Nations tackle travel challenges head on

For teams entering IFAF international competitions, there is one unavoidable logistical and financial challenge to address when preparing to line up on the gridiron.

Traveling away from home inevitably falls on the shoulders of one team and the commitment of male and female athletes – particularly in the tackle game – is underlined by their willingness to cross borders and even continents for the honor of representing their nation.

Next weekend, Great Britain travels to Calatayud, Zaragoza, to take on Spain in both teams’ third game of the 2023/24 IFAF Women’s European Championships (kickoff 6pm CET, Saturday, April 13). Spain currently tops the five-team tournament standings at 2-0, with Great Britain (1-1) aiming to take over the top spot. Great Britain has already hosted Sweden in April and having won that clash 40-0, lost by a single point away to Germany a month later. This is their last road trip before welcoming Finland in August.

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Michael Preston (@PRMikePreston) is currently working with IFAF in a PR capacity. He recently covered Super Bowl LVII as a member of the NFL PR team as he has done for 20+ years. He has held communications positions with NFL Europe, the North