 2 teams who make it to the Cup Finals will automatically qualify for the HK International Flag Tournament. Those teams will be allowed to pull players from other teams in the league to make a stronger line up.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to email use at president@hkafl.com 


  • 08 Sep 2015 8:47 PM | HKAFL (Administrator)

    NFL Season Kick-off!

    The NFL 2015-16 season finally kicks-off this week, and with it the HKAFL is bringing back Monday Night's Watch NFL at The Saint (Same venue as McSorley's just rebranded)

    Once again our sponsors The Saint will be airing NFL replays for us to watch on Monday Nights, with 
    50% discount on food and buy 1 get 1 free on drinks all night long!

    This will be on every Monday starting at 7pm, and the deals are open to all football fans! Come join us! 
    The Saint, 55 Elgin Street, Soho, Central

    This Monday (14th Sep) 7pm, we'll be showing (Ad Free):

    DAL Cowboys vs NY Giants



  • 07 Aug 2015 7:26 PM | HKAFL (Administrator)
    Flag Football Registration Open!

    You may now register for the upcoming 2015-2016 Flag Football season!

    Season Dates:
    Pre-season games will begin in September and the regular season will kick-off beginning of October. The season will run till March and the playoffs will commence the end of March.

    Game days:
    Games will be held on Sunday evenings either 6:30pm - 7:15pm, or 7:15pm - 8pm. Same as last season. Not every week, but roughly 2 out of every 3 Sundays.

    Membership Fee:
    The costs for this season will remain the same as last:

     


    Membership Renewal New Members 
    Flag League Membership
    (Covers everything needed to play in the season - pitches, referees, equipment, etc.)


     $500


    $680 
    (Includes Jersey)

    New Playing Jersey
    (Needed to play - existing members are welcome to re-use their jersey from last year)

     $180
    (Optional)

    Playing Shorts*
    (Optional - If team has a design)

     $110
    (Optional)
     $110 (Optional)

    *For playing shorts, please check with you team captain, they may have opted for no team shorts.

    Registration Process:
    For New players who would like to join the league this season, click here to sign up. (If you have a new team, each member needs to sign up, if it's just you, sign up and we will find you a team!)

    For returning players, click here to renew your membership.

    Switching Teams? Or for Social members who would like to join the flag league, please click here to change your membership level.

    Please note Playing kit orders will be processed on Aug the 31st for it to arrive in time for the start of regular season. If you have not signed up and PAID by then, you will not receive your playing kit in time for Game 1.



    League Changes

    As a result of several forfeits and no shows last season, the following league format changes will be made: 

    New Format:
    • Regular season will involve playing each team only once.
    • Playoffs will be split into a Cup and Plate bracket, removing the losers tournament. 
    • The top 4 teams will make it into the Cup bracket, with the next 4 teams playing for the Plate. Teams that finish below the top 8 teams will not advance to the playoffs.

    Forfeit/No Show Penalties:
    • A team that does a ‘no show’/Forfeit on the day during the season will not be eligible for the playoffs
    • A team that does 2 advanced forfeits (must give a days notice) in the season will not be eligible for the playoffs
    • A team who’s referee doesn’t turn up twice in the season is not eligible for the playoffs 

    HK's First International Flag Football Tournament

    We will be organising Hong Kong's first International flag football tournament around May/June 2016. There will be 4 spaces open to Hong Kong teams and the Flag league will act as a qualifier.

    All 4 teams who make it to the Cup Bracket will automatically qualify for the HK International Flag Tournament.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to email use at president@hkafl.com 


  • 02 Jul 2015 9:17 AM | HKAFL (Administrator)

    HKAFL Charity Flag Football Tournament

    Thank you to all who showed up for our tournament last weekend, helped organize and a big thank you to everyone who donated for a good cause.

    We raised a total of $2,700 through donations and through cake sales. Thanks to our awesome French chef for baking some amazing cakes.

    During the tournament there were a total of 68 touchdowns thrown, so the HKAFL will donate an additional $680.

    That adds up to a total of HKD $3,380 that will be donated to help those affected by the earthquakes in Nepal.


    Thank you everyone.


  • 27 Jun 2015 1:50 PM | HKAFL (Administrator)

    27th June HKAFL Charity Flag Football Tournament

    The HKAFL will be hosting a charity Flag Football tournament on the 27th of June to support those affected by the earthquakes in Nepal.

    This tournament is open to all – including new comers and anyone just looking to have some fun. The 3 hour tournament format will follow our usual 5 v 5 non-contact rules (center is eligible, click here for full rules), with up to 8 teams divided into 2 pools playing round robin with knockout stages for the top 2 teams from each group. (Games will be 20 minutes non-stop clock with no timeouts).

    100% of donations will go to “Direct Relief”, a charity that has been aiding the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency situations and disasters since 1948 (99/100 for Financial efficiency and accountability/transparency - according to Charity Navigator).

    A minimum of HKD $20 donation is required to play in the tournament, but players are more than welcome to donate more! All for a good cause! Donations will be collected on the day of the tournament.
    Oh, and the HKAFL will donate HK$10 for every touchdown thrown in the tournament! So get your scoring plays ready!

    When: 27th June (Saturday)
    Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
    Where: Happy Valley Sports Ground pitch no. 8

    No equipment is needed – however, if you do have team Jerseys and Flags from last season – please use them!

    Individuals are welcome to sign up – we will find you a team to join.
    To register – please email president@hkafl.com with your name, and any playing experience.

    For teams – Team Captains please email president@hkafl.com to register.

  • 30 Apr 2015 12:31 AM | HKAFL (Administrator)
    End of Season Boat Party   |   Mayweather vs Pacquiao
    Flag Football tournaments   |   HK Cobras

    End of Season Boat Party
    When: 30th May (Saturday)
    Time: 10am cast off – return 6pm
    Where: Pick up from Central Pier 9 & 10 – return to central pier.
    $500 per person - Food included, bring your own drinks
    Football fans & Friends welcome
    Mayweather vs Pacquiao
    Still looking for a place to watch the fight of the century?
    Check out our sponsor venues to reserve your seat
    When: 3rd May (Sunday)
    Time: 9am


    Flag tournaments
    More details will be sent out closer to the tournaments

    16th May -  HKAFL Bottom 5 tournament
    New comers welcome

    6th June -  Taiwan International Flag Tournament (7v7)
    Deadline for entree May 4th - email 
    president@hkafl.com if interested

    27th June - HKAFL Summer pick up tournament (5v5)
    This will be Charity tournament for Nepal. 100% of donations go to charity and the HKAFL will donate $10 HKD per every touchdown thrown in the tournament.
    New comers welcome


    Geared Football
    Looking to try something new this off season?
    Why not try out full contact football with the HK Cobras. Click here to check out their latest photos.
    Practice is usually Sunday evenings. Email hkcobras@hkafl.com for more details


  • 27 Apr 2015 11:15 AM | HKAFL (Administrator)
    Flag Finals Match Report

    The finals this year was a rematch of last season's two finalists, defending champions Honey Badgers and the Ballhawks (Previously known as Fondle my Balls). Honey Badgers won the toss and elected to start on offense, a questionable choice by the Honey Badgers that could prove fatal....

    The Honey Badgers looking to set the pace and score first, were denied by the Ballhawks no. 1 ranked defense. The Ballhawks then silenced the defending champs by putting up 6 points of their own, proving why Kevin Recco deserved the MVP trophy for most TD receptions with a sliding grab in the back of the endzone from a bullet by the Ballhawks QB Brandon Little. They failed their 1 pt conversion with some tight defense from Honey Badger Aldo Legarda.

    6-0 to the Ballhawks

    In a game that quickly became a defensive battle, the Honey Badgers looked to their run game to get something going. Alexis Devaud ran it in for 6 points untouched, with the help of two Ballhawks defenders running into each other. However, the Ballhawks once again put a beat down on the pass attack and prevented the 2 pt conversion.

    6-6 all tied

    More defensive battles from both sides holding each team out of the endzone, until the Honey Badgers had to dig deep into their playbook and pull out a little trickery on 5th down. A flea flicker combined with an unbelievable catch in double coverage by Alexis Devaud and the hopes of not hearing a popping sound before the endzone, and the Honey Badgers were in the lead 12-6. Going with their favourite in-and-out plays, the Honey Badgers were able to convert the 2 pt conversion with a toss from Alex Berriman to Pierre Veyret... An important conversion...

    14-6 Honey Badgers lead at Half Time

    A low scoring tough defensive battle continued after the half with the Ballhawks shutting out the Honey Badgers offense who would remain scoreless in the second half.
    Some good playcalling by the Ballhawks put them in the endzone with a an easy pitch and catch on a corner route from Brandon Little to John Hogan. 14-12 still in favour of the Honey Badgers, the Ballhawks needed this 2 pt conversion to tie up the game. The Honey Badgers defense said no, and held their lead.... if only the slightest...

    14-12 Honey Badgers still leading.... only just...

    Honey Badgers still unable to score on the inaccurate arm of their QB who was having a hard time dealing with the Ballhawks blitzes. With only 2:30 left in the game, the Ballhawks had the ball and a chance to take the Championship trophy away from the Honey Badgers. 1st down - an easy 25 yard catch and run by Kevin Recco that put the Ballhawks in easy scoring position.
    2nd down - again Ballhawks abusing their workhorse Kevin Recco on a running play, that went for no gain.
    3rd down - Ballhawks going for the endzone, only to be tipped at the last second by Alexis Devaud
    4th down - Only a minute left in the game, another incomplete pass by the Ballhawks, swated by Alexis Devaud.

    5th down - How the tables had turned on this Honey Badgers Offense vs Ballhawks Defense. Now with 1 second left on the clock, final play of the season, the ball in Ballhawks hands and the Championship trophy just 1 catch away. The blitz comes, Brandon Little avoids the rush and scrambles around buying his receivers time. A lane opens up across the middle of the field, with the 7 second rule counting down, Brandon fires it.... It hits a hand.... or more a fist... the fist of Honey Badgers Kevin Chan as he punches the ball way out of the back of the endzone to make sure even Kevin Recco couldn't somehow end up with it in the endzone.

    The Honey Badgers go wild as they defend their championship title, making them back to back Champs.

    Final score 14-12 Honey Badgers.

    There was a video camera on the day so you all would be able to catch the action... However the numpty in charge of the camera forgot to press record... That's how tense warm-ups were for this game.
    There are however some photos that will be posted online soon.
  • 25 Apr 2015 4:13 PM | HKAFL (Administrator)
    Flag Football League Finals!
    The no. 1 offense, Honey Badgers, having scored 412 Points (avg 35 pts a game) will take on the no. 1 defense, Ballhawks, holding their opponents to only 184 Points (avg. 15 pts a game) this season.

    A rematch of last year’s finals that left the Honey Badgers victorious after a 45-36 shootout.

    Come watch the 10-2 Honey Badgers versus the 9-3 Ballhawks for this years HKAFL Flag Football League Championship
    26th April (Sunday)
    9:45pm
    Happy Valley Sports Ground pitch no. 8


    We could use some volunteers for the finals:
    Video Cameraman
    Photographer
    3 Referees (only referees that have refereed in the Flag league before)

    Off season schedule:


    14th May - Bottom 5 Tournament
    30th May - End of Season Boat Party
    6th June - Taiwan International Flag Tournament (7v7)
    27th June - HKAFL Summer pick up tournament (5v5)

    More details to follow next week

  • 27 Mar 2015 12:45 PM | HKAFL (Administrator)
    League Update & Playoffs

    Remaining games
    There is only 1 weekend of games left (except for Free Agents who are on a bye in the final week) in the regular season schedule before the post season begins. As the Rugby 7s approach and so does Easter break, it means the last game of the regular season won’t be till the 12th April.

    Playoffs
    The top 4 teams have clinched their playoff spots: Honey Badgers, Da Fat Club, Mojos and Ballhawks. The playoff semi-finals will be on the 19th April, followed by the finals on the 26th April. There will be a 3rd place game.
    There will be a bottom 5 tournament sometime in May.

    Prizes
    This year we’ll have medals for the top 3 teams, plus the usual Trophy for the champions. The Champions will also receive $1,000 in vouchers from our Sponsor's McSorley’s. There will also be 4 individual trophies for the league leaders in each category: Leading TD Passer, Leading TD scorer, Def INTS, and Defensive TDs.

    Sponsors
    Even though the season is nearly over, don’t forget to still take advantage of the deals from our sponsors which as still available till August:

    Red Willow Wine
    20% Discount off all orders placed online at www.redwillowwine.com - choose from their selection of Spirits, Craft Beers, Tonic, and Wine.

    McSorley’s (The Saint & Eclipse Hospitality Group)
    Mondays at McSorley's - Buy 2 dishes get the 3rd free + Happy hour all night long on selected beverages
    Anytime - 15% discount at the following venues:
    The Saint, Havana, Cafe Siam, Coyote, iCaramba, Rockabilly, Grand Central, The Jockey, Fogosamba, Vista, TAKU

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