Towers going to Mermaid Bowl XXVIII

mermaidbowl_logo16_hvid-700x357The Towers have qualified for the Mermaid Bowl for the third time in the past four seasons. We will face a familiar opponent; the Triangle Razorbacks in the championship game.

We earned a berth in the 28th installment of the Mermaid Bowl by winning 49-14 over the Amager Demons in the semifinal at Gentofte Sportspark.

The game will be played in Casa Arena in Horsens on Saturday, October 8th 2016. Kick-off is at 16:00. Prior to the big game several hundred youth players will play a youth tournament.

Tickets for the Mermaid Bowl are available from the organizers’ website.

The Copenhagen Towers FanClub has a Facebook group that will keep you updated on fan aspects of the game. They are organizing a fan bus to the game, so please check out the group, join it and register for the bus ride.

The Towers finished the National League regular season in first place with a 9-1 record. Our sole loss came at the hands of the Razorbacks on a Friday Night in Vejle before the summer break. On the other hand we beat the Razorbacks at home when we inaugurated our new stadium, so the Mermaid Bowl is bound to be exciting.


Date Time Home Away Score Record Comment
17/04 14:00 Copenhagen Towers Herlev Rebels 56-0 1-0 Watch
23/04 14:00 Horsens Stallions Copenhagen Towers 0-46 2-0
16/05 14:00 Herlev Rebels Copenhagen Towers 7-50 3-0
28/05 14:00 Søllerød Gold Diggers Copenhagen Towers 13-14 4-0 Watch
04/06 18:00 Triangle Razorbacks Copenhagen Towers 31-30 4-1 Watch
12/06 14:00 Copenhagen Towers Amager Demons 50-12 5-1
19/06 14:00 Copenhagen Towers Triangle Razorbacks 20-13 6-1 First game at newly renovated stadium field
20/08 14:00 Copenhagen Towers AaB 89ers 42-14 7-1 Watch
26/08 19:00 Copenhagen Towers Søllørød Gold Diggers 11-6 8-1
10/09 14:00 Aarhus Tigers Copenhagen Towers 23-44 9-1
24/09 16:00 Copenhagen Towers Amager Demons 49-14 PLAYOFFS – Semifinal.
8/10 16:00 Copenhagen Towers Triangle Razorbacks  18-22 MERMAID BOWL XXVIII

Ten Towers help Denmark beat Poland

Foto: DAFF

Foto: DAFF

The international friendly between Denmark and Poland in Gdansk turned out to be an exciting affair. In the end Denmark won by a score of 37-35.

After setting the tempo early, Denmark fell behind in the second half, but managed a come from behind win in the fourth quarter.

Towers WR Frederik Myrup was named MVP of the game after scoring Denmark’s two first touchdowns; a 50-yard swing pass followed by a 101-yard kick-off return.

In the third quarter WR Aske Troen caught a touchdown pass from QB Kasper Skyum. Being his usual busy self, S Magnus Bitsch blocked a 36-yard field goal attempt in the first quarter and recorded an interception in the third quarter.

We have received a post-game photo of our eight players and two coaches on the national team, courtesy of DAFF.

Pictured from left to right:

Back row: Coach Simon Sonnesen, OL Jens Møller, OL Rasmus Thejl, DB Sverri Finsson, WR Aske Troen, coach Peter Herbild

Front row: QB Kasper Skyum, WR Frederik Myrup, DB Oliver Zacho, S Magnus Bitsch (Captain)


Eight Towers selected for Danish National Team

National Team head coach Lars Carlsen has published his 45-man roster for this weekend’s international friendly against Poland. Eight of the names are familiar to Towers fans.

Three defensive backs, two offensive linemen, two wide receivers and a quarterback make up the Towers’ contribution to the Danish squad in Poland:

Aske Troen, WR
Frederik Myrup, WR
Jens Møller, OL
Kasper Skyum, QB
Magnus Bitsch, DB
Oliver Zacho, DB
Rasmus Thejl, OL
Sverri Finsson, DB

Despite being just 25 years old, this season marks OL Jens Møller’s 10th anniversary on the Danish National Team. Since donning the red and white uniform of the U19 National Team for the first time in 2006, Jens has participated in three European championships, one Nordic championship, a four-nation tournament in Italy, a few international friendlies, and now another friendly in Poland.

“It is always a huge experience to have the privilege of playing for the Danish National Team, so I’m very happy every time I’m given the opportunity. Those games are just special,” Jens explains.

The Towers are tied with the Aarhus Tigers for the most players on the National Team roster. To Jens Møller, having seven teammates alongside him on the National Team sends a message: “I find it very positive that the Towers again and again provide so many players to the National Team. It goes to show what kind of program we have here”.

The National Team will take the field in Cetniewo, about 50 kms north of Gdansk, on Saturday, August 6th at 18.00 (6 p.m.) local time. The Danish American Football Federation is currently checking whether the game will be streamed. Check their website for more news.


Towers take seat on DAFF board

[Photo: Michael Quist]

[Photo: Michael Quist]

The Towers are very proud that our athletic director, Anders Munch Skovgren, was recently elected to a position on the board of DAFF.

Anders Munch has been a known and respected figure within Danish football since the mid 1990’s. When the entire board of DAFF stepped down earlier this summer, many clubs looked for a football knowledgeable, veteran presence on the new board. Anders’ name came up very quickly. He was asked to consider becoming a candidate and accepted after some thought and after consulting his family. Anders will serve on the board until the next regular annual conference at which time he will consider his position.

Towers U19 head coach Simon Sonnesen said it well: “The broadest shoulders carry the most weight”. That can be said of Anders himself and of the Towers as a whole.

Over the years, since hanging up his cleats after a long career as the QB of Frederikssund Oaks, Anders has served in countless club, federation and national team functions. He is never one to back away from responsibility and saw an opportunity to do good work for football in Denmark in general.

The Towers, similarly, are proud that our team management is thought of so highly and wish Anders all the best in his endeavors for the Danish American Football Federation.

Alongside his work for DAFF, Anders will remain the Towers athletic director and the QB coach of the National League team.

Spring season in the books

[Photo Michael Quist]

[Photo Michael Quist]

We have reached the summer break of the 2016 season in the Danish National League. The spring season was good to the Towers as we racked up a 6-1 record, signed a major sponsorship deal, broke in our new stadium and showed off new uniforms. 

All in all, not bad..

We have played seven of the ten games in the regular season. Three at home, beating the Rebels, Demons and Razorbacks, while we played four road games, beating the Stallions, Rebels, Gold Diggers and losing to the Razorbacks.

We’re the top ranked offense in the league, scoring 266 points and also the top ranked defense, allowing only 76 point. That averages out to a score of 38-11 pr game. Our only loss came at the hands of the Razorbacks, who beat us 31-30 on a Saturday night in Vejle.

Early in the year we were very happy and proud to sign a sponsorship deal with AIRTOX International. It’s a deal that has helped and will help the Towers in a number of ways. Most visibly, our new uniforms bear AIRTOX’ logo on the backs of the jerseys and along the side of the right legs.

The new uniforms come with both purple and white jerseys. On the day the uniforms were shown off to fans and the public at large, our coaches and players had chosen all-white uniforms. It was a beautiful day and the uniforms looked great.

Add to that the fact that we beat the defending champions and broke in our new stadium in those new uniforms and it doesn’t get much better. Don’t forget to watch our highlight video from the game…!

Having been away from our regular stadium field for two years has been tough. But the newly renovated field, with new fan facilities, was worth waiting for. We had each of the 300 seats filled and a lot of fans standing, when we beat the Razorbacks. We couldn’t have asked for a better or louder home crowd. This bodes well for the future of Tower Nation.

Now the Summer break awaits. On August 16th at 14:00 (2 p.m.) we host the Aalborg 89ers. We hope to see all of our fans again then. Until then; thank you for being Towers fans and enjoy your summers.

Towers to show off brand new uniforms

Towers nye jerseysThe Towers will take the field in brand new uniforms in tomorrow’s homecoming game. Just in time for the big game, our Polish supplier delivered the uniforms at the doorstep – literally – of head coach Peter Herbild at 3 am last night. 

As if the rematch against the Razorbacks tomorrow and the fact that we’re returning to our stadium field wasn’t enough to get excited about, we will show off our new uniforms tomorrow. And for the first time in about a decade we will have both purple and white jerseys.

Team manager Lene Schubert has announced that our fans will be treated to all-white uniforms tomorrow. So if you haven’t already signed up for the game, make sure to check our Facebook event and come out.

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.

Click on the photo to view a full size version.

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 or at one of the many stores where AIRTOX shoes are available.

Photographer: Michael Quist