BUCS AMERICAN FOOTBALL
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
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It began in 1986, with the College Bowl starting in 1987, that was governed by the British Collegiate American Football League (BCAFL) until 2007 when it was succeeded by the British Universities American Football League (BUAFL) and the game was renamed the National Championship Game. The title name was changed to the Championship Final when the BUAFL was succeeded by the BUCS in 2012. Teams are based in England, Scotland and Wales which are split into three tiers. The Championship Division (split into North and South) competes for the title.

College Bowl
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I
II
1986
1987
1988
HULL SHARKS
HULL SHARKS
CARDIFF COBRAS
HULL SHARKS
d.Newcastle Scholars 23-6
0
0
III
IV
V
VI
1989
1990
1991
1992
HULL SHARKS
TEESSIDE DEMONS
TEESSIDE DEMONS
SOUTHAMPTON STAGS
d.Cardiff Cobras 7-6
d.Birmingham Lions 21-20
d.UEA Pirates 19-0
d.Glasgow Tigers 53-0
VII VIII IX X
1993 1994 1995 1996
SOUTHAMPTON STAGS GLASGOW TIGERS LOUGHBOROUGH ACES LEEDS CELTICS
d.Leeds Celtics 19-0 d.Leicester Lemmings 26-0 d.Cambridge Pythons 23-20 d.Cardiff Cobras 14-8
XI XII XIII XIV
1997 1998 1999 2000
LOUGHBOROUGH ACES HERTFORDSHIRE HURRICANES HERTFORDSHIRE HURRICANES HERTFORDSHIRE HURRICANES
d.Tarannau Aberystwyth 28-19 d.Leeds Celtics 16-7 d.Leicester Lemmings 20-6 d.Loughborough Aces 26-23
XV XVI XVII XVIII
2001 2002 2003 2004
OXFORD CAVALIERS LOUGHBOROUGH ACES STIRLING CLANSMEN HERTFORDSHIRE HURRICANES
d.Loughborough Aces 26-23 d.Oxford Cavaliers 39-23 d.Herts Hurricanes 22-17 d.Staffs Stallions 27-6
XIX XX XXI
2005 2006 2007
BIRMINGHAM LIONS SOUTHAMPTON STAGS BRISTOL BULLETS
d.Glasgow Tigers 34-7 d.Teesside Cougars 79-8 d.Loughborough Aces 31-14
National Championship Games
21
22
23
24
2008
2009
2010
2011
SOUTHAMPTON STAGS
BIRMINGHAM LIONS
BIRMINGHAM LIONS
PORTSMOUTH DESTROYERS
d.Staffs Stallions 54-20
d.Newcastle Raiders 42-2
d.Loughborough Aces 27-16
d.Birmingham Lions 20-19
25 26 27 28
2012 2013 2014 2015
HERTS HURRICANES BIRMINGHAM LIONS STIRLING CLANSMEN STIRLING CLANSMEN
d.Birmingham Lions 37-19 d.Herts Hurricanes 17-13 d.Birmingham Lions 20-15 d.Herts Hurricanes 46-6
29 30
2016 2017
BIRMINGHAM LIONS STIRLING CLANSMEN
d.Stirling Clansmen 19-13 d.Durham Saints 10-7

Hall of fame
Rank Team Titles Record Apps Last Won
T1
Birmingham Lions
5
5-4
9
2016
T1
Hertfordshire Hurricanes
5
5-3
8
2012
3
Southampton Stags
4
4-0
4
2006
T4
Hull Sharks
3
3-0-1
4
1989
T4
Loughborough Aces
3
3-1
4
2002
T4
Stirling Clansmen
3
3-1
4
2017
T7
Portsmouth Destroyers
1
1-0
1
2011
T7
Bristol Bullets
1
1-0
1
2007
T4
Cardiff Demons
1
0-2-1
3
1988
T7
Glasgow Tigers
1
1-2
3
1994
T7
Leeds Celtics
1
1-1
2
1996
T9
Oxford Cavaliers
1
1-1
2
2001
T13
Durham Saints
0
0-1
1
T13
Newcastle Raiders
0
0-1
1
T13
Southampton Stags
0
0-1
1
Updated: 16 August 2017