Philippine Tackle Football League
|No. of teams||5 (2015–16)|
|Wolves (2nd title)|
|Most titles||Bandits (5 titles)|
|TV partner(s)||IBC 13|
The Philippine Tackle Football League (PTFL), formerly known as ArenaBall Philippines (ABP), was an American football league in the Philippines. The last champions are the Wolves which won their second title and the Bandits held the most titles, winning four seasons.
The league was inaugurated on December 12, 2009 by Bernardo “Dodi” A. Palma at the University of Santo Tomas Field. In April 2010, the first official game of the league's first season was played at the Marikina Sports Complex. The inaugural season was participated by four teams; the Bandits, Barracudas, Juggernauts and the Wolves. The first season started initially with a 7-on-7 format utilizing 3 offensive linemen on offense.
In season two, the league switched to a 9-on-9 format. The Barracudas disbanded and were replaced by The Rebels. The Bandits won its second championship beating the Juggernauts at the ArenaBowl 14–6. The Juggernauts' quarterback Paul Reyes was named MVP of the 2011 season.
By season 3, the league had moved onto the standard 11-on-11 format. The Bandits and Juggernaut once met again at the championships in season 3 with the Bandits taking their third consecutive league championships scoring 25–8. The MVP of the 2012 season once again came from the Juggernauts, Johnny Babaran who plays as a running back.
The Bandits also won the 2013–14 season, again by beating the Juggernauts; 14–6.
In season 5, the Vanguards joined the league and the Wolves became the first team other than the Bandits to win the championship, which the former won over the later with the score 16–0. The Wolves' wide receiver, Ivan Klaric was named MVP of the 2014–15 season.
Matches of Season 6 took place at the PhilSports Complex. The Tigers and Renegades were the new two teams to join the league. The league has also been rebranded as the Philippine Tackle Football League (PTFL). The PTFL also has managed to strike a deal with Asian Television Content Corp. to air its games at IBC 13. The Tigers withdrew midseason.
By early December 2015, it was reported that all five teams of the league withdrew following a dispute regarding a cancelled game and the financing of the league. A game was cancelled reportedly following a $250 payment to Bernardo “Dodi” Palma, President of the league. The players of the teams were also reportedly the one who pays the expenses of the league despite sponsorship funds received by the league.
The five teams decided to hold two cancelled games and the championships outside the league's auspices.
Manila Wolves defeated the Manila Bandits at the final championship held at the Acacia field in Manila on December 2015 under the banner "Super Bowl I".
- Bandits (Season 1–6)
- Barracudas (Season 1)
- Juggernauts (Season 1–5)
- Rebels (Season 2–5)
- Renegades (Season 6)
- Vanguards (Season 5–6)
League winners and runners-up
|Team||Champions||Years won||Runners-up||Years lost|
|Bandits||2010–11, 2011, 2012, 2013–14||2014–15|
|Juggernauts||None||2010–11, 2011, 2012, 2013–14|
- American Tackle Football Federation of the Philippines
- Philippine–American Football League
- Philippines national American football team
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