Nitten Towers på landsholdstruppen

Af Jens Rørbye

Da landstræner Lars Carlsen offentliggjorde sin trup til Europamesterskabet i Finland var der hele nitten Towers-spillere på listen. I alt er 45 spillere fra syv danske klubber udtaget.

Det danske landshold deltager i EM i Finland fra 29. juli til 4. august. Udover Danmark deltager også Østrig og Sverige i gruppe A samt Frankrig, Finland og Storbritannien i gruppe B.

Fotograf Palle Christensen, TOWERSmedia

De nitten spillere er:

Jersey Pos. Name
5 DL Mads Marquard Nielsen
12 DL Andreas Philip Heide
14 QB Kasper Skyum Jensen Bolmgren
18 DB Kasper Eriksen
20 LB Alexander Trier Mylsted
21 DB Magnus Alexander Bitsch
26 DB Nicolai Oliver Zacho
33 RB Michel Sindou Charter Konate
50 OL Peter Malmos
54 OL Jimmy Ronald Bjerregaard
66 OL Kasper Eis Kristiansen
72 OL Jens Kristian Møller
75 OL Joachim Navntoft Christensen
80 WR Aske Troen Klixbüll
81 TE Philip Thue Nielsen
86 TE Jesper René Hansen
88 TE Lasse Tor Hansen
93 DL Kristoffer Brun Hansen
99 DL Michael Kayser

Lars Carlsen har udpeget to kaptajner på baggrund af deres spillestil, lederevner og erfaring. Den ene er på offense og den anden på defense, men begge er fra Towers: Safety Magnus Bitsch og offensive lineman Joachim Christensen.

Jimmy Bjerregaard er Towers ældste spiller og fylder 40 år i år. I den anden ende af skalaen repræsenterer Kasper Eriksen Towers ungdomsafdeling.

Spillerne markeret med fed skrift er i startopstillingen til åbningskampen mod Østrig i dag.

Fotograf Palle Christensen, TOWERSmedia

Derudover er Towers godt repræsenteret i staben, som står bag holdet:

Offensive Coordinator Peter Herbild
Defensive Coordinator Victor Andersen
WR coach Simon Sonnesen
Fysioterapeut Nicolas Vejrup Mathiesen
Equipment manager John Skjørbæk

Fotograf Palle Christensen, TOWERSmedia

Kampprogram (dansk tid):

Søndag d. 29. juli
15:00: Danmark vs. Østrig (se live stream her)
19:00: Finland vs. Storbritannien

Tirsdag d. 31. juli
15:00: Sverige vs. Danmark (se live stream her)
19:00: Storbritannien vs. Frankrig

Torsdag d. 2. august
15:00: Østrig vs. Sverige
19:00: Frankrig vs. Finland

Lørdag d. 4. august
11:00: 5. pladsen
15:00: Bronzekamp
19:00: Finale

Towers er meget stolte af vores landsholdsspillere og ønsker Danmark alt muligt held og lykke til EM.

Fotograf Palle Christensen, TOWERSmedia

Information about Super Final – League of Champions

We are looking forward to welcome Swarco Raiders Tirol, officials and football fans from all over Europe to the Super Final – League of Champions on Saturday.

The game will be played at Gentofte Stadium. Kick off time is 7:30 pm. The gates open at 6 pm.

Entrance fee for the game is DKK 100. Tickets will be sold at the entrance. You can pay in cash or Danish mobile pay. Unfortunately we don’t accept credit card at the entrance or at the stands in the stadium.

We recommend entering the stadium early as we expect a fully booked stadium.

If you can’t make it to the game you can watch it on www.zibraport.dk/daff/live. The game is live streamed as pay per view at the cost of DKK 39.

Fotograf Palle N. Christensen, Towers Media

Hall of Famer Morten Andersen to visit Copenhagen Towers

Youngsters hoping for a career in the NFL can get a taste of the sport and a unique meeting with the most famous Dane to have experienced the NFL on his own body, when the Copenhagen Towers open their doors at the annual ‘Rookie Day’ on Saturday, February 3rd.

Among fans of American football The Great Dane is a legend. His career spanned a quarter of a century in one of the toughest sports in the world. He holds numerous NFL records. And now he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, just the 9th member of the exclusive company who was born outside the United States.

In other words, it’s not just anyone, who will pay a visit to the Danish champions during the club’s open house. Morten Andersen is a very dedicated ambassador to the sport and his visit to the Towers bears witness of his excitement over the rapid growth of the sport in Denmark.

Morten Andersen with Mermaid Bowl 2014 MVP JR Artozqui and Team Denmark coach Lars Carlsen, Credit: Michael Quist

The president of the Copenhagen Towers, Jakob Munksgaard, is thrilled by the impending visit: “I am very proud that Morten Andersen has chosen to visit us. We look very much forward to sharing the joy of our fantastic sport with our rookies and Morten”.

Anyone, youth as well as adult players, with a dream of giving American football a try is welcome at Rookie Day, where equipment and experienced coaches will guide new players through a fun, exciting and tough program. And naturally there will be a chance to have a chat with Morten Andersen and perhaps take a selfie.

In the 1970s Morten Andersen showed the way and for a long time he was the only Danish player in the NFL. But lately players, who got their first taste of the sport here in Denmark, have begun to make themselves known in the United States. Andreas Knappe just signed a contract with the Denver Broncos, while pundits have high expectations to Hjalte Froholdt. A future in the NFL seems within reach of the Dane, who has one season left with his college team, the Arkansas Razorbacks.

The road to the NFL is long, but new players can experience their first tackles, blocks, passes and catches the day before this season’s Super Bowl; Saturday, February 3rd at 12:00 – 14:00 at the Copenhagen Towers’ turf field, K2, at Gentofte Sportspark.

Morten Andersen congratulating head coach Peter Herbild on the Mermaid Bowl 2014 win, Credit: Michael Quist

Open House @Copenhagen Towers

Sidder du klistret til TV-skærmen søndag efter søndag for at følge NFL? Drømmer du om selv at opleve suset, når hjelmen trækkes på, og det første fløjt lyder? Hvis svaret er ja, skal du læse videre nu.

Lørdag, den 3. februar 2018 slår Copenhagen Towers i samarbejde med Dansk Amerikansk fodbold forbund dørene op til Åbent Hus! og giver interesserede i alle aldre chancen for at blive en del af verdens fedeste holdsport.

På denne dag vil du få mulighed for at prøve kræfter med alle spillets facetter under kyndig vejledning af trænere og spillere fra Copenhagen Towers, som står klar til at dele ud af deres store passion for amerikansk fodbold. Vi garanterer for en dag fyldt med fart og action.

Det eneste du skal gøre er at møde op klar til en sjov og lærerig dag. Og nå ja, så skal du berede dig på at få en interesse for livet.

Udover en fantastisk dag med fodbold vil Towers servere Kaffe og kage til de ventende forældre/venner og kærester og måske grillen bliver tændt! :o)

Beklædning – Sportstøj. Det er desuden en fordel at spille i fodboldstøvler eller andet fodtøj med knopper. Dog kan almindelige løbesko/idrætssko benyttes.

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