Slovak American Football League Kicks Off this Weekend

Matus Kotora (34) returns a kick for Slovakia

Good news and bad news: The bad news is that our beloved Slovak national American football team came up short against Slovenia in a 24-30 overtime loss. The good news is now that the national exhibition game is over, the Slovak teams are ready to face each other in the second season of the Slovak Football League. The league is split up into four Slovak teams: Bratislava Monarchs, Trnava Bulldogs, Nitra Knights and Zvolen Patriots. Last year, the inaugural SFL season, the Bratislava Monarchs went 6-0 to take the championship. The Monarchs have the advantage of experience and depth and are the favorites to take the trophy again, however the remaining three teams are confident in their underdog roles and are looking to pull the upset. The season kicks off this Saturday at Istrochem Stadium in Bratislava as the Monarchs host the Trnava Bulldogs. On Sunday the Zvolen Patriots host the Nitra Knights. Unfortunately, due to the national game against Slovenia, the SFL season has been trimmed to only three games per team. The complete season schedule is below; all games kick off at 2:00PM.


Saturday September 29th: Trnava Bulldogs @ Bratislava Monarchs

"All I see is blue!" says the SLO ball carrier

Sunday September 30th: Nitra Knights @ Zvolen Patriots


Saturday October 6th: Bratislava Monarchs @ Nitra Knights

Sunday October 7th: Zvolen Patriots @ Trnava Bulldogs


Saturday October 13th: Trnava Bulldogs @ Nitra Knights

Sunday October 14th: Zvolen Patriots @ Bratislava Monarchs


Venue Locations:

Monarchs’ Venue: Istrochem Stadium, Nobelova 14, Bratislava

Bulldogs’ Venue: SOU Enegeticke, Sibirska 1, Trnava

Pariots’s Venue: SOST, Svermova 1, Zvolen

Knight’s Venue: TBD

Photos Courtesy of Matus Kelemen

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