Great Britain Lions announce roster for 2018 IFAF European Championship

Great Britain Lions head coach Michael Callan has announced the 45 man roster that he will take to Finland for the 2018 IFAF European Championship which kick off Sunday, July 29. The Lions originally went to camp

Callan:

“On behalf to the Great Britain Lions Men’s team, I am proud to officially announce the team that will be taking part in the 2018 European Group A Championships. It has been a long task to put this group together, but this is the group that we feel has given us the best opportunity to perform and succeed in Finland.

Every member of the 70+ IFAF roster made it very difficult to select and pare down to a travelling squad. Since the Group B tournament in Worcester, the work and effort of the whole squad has got us ready to play in the tournament. The staff would have loved to take everyone, but hard choices were required to be made to fit the squad limit. The 45 men that have been selected are ready to do the nation proud and represent Great Britain both on and off the field.  I would like to congratulate the players and staff for their tireless work.”

The London Warriors have the highest number of players on the squad with 11, followed by the London Blitz with seven and Tamworth Phoenix with six. The Bristol Pride, Bristol Aztecs, Merseyside Nighthawks, East Kilbride Pirates and Shropshire Revolution all have two players each on the team. Of the 20 teams contributing players, two are British university squads, Leeds Beckett University and Stirling University. There are five European club teams with players on the roster. The Helsinki Roosters (Finland), Carlstad Crusaders (Sweden), Schwabisch Hall Unicorns (German), Potsdam Royals (Germany) and La Queue-En-Brie Gladiatuers (Freance) all have one player each on the team.

The Great Britain Lions open the tournament on July 29 when they face the host team, Finland. They then take on Team France on July 31.  The IFAF European Championships wind up on Saturday August 4 with both the gold medal and bronze medal games as well as the game for fifth-sixth place.

1 Conroy Dan RB London Blitz
2 Mofondo Ariel LB London Warriors
3 Oluwole-Wilson Leslie DB London Warriors
4 Amis Josh DB London Warriors
5 Haldane Alex LB Carlstad Crusaders
6 Cherry James WR London Warriors
7 Daley Patrick QB Tamworth Phoenix
8 Jacquet Ian WR London Warriors
9 Milloy Stuart WR London Warriors
10 Slack James QB Schwabisch Hall Unicorns
11 Thompson Brad QB Sheffield Giants
12 Onamade Edward DB Bristol Pride
13 Joseph Charlie WR London Blitz
20 Bishop Oliver LB London Blitz
21 Campbell Sheldon DB Leeds Beckett University
22 Campbell Thomas RB Stirling University
23 Alli Omodeji RB Tamworth Phoenix
24 Obi Sam DB London Warriors
25 Hopkinson Ashley DB East Kilbride Pirates
26 Davis William ‘Kodjo’ DB Helsinki Roosters
28 Fadahunsi-Oduyemi Temitayo RB London Blitz
30 Hobbs Will DB Tamworth Phoenix
34 Quartey Gabriel RB London Blitz
48 Young Ross LB Edinburgh Wolves
52 Cheadle Eddie LB London Blitz
55 Armah James LB London Warriors
56 Eva Matthew LB Potsdam Royals
57 Jarvis Alasdair LB Shropshire Revolution
60 Watkins Ben OL London Warriors
61 Smith Levi OL Bristol Aztecs
62 Sinnage Christian OL Bristol Pride
64 Nwaogu Collins OL Bristol Aztecs
66 Levick Thomas OL Tamworth Phoenix
67 Whittaker Guy OL Shropshire Revolution
72 Ogunkolati Ayodeji DL London Blitz
74 Ashby Ben OL London Warriors
75 Outhwaite Tom OL Farnham Knights
81 Newport Phil WR London Warriors
82 Eager Alex WR Merseyside Nighthawks
84 Routledge Harry WR Merseyside Nighthawks
90 Stewart Mark DL East Kilbride Pirates
91 Fredricks Jamaal DL Leicester Falcons
92 Ridge John DL La Queue-En-Brie Gladiatuers
97 Drew Wayne DL Tamworth Phoenix
99 Miller Ash DL Tamworth Phoenix

Coaches and Staff

Callan Michael Head Coach Great Britain Lions
Athersmith Tony Offensive Coordinator Great Britain Lions
Hilton Martin Defensive Coordinator Great Britain Lions
Cooper Paul OL Coach Great Britain Lions
Chesters Toby RB Coach Great Britain Lions
Simms Jeremy WR Coach Great Britain Lions
Morgan Andrew QB Coach Great Britain Lions
Templeton Ross LB Coach Great Britain Lions
Wilson Steve DL Coach Great Britain Lions
Lawson Kit DB Coach Great Britain Lions
Starling Andy Assistant Coach Great Britain Lions
Flannagan Aden S&C Coach Great Britain Lions
Analuwa Beverly Physio Great Britain Lions
Maycock Naomi Physio Great Britain Lions
Edwards Bec Media Great Britain Lions
Dobbin Clive CDM Great Britain Lions

 

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