‘Nix update: U.S. Independence Day weekend proves a great display for Phoenix programme

The Tamworth Phoenix programme passed through the U.S. Independence Day weekend with flying colours, with success in events both on and off the field.

From the 'Nix gameday coverage of the Senior Team's win again Coventry. Join the conversation on gameday by following @TamworthPhoenix.

From the ‘Nix gameday coverage of the Senior Team’s win again the Coventry Jets. Join the conversation on gameday by following @TamworthPhoenix.

The Senior Team advanced to a 7-1 record in the Premiership North with a 38-0 win over local rivals Coventry. Another stingy display from the ‘#projectHAVOC’ defense was complemented by big day for the offense, which racked up yards and score both on the ground and through the air.

The Youth Team, taking part in their third tournament of the season at Doncaster, recorded two resounding victories, 63-7 and 48-12, before lightning caused the third game to be called a tie. The next opportunity for the Youth Team to take to the field, another tournament, comes on August 1st.

From Tamworth Phoenix Youth Facebook: "First game won, 63-7 to the Phoenix ‪#‎jobdone‬ ‪#‎ontoleeds‬ ‪#‎TTN"

From Tamworth Phoenix Youth Facebook: “First game won, 63-7 to the Phoenix ‪#‎jobdone‬ ‪#‎ontoleeds‬ ‪#‎TTN”

But the greatest triumph of the weekend though came at the Landau Forte Academy, Greenacres ‘Stars and Stripes’ Summer Fayre. As part of the fundraising event for the Primary School’s Parent-Teacher Association, Phoenix players and coaches ran a stall for the club, informing young attendees and parents about the sport of American Football.

Fitting in well alongside the other U.S. Independence Day themed stalls and activities such as Tamworth’s Stars Elite cheerleaders, the Phoenix’s American Football offering included a selection of fun challenges based around core elements of the sport such as passing the football and agility. A popular option was to try youth-sized equipment on, which saw many a souvenir picture taken of participants’ striking their best football pose.

Senior Team defensive end Stephen Gregory demonstrates how to correctly hold the football.

Senior Team defensive end Stephen Gregory demonstrates how to correctly hold the football.

Tamworth Phoenix Senior Team defensive coordinator Jason Scott took a look back at was a great day for all involved:

“We are proud to be based in Tamworth, and we are delighted to give back to the wider community, and share in our passion for American Football.

We relish any chance we have to promote our sport, raise awareness of the Tamworth Phoenix, and show the local community that there are other, exciting sports on their doorstep.

I know that the players really enjoyed working with the youngsters at the Summer Fayre, teaching them the fundamentals, and running around, having fun. Hopefully we’ve found a new generation of future footballers in Tamworth.

We really rely on the support from the town and local community, and would love to develop more teams, and increase accessibility across all age groups.”

With an upcoming exciting culmination to the Senior Team season, more action for the Youth Team and no doubt more exciting community events on the horizon, stay tuned to both this website and Tamworth Phoenix social media to stay up to date with all matters ‘Nix.

You can join the conversation and share any community events that you would like to see the ‘Nix be a part of on Facebook (/TamworthPhoenix), Twitter (@TamworthPhoenix) and Instagram (TamworthPhoenix). Or, contact the club at tamworthphoenix@hotmail.co.uk.

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