In unprecedented news, BAFA have already released the 2019 schedule and we are pleased to let the Nighthawk Nation know first!
Nighthawks fans will have to wait until Sunday May 5th for our guys to hit the field, when they open up the season with a tough opening game away at conference champions for the last 3 years, Tamworth Phoenix. This starts a run of 4 games in as many weeks, as we host Edinburgh Wolves followed by Manchester Titans at JMO Sports Park on Sunday 12th and Sunday 19th May respectively. We cap May off with an away trip to Premier North new boys, Leicester Falcons on Sunday May 26th,
A welcome break on June 2nd is followed by a long away trip to Edinburgh on June 9th, before we host the Sheffield Giants at JMO on June 16th. A quick return leg to Manchester away on Sunday 23rd June finishes June off for us, as we have our 2nd bye week at the end of June.
We then face 3 games in 4 weeks, broken up only by the recently moved BAFCA Convention. A home game on July 7th vs Leicester Falcons and our final home game of the year, against Tamworth on Sunday 21st July rounds off our home schedule, before we make the tricky final trip of the year across to Sheffield on the 28th July.
Should we progress that far, we get 2 weeks to prepare for play offs, with the semi finals scheduled for Sunday 18th August. Britball 2019 will take place on Saturday August 31st, with the venue and kick off time to be confirmed.