London Blitz start Champions League campaign

London Blitz are probably the best known team in British American Football. They narrowly missed out on a three-peat last season, losing to their across town rivals Warriors in the Premier final.

They have yet to kickoff their domestic season, but today they embark on a mission to become Europe’s elite team when they go to France and participate in the 2014 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) European Champions League.

They are in the West group alongside today’s opponents Templiers Paris, Dauphin Nice (France) and L’Hospitalet Pioners (Spain).

Head coach Mark Moss said: “The club is very excited to have the opportunity to play in the new IFAF European tournament It represents a fresh and exciting challenge for the club and an opportunity for us all to measure ourselves against some of the best teams in Europe”

This is the very first club competition organized by the European branch of the IFAF. Season One will consist of 11 group games and the Final Four (two semi finals and the final). 13 teams from ten countries will compete in four regional groups, with group winners advancing to the Final Four tournament. The overall competition started on April 12 and will conclude with the Grand Final on July 13.

Having conquered Europe against the odds in 2011 the Blitz are up for the challenge once again.

“The newly revamped IFAF European tournament gives the club a huge opportunity to further development and gain international recognition. Having played in the EFL and EFAF cup, we know what European competition means to the club and it is no surprise that there is a big buzz around the senior squad and the club as a whole,” added club captain Charlie Joseph.

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