History of the Glasgow Tigers

The Glasgow Tigers, originally known as the Strathclyde Sheriffs, trace their origins back to 1985 when 50 prospective players put £50 each into a kitty to form the club. The Sheriffs were run by officers from the Strathclyde Police Force and entered their first regular season in 1986 where they managed an 8-2 season, just missing out on the playoffs.

In 1988 the Sheriffs went undefeated and won the Caledonian Bowl with a 46 – 12 victory against the Ness Monsters.

In 1994 they entered the Scottish Gridiron Association and for 4 consecutive seasons between 1995 and 1998 played all other teams across Scotland.

In 2002 the team rebranded as the Glasgow Tigers. To this day, original Sheriffs players play an integral role in coaching and management of the team and the team maintains a strong link with the local police force.

The team has made 7 playoff appearances in total - 3 as the Sheriffs (1988, 1990, 1996) and 4 as the Tigers (2002, 2004, 2009, 2016). The Tigers won their division in 2009 and were one game away from making an appearance in a bowl game.

In more recent times the Tigers have experienced their fair share of challenges but are now stronger than ever with a massive playing squad, knowledgable coaching staff in every position and a dedicated committee to ensure that the Tigers brand will continue for many more years to come.