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2014 FDNY NPSFL schedule:

Saturday, April 12th

NY Corrections Boldest 20 - FDNY Bravest 14

Saturday, April 26th

FDNY Bravest 9 - Charlotte Cobras 7

Saturday, May 3rd at Orange County Lawmen

FDNY Bravest 33 - Orange County Lawmen 0

Saturday, May 31st

NYPD Finest 13 - FDNY 3


Sports Illustrated 9/11/2011 piece...Click Here

Pat Lyons' son on ABC News 2011...Click Here

Members on FOX promo...Click Here


Our Supporters:

    The Bravest Football Club would like to thank all of our supporters from the 2014 season. Especially those who have paid extra to have a link to their website on ours...


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Pictures of the Bravest Football Club

Our photographer, Maggie Narducci, has taken many photos of the Bravest over the years. Take a look at what's been going on. Visit www.MamaMaggie.com

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Bravest Football Club Memorial Page

On September 11th, 2001, the Bravest Football Club lost 22 of it's members. 8 active players/staff, and 14 members of its alumni association who were still active firefighters. Visit the Memorial Page

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Bravest Lose to Finest 13 - 3


Congratulations to Maryann Martini

Maryann was the winner of our 2014 You-Pick-It NFL Ticket

Raffle Ticket Number 526 sold by Steven Orr

The game that will be attended is the Buffalo Bills at the Oakland Raiders in December.

Thank you to all who supported us!!!


Bravest Over Lawmen

     The FDNY Bravest Football Club moved to 2-1 in league play by beating The Orange County Lawmen in the Santa Ana Bowl in California. The Bravest received the opening kick, but first time quarterback Ken DeForest couldn't get the the offense clicking. Georege Oostmeijer pinned the Lawmen inside the 2 yard line with a magnificent punt and this helped the Bravest get their first points, a safety at 8:21 of the first quarter. The Bravest gave the ball right back to the Lawmen, but that was bad news for Orange County as the Bravest defense is very stingy and loves to take the ball away. The FDNY stuck by this M.O. as first year player Christian "Ice" Melara got a pick 6 at 7:02 of the first quarter. Oostmeijer connected for the extra point and the score was 9-0. The second quarter was un-eventful, a lot of back and forth, until 17 seconds remaining when Oostmeijer hit a 48-yard field goal. This put the Bravest up 12 - 0 at halftime.

     The second half had Ryan Davan back at the helm, and he showed great command. 3 minutes into the second half he connected with Brian Vomero for a 43 yard touchdown. 5 minutes later, it was Davan to Vomero again, this time a measley 7 yards, making the score 26-0 with the Oostmeijer extra points. But, the Bravest weren't done scoring. Another first year player, Phil Manti, picked off a Lawmen pass and ran it in 30 yards for a touchdown. That closed out the scoring at 33-0 with the Oostmeijer extra point.


Bravest Bessssst Cobras

     The FDNY Bravest Football Club moved to 1-1 in league play by beating last year league runner-up Charlotte. A low scoring game, but an exciting one none-the-less. The Bravest got on the board almost halfway through the first quarter after a botched punt attempt by the Charlotte Cobras. The mishap gave the FDNY the ball deep in Cobra territory and George Oostmeijer connected for a 32 yarder.

     In the second quarter, it looked like the Cobras would tie it up, but a 50 yard FG attempt was just too much. This allowed the Bravest to get back into field goal range themselves, and Oostmeijer connected again. Another 32 yarder to give the Bravest a 6-0 lead with 4:03 to go in the first half. But, Charlotte got on the board on the ensuing kickoff when Darryl Green went about 80 yards barely touched. The point-after was good, giving the Cobras a 7-6 lead.

     The Bravest kept up their quarterly scoring with 3:42 to go in the third when Oostmeijer hit a 43 yarder giving the FDNY a 9-7 lead. The fourth quarter began with the Cobras making a big push getting deep into FDNY territory, but a fumble by Charlotte gave the ball back to the Bravest. The Charlotte team had one more chance with only a couple minutes remaining in the game, but the ever-stingy FDNY defense wouldn't allow it.

     The FDNY's next game is in Orange County, Califonia on May 3rd vs the Orange County Lawmen.

FDNY vs NYPD 42nd Annual Fun City Bowl

Saturday, May 31st - 7:30 Kickoff

Mitchel Field - Garden City, NY


Bravest Fall in League Opener

      The FDNY lost their NPSFL opener to the NYC Correction Department Boldest 20-14. The Bravest let the Boldest get out to a fast start giving up 14 points in the first quarter. The ball made it's way back and forth with the wind playing a big part, until the 4th quarter. That's when the FDNY decided to make a move. The Bravest started off the 4th quarter with a Ryan Daven to Brian Vomero 67 yard pass for a touchdown. George Oostmeijer added the extra point. With 3:30 to go in the game, Davan found Joe Columbia in the endzone from 3 yards out. Oostmeijer connected again to tie the score.

    To overtime it went. Corrections had the ball first and fumbled on third down, with the FDNY recovering. The Bravest moved the ball a little and left it to Oostmeijer to end the game, but the wind prevented that. The FDNY started the second overtime, and again attempted a field goal, but Oostmeijer was wide again. The Corrections team did not squander this opportunity, but instead went deep quickly, scoring the game winning touchdown.

    This is the first time the NYCD Boldest have ever beaten the FDNY. The Bravest will take on the Charlotte Cobras in a NPSFL game on Saturday, April 26th, noon kickoff, at Aviator Sports Complex on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn. We hope to see you there!






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Welcome to the FDNY Bravest Football Club

The FDNY Football Team is a member of the National Public Safety Football League (NPSFL) which is a union of public safety agency football teams from throughout the United States, united to promote a positive self image to the public by raising funds for charity through spirited competition. The Bravest Football Club is incorporated in New York State and recognized as a not for profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service under the 501c3 statute. Our Federal ID # is 30-0057526.


2011 Fun City Bowl & National Champ

Video Highlights - CLICK HERE

Special thanks to Artie Sartor for putting this together.


The Leary Firefighters Foundation

The Leary Firefighters Foundation was established in 2000 by actor Denis Leary in response to a tragic fire in Worcester, Massachusetts that claimed the lives of Denis’ cousin, a childhood friend, and four other firefighters. The Leary Firefighters Foundation’s mission is to provide funding and resources for Fire Departments to obtain the best available equipment, technology and training. We are dedicated to helping maintain the highest level of public safety in our communities.

Click on their logo to the right to learn or do more...

Our Supporters

       The Bravest Football Club would like to thank all of our supporters. Though we may not win every game on the field, we are able to do a lot off the field. This is all due to our many generous supporters and fans. Whether it was a monetary donation, the purchasing of our apparrell, being at one of our fundraisers, or just being at one of our games to root the team on, it all helps.

      Each year the team creates a book of advertisements, our "journal", and this is handed out to thousands of our fans at the Annual Fun City Bowl. We also allow our advertisers a chance at having their website link added to our site. Though none of our advertisers are better than the other, some pay more...please support all of our advertisers, we would be nowhere without them.

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       Featured Link of the week... The Do Good Foundation