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No bandwagon for Matt as he finds the Wright team to support

The Jacksonville Jaguars are fast building a fan base in the UK as one of the mainstays of the London Games as the NFL rolls back into London next week. But for Matt Wright, his support of the Jags goes back much further, when a trip to America in 2003 resulted in him starting his love for the side.

 

“I’d been to the States and among my souvenirs I had a Jags hat and a Tampa Bay Jersey. After doing some research when I got back home I discovered that Tampa had won the Super Bowl the year before. I didn’t want to be a bandwagon fan so I decided to go the way of the Jags.”

 

Clearly plenty of NFL fans will be reading this now and having a little chuckle as the Jags history is certainly not one for the bandwagon fans – so in that respect Matt made a good choice! But in recent years, with the Jags clear interest in the UK market, it’s a good decision as he’s had the opportunity to watch them four times already.

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What will the NFL bring to London this season?

Gur Samuel

This year’s London Games is just over a week away and we know that with each NFL season that passes, especially with the games played in London, that a new wave of American Football fans come along.

 

For those who aren’t so close to the game or just taking their first steps we’ve got the perfect London Games preview for you courtesy of AFD’s Managing Director Gur Samuel. He gives us the lowdown on the teams, who to look out for, and how much has changed since the first game in 2007.

 

 

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Focus on Flag – Louise Lee

We asked members of this year’s BAFA Women’s side for the European Flag Football Championships to share a little more about their likes and dislikes.

Name: Louise Lee

Nickname LouLee

Year of GB Debut: 2015 with GB, 2013 with EWP.

Number of years playing: six years playing.

Favourite food: wagamamas

Favourite film: Walk The Line / The Blindside

Best football memory: gametime = interception against Israel in Euros 2015. out of gametime = going up to get our trophy at Euros with the rest of the teams chanting “sexy football” at us!

Sporting hero: Charlotte Edwards, former England Cricket Captain.

Work outside playing football: Primary/Elementary school teacher

Focus on Flag – Amy Slater

We asked members of this year’s BAFA Women’s side for the European Flag Football Championships to share a little more about their likes and dislikes.

Name: Amy Slater

Nickname: Slats, Slater

Year of GB Flag Debut: 2017

No of Years Playing: 3.5

Favourite Food: Chinese and cereal (not together)

Favourite Film: Pitch Perfect (I can quote the whole movie and dance every routine!)

Best Football Memory: (in game time)- scoring a pick 6 for the win with 2 seconds on the clock from 30 yards after a very rough game and previous disqualified points.

(Out of game time)- Hallam on tour!!

Sporting hero: David Beckham (exceptional player and person!)

Work outside of football: Msc student at Sheffield Hallam