The Manchester Titans American Football Club, sponsored by Manchester Printers, are delighted to announce the addition of a ladies team into the Titans family. The Titans who already field Senior, Junior and Youth Kitted teams along with a Senior flag team will be forming a ladies team to compete in both the Kitted and Flag disciplines of the game.
The Titans are targeting this Autumn’s Opal series to debut before entering the Sapphire series in 2015.
Titans GM Jonathan Homer said the following: “We have had a steady flow of interest from interested ladies over the last 12 months, mirroring the growth in popularity of the sport and the Titans reach in the Manchester area. We have been passing these onto other local teams such as Chester however we feel the interest is such now that we can build a team in Manchester.
We understand our first hurdle will be engaging a wider female audience in Manchester to build sufficient player base to be successful, and then retaining that interest through to training and competition.”
The Titans will be able to build the ladies team into the clubs infrastructure, utilising the growing relationship with AJ Bell Stadium, the training equipment and kit that the clubs existing teams have and take advantage of the coaching structure in Manchester that is shared with the two University programmes.
Homer continues: “The Titans have been able to spend over £7,000 pounds in 2014 alone on new equipment, this has gone on playing equipment like helmets and shoulder pads as well as significant investment in training equipment. We are able to budget for this on the back of our sponsorships and aim to spend the same amount in 2015 as the club continues to grow”.
The first rookie camps for the ladies will be on Wednesday 20th and 27th August at AJ Bell stadium from 20:00 – 22:00.
Training will be continuing on Wednesday Nights from 8pm-10pm.
There is always a Facebook Group for Ladies Team Players here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/670662123027498/
The Titans are now open to applications for the position of Head Coach for the ladies team.
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