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American Football Travel Insurance

If you require Travel Insurance and you will be taking part in American Football on a training basis, this policy will provide cover for you. American Football, which is referred to as Football in the USA and Canada, is a contact sport played by two teams of eleven players on a field with at each end goalposts. The team who have control of the oval shaped football,…

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If you require Travel Insurance and you will be taking part in American Football on a training basis, this policy will provide cover for you.

American Football, which is referred to as Football in the USA and Canada, is a contact sport played by two teams of eleven players on a field with at each end goalposts. The team who have control of the oval shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the team without control of the ball aims to stop their advance and take control of the ball for themselves. This is done by tackles and obstructions.

The origins of American Football are based on the European game of Rugby, although many of the rules are different.

You can contact us for a quote. If you are taking part in an American Football (Amateur Tournament) then please call us on 0800 047 5065 (FREE) or 01273 773 017 or email us at info@jsinsurance.co.uk for details.          

JS Travel Insurance online can now provide cover for your Gadgets, such as Mobile Phones, Tablets and Computer Game Consoles. You will be able to select this cover on the quote page of our website.

We provide cover for Residents of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and British Forces Posted Overseas.

Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Baggage £1,000 £1,500 £2,500
Personal Money £150 £500 £750
Delayed Departure £100 £1,000 £1,000
Missed Departure £250 £500 £1,000
Legal Expenses £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Scheduled Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500

Popular Areas for American Football

American Football is rapidly gaining popularity outside of the USA and Canada and is being played across Europe and the Rest of the World.

While obviously USA and Canada remain the home of the sport, American Football Association in Japan was established in the 1930's and there is a European League featuring teams from Scotland, England, Spain, The Netherlands and Germany.

Common Injuries whilst playing American Football

American Football is a tough contact sport and it is easy to be seriously hurt whilst playing. Players have often needed major surgery to repair otherwise career ending injuries. Concussions are also a common problem for many players and, while the theory that they are related to permanent brain injury has been denied by The Concussions Committee of the National Football League, some statistics show that retired Professional Football Players suffer more commonly from Dementia. This is something that could potentially affect High School and College Level Players also.

The most common cause of injury among Players is from tackling, and the injuries sustained can affect the Players for the rest of their lives. The areas that most often sustain injury are the knee, ankle, shoulder, head and leg.

Sprains, torn ligaments, contusions, dislocated joints, suppressed nerves and concussions are all common problems for players of the sport.

American Football Equipment

In order to minimise the risk of causing permanent harm, it is vitally important to wear the correct protective gear when participating in the sport. This includes a helmet, gloves, jock strap, hip, tail, thigh, shoulder and knee pads, mouth guard, and spiked shoes or cleats.

When travelling with American Football equipment, check with the Airline you are travelling with for their policies on over sized, excess and over weight baggage.

European or Worldwide Resident

We have partnered with World Nomads to provide cover if you are a Resident of another European or Worldwide country and you are planning to take part in American Football whilst on your trip. These policies will also cover you if you have already left your home country and plan on taking part in American Football.

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Please check the Terms and Conditions for any restrictions or exclusions whilst taking part in Abseiling.

Important Information

To ensure your Travel Insurance remains valid, you must ensure that you are adequately supervised, that appropriate safety equipment (such as protective headwear etc.) are worn at all times and you do not participate in American Football for more than 90 days in any one Period of Insurance.

This activity does not provide Accidental Death & Disability Benefit or Personal Liability cover.

Please read the Policy Wording for full details.

This Travel Insurance is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities and Insured by Union Reiseversicherung AG, UK. Travel Insurance Facilities are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised by BaFin and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority.


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