NFLUK Media Day & Redskins & Spurs Media Opportunity
The National Football League continues the International Series in 2016 by staging three regular-season games in London: October 2: Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars (Wembley, 2.30 p.m.); October 23: New York Giants at Los Angeles Rams (Twickenham, 2.30 p.m.); October 30: Washington Redskins at Cincinnati Bengals (Wembley, 1.30 p.m.)
Players from each of the competing teams will be available to media for interviews and photographs etc at the above venue between 12:30 and 2 p.m.
A day-long festival of American football will be staged at the King’s House Sports Ground, in Riverside Drive, Chiswick, on Wednesday July 13 as the NFL’s latest schools programme culminates in Summer Bowl 2016. More than 1,000 children between the ages of eight and 11 will be attending to participate in a ‘flag’ (non-contact) football tournament or to learn about the sport in a series of other activities. A total of 47 schools will be represented at the event, with 32 taking part in the Summer Bowl tournament.
The NFL has taken its Play 60 programme into schools across six London boroughs over the past three months. As well as learning about the sport, pupils have been taught the importance of good character, behaviour and teamwork and discovered more about the cities who will be represented in this season’s NFL International Series matches. The six NFL teams playing in London this year have each been paired with a participating London borough: Ealing (Indianapolis Colts); Brent (Jacksonville Jaguars); Haringey (Washington Redskins); Lambeth (Cincinnati Bengals); Croydon (Los Angeles Rams); Newham (New York Giants).
Media are invited to film and photograph the event.
The full media schedule for the day is:
10:30 A.M. Summer Bowl tournament begins, with players acting as honorary coaches for partner schools
12:30 – 2:00 P.M. NFL International Series Media Day (players available for interview)
2:00 – 4:00 P.M. Summer Bowl tournament continues, with players coaching
The players in attendance will be (subject to change):
CINCINNATI BENGALS: Carlos Dunlap, Defensive End
Former second-round draft pick, selected for his first Pro Bowl in 2015
CINCINNATI BENGALS: Domata Peko, Defensive Tackle
About to begin his eleventh season with the Bengals
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: Dwayne Allen, Tight End
Entering his fifth season with the Colts, having totalled 91 career catches
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: Denard Robinson, Running Back
Drafted by the Jaguars in 2013 after a stellar college career at Michigan. Rushed for 914 yards in two seasons
LOS ANGELES RAMS: Lance Kendricks, Tight End
Caught 154 passes since being drafted in second round by the Rams in 2011
NEW YORK GIANTS: Victor Cruz, Wide Receiver
Pro Bowler and Super Bowl winner who caught 264 passes in five NFL seasons before missing 2015 injured
WASHINGTON REDSKINS: Chris Baker, Defensive End
Eight-year veteran, beginning sixth season with Washington after career-high 6 sacks in 2015
WASHINGTON REDSKINS: DeAngelo Hall, Safety
Three-time Pro Bowler during a 13-year NFL career in which he has had 48 interceptions
Please indicate names of those from your organisation who will be attending in order to assist the entry process. Media will be directed upon arrival at the venue
· There will be a media workroom on site with free wifi and a tea/coffee/water service. There is no food available on site.
· International Series Media Day will be conducted in ‘mixed zone’ style, with no fixed timeslots allocated for interviews and no guarantees that everyone seeking a one-on-one interview will be able to be accommodated.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS COACHING CLINIC IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FOUNDATION
THURSDAY JULY 14, 2:00 P.M.
Northumberland Park School, Trulock Road, London N17 0PG
DeAngelo Hall and Chris Baker of the Washington Redskins will be assisting in a football clinic for pupils who are new to American football.
The school is part of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation programme and the event will be attended by Spurs legend and ambassador LEDLEY KING.
The NFL will stage games at least two games per year at new Tottenham’s new stadium from 2018.
Redskins players were teamed with the Borough of Haringey as part of the NFLUK Play 60 ‘Summer Bowl’ programme.
NFL INTERNATIONAL SERIES MEDIA DAY/NFLUK PLAY 60 ‘SUMMER BOWL’
WEDNESDAY JULY 13, 10:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. [Media availability 12:30-2:00 P.M.]
King’s House Sports Ground, Riverside Drive, Chiswick, W4 2SH