EAFL Falcons touchdown in USA to compete in Super Bowl
Emirates American Football League (EAFL) Falcons head coach Patrick Campos says it is “a dream come true” for his players to compete in the 59th annual Pop Warner Super Bowl in Orlando, USA.
Held at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida, the eight-day tournament kicks off on December 8 and the Falcons will have teams competing in the international under-13s and under-15s competitions. Fifty players from more than 13 nationalities will embark on the trip.
Campos said: “[It is] a dream come true and reward for the hours of hard work these kids put in on the practice field and learning the playbook.”
The EAFL boasts under-13s, under-15s, under-17s and under-19 teams from Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. The Falcons – an all-star line-up of the best young talent from each of the representative teams – has already travelled to Germany and Singapore this season.
Jerry Herrera, head coach of the under-13s team, said: “We are taking a great group of kids to Orlando – young men who’ve put in tremendous hours of training. The offence is designed to utilise our athleticism and keep the defence guessing. Every player is expected to remain disciplined and work as a cohesive unit.”
Source: 7Days Newspaper