The one that started on 07.02. The 2012 season for the Sofia Bears is shaping up to be one of the easiest so far. Our only team playing international matches with full equipment, on March 18th they will compete against the strong team of Mladenovac Forestlanders (Serbia). The match will be played on Bulgarian territory, and this will be the first home game of coach Nikolay Angelov's boys for the year. Later in the season, the Sofia Bears will return the visit of the Serbian team. It is noteworthy that this year a lot of attention was paid to the domestic American flag football championship, in which, in addition to the Bears, the Sofia Hawks, Sofia Warriors, Pleven Blades and the team of the American University in Bulgaria - Blagoevgrad Griffins will take part. Despite the easy start to the season, Sofia Bears' pre-season training is extremely tough with an emphasis on physical exercise and fitness, but recently the boys have also started ball training. From next week, the team will start training with full equipment, which provides a prerequisite for training to become a real show for the spectators attending the training process, as well as a real hell for the players.
Team practices are completely open to fans.
Here is the full program of the Sofia Bears for the 2012 season.
07.02.2012 – Official start of the season
18.03.2012 – Sofia Bears – Mladenovac Forestlanders, Sofia, Bulgaria
25.03.2012 – National American Flag Football Championship – 1st round – Sofia
07-08.04.2012 – Griffinbowl American flag football tournament – Blagoevgrad
14.04.2012 – National American Flag Football Championship – 2nd round – Sofia
28.04.2012 – National American Flag Football Championship – 3rd round – Sofia
May 13 - Mladenovac Forestlanders - Sofia Bears, Mladenovac, Serbia
20.05.2012 – National American Flag Football Championship – 4th round – Sofia
26.05.2012 – National American Flag Football Championship – Round 5 – Pleven
09.06.2012 - American flag football tournament "June Bowl" - Sofia
July 5-8 – Participation of the National Youth Team of Bulgaria in American football at a tournament in Austria
15.09.2012 - American flag football tournament for the Sofia Cup - Sofia
06.10-2012 - Vitosha cup American flag football tournament - Sofia
24.11.2012 - American flag football tournament for the Bulgaria Cup - Sofia