History was made at Tottenham Hotspur this month, as the stadium played host to the first ever International Girls Flag game, with the United Kingdom taking on Germany in an all-European tie.

The UK was represented by Ealing Fields school, who back in May won the inaugural Jets and Bears NFL Girls Flag League. Germany were represented by Stadtteilschule am Heidberg, a Hamburg-based school who were playing in their first ever competitive game.

10 girls from each side were in attendance, using the same locker rooms and pitch as the NFL teams who are flocking to London for their games this month.

Cheered on by parents, teachers and a couple of former NFL stars in Laveranues Coles and Kenny Stills, the game was hugely exciting, as both teams showed off skill that belied their relatively short time playing the sport.

It was the UK who struck first, converting on a short touchdown pass, before Germany brought the scores level heading into half time at 6-6. Both defences had looked strong, limiting long plays and creating turnovers at crucial moments.

The second half started much the same way, as a tense affair meant every yard and play mattered. In the end, it was a Breece Hall-esque long touchdown run that settled the game, as a hand off by the UK led to an explosive play to give them a late lead. Germany looked to respond but to no avail, sealing a historic victory.

A special presentation followed, with t-shirts and a trophy presented to the two teams, who look to have an extremely bright future in the sport.

Jets community representative Eli Hodges reaffirmed the team’s commitment to grassroots participation, especially through Girls Flag, with plans for the UK league to return next season – bigger and better than ever.