This inaugural Euro-American Challenge American Football game is the first of an annual event to bring the best available American players, who are interested in signing a European contract, against the best European players who are willing to be recruited by American scouts to play in the United States.
The event will take place on September 1st on the biggest Polish sports arena built recently for the UEFA Euro 2012.
Carefully selected players from American and European leagues will travel to Poland where the sport has been growing in popularity faster than anywhere else in Europe.
The American team will practice in Hillburn, New York at the Joseph T. St. Lawrence Sports Complex beginning on August 27, 2012. All practices will be open to scouts, media and fans. All Media contacts and requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A recent playoff game between two Polish teams on the National Stadium attracted 23,000 spectators, establishing a new record for a national league game in Europe. On July 15th, Seahawks Gdynia won against Warsaw Eagles 52:37 leaving in awe thousands of Poles that have never seen an American football game before.
Paul Kuśmierz, the owner of Warsaw Eagles and organizer of the Euro-American Challenge hopes to break yet another record. “We wanted to put on a high-quality international game to get people more interested and help to build the sport”, said Kuśmierz, a Warsaw-based businessman. “Investing in developing American football in Poland is a long process, but it has a bright perspective”, he added.
The American team has already been selected by George St Lawrence, the founder of the Collegiate Development Football League (CDFL) and includes 11 former Football Championship Subdivision players. „We are very excited to bring players over to Poland to participate against Europe. We give college seniors an opportunity to shine as all-stars and to be scouted by the National Football League and the Canadian Football League”, said St Lawrence.
Team Europe will consist of the best European players who are willing to be recruited by American scouts to play in the United States from countries where American football is most popular – Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Great Britain, Austria, Serbia, Hungary, Czech Republic and Poland.
Polish players will be recruited during a special training session in mid-August. “If I have a chance I would like to play abroad,” said Michal Pieczak, left tackle in Warsaw Eagles. “This is a great opportunity to advance my professional career, to represent my club and my country at such big event.”
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