BAFA Announce GB Lions Flag Men’s Roster for IFAF Euros 2019

The British American Football Association have announced the GB Lions Mens Flag Gold and Silver rosters ahead of the 2019 IFAF European Championships, completing the line up of ballers who will head to Israel later this summer! 


The GB Lions men’s flag squad for the 2019 IFAF European Flag Football Championships in Israel has been shared.

The tournament will be held at the Kraft Family Sports Campus in Jerusalem, Israel from the August 29 to 1 September.

Head Coach Alan Young said:

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, beard“Selecting the squad this year was very challenging. Losing experienced players for a variety of reasons was always going to be difficult.  However, through this year’s camps I have been overwhelmed by the effort and commitment some players put forth and what we are losing in international experience we are replacing with great football players. It’s also been a testament to the Silver Lions squad – the work done by Coach Arnold and that’s being continued by Coach Kirby – which has allowed the next generation to be more ready that it would have been in the past to step up.”

“The selected players should feel proud to represent GB at the upcoming European Championships, although we have a lot of work to do to be ready for the elite competition that we will face.”

The 2019 Silver Lions squad has also been announced. The team will train alongside the Gold squad and is designed to provide a steppingstone for players towards being selected for the Gold squad in the future.

2019 GB Lions Men’s flag Gold squad
  • Brian McFerren, Clyde Comets
  • Callum Woods, Grangemouth Broncos
  • Charles Williams, London Smoke
  • Chris Rowland, Baker Street Buttonhookers
  • David McInally, Manchester Titans
  • Gary Elliott, Aberdeen Oilcats
  • Henry Williams, London Smoke
  • Jamie Archibald, Edinburgh Outlaws
  • Joe Cotterill, Cardiff Hurricanes
  • John Kerr, London Smoke
  • Julian Holburn-White, Glasgow Hornets
  • Michael Bradley-Banszki, Baker Street Buttonhookers
  • Nicholas Farrell, Glasgow Hornets
  • Steve Mongey, Baker Street Buttonhookers
  • Vince Machi, Baker Street Buttonhookers


2019 GB Silver Lions men’s flag squad
  • Alex Brown, Southern Reapers
  • Andrew Carr, Chorley Buccaneers
  • Calum Young, Grangemouth Broncos
  • Corey Bedford, Chichester Sharks
  • Deon Lancashire, Sheffield Vipers
  • Ewan Alman, Aylesbury Vale Spartans
  • Jake Shaw, Warrington Revolution
  • Jeff Bond, Aylesbury Vale Spartans
  • Keith Woodley, Sheffield Vipers
  • Kerrance Pankay, Glasgow Killer Bees
  • Kevin Woods, Grangemouth Broncos
  • Konstantinos Karras, Cardiff Hurricanes
  • Nathan Coles, South Midlands Outlaw Gunslingers
  • Oliver Tibbles, Northants Titans
  • Paul Teague, Nottingham Honey Badgers
  • Paul Zinkus, Aylesbury Vale Spartans
  • Phil Watson, Newcastle Blackhawks
  • Max Verlint, Baker Street Buttonhookers
  • Nicholas Schippers, Reading Lions


2019 GB men’s flag coaching staff
  • Alan Young, Head Coach
  • Andrew Gibson, Defensive Coordinator
  • Mike Scott, Team Manager
  • Steph Walker, Sports Therapist
  • Dayle Kirby, Head Coach (Silver Lions)
  • Dave Lee, Assistant Coach (Silver Lions)
  • Tanya Boyes, Assistant Coach (Silver Lions)
  • Jimmy Thomson, Assistant Coach
  • Jeff Bond, Strength & Conditioning Coach





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