Join Us

By joining the Merseyside Nighthawks, you don’t just join the team; you become a member of our family. Ranging in age from 18 years upwards, the Nighthawks consists of players, coaches and backroom / sideline staff.

Being a championship winning club does not mean that we only take on those with experience and proven talent. Some of the best players in our Senior Team are those who started as either Senior Team rookies or came through our Junior Programme. All are welcome to join us, and if you are willing to put in the effort and take advantage of the quality coaching that we provide, you too could become an experienced and proven member of our club.

This page will give you the information that you need to make the right choices and contact the right people.

How do I find out about training sessions?

Please like our Facebook page and send us a message.

What are the Fees?

To play American football in the UK every player needs to pay the following:

  • League registration: Every player must register for the British American Football League
  • Club subscription fee, via monthly Standing order: Pays for training, training aids, helmet and pads hire, regular season home games and away game travel.

We review our fees on a yearly basis to ensure that every member has access to high quality equipment and is kept as safe as possible.

What should I bring to my first training session?

You will need to bring:

  • Water
  • Appropriate footwear for training on grass/3G turf (check our Facebook page for more info)
  • Gum-shield

When you arrive for the first time, introduce yourself to one of the coaches. Other players will be happy to help you identify the staff.

Do I need my own equipment?

Other than the above, no you do not need to bring your own pads; the club has a limited number of helmets and shoulder pads to lend to players.

If you decide to pursue with the sport, we recommend that you invest in your own kit. Please seek advice from the coaches.

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