THE ROAR of the Jaguars are heading to London tomorrow afternoon to help U.K. NFL fans celebrate Super Bowl XLVIII this weekend. Twelve squad members are flying to London to perform at the official NFL U.K. Super Bowl party – The Super Bash – being held at Indigo2 at the O2 Arena.
"We're thrilled to be returning to London to represent the Jaguars and to entertain NFL fans," said Christy Stechman Zynda, the Jaguars' senior manager, cheerleading, promotions and programs. "Our cheerleaders are at home there and we appreciate the warm welcome we have always received."
More than 2,000 NFL fans will congregate at the iconic London venue to celebrate the pinnacle of the NFL season as the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos. Three Jaguars players – guard Will Rackley, tackle Cam Bradfield and defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick – will also be at the party. More than 35,000 ticket requests to attend the party were made by U.K. fans in less than 72 hours, and there's no doubt that this is the hottest ticket in town for NFL fans on this side of the pond.
While the cheerleaders are in the capital, they will also be attending several media events – including live national television performances – as the game continues to grow in popularity in the U.K. THE ROAR will also be visiting a couple of London schools, going bowling with some 'Union Jax' competition winners, performing at the U.S. Embassy and hosting a Junior ROAR Academy, all in what will be another action-packed trip to the Jaguars' second home.
One lucky U.K. Jaguars fan has also won the opportunity to feel like an NFL star for the day as he runs out for his local rugby team this weekend. Dom Shabbo from Rosslyn Park Rugby Club – who play in the third division of English rugby – won the chance to have THE ROAR cheer on him and his teammates as they take on their local rivals, Blackheath RFC, on Saturday afternoon. The 'Support my Team' competition invited Jaguars fans from across the U.K. to win the NFL cheerleaders for the day.