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Thursday, December 08, 2005

I'm in heaven

Just found this. Awesome

Too bad the season is over. There's always next year though...


Blogger jeronimo said...

Forgive my lack of Polish, but some of the pics look like kids (wearing a variety of US teams' helmets?!). Who the heck are they playing? Are they entering Euroball, or whatever it's called now?!

12/08/2005 12:45:00 PM  

Blogger Gustav said...

Many of them are kids. If you click on the "Druzyna" link, you'll see individual pics with their ages. The group says it recruits anybody age 18-30.

Hey, it's not professional or anything, but it's something. That the team is so youthful (lots of kids 20-21) will just make it more fun to play - Maybe I could teach them something (??)

And here's a link to their "rivals" - KFA Wielkopolska Forgot to include that in the original post, sorry.

I also found a team called the Pomorskie Seahawks (I had the link, and then I lost it. I'll find it and post it). There's also the Pardubice Stallions, who look to be a Czech team.

I'm not looking for world-beaters. I'm just looking to get involved in a sport I love.

12/08/2005 01:43:00 PM  

Blogger Gustav said...

Here it is: www.pomorze-seahawks.pzfa.pl

12/08/2005 01:59:00 PM  

Blogger Gustav said...

There is also the Wroclaw Angels

12/08/2005 02:00:00 PM  

Blogger Andrew said...

I especially like the pictures of them playing football in the snow. That's gotta be fun.

12/08/2005 05:44:00 PM  

Blogger Gustav said...

There are also rumors that they get together to watch NFL games Sunday eves.

My prayers may have been answered.

12/08/2005 09:27:00 PM  

Blogger Aaron Fowles said...

I've even heard of some semi-pro baseball teams in Poland.

But american football. Rad.

12/09/2005 01:04:00 AM  

Blogger Redneck Texan said...

Going home really screwed you up didn't it?

12/17/2005 01:01:00 AM  

Blogger Gustav said...

Well, I certainly did have a one track mind for a while there.

12/17/2005 02:15:00 PM  

Anonymous SirMicho - Seahawks said...

Hello guys!

First of all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I'm one of the players of Pomorze Seahawks. And yes, most of the players in Polish teams are youths... it is because American Football is not popular in Poland and among older people. Youths are more interested in it. We have to start with something so we (we - polish teams) try to get as much people as we can. We are not professional, we are trying to make Football a little more popular in our country. If you have any friends who are willing to help or play just tell them about us. There are teams in Warsaw, Poznan, Wroclaw, Pomorze (Gdansk, Gdynia, Sopot). And visit the Polish American Football Association at www.pzfa.pl

If you wish to contact us (Pomorze Seahawks) you'll find the way at www.pomorze-seahawks.pzfa.pl


12/23/2005 09:40:00 AM  

Blogger Gustav said...

Thanks for the Polish football link sirmicho.

So far I found the Wroclaw and Pomorze teams - is there a website for the Poznan team?

I hope you manage to get many, many more people involved in American football in Poland. I'm doing my best to get involved now. Things won't really ramp up until the new season starts though. When do you guys start playing? And how often do you play eachother?

12/23/2005 11:51:00 AM  

Anonymous SirMicho said...

Here is a link to Kozly Poznan (Goats): http://www.kozlypoznan.republika.pl

We do not have regular games at the moment. There is no league in Poland. So teams play each other only when they set up the game themselves... but there is an idea to start a league - but we need more teams and much more people (and media) involved. Pomorze has started a month ago so the team is new, we only train at the moment, and learn the game (some of us don't have any idea what the football is). We have a coach who was playing football in USA. Warsaw Eagles is the most advanced team in Poland, so you are in good situation. And yes, they watch NFL games at the pub - go ahead and contact them.

12/23/2005 12:28:00 PM  

Anonymous jj said...

Hi there,

at the moment, we have a break until the very begining of February.
Of course it doesn't mean there is a lack of activity at all: we do prepare the schedule for the forthcoming season (training camps, tournaments and games - with foreign and Polish teams) as well as the brand new website etc.

Yes - we do watch football together at Jimmy Bradley's Irish Pub - Sienna 99 Street - ground floor of Warsaw Towers.

If you're looking for further information please feel free to mail me!

Any help would be strongly appreciated!

Jedrzej Steszewski
Warsaw Eagles QB

12/29/2005 03:53:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first season in Poland starting 8.october 2006 !

www.pzfa.pl (polish american football federation)

League Teams:

Warsaw Eagles
The Crew Wroclaw
Fireballs Wielkopolska
Pomorze Seahawks

10/03/2006 02:53:00 PM  

Blogger Gustav said...

Thanks Anonymous. I know. I'll be at the game in Lodz.

Will you?

10/03/2006 03:38:00 PM  

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