Flag football is a ball sport that emerged from American football and is therefore a variant of gridiron football . The main difference to American football is that the defense stops the offensive player in possession of the ball by pulling a flag from his belt instead of physically tackling him as in American football.
- Quarterback (QB)
- The center snaps the ball to the quarterback.
- After the snap, the center can run free for a pass. (Only with 5on5 (5 against 5), in the other variants, as with tackle, he is not authorized to catch passes.)
Wide Receiver (WR)
- The wide receiver is the player who tries to catch the ball from the quarterback in order to continue running.
Running back (RB)
- The running back stands behind or next to the quarterback and receives the ball to run with.
- Running backs can also catch passes from the quarterback.
Defensive Backs (DB)
- All defense players in flag football are called defensive backs.
- The defensive back is responsible for stopping the offensive players by pulling the flag of the ball carrier.
There are many game variants in Flag Football, the most common in Europe:
- 5on5 - any contact is prohibited here. This is the internationally common type of game according to which the European and World Championships of the European (EFAF) and international football associations (IFAF) are played.
- 7on7 - contact is allowed depending on the type of game.
- 9on9 - contact is an important part of the game system here. As with American football, there is an offensive and a defensive line , each consisting of at least three players. This variant is the game system of the German Flag Football League DFFL .
For official association games, there is a league system in Germany for children and young people as well as for adults. Mixed sex teams are permitted.
In the USA ( USFTL , IFFF and other associations) the following variants are also played:
- 4on4 - Like 5on5, but without restrictions for players who want to attack the quarterback directly (rusher).
- 7on7 - Contactless, as with the 5on5, intentional contact is prohibited.
- 8on8 - semi-contact, similar to the 9on9 commonly used in Europe .
There are two types of flags. In one variant, the flags are attached to the belt with Velcro, while in the other the flags are attached to a rubber fastener.
Depending on the game variant, each player wears at least two flags - one on each side of the waist . Sometimes three, so that it can be better stopped from behind. In contrast to traditional American football, the probability of injury is significantly lower with flag football, which makes the game an alternative, especially for children and young people, but the sport is also popular with older people.
Differences to tackle football
Flag football is basically the same as tackle football. Things like “ touchdown ”, “ extra point ” and “ safety ” are also part of Flag Football. Just like fast runs and an attractive passing game . The main difference, which gives it its name, is that tackling is replaced by pulling the flag.
For the 2005 season, the "Flag Football Rules" was published as a separate set of rules for the first time. So the rules are no longer additions or exceptions to the tackle set of rules. Nevertheless, it is still closely based on the rules of tackle football. Since 2009 there have been international rules for the 5on5 variant .
There are some differences between the sets of rules. Most of them have to do with the flags and the lack of equipment. The main purpose of the rules is to protect and maintain the health and safety of the players.
In addition to the tackling rule, some “flag rules” have been added. These extra rules include:
- The turn ends where the defender drew the flag.
- Your own flag may not be defended with a ball or hand. ( Flag guarding )
- The contact when blocking is restricted ( 9on9 and 7on7 ) or prohibited ( 5on5 ).
- The ball becomes a dead ball with the first contact with the ground and the game is interrupted (in the case of fumble , punt and kickoff return).
- At 5on5 , the defender ( Blitz ) attacking the quarterback must have a minimum distance of 7 yards from the line of scrimmage .
Overall, this means that extensive running and passing play leads to success. It demands speed and agility from the players. Since physical strength cannot be used against the opponent, the risk of injury is reduced.
Flag Football International
Flag Football 5on5 is played in international competitions . The first world championship took place in 2002, the first European championship took place in 2003. Competitions are held for men, women, U15 and U13 teams.
|2002||Man (5-5)||Vienna, AUT||Germany||Austria|
|2002||Men (7-7)||Vienna, AUT||Austria||Germany||France|
|2007||U15||Lelystad, NED||United States||Japan||Austria|
|2010||Men's||Ottawa, CAN||United States||Denmark||Italy|
|2010||Ladies||Ottawa, CAN||Canada||United States||Austria|
|2012||Men's||Gothenburg, SWE||Austria||United States||Denmark|
|2012||Ladies||Gothenburg, SWE||Mexico||United States||France|
|2014||Men's||Grosseto, ITA||United States||Mexico||Italy|
|2014||Ladies||Grosseto, ITA||Canada||United States||Austria|
|2016||Men's||Miami, USA||United States||Denmark||Mexico|
|2018||Men's||Panama City, Panama||United States||Austria||Denmark|
|2018||Ladies||Panama City, Panama||United States||Panama||Canada|
Official results according to IFAF.
|2003||U15||Bologna, ITA||United Kingdom||Germany||Russia|
|2004||U13||Düsseldorf, GER||Germany||United Kingdom||Spain|
|2005||Men's||Helsinki, FIN||France||Italy||United Kingdom|
|2005||U15||Gran Canaria, ESP||Austria||Netherlands||France|
|2005||U13||Gran Canaria, ESP||Spain||Netherlands||United Kingdom|
|2006||U13||Newcastle, GBR||Netherlands||United Kingdom||Austria|
|2009||Men's||Belfast, GBR (NI)||Denmark||Italy||Austria|
|2009||Ladies||Belfast, GBR (NI)||Austria||Finland||Israel|
|2019||Ladies||Jerusalem, ISR||Spain||Great Britain||Austria|
Official results according to EFAF.
Flag football in Germany
In America, 8 million players play flag football, but only 500,000 of them play tackle football. The NFL Europe started in 1997 to make this sport known to children and young people in Germany, especially in schools. As a result, there was also increased interest in flag football among adults, with the number of adult teams taking part in constant game operations in Germany to over 25. Expensive protective equipment is not necessary, which makes it easier to get started with this variant. Flag Football introduces children and young people to tackle football. Since 2001, over 300 amateur and league teams have formed in Germany and Europe. With several successful flag football events and the establishment of a Bundesliga, increased audience interest can be observed.
In Germany, Flag Football is played in the variants 5on5 and 9on9 . The professional associations here are the American Football Association Germany (AFVD) and its regional associations.
The first flag football tournament on German soil took place in this 5-way version in 1997 in Wiesbaden. Two US and one German teams (the Rheingau Allstars - from 1999 Wiesbaden Phantoms Allstars ) met. The tournament is called the "Rhein-Main-Bowl". Since then it has been the most traditional and, until 2006, also the largest tournament. Until the end of 2006, the Rhein-Main-Bowl was an unofficial German championship.
The largest international club tournament came about with the creation of the "Big Bowl" in Walldorf . Teams from seven nations (Denmark, France, Israel, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Germany) and eight federal states met each other. A total of 37 teams competed for the title in three categories over two days. In the women's category, the Israeli national team won 13: 6 against the Austrian national team in extra time. The youth trophy went to the local Walldorf Wanderers Juniors, who got the upper hand in the final against the Austrian national team. The men's title went to the French “Le Havre Salamandres”, who prevailed against the Italian champions “Cavriago Cleavers”.
Flag Football has been played in the league in Germany since 1999. In the youth sector mainly within the federal states in the age group 10 to 15 years, in the adult sector (from 16) until 2005 in the regionally existing leagues, since 2006 also in the DFFL (German Flag Football League), a nationwide licensed league. In league games, the semi-contact variant 9on9 is the most widespread so far. However, the contactless version 5on5 is finding more and more fans and growing faster and faster. Many new leagues have emerged in this variant, mainly for children under 10 years of age.
Since the game operations in Flag Football can be designed very freely in each federal state, there are also some variations that are each unique.
- GFB: The German Flag Bowl is the flag football championship for adults (aged 16 and over). The master is determined in the game of the DFFL. The game is 9on9 .
- GJFB: the German Junior Flag Bowl is the flag football championship for youth (10 to 15 years). The champions of the federal states qualify through their league play for this tournament, in which up to 12 teams take part. The game is 9on9 .
- GIFB: The German Indoor Flag Bowl is the indoor championship for adults. The game is 5on5 .
- GJIFB: The German Junior Indoor Flag Bowl is the youth indoor championship. The game is 5on5 .
German Flag Football League
Since 2016 there has also been a DFFL for game operations in the 5 flag for the first time. The league is divided into 5 seasons (North, East, South, West 1 and West 2) and the game days are played in tournament form. Each league team can register and run its own game day. The other teams can then register. A running 5-point DFFL season table is kept. Depending on the number of teams participating in a tournament and their placement, each team receives points. The points of the best 6 season placement of a team are included in the DFFL season table. At the end of the season, the first placed in each season as well as the eighth other best placed, which are determined from the overall season table, qualify for the final tournament for the title in the 5 flag.
|space||4 teams||5 teams||6 teams||7 teams||8 teams||9 teams|
In the final tournament, the 12 qualified teams play in four groups of three. The first and second placed in a group then play in PlayOff mode (quarter-finals, semi-finals) for a place in the final. In 2016 and 2017, the Kelkheim Lizzards and the Walldorf Wanderers met there.
|2016||final||Walldorf Wanderers||Kelkheim Lizzards||38:35|
|2017||final||Walldorf Wanderers||Kelkheim Lizzards||39:36|
|place 3||Mainz Legionaries||Forcke Legends||26:21|
|5th place||Munich sparrows||Double H 040 Digga||49:40|
|7th place||Lalo Greyhounds||Dortmund Devils||33:27|
|9th place||Berlin eagle||Ilmroosters||33:27|
|11th place||United 5||Werra Valley Salt Kings||66:27|
|2018||final||Walldorf Wanderers||Kelkheim Lizzards||47:31|
|place 3||Munich sparrows||Forcke Legends||53:33|
|5th place||Mainz Legionaries||Werra Valley Salt Kings||34:20|
|7th place||Baltic Blue Stars Rostock||Braunschweig Badgers||20:13|
|9th place||Berlin Adler United||Iserlohn Boozers||31:32|
|11th place||Spandau Bulldogs||Ilmenau Ilm Roosters||14:37|
The exact game mode in the league operation of the German Flag Football League (DFFL) depends on the number of registered teams and is redefined every year. After there had been a north and a south group in the previous years and the group first and second made it to the semi-finals of the DFFL Bowl, the 2014 season played in three groups.
North: Hamburg Blue Allstars , Hamburg Pioneers Snappers, Kiel Baltic Hurricanes , Lübeck Cougars
East: Berlin Bears , Dresden Monarchs , Frankfurt Oder Red Cocks (withdrawn), Radebeul Suburbian Foxes
West: Assindia Fire Birds, Hildesheim Invaders , Leipzig Lions, Lions Flag Team Braunschweig
In the preliminary round, all teams in a group compete against each other in a first leg and a second leg. In order to determine the participants for the quarter-finals, all twelve teams were listed in a group-wide ranking in 2014, which was based on a value calculated from the number of games won, the points scored and allowed and the penalties received. In the quarter-finals, the first-placed team met on the table eighth, the second on the seventh, etc. and determined the semi-final participants. The respective winners of the semi-finals play in the final for victory in the DFFL Bowl and the associated title of German champion.
The first German champions in adult flag football in 1999 were the "Munich Coyotes". The German champion has been determined in the German Flag Bowl since 2000. In 2010 the final was renamed the DFFL Bowl.
German Flag Bowl / DFFL Bowl
|2000||German Flag Bowl I.||Munich Coyotes||Hamburg Pioneers Snappers||17: 6||Cuxhaven|
|2001||German Flag Bowl II||Munich Coyotes||Hamburg Pioneers Snappers||31:14||Braunschweig|
|2002||German Flag Bowl III||Bonn Gamecocks||Kelkheim Lizzards||Final tournament||Kelkheim|
|2003||German Flag Bowl IV||Dresden Royal Guards||Hamburg Gray Devils||25:15||Hamburg, Homefield Hamburg Pioneers|
|2004||German Flag Bowl V.||Dresden Royal Guards||Kelkheim Lizzards||31:29 OT||Dresden, Bärnsdorfer Strasse stadium|
|2005||German Flag Bowl VI||Braunschweig Lions||Hamburg Gray Devils||40:13||Braunschweig, Waggum sports ground|
|2006||German Flag Bowl VII||Dresden Royal Guards||Hamburg Pioneers Snappers||22:14||Dresden, Bärnsdorfer Strasse stadium|
|2007||German Flag Bowl VIII||Berlin Bears||Hamburg Swans||10: 7||Hamburg, Homefield Hamburg Pioneers|
|2008||German Flag Bowl IX||Berlin Bears||Kelkheim Lizzards||14: 7||Berlin, DeGeWo Stadium|
|2009||German Flag Bowl X||Berlin Bears||Hamburg Swans||23:18||Hildesheim|
|2010||DFFL Bowl I||Berlin Bears||Hamburg Pioneers Snappers||12: 7||Hamburg, Homefield Hamburg Pioneers|
|2011||DFFL Bowl II||Hamburg Pioneers Snappers||Braunschweig Lions||26:20||Braunschweig, Sportpark Rote Wiese|
|2012||DFFL Bowl III||Berlin Bears||Hamburg Pioneers Snappers||28:19||Berlin, DeGeWo Stadium|
|2013||DFFL Bowl IV||Hamburg Pioneers Snappers||Kiel Baltic Hurricanes||14:10||Hamburg, Homefield Hamburg Pioneers|
|2014||DFFL Bowl V||Hamburg Pioneers Snappers||Berlin Bears||72:06||Hamburg, Homefield Hamburg Pioneers|
|2015||DFFL Bowl VI||Hamburg Pioneers Snappers||Leipzig Lions Flaginizer||14:12||Radebeul|
|2016||DFFL Bowl Vll||Hamburg Pioneers Snappers||Leipzig Lions Flaginizer||28:25||Leipzig|
|2017||DFFL Bowl VllI||Hamburg Pioneers Snappers||Dresden Monarchs Senior Flag||32: 7||Hamburg, Homefield Hamburg Pioneers|
|2018||DFFL Bowl IX||Hamburg Pioneers Snappers||Kiel Baltic Flag Hurricanes||43:21||Hamburg, Homefield Hamburg Pioneers|
|2019||DFFL Bowl X||Dresden Monarchs Senior Flag||Hamburg Pioneers Snappers||17:07||Dresden, Bärnsdorfer Strasse stadium|
German Indoor Flag Bowl
|2012||German Indoor Flag Bowl XIII (5on5)||Kelkheim Lizzards||Walldorf Wanderers||29:18||Bremerhaven|
|2011||German Indoor Flag Bowl XII (5on5)||Kelkheim Lizzards||Walldorf Wanderers||32:25||Duisburg|
|2010||German Indoor Flag Bowl XI (5on5)||Braunschweig Lazy Brains||Kelkheim Lizzards||12:06||Walldorf|
|2009||German Indoor Flag Bowl X (5on5)||Walldorf Wanderers||Kelkheim Lizzards||31:25||Walldorf|
|2008||German Indoor Flag Bowl IX (5on5)||Kelkheim Lizzards||Walldorf Wanderers||24:21||Walldorf|
|2007||German Indoor Flag Bowl VIII (5on5)||Kelkheim Lizzards||Walldorf Wanderers||13: 7||Kelkheim|
|2006||German Indoor Flag Bowl VII (7on7)||Kelkheim Lizzards||SG Flyers / Bulls||20:19||Kelkheim|
|2005||German Indoor Flag Bowl VI (7on7)||Kelkheim Lizzards||Marburg Mercenaries||25:24||Kelkheim|
|2004||German Indoor Flag Bowl V (7on7)||Hamburg Blue Devils||Hamburg Gray Devils||20:14||Hamburg|
|2003||German Indoor Flag Bowl IV (7on7)||Rüsselsheim Razorbacks||Hamburg Gray Devils||12: 6||Kelkheim|
|2002||German Indoor Flag Bowl III (7on7)||Marburg Mercenaries||Nuremberg Rams||21:12||Kelkheim|
|2001||German Indoor Flag Bowl II (7on7)||Marburg Mercenaries||Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns||18: 6||Marburg|
|2000||German Indoor Flag Bowl I (7on7)||Marburg Mercenaries||Table win||0-0||Kiel|
College Flag Football
Flag football has been played at German universities since 1999. The unofficial university championships in the form of the adh open of the General German University Sports Association (adh) have existed since 2002. The popular indoor flag tournament "Snow Bowl" has been played annually in January in Thuringia at the TU Ilmenau among 15 teams since 2002 . It is played only 5 against 5 without contact according to the flag football rules of the AFVD. The plan is to play the 1st University Bowl as the official German University Championship in spring 2011 on the occasion of the 10th adh open flagfootball in cooperation with the AFVD.
Youth Flag Football
Since 1999 there has also been the German Junior Flag Bowl in Germany. At this event, the national champions meet in a tournament to play the German champions. Boys and girls aged 10 to 15 are eligible to play.
German Junior Flag Bowl
|year||Venue||German champions||Vice Master|
|2014||Hildesheim||Fürsty Razorbacks||Hamburg Flag Devils|
|2013||Hildesheim||Holzgerlingen Twister||Hamburg Piokids|
|2012||Rothenburg odT||Hamburg Piokids||Franken Knights|
|2011||Braunschweig||Hamburg Flag Devils||Weinheim Longhorns|
|2010||Kiel||Wiesbaden Phantoms||Holzgerlingen Twister|
|2009||Frankfurt am Main||Langenfeld Longhorns||Kiel Wild Hurricanes|
|2008||Rothenburg odT||Langenfeld Longhorns||Franken Knights|
|2007||Berlin||Berlin eagle||Dusseldorf panther|
|2006||Hamburg||Dusseldorf panther||Hamburg Flag Devils|
|2005||Dusseldorf||Dusseldorf panther||Hamburg Flag Devils|
|2004||Berlin||Berlin Rebels||Amper Bay Buccaners|
|2003||Stuttgart||Berlin Thunderbirds||Dusseldorf panther|
|2002||Dusseldorf||Hamburg Flag Devils||Franken Knights|
|2001||Lübeck||Hamburg Flag Devils||Franken Knights|
|2000||eat||Hamburg Flag Devils||Dusseldorf panther|
|1999||Rothenburg or T.||Hamburg Flag Devils||Rothenburg|
German Indoor Junior Flag Bowl
German championships have also been held in the hall since 2007. As in the German Junior Flag Bowl, the state winners play for the title, the game mode is 5on5.
|year||Venue||German champions||Vice Master|
|2015||Rothenburg or T.||Nuremberg Rams||Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns|
|2014||Schwäbisch Hall||Holzgerlingen Twister||Franken Knights|
|2013||Kelkheim||Franken Knights||Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns|
|2012||Weinheim||Franken Knights||Weinheim Longhorns|
|2011||Rothenburg or T.||Weinheim Longhorns||Franken Knights|
|2010||Rothenburg or T.||Nuremberg Rams||Franken Knights|
|2009||Schwäbisch Hall||Nuremberg Rams||Wiesbaden Phantoms|
|2008||Rothenburg or T.||Wiesbaden Phantoms||Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns|
|2007||Rothenburg or T.||Dusseldorf panther||Franken Knights (Rothenburg odT)|
German School Flag Bowl
A German School Flag Bowl has also been held since 2007. The game mode is 5on5.
|year||Venue||German champions||Vice Master|
|2013||Meerbusch||Duisburg SteinFire||Marienheide Flames|
|2012||Stuttgart||Meerbusch Eagles||Duisburg Steinfire|
|2011||Bad Schwartau||GaMagics||Meerbusch Eagles|
|2010||Bochum||TFG Desperados||Black Swan 07|
|2008||Bingen a. Rh.||Meerbusch Eagles||Bingen Buccaneers|
|2007||Cologne||Meerbusch Eagles||Blue deers|
German S'Cool Final
The predecessor of today's German School Flag Bowl was the Germany-wide German S'Cool Final, which, also in 5on5 game mode, was held in Cologne in 2006 and 2007.
|year||Venue||German champions||Vice Master|
|2006||Cologne||Hillsiders (Seeheim-Jugenheim)||Agnes-Miegel Hawks (Düsseldorf)|
|2005||Cologne||Meerbusch Eagles (Meerbusch)||Keltix 2 (Rossdorf)|
Flag football in Austria
A first major flag tournament was held in 1997 by the AFBÖ . Then some clubs were founded that played games in small tournaments. Due to the increasing popularity of the sport, the Flag League Austria (FLA formerly AFL) was founded in 2001 and the first official Austrian championship was held.
At first there were only a few clubs, but the scene grew continuously. Ten teams from several federal states (Lower Austria, Styria, Vienna and Upper Austria) are currently playing in the Bundesliga FLA for the Austrian championship title. In addition, the second Bundesliga "Flag Liga Austria 2" (FLA2) was introduced in 2011, which emerged from the unofficial "FlagLiga 2" launched in 2009. The winner of the FLA2 final will be promoted to the FLA, while the runner-up will play a relegation game against the penultimate of the FLA at the end of the season for promotion to the Bundesliga. The last of the FLA is relegated directly to the second division. A third Bundesliga (FLA3) has also been launched since the 2019 season. The winner of this league takes over the starting place in the next FLA2 season, instead of the last one in the previous one.
The Austrian men's national team won the European championship in 2003 and the world championship in 2004 (5 against 5). In August 2012, the men's selection won the largest (16 nations for men, 12 for women) flag football world championship tournament in Gothenburg, Sweden, and secured the gold medal with a final victory ahead of the US men and the Danish national team. With Michael Terzer (Klosterneuburg Indians) an Austrian attacker was also named the “Most Valuable Player” of the tournament. In 2018 the men's national team was able to secure the silver medal behind the selection of the USA.
The women's national team won the European Championship in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017.
Since the 2019 season, 25 teams have been playing in Austria's three federal leagues. Furthermore, some teams have teams in the Flag League Ladies (FLL) and Flag League Youth (FLJ).
|FLA||De la Salle Saints||Vienna|
|FLA||Klosterneuburg Indians||Lower Austria|
|FLA||Steelshark Traun||Upper Austria|
|FLA2||Flag Dragons||Lower Austria|
|FLA2||Stonefield Raptors||Lower Austria|
|FLA2||Vienna Constables II||Vienna|
|FLA3||Graz Beavers II||Styria|
|FLA3||Graz Panthers II||Styria|
|FLA3||Hirschbach Stags||Upper Austria|
|FLA3||Klosterneuburg Indians II||Lower Austria|
|FLA3||Styrian Studs II||Styria|
An Austrian championship has been held since 2001. A basic round and play-offs are played, the final is the Flag Bowl, in which the placements are played out. To bridge the winter months, an indoor bowl has also been held since 2005. It is played according to the official rules in the 5 against 5 variant.
Flag Bowl (2001-2018)
|2001||Vienna||Klosterneuburg Indians||Vienna ramblocks||51:44|
|2002||Klosterneuburg||Klosterneuburg Indians||Vienna ramblocks||52:14|
|2003||Klosterneuburg||Vikings flag||Vienna ramblocks||42:12|
|2004||Vienna||Klosterneuburg Indians||Vienna ramblocks||38:27|
|2005||Vienna||Klosterneuburg Indians||Vienna ramblocks||35:27|
|2006||innsbruck||Vienna Constables||Styrian Studs||27:19|
|2007||Graz||Styrian Studs||Klosterneuburg Indians||31:26|
Flag football has been a recognized sport in Austria since 2008 and the winner of the FLA is the official Austrian national champion.
|year||place||State champion||Vice State Champion||result|
|2008||Vienna||Vienna Constables||Styrian Studs||27:24|
|2009||Vienna||Vienna Constables||Vienna Vipers||40:38|
|2010||Vienna||Styrian Studs||Klosterneuburg Indians||38:33|
|2011||Vienna||Klosterneuburg Indians||Styrian Studs||33:26|
|2012||Vienna||Styrian Studs||Klosterneuburg Indians||40:39|
|2013||Vienna||Klosterneuburg Indians||Graz Panthers||31:25 (OT)|
|2014||Vienna||Styrian Studs||Graz Panthers||49:34|
|2015||Vienna||Klosterneuburg Indians||Styrian Studs||41:31|
|2016||Vienna||Klosterneuburg Indians||Graz Panthers||62:25|
|2017||Graz||Klosterneuburg Indians||AFT Vienna Constables||59:19|
|2018||Vienna||AFT Vienna Constables||Klosterneuburg Indians||38:33|
|2019||Vienna||Klosterneuburg Indians||Styrian Studs||33:12|
Indoor bowl (2005-2013)
|2005||Vienna||Vienna ramblocks||Vienna Constables||25:06|
|2006||Vienna||Bad boys||Styrian Studs||33:32|
|2007||Vienna||Styrian Studs||Vienna ramblocks||28:13|
|2008||Vienna||Styrian Studs||Dark Angels||58:14|
|2009||Vienna||Vienna Constables||Dark Angels||63:60|
|2010||Vienna||Styrian Studs||Vienna Constables||48:18|
|2011||Vienna||Styrian Studs||Dark Angels||52:50|
|2012||Vienna||Styrian Studs||Vienna Vikings||47:25|
|2013||Vienna||Styrian Studs||Vienna Vikings||72:39|
Eternal ranking list (only Flagbowl)
|team||state||founding year||master||Runner-up||3rd place||4th Place|
|Klosterneuburg Indians||Lower Austria||1999||8th||3||4th||1|
|Black Flag Raiders||Tyrol||2005||1||1|
|Danube Flag Dragons||Lower Austria||2002||1|
|Steelsharks Traun||Upper Austria||2009||2|
(Old Stars Mödling)
Flag football in Switzerland
In Switzerland, the Swiss American Football Association (SAFL) is responsible for flag football. In addition to the National Flag Football League (NFFL) for adults, there are also youth championships in the U13 and U16 categories.
Participant NFFL 2017
The following teams took part in the 2017 NFFL championship. The place of origin of the team is in brackets, if this is not evident from the name:
- ASVZ Blackbirds (Zurich)
- ASVZ Mockingbirds (Zurich)
- Barbarians Basel
- Lucerne Pikes
- Midland Bouncers (train)
- Neuchâtel Knights
- Soly Rhinos (Solothurn)
- St. Gallen Vipers
- Winterthur Red Lions
- Winterthur Warriors
- Yverdon Ducs
- Zurich Intruders
- Zurich Renegades
|2005||Schwyz Rocks||Train dolphins|
|2006||Schwyz Rocks||St. Gallen Vipers|
|2008||Schwyz Rocks||St. Gallen Vipers|
|2009||St. Gallen Vipers|
|2010||Zurich Renegades||St. Gallen Vipers|
|2011||Basel||St. Gallen Vipers||Zurich Renegades||46:18|
|2012||St. Gallen Vipers||Zurich Renegades|
|2013||train||St. Gallen Vipers||Zurich Renegades||46:32|
|2014||train||Zurich Renegades||St. Gallen Vipers||54:40|
|2015||St. Gallen||Winterthur Red Lions||ASVZ Mockingbirds||47:39|
|2016||Winterthur||Zurich Renegades||Winterthur Red Lions||45:34|
|2017||Winterthur||ASVZ Blackbirds||Lucerne Pikes||39:20|
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