Rookies meet legend – a mind-blowing day with Morten Andersen

By Jens Rørbye

The Towers’ 2018 Rookie Day showed experience levels at the opposite ends of the scale. On one hand we had 23 true rookies, who wore football equipment for the very first time. On the other hand we have a man, whose football career ended a decade ago and who is now in the Pro Football Hall of Fame; Morten Andersen.

The Towers have opened our doors to an organized Rookie Day once a year for the better part of 15 years. However, this year was different, not just because of the number of potential new Towers, but also because of few very special guests: Hall of Famer Morten Andersen and veteran NFL commentator Jimmy Bøjgaard.

Fotograf Michael Quist

Our 23 rookies were divided up into a group of adults and U19 players and another of U16 and below. All were given a two hour introduction to football by our coaches. The youngest did not yet have two digits in their ages, while the oldest had kids who also took part in Rookie Day.

The Towers’ youth consultant, Kasper Skyum, was in charge of organizing and carrying out the event and he was tired, but excited afterwards: “It was awesome to see so many people make an effort for the Towers. Parents, rookies, volunteers and coaches all gave a hand. And it was fantastic that Morten Andersen came out to see us on a cold day like this. The future is definitely bright for the Towers.”

Fotograf Michael Quist

The rookies were dressed in helmets, pads and Towers jerseys and run through drills that gave them a taste of all aspects of football. They caught passes, covered receivers, blocked linemen, ran the ball, tackled and kicked field goals. The latter under expert guidance from Morten Andersen.

Morten Andersen also huddled the rookies up and gave them a talk on what it takes to make it in football. He emphasized the importance of asking a lot of oneself, but also of one’s teammates. “But never point fingers”, Morten stressed “because when you point a finger at someone, three fingers point back to yourself”.

Fotograf Michael Quist

The rookies and about 15 Towers youth players, who came out to help give the rookies a good day, all listened to the words of the 25-year NFL veteran.

And being a humble and down-to-earth person, Morten spent a lot of time talking to players of all ages, lining up for photos and signing jackets, helmets, jerseys, footballs, magazines and much more.

It was a very cold day, with temperatures below freezing all day, but spirits were high and the hotdogs that the Towers offered the rookies afterwards were popular. Especially as snow starting falling and quickly covering the turf field that just a half hour earlier had been buzzing with activity.

Fotograf Michael Quist

We were very happy with this year’s Rookie Day and look very much forward to welcoming a lot of new players to our purple family.
Stay tuned as a video from this wonderful day is on the way!

 

Towers U19 goes for Team Nordic!

Two of our very talented Junior Players were selected to play for Team Nordic in the 2018 International Bowl. 💜🏈

They faced the US U19 National Team and represented the purple and white tremendously!

We are excited to have young players being dedicated and having great football experiences, we hope for many more! Alexander Mylsted will be joining the Towers senior team in 2018, and Kasper Eriksen has one more season left on the U19 team.

Pic´s by 1st Down Photo

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´R you ready? Season 2018 starts!

Vi er klar parat til Football start!

Towers ungdomshold starter deres træning op på følgende datoer!

U19. Tirsdag d. 9 januar kl 18.00

U16. Tirsdag d. 16 januar kl. 18.00

U14. Tirsdag d. 16 januar kl. 18.00

U12. Tirsdag d. 16 januar kl. 18.00

U10. Tirsdag d. 16 januar kl. 18.00

Hvis du har lyst til at prøve den fedeste sport – så skal du være velkommen!

Kontakt towersungdom@gmail.com, for mere info!

Offseason Træning for Towers ungdom

Efter en kort pause er vi klar med træning for alle Towers ungdomshold.

Træningen foregår alle tirsdage kl 18-19.30, på Towers Field, Ved Stadion 23, 2820 Gentofte.

Alle nye spillere der kunne være interesseret er meget velkommen!

Kontakt Towersungdom@gmail.com for mere info.

Kick-off-aften for forældre til juniorspillere

Sæsonstarten i 2017-sæsonen står for døren og derfor vil Towers gerne invitere alle forældre til ungdomsspillere til en aften, hvor vi vil fortælle om klubben, spillersikkerhed, ungdomsarbejde og meget andet. 

Arrangementet finder sted mandag d. 13. marts kl. 19-20:30 i lokale 70/71 den nye Gentoftehal.

Læs mere på nedenstående invitation. Har du spørgsmål, så kontakt Towers’ formand Jakob Munksgaard.

Invitation til Kick Off 2017

 

U19 modtager Nordea Fondens udendørspris

Copenhagen Towers U19 har modtaget Nordea Fondens udendørspris 2015!

“Udover at I har vundet Junior Bowl, har flere af jeres spillere og trænere deltaget på U17- og U19-landsholdet, hvor U19-holdet vandt VM-bronze tidligere i år. I er samtidig en klub i stor vækst med mange nye medlemslicenser, og som I ved, er det med til at øge konkurrencen og gøre jer endnu skarpere, så I kan genvinde Junior Bowl igen til næste år”.

Læs artiklen i Villabyerne.

Sonnesen fortsat HC for Towers U19

Simon Sonnesen vil i 2016 fortsat være Head Coach for Copenhagen Towers JNL-hold.

Simon Sonnesen var i 2015 Head Coach for det Towers JNL-hold, der vandt Danmarksmesterskabet med en sejr i Junior Bowl på 20-6 over Herlev Rebels.

Simon havde i 2014 været head coach for Towers U16-hold og da han fik muligheden for at rykke med sine drenge op i 2015, sprang han til. Som head coach for U19-holdet har Simon samlet en flok unge mænd og lært dem at spille som et hold. Det var især tydeligt i Junior Bowl. Her var der brug for alles bidrag, for at få sejren i hus imod en dygtigt modstander.

Simon arbejdede utrætteligt hele 2015 med at udvikle både trænerstab, support og selve holdet. Coach Sonne blev kåret som årets træner i Copenhagen Towers i 2015 og han er allerede godt igang med at samle en dygtig trænerstab til 2016 sæsonen. Udover sin trænergerning i Towers er Simon også træner på det danske U17-landshold og han studerer til hverdag til lærer.

Det er en stor glæde for Copenhagen Towers, at Coach Sonnesen fortsætte sit enorme arbejde i klubben.