SOLENT RED STORM (AMERICAN) FLAG FOOTBALL | SOUTHAMPTON | HAMPSHIRE | BAFA REGISTERED | CADETS NATIONAL PLATE CHAMPIONS 2019

Welcome to SOLENT RED STORM (American) Flag Football - a Mixed Age / Mixed Gender American Football team in Southampton.

Please click on any of the images below to find out more about who we are and what we do.

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Flag Football is the non-contact version of American Football.  It is a fast-paced team game that combines tactics, speed, agility, throwing, passing and running.  The object of the game is to move your ball from your half all the way into the other team’s endzone (to score a touchdown).  You have four attempts ‘downs’ to move the ball over the halfway line, and then four more to score (however, you could do it one go!)  There are no bone-crunching tackles, all you have to do is take at least one of the flags off the hips of an opponent.  Sounds easy?  In theory it is.  In practice you will find yourself running around like a crazy person, getting fit and having fun at the same time!

Solent Red Storm have two junior squads: Cadets (school year 2-8) and Youth (school year 9-11).  We encourage children to get involved in the game at an early age so that they can develop their skills, agility, knowledge and respect for other players.  Unlike rugby, this is a non-contact game which means that size is not a deciding factor in how well you play.  This is a mixed gender sport that means girls can play alongside boys, and more often than not outperform them in many aspects!

Our coaches have a lot of experience in teaching young players the game and a fair few seasons of coaching under their belts.  This is our second season for Red Storm, in our first season our Cadets were crowned National Plate Champions! We also have an older age group, the Youth team, who are made up players aged 13-16.  We are always looking for new talent to play this season!

Solent Red Storm are putting together a Senior team for the first time this season.  The idea is to get people into the sport that might have played contact football in the past, or anyone that simply wants to give it a go.  Our aim is to play a few friendlies with local teams and then apply for league status in the 2020 season.  

We would love players of any age (over 16) to come along and have a go. Unlike rugby, this is a non-contact sport which means that size is not a deciding factor in how well you play.  This is a mixed gender sport that means women can play alongside men and work together as a team.  The best thing about this game is that it is fun and will get you fit.  We may not be going to the SuperBowl, but we will play to the best of our abilities nonetheless!

If you would like to keep in touch, we use Facebook to keep players, parents, coaches and helpers in the loop.  Please like and follow our public page @SOLENTREDSTORM  You will be able to keep up to date with what is happening (as well as being able to follow the Junior or Senior pages).  


If you want to come and find us, we practice at Chamberlayne Leisure Centre, 150 Weston Lane, Southampton SO19 9SJ. Our practice days are Sundays (Juniors/Seniors) from 1pm-3.30pm on the field, and Thursday evenings (Seniors only) from 8pm-9pm inside the Community Room during winter.  Come along and try it out.  There is no need to pay for the first couple of Sunday sessions - see if you like it first!

We have players from the local area as well as those that travel in from the M3 and M27!  We are lucky to have the leisure centre right next to us for free parking and toilet facilities.


ParkLives Southampton is a nationwide scheme that is managed locally by Active Nation Southampton which provides sports and activities in and around Southampton’s parks.  The project enables communities to experience pastimes that may not have been widely available before.

At the end of 2018 we were given £500 from the ParkLives Southampton Community Grant to help purchase equipment that would not only benefit our club, but the local community too as it meant that we could offer free ParkLives sessions each week: Sunday lunchtimes for kids (and 'have-a-go parents') on the field behind Chamberlayne Liesure Centre.

There is a massive emphasis on our sessions being fun, but also a way to teach participants about the game and keeping fit. We can see the positive impact that sport has in our communities, and ParkLives offers a huge array of different activities for people to try out and, with its Community Grants system, it allows people that show an interest in the sport a chance to continue with it and develop within a club environment.

The free ParkLives Flag Football session take place on Sundays from 1pm-1.45pm (followed by Solent Red Storm's weekly practice sessions) on the field behind Chamberlayne Leisure Centre.  

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2019 Schedule

Thu 17 October - Red Storm Indoor Flag Football Fit Session (12+) | 8pm-9pm | Community Room at Chamberlayne Leisure Centre

Sun 20 October - Red Storm Practice (Juniors/Seniors) | 1pm-3.30pm | On Field at Chamberlayne Leisure Centre

Thu 24 October - Red Storm Indoor Flag Football Fit Session (12+) | 8pm-9pm | Community Room at Chamberlayne Leisure Centre

Sun 27 October - Red Storm Practice (Juniors/Seniors) | 1pm-3.30pm | On Field at Chamberlayne Leisure Centre

Thu 31 October - Red Storm Indoor Flag Football Fit Session (12+) | 8pm-9pm | Community Room at Chamberlayne Leisure Centre

Sun 3 November - Red Storm Practice (Juniors/Seniors) | 1pm-3.30pm | On Field at Chamberlayne Leisure Centre

Thu 7 November - Red Storm Indoor Flag Football Fit Session (12+) | 8pm-9pm | Community Room at Chamberlayne Leisure Centre

Sun 10 November - Red Storm Practice (Juniors/Seniors) | 1pm-3.30pm | On Field at Chamberlayne Leisure Centre

Thu 14 November - Red Storm Indoor Flag Football Fit Session (12+) | 8pm-9pm | Community Room at Chamberlayne Leisure Centre

Sun 17 November - Red Storm Practice (Juniors/Seniors) | 1pm-3.30pm | On Field at Chamberlayne Leisure Centre

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Fancy purchasing some cool kit or mint merch?  Want to know what the fees and subs are to join the team?

Please click on the links below to download more information!


Merch Brochure.pdf FeesSubs2020.pdf

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