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NFL Weekends Official Sponsor of the Saints 2020 Season

The Oxford Saints are delighted to welcome NFL Weekends as their first sponsor for the 2020 season!

NFL Weekends provide packages for UK-based American football fans to experience the NFL first hand, for a memorable trip of football, entertainment, culture and discovery. They have two main offerings:

* Hosted group tours designed for guests to have an action packed weekend discovering a city whilst the Sunday is non-negotiable… game day! You will have Friday and Saturday as free to time to shape as you wish, feel free to take advantage of NFL Weekends’ variety of personal recommendations or simply set off exploring into the distance.

* Bespoke trips. If you have looked through their package options and they don’t quite fit with your dates, budget, travel aspirations or football allegiances, then not to worry – just let NFL Weekends know your wish list and they will get creative on your behalf. This can be for groups of mates, UK-based teams searching for an off-season trip, companies rewarding their best sellers or anything in-between.

They are a friendly and personal company with customer service at the very forefront of everything they do. From the initial enquiry all the way to the trip itself, where you will have a host on the ground, be assured that you will be looked after to the very highest standard, all done with a smile.

NFL Weekends will be sponsoring two Saints game days (10th May vs South Wales Warriors and 31st May vs Portsmouth Destroyers) and are about to announce a fresh set of trips to the USA, so keep an eye on their website!


“We are proud and excited to be partnering up with The Oxford Saints and hope for this to be the beginning of a long lasting relationship. As locals ourselves and extremely passionate about growing the sport of American Football in this country, we see this is a great fit. Good luck to the Saints for the season ahead!”

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Saints Back to Winning Ways | Game Summary

Date: May 12th, 2019
Location: Bulmershe Court, Reading
Final Score: Oxford 24 – 12 Berkshire

The Oxford Saints secured their first win of the 2019 campaign with a hard fought victory away to the Berkshire Renegades.

Oxford set the tone early with an important interception by DB Michael Bird to stop Berkshire’s first drive and give the Saints good field position. From there James Sharples, returning to the starting QB position after missing the first two games, found WR Chris Daniels in the end zone to put the Saints 7-0 ahead.

Berkshire soon struck back however the Saints special teams unit blocked the extra point attempt which meant that Oxford retained a 7-6 advantage at the half.

Both defences held strong for a few drive in the 3rd quarter until team captain Sam Stancombe intercepted a pass front eh Berkshire QB and ran it in for a TD giving the Saints a 14-6 lead. Berkshire again stuck back with a few long passes which got them within two however once an again the Saints defence held on to stop them converting keeping the score to 14-12 in Saints favour.

From there the Saints defence took control with some great run defence as well as multiple interceptions to keep Berkshire’s offence off the field. Saints offence took advantage of the defence’s efforts with Tony Glover running in for a TD to make the score 21-12. Kicker Charlie Hill capped off a solid day with an impressive 34 yard FG to make the final score Saints 24 Berkshire 12.

Next up for the Saints is a home game against league leaders the Hertfordshire Cheetahs at Tilsley Park, Abingdon on the 26th May.

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