22nd Oct, 2017

Pink Panthers touch down in London

Steve Carpenter 2nd Oct, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

AN AMERICAN football team from Coventry were invited down to London to take part in a special new brand of touch American football in the UK.

The Pink Panther Academy, who are coached by Jaguars fan Pete Evans, travelled down to the capital on Monday to take part in ‘JagTag Live’, an event which helped promote the simplified version of the sport.

The Panthers were given a taste of the sport through free coaching sessions with NFL experts and the players were able to show what they could do in front of the team’s professional cheerleaders who flew in for the event.

The event was organised by the Florida-based side The Jacksonville Jaguars who are looking to grow the game in the UK.

“Certainly for the younger groups in our academy something like JagTag could work perfectly because it is a really stripped-down easy way to learn the game,” said Panthers head coach Evans.

“Everyone had a fantastic day. Our team is actually made up of slightly more girls than boys so it was brilliant to see that JagTag also caters for everyone. The grass-roots game is so important to get people out playing so I just hope there are more events like this.”

Fans wanting to know more about touch American football can visit www.JagTag.co.uk.


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