American football team Hertfordshire Tornadoes see boom in female interest

PUBLISHED: 16:29 31 January 2017 | UPDATED: 16:29 31 January 2017

Hertfordshire Tornadoes American Football Team

Hertfordshire Tornadoes American Football Team

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With the Super Bowl LI taking place in Houston on Sunday, it is fitting more and more women are getting involved in American football according to Herts Tornadoes head coach Tom Roberts.

The Hatfield-based club, the two-time national champions, held a taster day for females interested in taking up the sport last month and were pleased with how it went.

Roberts told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “It was great introducing new faces to Women’s American football.

“The new girls picked up the fundamentals quickly, and our returning players relished the opportunity to join in on coaching.

“Even better news is that since advertising our taster session, we’ve had even more women come forward and express interest in trying out American football.

“We should be seeing even more new faces in the weeks to come.”

This year the Tornadoes, who play at the Herts Sports Village, are looking to win the Women’s British American Football League for a third time, and Roberts hopes his squad will be able to do this with some of the new faces getting game time.

He added: “With only a month until the regular season begins, we feel we’re in a great place to offer our new players some proper game experience and make a challenge for the national title.”


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