News 2017

Final move made

17th September 2017

The entry into the final made the Hof Jokers today as a starter in the Bayernliga perfect. In a thrilling game, all 3 team members could score points. At the end it was 20:06 against the Lions field churches.

On 01.10. In the final of the Bayernliga, it’s against the unbeaten Passau Pirates.

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Hof Jokers contest playoff semi-finals

September 13, 2017
The American football team “Hof Jokers” of the PTSV-Hof has fought as a starter of the Bayernliga Nord to the league title and thus qualified for the 2017 playoffs. On 17.09 they compete against the Feldkirchen Lions, the second placed team of Bayernliga Süd.

Only one defeat had to cope with the Jokers this season, the remaining games they could decide bravely and thus finish the Bayern League North thus as a champion. They and the second-placed of the northern group, the Erlangen Sharks, now fight in the playoffs for promotion to the Regionalliga Süd of American football in Germany. The teams from the north compete against the first and second place of Bayernliga Süd, the Passau Pirates and Feldkirchen Lions.

As leaders, the Hofer have the right of home on their side and invite the Feldkirchener on Sunday to Hof to fight for the finals of the playoffs. On the same day, the Pirates in Passau compete against the Sharks.

Looking at the statistics, it can be assumed that Passau will secure their place in the final, as they were the only team that did not have to complain about a single defeat. The Lions field churches, however, won only 4 of 7 games, which suggests that the chances of the Jokers to move into the final game of the Bayern league are very good.

Fans can look forward to an extraordinarily exciting game in Jokers-manner, probably the last home game of the year nobody should miss. With music, delicious food and a jam-packed grandstand of jokers fans, the playoff semi-final promises to be a world-class extravaganza that could make 2017’s “Joker’s Fairy Tale” perfect.

Tryout 2017

August 30, 2017

The Hof Jokers are looking for YOU!

No matter how big, fast or hard you are – American football has a place for everyone! Especially the “heavy guys” are very important and in demand, without a good line, no team can succeed.

You always wanted to play football? Try the different positions and training equipment? Become a Joker?

– Then come by, whether alone or with friends!

You have the chance for a new athletic challenge, get to know the team personally and hopefully discover a new passion for you!

On 24.09 at 14 o’clock we wait at the PTSV – place in yard on YOU – we are happy!


25 years Hof Joker

August 24, 2017

For a quarter of a century, the Hof Jokers have become an integral part of American football in Bavaria – we want to celebrate this anniversary with YOU! On 09.09. The official welcome will take place at 13:00, after which there will be a flag football tournament, more information about the teams, the schedule and the rules will be available shortly.

In addition, you may look forward to program items such as speeches and honors. Also for the little fans is worried, whether they romp on our bouncy castle or paint themselves with face painting, fun is guaranteed!

You always wanted to try our training equipment? Tackletube, block slide and throwing wall are ready for you! Of course, our celebration will be in no way inferior to the Gamedays in terms of food. As always, there are beer, sausages and steaks – the Jokers Ladies are represented with their cake stand to provide you with all sorts of delicacies as usual.

In the evening we all sit together comfortably, accompanied by the band “Die Frankenrocker” – a regional band that will give many classics the best.

The entrance is free, of course!

We hope you are as happy as we are at our 25 years Joker party! Invite all your friends, pack the family in the car and enjoy a great #jokersday with us!

Sports Fair 2017

August 08, 2017

Already on 29.07. took place in the Hofer Altstadt, the sports fair for the 8th time. Once again, the Hof Jokers were back with their stand at the start. In addition to the opportunity to throw a few balls, the visitors, players and coaches could get to know. Especially the Jokers were happy about the second place of the Integrations Award donated by the Rotary-Club Hof Bayerisches Vogtland.

Photo: Katharina Hübner