The ‘Northumbria Mustangs’ are one of a handful of sports that allow mixed teams to compete in BUCS on behalf of the University. The Mustangs provide a very welcoming and open environment for all abilities to come along and join in. The team play weekly BUCS fixtures on a Sunday, with home fixtures taking place at Coach Lane.

Those completely new to the sport have the option to train and compete using a wide range of skills and tactical thinking. Equipment is provided for those first years that are keen to join. The team also have key links with local team ‘Northumberland Vikings’ and players often have a role in both teams.

On top of all the fun you’ll have playing and learning the amazing sport that is American Football, you’ll enjoy a variety of social events organised by the club making it the perfect opportunity to play the sport you love while having a great time and making new friends.

Available American Football membership types:

"COMPETE"  £200

Venue: Coach Lane

Thursdays 20:00-22:00

Sundays 11:00-13:00 

This membership offers regular coached sessions and includes opportunities to take part in BUCS fixtures. Protective equipment will be provided by the club for new students.

This club is currently full for 2023/24 with 55 members. Students can still enquire about joining but will need to contact the Head Coach or Club President (listed further below) to arrange a trial.


Training Dates

Semester 1 w/c: 02.10.2023 - 11.12.2023

Semester 2 w/c: 08.01.2024 - 18.03.2024

Semester 3 w/c: 15.04.2024 - 29.04.2024


Key Contacts

Head Coach: Peter Nichol

Club President: Samuele Nocera


The American Football club is supported by Northumbria Sport's Club Development Officer Amy Hargrave.