News and views on all things American Football from a fans perspective

Welcome to NFLGirlUK.com, one of the fastest growing American football blogs in the UK. Here you will find the latest news, as well as exclusive player interviews and insight from leading experts.

Hi, I’m Liz. I’m a Seattle Seahawks fan blogging and tweeting on all things NFL (National Football League) from a fans perspective. For those new to me, and new to the NFLGirlUK.com blog, I started writing in October 2014 and since then I’ve written a range of different topics, from why I chose my team to game news and fantasy football.

How I got in to NFL

It was December 2012 and I’d been going out with my boyfriend Bharat for a couple of months (He’s big in to his NFL, watched it growing up and then got back in to it years later – he’s a San Francisco 49ers fan but loves watching the game in general). He was watching Sky Sports when I was over and it was Seattle Seahawks v Chicago Bears. It was the season where Falcon’s knocked us out, if my memory serves me. Being massively in to rugby league, the game seemed similar and I was keen to understand more.

Why I started blogging

My friends were probably sick of me talking about NFL all the time so I created a specific account to start tweeting from (@NFLGirlUK) in September 2014 and shortly after, in October, I started an NFL UK blog. It was just weeks before going to see my first ever NFL game at Wembley stadium (read it here). I’ve always enjoyed writing and with NFL being a huge passion of mine, getting to write about the game just seemed right.

Something to shout about

NFLGirlUK has huge amount of support from the late Sky Sports host Kevin Cadle, Sky Sports analyst Jeff Reinebold, and former full back in the National Football League Cecil Martin. I have appeared several times on TalkSport2’s All American Sports Show with Nat Coombs and was ranked No.37 (of 400+) in the “Super Bowl: Top 50 UK Influencers” by marketing software producers Onalytica.

“Out of the 400+ NFL UK influencers identified, we were keen to see who ranked in the top 50 in the run up to the big game. It’s interesting to note media publications driving the most engagement so far are The Guardian, Sky, The Evening Standard, and 5 Live, as well as presenters such as Darren Fletcher for BT Sport. Gambling organisations such as Coral, bet365 and William Hill also feature quite highly. Out of the celebrities, Vernon Kay is leading the discussion, and out of the fans NFLGirlUK is igniting conversations.”

Promoting the game in the UK

Itweet-NFLUKchat‘ve made it my aim to help promote and grow the game here in the UK and in doing so, created a weekly Twitter discussion (back in October 2015!) which happens every Sunday at 5pm using hashtag #NFLUKChat.

Meet with other NFL fans here in the UK

As well as the weekly chat, we also created #NFLUKFanMeetUp, the perfect opportunity for fans from across the UK to get together in one location to talk all things NFL, share stories, get to know each other and make new friends. To find out more on this, visit the events page.

Many thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy the blog.

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Liz Fox
NFLGirlUK.com

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