Tracing their history back to 1986, the Glasgow Tigers are one of the most historic American Football clubs in the country. Originally known as the Strathclyde Sheriffs, the team enjoyed early success with an undefeated season in 1988, going on to win the Caledonian Bowl.

The Sheriffs were renamed the Glasgow Tigers in 2002, with original Sheriffs players continuing to play an important role in the coaching and management of the team. Throughout the 2000’s, the team made four playoff appearances and clinched a division title in 2009.

The Tigers made an appearance in the end-of-season Bowl game in 2017 after a strong defensive showing propelled them through the regular season and post-season, giving up just 5.33 points per game and ranking as the #1 defense in the entire BAFA National Leagues.

The Glasgow Tigers Academy was established in 2017, looking to re-estabish youth American Football in Glasgow under the wider Tigers banner. An under-17 flag football programme was established in Govan, with plans to expand throughout the city.

In 2019, the Tigers competed in the BAFA NFC 1 North, finishing with a 4-6 record. Head Coach Ryan McCluskey will look to improve for next season as the team gets ready to push up the table and aim for playoff success.

Training

The Tigers will be back in training in January 2020 ahead of another season in the NFC1 North. Follow our Facebook page to get more information nearer the time.

Honours

League Title

1988 (CAFL)

Conference Title

1990

Division Title

2009

Playoff Appearances

1990, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2016, 2017