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Århundredets kamp på hjemmebane i Super Final d. 30. juni

Af Jakob Munksgaard

Efter at have slået de norske, engelse og svenske mestrer, vandt Copenhagen Towers Northern European Football League og kvalificerede sig dermed til Super Final, en kamp der skal afgøre hvilket hold der er bedst i Europa.

Fotograf Michael Quist

Det er lykkedes Towers at blive arrangør af kampen og finalen skal derfor spilles på Gentofte Stadion d. 30. juni. Finalen, der har det mundrette navn Super Final – League of Champions, bliver formentlig den største kamp nogensinde i Danmark.

I Super Final skal Towers møde Østrigske Swarco Raiders, der vandt Central European Football League (CEFL). Swarco har i mange år været en stormagt i Europæisk football.

Fotograf Michael Quist

Formand for Towers Jakob Munksgaard er stolt af at kampen skal spilles i Gentofte og udtaler ”Det er fantastisk at det er lykkedes at få så stor en kamp til Danmark og til Gentofte Stadion. Det sætter store krav til organisationen og kræver hjælp fra mange mand, men vi skal nok klare det. Sportsligt har vi et rigtig stærkt hold og vi tror på os selv og hjemmebanen skulle gerne give os en lille fordel. Vi har spillet mange store kampe på Gentofte Stadion og denne her er uden tvivl den største. Vi glæder os til at vise det bedste i Europa frem for danske football fans”.

Fotograf Michael Quist

I lørdags slog Towers Carlstad Crusaders på udebane i en spændende kamp. Crusaders vandt turneringen forige år, så Towers har vist at de kan være med helt i toppen af Europa.

Tidspunktet for kampen er endnu ikke fastlagt. Dette forventes klarlagt i løbet af få dage.

Fotograf Michael Quist

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.

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