The Gateshead Senators have been working hard in recent months to consistently enhance their ability to grow the game in the UK, working within the local community and BAFA Schools, as well as recently announcing their exciting partnership with the Jacksonville Jaguars!
The NFL, and the Jaguars, in particular, have been growing their contributions to the UK game, introducing thousands of kids to the sport each year.
However, with both organisations based in London, one criticism their efforts have received is their limited reach outside the M25.
This new partnership, potentially the first of many, represents a huge positive step to engage with kids all across the UK.
DC spoke with Adam Wilkin, Head Coach of the Gateshead Senators Academy:
“American football is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK and now with the partnership between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Gateshead senators we can really give the opportunity to more children in the north-east to play a version of the sport. JagTag is an exciting, non-contact, fast flowing game that anyone can play. Having a sport that is inclusive to all is the whole aim of the programme.”