American Football

NFL Flag Football Programme Expands Nationwide

Double Super Bowl champion Osi Umenyiora joined Yorkshire cricketers Jack Brooks and Steven Patterson to help launch the expansion of NFL UK’s Flag football programme across the UK, in partnership with the Subway brand.

The programme has been running in London since 2014 with more than 11,000 children involved since its launch. The initiative aims to help primary school children develop their characters by focusing on the NFL's core values: respect, integrity, responsibility, resilience, and the importance of getting active.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS ADDS TRAVEL PARTNER

Ocean Holidays has signed a two-year partnership to become the official travel supplier for the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars in the UK.

This partnership means UK customers of Ocean Florida - Ocean Holidays’ Florida specialist - will be able to buy Jacksonville Jaguars NFL holidays, which include tickets and transfers to see the Jaguars at their home stadium, EverBank Field, during the 2018 and 2019 NFL seasons. This is the first time such a package will be on offer from a UK holiday provider.

JagTag awarded Sport England grant

The Jacksonville Jaguars has announced that JagTag, its non-contact American football initiative created for young people, has been awarded a development grant of £42,902 by Sport England as part of Sport England’s Satellite Club Programme. 

JagTag is a non-contact adapted version of American football, played by anyone between the ages of eight and 16, and suitable for all abilities.

The Jacksonville Jaguars will be running eight 30-week satellite clubs in London, Surrey and Kent, for young people aged 11-16 as well as a JagTag Summer Camp.

The Big Interview: Jacksonville Jaguars

As the NFL holds its final two games in England for 2017, Hussain Naqi, senior vice president, international development of the Jacksonville Jaguars speaks about the Jags' commitment to the UK, the club's commercial growth and its investment in grassroots, which will see the launch of a university scholarship...

Your early career in the US was in law, how did you transition from that the international development of an NFL team?

NFL & Sport Relief seal season-long deal

National Football League (NFL) has unveiled a season-long charity partnership with Sport Relief.

The jerseys worn by the players from Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints at Wembley on Sunday will be auctioned by the NFL to raise money for the Sport Relief 2018 campaign.

Fund-raising has already begun through ticket sales from the series of NFL UK Live fan events being staged around the games in London, while further celebrity-backed activities will be announced later in 2017.

NFL signs global Facebook deal

The National Football League (NFL) and Facebook have announced a multiyear deal to deliver official NFL video and other types of content to fans around the world.

The NFL will publish NFL Game Recaps and official highlights from all 256 regular season games as well as the playoffs and Super Bowl that will be available globally on Facebook.

In addition, NFL Media, the League's owned and operated media division, will distribute packaged content from its production arm, NFL Films, on Facebook's Watch platform. 

Lycamobile partners with Jaguars

Lycamobile has become an official UK founding partner and official mobile network partner of the professional American National Football League (NFL) team, the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Jaguars is the first and only team to have made a multi-year commitment to play in the NFL London Games at Wembley and the multi-year partnership will help Lycamobile expand its offering to USA consumers while also developing stronger connections with consumers in the UK.

Whistle Sports pits NFL vs Premier League

Whistle Sports, a global sports media company, and the National Football League (NFL) have teamed up to create ‘Game Recognize Game’, which will see NFL and Premier League stars go head-to-head in a series of challenges to play out across social channels.

The four-episode social series will feature elite NFL players and international football players battling against each other in a series of football versus soccer challenges.

DraftKings unveils $1bn challenge

DraftKings has welcomed the start of the 2017/18 NFL season with a 'Billion Dollar Line-up' challenge giving American football fans an opportunity to win $1bn.

DraftKings will calculate the perfect lineup by determining all possible valid lineup combinations given the NFL week one results under the normal salary cap and roster restrictions. The perfect line-up will be the highest possible scoring lineup. Entries will be limited to one per person, with a maximum number of total entries capped at five million.

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