American Football

A leading university football programme with the number one team in the UK.

Supporting your ambition

Established in 1992, the UWE Bristol American Football programme has become a leading university football programme and is home to UWE Bullets, the national championship winners in 2022 and 2023. 

We recruit talented athletes from all over the world to compete in the British University and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Championships.

Every year the programme recruits postgraduate all-Americans from National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) schools, and several players have represented Great Britain at a senior level.


university American Football team in the UK.


National Championships (2007, 2022, 2023).


win ratio as a club in the last four seasons.

American Football player with helmet visor down, arms crossed.

Your experience

You will get elite-level coaching throughout your time with the programme, combined with excellent, sport-specific facilities for training.

You will receive the following every week:

All games are played at weekends.

There are eight fixtures in the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) American Football South Premier League, followed by the BUCS playoffs.

Meet the coach

Coach Dan Maher leads the programme at UWE Bristol and is one of the best coaches in the UK. Since joining, he has shifted the culture and imprinted his coaching philosophy on the programme.

He firmly believes in an athlete-first approach, empowering athletes to become accountable for their actions on and off the field.

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UWE Bristol Performance Sport American Football coach Dan Maher motioning during a training session.

Join the programme

If you are interested in joining the UWE Bullets team, contact us via our recruitment form.

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UWE Bullets player walking across pitch doing a fist pump in victory.

Interested in joining us from overseas?

Former UWE Bullets quarter-back Ivan Niyomugabo talks about his experience of studying, living and playing in Bristol after making the move from the US.


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