International youth American football teams invited to play in Pop Warner International Super Bowl

Teams From Canada, Finland, Mexico and United Arab Emirates Return for Eighth Annual Event Played at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida

Global Football is inviting American football youth teams from around the world to sign up to compete at the eighth annual Pop Warner International Super Bowl.

The ESPN Wide World of Sports™ Complex in Orlando, Florida, will again host the event as part of the 2017 Pop Warner Super Bowl and National Cheer & Dance Championships from December 2-9, 2017.

Teams from Canada, Finland, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates, who have competed in previous years, have committed to return to Florida to join more than 16,000 American football and dance and cheer enthusiasts who will converge on Orlando.

Global Football founder Patrick Steenberge:

“Each year I eagerly look forward to spending a week in Orlando with young athletes, their coaches and families from around the globe at the largest annual youth football event in the world. Our partnership with Pop Warner and Disney enables our guest teams to compete on top-quality natural grass fields complete with scoreboards, public address announcers, high school officials, and emergency medical care. They really are playing in a bigtime atmosphere, and then get to enjoy the Disney resorts nearby, and get to know many American kids with similar interests.”

Coaches interested in learning more about travel packages for their team, families and friends should email Patrick Steenberge of Global Football, [email protected] and visit the Global Football website for more information.

In 2016, Finland’s Blue Lions made history as the first-ever European nation represented at the Pop Warner International Super Bowl, joining international teams that have made the visit to Orlando an annual highlight of their season.

Pop Warner Executive Director Jon Butler:

“It is an honor and a sincere pleasure for Pop Warner to host the international teams joining us at the ESPN Wide World of Sports at our Pop Warner Super Bowl and National Cheer and Dance Championships. We really appreciate the growth of the game and the wonderful camaraderie and spirit of the international players.”

Canada’s team has traveled from Ontario for each of the seven annual tournaments organized by Global Football and draws players from Thunder Bay, Oshawa, London and the Greater Toronto area. The EAFL Falcons represent the Emirates American Football League, which is in its sixth year of existence, and was the first youth team from the Eastern Hemisphere to travel to Orlando for the Pop Warner Super Bowl back in 2014. Mexico’s teams have featured regularly from Monterrey, Queretaro, Puebla and Mexico City since Global Football first staged the international event in 2010.

About Global Football

Since 1996 Global Football has provided 15,000 amateur football players, coaches, families and fans from more than 350 schools the opportunity to travel and compete internationally with similar people of differing cultures. During that time, they have produced games and tours in 28 countries on 6 continents, including 2012, 2014 and 2016 D3 college and high school showcases staged in Ireland alongside the NCAA college football games. Through these games, clinics and tours the people involved experience and learn about unique lands, fascinating people, and the sports environment in different parts of the world. Global Football has become the world’s largest exporter and producer of American football outside of the USA.The Global Football Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was formed to further our commitment to these goals. Contact Patrick Steenberge Email: [email protected].

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