Meet your 2016 Towers team

Team photographer Michael Quist lined up the players and coaches on the steps of Gentofte Sportspark prior to the season opener. The result is this season’s official Towers team photo.

Check our roster to learn names, positions and ages of our players. In time, we plan to add portrait photos of the players, staff and coaches, too.

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Towers QB aces coaching exam

Coach Skyum working with his U16 squad [Photo provided by Kasper Skyum]

Coach Skyum working with his U16 squad
[Photo provided by Kasper Skyum]

Kasper Skyum is not only the starting QB for our National League team, but also an accomplished coach. This past week he passed the final exam of his ‘Diploma of Expert Coaching’ course with flying colors and thus adding to the already solid coaching credentials of the Towers organization.

Football is a very big part of Kasper’s life. He is the Towers’ and the Danish national team’s starting quarterback. He is the Towers’ U16 head coach. He is the offensive coordinator of the Danish U19 national team. And he works part time as one of two youth consultants for the Towers, along with Simon Sonnesen.

Kasper’s coaching prowess hasn’t come all by itself, but through years of hands-on experience and academic training. He has recently completed level three of the Diploma of Expert Coaching education (Diplomtræneruddannelse), provided by the National Olympic Committee and Sports Conferedation of Denmark (Dansk Idrætsforbund). This is the second highest level of coaching education offered in Denmark and it follows a pan-European framework.

“Having completed the Diploma of Expert Coaching education has given me a higher understanding of the physiological, technical and mental aspects of coaching at both the beginners as well as the elite levels. In the end this enables me to coach my players at a higher level”, Kasper says.

On his final exam, Kasper was awarded a grade of ‘12’ – the highest grade possible. This is a strong testament to Kasper’s dedication to youth football and the game itself.

“Within the Towers we value coaching education very highly”, Athletic Director Anders Munch Skovgren explains and adds: “We offer a coaching education to all of our coaches, because we believe that skills and current knowledge is vital to coaching at a high level.”

Congratulations, Kasper. The Towers are very proud to have people with such dedication in our organization.

AIRTOX sign four-year sponsorship deal

The Towers are beyond thrilled to welcome AIRTOX INTERNATIONAL A/S as our new main sponsor. We have reached a four-year deal that will significantly benefit the Towers on all levels from the elite team right down to the U12 squad.

The deal will pay immediate dividends as the elite team will take the field In brand new home and away uniforms this season. At the other end of the age scale our U14/U12 teams will also receive new uniforms.

In the near future the deal will also help enable the Towers to reach the very high goals we have set for ourselves. ”We won the Danish championship in 2013 and 2014, and our undisputed aim is to become champions again. Furthermore we aim to be able to make a clear impact in the European Champions League. This requires significant funds throughout our organization and thus the AIRTOX sponsorship is extremely important to us.”

Specifically, the Towers will look to improve facilities for players and coaches alike in the coming years. Practice equipment, the best coaches, uniforms, personal equipment for youth players to loan are very practical areas in which increased funds make our club better.

Furthermore, import players that can complement our very talented Danish roster are an important part of competing at the highest Danish level. To that end the Towers will welcome offensive lineman Quinn Bullard of Southwest Minnesota State University in early May.

AIRTOX is one of the most exciting and trendsetting new businesses in Denmark. They design, produce and market a cutting edge line of professional footwear. Their desire to enter into a partnership with the Towers comes down to similarities in brand, target groups and raw style.

AIRTOX ‘Commander in Chief’ Henrik Wiingaard-Madsen explains: “Danish American football is a somewhat overlooked sport, but a sport undergoing intense development. And it’s a sport in which you have to choose sides. You’re not a sheep following the flock; Just like when you choose AIRTOX safety shoes.”

Visit our new sponsor at http://www.airtox.dk or at one of the many stores where AIRTOX shoes are available.

Photographer: Michael Quist