Jacksonville Jaguars has announced that more than half of the places in their UK-only Jaguars Se7ens Cup tournament have already sold out in just a week.
Offering a prize of an all-expenses paid trip to Super Bowl 52, according to the American football team there has been record interest in both the Manchester and London regional festivals.
There are 50 places available – 30 in London and 20 in Manchester – with half already gone. Interested teams can sign-up at www.jags-sevens-cup.com.
The Jaguars Se7ens Cup is part of the Jaguars’ commitment to growing participation of American football in the UK, which also includes their JagTag schools programme that has 1,500 kids playing regularly along with their Jaguars Academy which hosted 160 amateur players.
The Jaguars Se7ens Cup will launch at a festival of football in Manchester on Saturday 2nd September, with the Northern Regional heats, while the Southern Regional heats will begin in London on Saturday 9th September.
The winners of each regional will face off in a North versus South championship at the Jaguars training session at Allianz Park ahead of their game at Wembley Stadium. Each team will be coached by a Jaguars alumni player and the winners will all win the prize of tickets to the Super Bowl.
The tournament is for players aged 18 and older with any experience with American football, who must enter as a team of seven to ten people, as there are no individual sign-ups permitted.
The Manchester regional tournament will feature 30 teams and the London regional tournament will feature 20 teams. The price of entry for each team is £150 and includes an exclusive Jaguars Se7ens T-shirt specially made for Jaguars Se7ens competitors. Each team is guaranteed to play at least four games at their regional tournament.
Referees will be fully qualified and provided by the British American Football Association.
Free JagTag and coaching sessions will be running throughout the tournaments, so anyone with interest in American football is encouraged to attend and learn about the sport.