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British coaches and University American Football team attend open training session


The Jaguars gave Nottingham Trent Renegades – the university team which had won the chance to attend the session by reaching the most tweets – and the British American Football Association (BAFA) coaches an insight into the intensity of a professional training session.

Jaguars legend Tony Boselli was on hand to answer all questions and talk through how a professional coaching session works and Coach Gus Bradley greeted his fellow coaches on the touchline as well as offering his advice.

With London now the Jaguars' second home, head coach Bradley admitted it was important to provide opportunities for American Football players in the UK.

He said: "We are always so happy at the support we receive from UK fans when we come over for the Wembley game. We're excited to see people get behind our team but we also love getting to meet people who are playing the game in this country.

"American Football is growing in the UK so it's important for us to reach out to that community of players and give them the opportunity to learn more and get better so they can pass it down to the next generation of players.

"Hopefully all the guys took something away from the session. We certainly enjoyed hosting them. Best of luck to the Renegades and all the coaches for the rest of their season."

Following the session, the players spent time talking ono-on-one with the players and coaches and president of the Renegades Chris Stone revealed just how hard his team had worked to attend the session.

"It has taken a lot of dedication – after training we would all sit together and be hitting people up on Twitter, we spoke to our local paper for them to help us out and other stuff – our mission was to win this competition," he said.

"I want to thank the Jaguars, they were awesome. It was an opportunity of a lifetime, my guys have had a blast and it is something we will all never forget. I'm pretty sure they'll all be Jaguars fans for a lifetime now."

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