Four players from the Chichester Sharks represented Great Britain this past weekend at the European Flag Football Championships in Italy.
QB Neil Henderson, WR Pete Steel and defenders Dayle Kirby and Dave Lee trained with the GB squad throughout the year in anticipation of competing in the 9 nation tournament in Sestola, Italy.
They were joined by teams from Austria, Finland, Sweden, France, Germany, Denmark, Spain and Italy for the 2 day event.
Great Britain were drawn against Denmark, Germany and Italy in Pool B. It was a tough draw for the Lions, pitting them against the 3 runners up from the last 3 major tournaments (Germany 2004, Italy 2005 and Denmark 2006).
Once the guys return from their trip, we’ll post up all the scores and a report on how they got on.
The last European Championships were held in Helsinki in 2005. Whilst the Gold was won by current World Champions, France, Great Britain earned themselves a well deserved Bronze medal.
All four Chichester players were in the squad that day, with Pete Steel being named the team’s Offensive Most Valuable Player.