#JagTag | More than 300 Students attend first JagTag Event with Gateshead Senators

Following the exciting announcement of their new partnership with the Jacksonville Jaguars announced last month, the Gateshead Senators and Jaguars UK hosted a JagTag festival of American Football earlier this week.

The event saw over 300 kids from more than a dozen schools descend on Gateshead Stadium for coaching in the basics of the game, as well as a chance to meet the Jags’ UK mascot – Union Jaxom.

Per Gateshead Senators American Football:


The JagTag festival held at Gateshead Stadium today saw over 300 students benefit from the Jacksonville Jaguars/Gateshead Senators partnership.

Jaguars UK¬†staff and Senators’ Coaches and players were supported by Sports Leaders from Churchill Community College & Prudhoe Community High School to deliver a skills and game based session for students from over 12 schools.

The basic skills of throwing, catching and evading were practiced then put into minor game situations to enable the students to get a flavour of what JagTag Football can provide. The students showed their skills and aptitude for the game and certainly impressed the Coaches with their determination and efforts.

Kibblesworth School were the lucky winners of a signed Jags game top presented by Union Jaxon, the mascot, who provided some light relief and entertainment for the younger students during breaks in activity and he was in big demand for photos at the end of the session.

All schools will be given the opportunity to move forward with the JagTag programme through further coaching sessions and a chance to attend the Jags game at Wembley Stadium, in October, against the current SuperBowl champions the Philadelphia Eagles.

For more details contact: Academy@gateshead-senators.co.uk

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