The Phoenix seniors hope to roar with the GB Lions

With the Phoenix in full off season mode and its players working hard for the 2016 season already, the team still have lots to celebrate. Eleven Phoenix seniors have been called up for the first set of trials with the Great Britain Lions team.

QB Patrick Daley earns call up

First year QB Patrick Daley is one of the many Phoenix players to earn a call up.

The trials will take place during September, with more Phoenix players announced hopefully for the October trials. Those selected will face the best players in the country to secure a place in the team that will represent GB. The ‘Nix Nation would like to congratulate the call ups to trial:

  • Ben Burslem
  • Patrick Daley
  • Jamie Gallagher
  • Adam Hennessy
  • Will Hobbs
  • John Kenyon
  • Ashley Miller
  • Daniel Norgrove
  • Emmanuel Nyabadza
  • Sam Rogers
  • John Winter

Those successful during the trials will join Phoenix seniors such as Emir Battaloğlu, Stephen Gregory, Adam Hope, James Hossack and Chris Thacker from the previous GB squad. The Phoenix are keen to represent within the GB squad, as in the last European Championship the Tamworth side made up a considerable proportion of players during the tournament.

Once again huge congratulations to all the players for their hard work in 2015, and the experience gained at trials will only strengthen the ‘Nix off season.


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