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Union Jax Open Training Session 2016

The Jacksonville Jaguars' kicked off the 2016 International Series with a whole team practice at Allianz Park at in front of 100 excited Union Jax Fans.

This marks the Jags' first practice in London of 2016 with hundreds of fans in attendance, watching their heroes show off their skills on British soil. Having come straight from their team hotel having arrived in the country in the morning the players were in great spirits posing for pictures with fans and signing autographs.

Journalists from all over the national newspapers in the UK were pitch-side to grab their chance to speak with players representing 'London's Team'. There was a huge buzz in the air as superstars such as Allen Robinson, Malik Jackson and Blake Bortles showed what they could do up close and personal to the lucky Jaguars fans in attendance.

The practice squad stuck around afterwards to coach some kids in JagTag and also to talk some of the media through what it really takes to be an NFL player and how much physical prowess it takes to make it into the NFL.

This was the third time the Jags have hosted an open training session just to prove how much they appreciate the love and support from their still growing UK fan base.

With the team showing their commitment and enthusiasm to UK fans and making the biggest effort to see and meet them all the buzz around the ground showed the feeling was mutual. With the Jaguars' continued long-term commitment to the UK the players were delighted to see and meet the new home grown fan base.

With more and more fans supporting the Jags and seizing on opportunities like this the Jaguars fan base is becoming one of the most rabid and certainly the most looked after in the UK. More and more shirts are expected to be seen around Wembley!

Here's hoping the incredible energy from the fans will guide them to their first win of the season.

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