The Union Jax is the Jacksonville Jaguars UK fan club which was created in March 2013. By the end of the 2014 season, the fan club had 35,000 members and it is growing daily. The Jaguars have the fastest growing fan base of all the NFL teams in the UK.
The fan club is free to join and one of the best ways to access the Jaguars and the NFL in the UK. To become a member, click the register button on NFLUK.com.
Throughout the year, the Union Jax Fan Club receive regular ezines with exclusive Jaguars content, access to events including fan forums with Jaguars players, competitions to win money-can’t-buy experiences including visits from THE ROAR cheerleaders, trips to Jacksonville, pre-game field access, VIP hospitality and much more!
The Jacksonville Jaguars are a professional American Football team based in North East Florida in the city of Jacksonville and our home ground is EverBank Field. It is one of the newest of the 32 teams that play in the National Football League (NFL), playing our first season in 1995.
The NFL is divided into 2 conferences; American Football Conference (AFC) and National Football Conference (NFC). Within each conference there are 4 divisions; North, East, South and West. The Jaguars are members of the American Football Conference (AFC) South Division along with the Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans.
The Jaguars are Proud, Bold and Committed to London and the UK is their second home.
Owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars since December 2011, Shahid Khan – known as Shad – has captured the imagination and respect of the business and sports world in the United States and beyond. Khan arrived in the U.S. from Pakistan at age 16 to study engineering at the University of Illinois. He would land his first job at nearby auto supplier Flex-N-Gate, and after opening a competing business several years later would return to buy Flex-N-Gate and develop the company into a global leader with more than 52 plants and 16,000 employees around the world.
When first introduced as the Jaguars owner, Shad expressed a desire to extend the Jaguars and NFL brands in the UK and beyond, and in August 2012 made good on his word by joining NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as well as Jacksonville officials and community leaders to announce that the Jacksonville Jaguars would play one home game in Wembley Stadium for four consecutive seasons. In July 2013 Shad also purchased Fulham Football Club in South-West London.
Gus Bradley - former Seattle Seahawks defensive co-ordinator, Gus joined the Jaguars as head coach in January 2013. Gus is a young and consistently positive and enthusiastic Head Coach. His post-game speech after his first win as a Head Coach and first win for Jacksonville Jaguars exemplifies this:
David Caldwell - has been working in the NFL since 1996 having previously worked in the scouting department of the Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts and Atlanta Falcons. He joined the Jaguars in January 2013 and was responsible for hiring Gus Bradley.
THE ROAR of the Jaguars are the professional Jacksonville Jaguars cheerleaders who perform choreographed high-energy routines at home games.
When not on the playing field, members of THE ROAR serve as goodwill ambassadors for the Jaguars by participating in various community and charitable events nationally and internationally. These leading ladies also spend time entertaining our United States troops all over the world.
To learn more: http://www.jaguars.com/cheerleaders/
Jaxson is the extremely popular and entertaining official mascot of the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is famous for his stunts which include bungee jumping off the roof of EverBank Field and Wembley Stadium.
To learn more: http://www.jaguars.com/fanzone/jaxson-de-ville.html
Running Back (RB) for the Jaguars between 1998 and 2008. He was the second player to be inducted into the Pride of the Jaguars. He has run the 15th highest total career rushing yards in NFL at 4.6 yards per carry.
Offensive Tackle (OT) for the Jaguars between 1995 and 2001. He was the NFL Draft 1995 the second overall pick, becoming the Jaguars first-ever draft pick. As a result of his professional success and local popularity, Jacksonville-area McDonald's restaurants offered the "Boselli Burger" in his honor for a period of time. In 2006 he was the first player to be inducted into the Pride of the Jaguars. Tony is now a TV commentator.
Quarterback (QB) for the Jaguars between 1995 and 2003. As starting quarterback he helped take the Jaguars to three Play-offs in their first four seasons in the NFL. He also won a Super Bowl ring with the New Orleans Saints. Mark is also in the Pride of the Jaguars.
Defensive End (DE) and lineman (DL) for the Jaguars between 1995 and 1998. He made a career total of 47 quarterback sacks. Jeff is also a TV commentator.
1995: First season
1996: Divisional Champion
1999: Divisional Champion
2011: Shahid Khan buys Jacksonville Jaguars
2013: David Caldwell appointed General Manager
2013: Gus Bradley appointed Head Coach
2013: Jacksonville Jaguars play in London for the first time