|Head coach:||Hesham Khalifa|
|Play-off semi- finals||2015|
|Play-off participation||2016, 2018|
|Master GFL 2 South||2012, 2013|
|Address:||Illerdamm 10, 87435 Kempten, Germany|
|Eternal GFL balance|
The Allgäu Comets (until 1993 Kempten Comets ) are an American football team from Kempten (Allgäu) in Bavaria . The Comets played in the second German league, the GFL 2 , in the 2012 and 2013 season . At the end of the 2013 season they were promoted to the 1st Bundesliga, the GFL .
In 1982 the football club Kempten Comets was founded by the former teacher Erich Grau from Ansbach. At the beginning, some athletes met twice a week to train under the guidance of the first coach Mike Romans.
The Comets received support from soldiers stationed there from the American barracks in Memmingen and Augsburg. During this time, the club achieved success up to the quarter-finals for the German championship and the second German youth champion.
After two narrowly missed promotions in 2009 and 2010 from the Regionalliga Süd to GFL 2, this goal could be met in 2011 with the motto “If not now, then when?”.
In 2012 they started the season with the aim of staying in the 2nd Bundesliga. This goal was clearly exceeded with the 1st place. With an average of 1871 spectators, they were able to establish themselves among the five most popular football clubs in Germany.
In the 2012 relegation round, the Allgäu Comets had to compete against the Munich Cowboys . The Allgäu Comets lost both the first and the second leg and thus remained in GFL 2.
In 2013 they made it back to the GFL 1 with only one defeat. The Wiesbaden Phantoms were defeated in the relegation . The most successful season so far was completed in 2015, in which they became runner-up in GFL Süd with just one defeat and were only eliminated in the semi-finals of the play-offs against the eventual German champions, the New Yorker Lions . In addition, for the first time ever, they took part in a European tournament, the European Football League (EFL) , in which they only lost in the final against the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes . But the 2nd team also became undefeated champions in the state league in 2015 in a perfect season and thus rose to the Bayern league from 2016.
At the start of the 2017 season, a women's tackle team was reported for the football Bundesliga (women) for the first time . In the 2019 season, the Allgäu Comets Kempten e. V. through the following departments: U15-Flagfootball9vs9, U15-Tackle9vs9, U19-Tackle11vs11, U19-Flagfootball5vs5, Comets Ladies, Comets II (Varsity Team, Comets Men's Team)
- 1984 Champion 2nd Bundesliga South
- 1995 Champion Oberliga Bayern
- 1996 Champion Bayern League
- 1997 Champion Regionalliga Süd (no promotion)
- 2000 Champion Regionalliga Süd (promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga)
- 2007 Champion Bayernliga with a "Perfect Season"
- 2011 Champion Regionalliga Süd
- 2012 Champion GFL 2 South (2nd Bundesliga)
- 2013 Champion GFL 2 Süd (promotion to the 1st Bundesliga)
- 2015 runner-up GFL Süd, runner-up EFL,
Allgäu Comets II
- 2015 Champion State League Bavaria
The club plays in the Illerstadion Kempten, a natural grass pitch with a capacity of 4,500.
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Source: German Football League
In 2011, 2012 and 2013 the Allgäu Comets were named Team of the Year three times in a row by the city of Kempten . Also in 2012 and 2013, the Allgäu Comets were named Club of the Year by the American Football Association Germany .
The Comets have been successfully working with young people since the mid-1980s. At that time still in the 1st Bundesliga, youth work was one of the conditions for receiving a license for the Bundesliga. The greatest success of the youth during this time was the German runner-up in 1989. In the game in Nuremberg, the young Comets were only just defeated by the Berlin Adler team . In the following years, some titles were celebrated at the Bavarian level, most recently the U19 was able to achieve the title of Bavarian champion in 2017.
Allgäu Comets teams
- Allgäu Comets (tackle football, GFL)
- Allgäu Comets II (tackle football, regional league)
- Allgäu Comets U19 youth 16–19 years (tackle and flag football, Bayernliga)
- Allgäu Comets U15 youth 13-16 years (tackle and flag football, youth performance league)
- Allgäu Comets Ladies (women's tackle football, 2nd Bundesliga)
- Elements (cheerleading)
- ↑ allgaeu-comets.de: Bitter defeat in Munich. Retrieved September 24, 2012 .
- ↑ allgaeu-comets.de: Allgäu Comets lose relegation match against the Munich Cowboys. Retrieved October 8, 2012 .
- ^ GFL - German Football League . German Football League. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
- ↑ allgaeu-comets.de: Football Germany opts for Kempten. Retrieved April 29, 2013 .
- ↑ allgaeu-comets.de: awarded AFVD Awards: Comets club of 2013. Accessed April 29, 2013 .