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GB under 19s to host Norway in IFAF Euros Qualifiers

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The International Federation of American Football have announced that the GB Lions U19 contact team will square off against Norway for a place in the 2019 IFAF European Championships on Saturday 30 March at 1pm at John Charles Stadium, Leeds.

In choosing Leeds to stage the event BAFA have opted for somewhere they know well. The John Charles Stadium has hosted numerous BritBowl and British University Championship Games and will host the IFAF Women’s European Championship later in the year.

Steve Rains, Operations Director said:" It’s great to see the GB Lions U19 programme back in the European Junior Championships and we hope the whole community will get behind them as we face Norway in a qualifier at home. This will be the first EJC action on British soil for a long, long time and it’s a great opportunity to come along and support our young Lions. We welcome the players and staff from Norway who will be a tough opponent having finished 3rd in last year’s Nordic Championships."

Tickets will be available on the gate, costing £5 for adults and £3 for concessions. All proceeds from ticket sales will be put back into the GB U19s team in order to reduce costs for the players for the weekend’s activities and beyond.

Great Britain U19 General Manager Verity Brawn said: “These young athletes have worked so hard and I’m really looking forward to giving them opportunity to show this in front of all their friends and families.”

Head Coach Neale McMaster will announce the 45-man game day squad after the team’s last practice on 16 March.

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