Czech: Ewa Reports From Prague

Photo: Ronald Hilmar Jr.
Recently, Prague hosted an international American football tournament where 4 women teams took place. Ewa Susmarska was there with her team Warsaw Sirens, and we asked her if she could do a report from the tournament. She's back and the report is in!

Teams that participated in the tournament were Prague Harpies, Prague Black Cats, Brno Amazons and Warsaw Sirens. The only team out of Czech Republic were the Sirens (Poland).

Each team played with 7 women on the field. 

First game, between teams from Prague ended with the score 20:6 for Harpies. Harpies were also the team that won the tournament, with strong offense and hard-to-pass defense. It is important that ‘girls in purple’ play not only in 7-men-league during the season. Being so well-knit led the Harpies to the champion title.

Black Cats. Another women’s team in Prague, but much younger. They started to practice in 2013, but since then they played several times with Harpies. Although being a very young team, they did a good job, landing on the second place, and winning against Brno Amazons 7:6.

Photo: Ronald Hilmar Jr.
Brno Amazons is definitely a team that's based on its defense. Their first game against the Sirens, ended up with a victory 7:0. It is also a young team, started last year - and has a very bright future. Amazons won their last game vs Sirens, which allowed them to hang a bronze medal on their neck.

And the Warsaw Sirens. It was not the youngest team at the tournament, however with the least games on their belt. Until that Saturday - they played only once - vs Molossess from France in May. Sirens, just as Amazons, stayed strong on defense. Offensive players didn’t score any TD’s in the first two games. Battle for the bronze medal was unforgettable for the team from Poland, because Sirens scored 12 points – first points in their history. 

Program:

8:30 - 9:20 Prague Harpies vs Prague Black Cats 20-6
9:40 - 10:30 Warsaw Sirens vs. Amazons Brno 0-7
10:50 - 11:40 Prague Harpies vs. Warsaw Sirens 27-0
12:30 - 13:20 Amazons Brno vs. Prague Black Cats 6-7
13:40 - 14:30 Warsaw Sirens vs. Amazons Brno 12-14
14:50 - 15:40 Prague Harpies vs. Prague Black Cats 24-12
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