On Saturday the Danish Dynamite emerged victorious from the Manchester Heat of the Jaguars Se7ens Cup, booking themselves a place at the championship final to be played ahead of the Jaguars’ Wembley game in October.
The Dynamite were one of a number of international teams taking part in the tournament this year, reportedly consisting predominantly of Danish Flag National Team players, with a sprinkling of Britball talent – Phil Watson of the Newcastle Blackhawks and Nathan Coles of the Northampton Titans.
The Dynamite emerged from a hotly contested field of top competitors – including British National Champs the Baker Street Button Hookers. The Dynamite bested the Button Hookers 14-6 in the Semi-Finals, with the Hookers coming up just short of scoring ahead of the half – stopped at the 1 yd line – and then with 30 seconds to play the London outfit saw their 4th down from the Danish 5yd line broken up, meaning they’ll miss out on a place in the finals for the first time since the tournament’s conception!
The Double D would then go on to smash an Austrian All-Star team in the Heat Final, setting up a very international Championship game, as the Dynamite will take on Germany’s Arctic Flamingos, a.k.a. the Waldorf Wanderers at Allianz park following the Jacksonville Jaguars‘ team training session at the venue ahead of their game versus the Philadelphia Eagles.
The two teams, familiar with one another through the vibrant international Flag Football scene, have already engaged in some friendly back and forth about who’ll be earning the biggest prize in European football: