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Great Britain Lions Squad Announcement

07 August 2017

The male squad for the European Championship has been selected by Coach Young.

The GB Lions Men’s Squad that will take part in this year’s IFAF European Flag Football Championships was announced today.


The tournament will be held in Copenhagen from the 1st – 3rd September and the men’s tournament will feature national teams from Denmark (hosts), Israel, Norway, Sweden and Great Britain.


Head Coach Alan Young had this to say: “Selecting the squad has been one of the toughest decisions I've had to make. I feel we are heading in the right direction, building chemistry within the team and I look forward to the European Championships so we can see the results of all our hard work.”


2017 GB Lions squad in full:


Brian McFerran, Clyde Comets

Callum Woods, Grangemouth Broncos

Calum Young, Aberdeen Oilcats

Chris Winrow, Sheffield Giants

David McInally, Manchester Titans

Dean Whittingslow, Sheffield Giants (Defensive Captain)

Gary Elliott, Aberdeen Oilcats (Offensive Captain)

Josh Nicholson, Baker Street Buttonhookers

Julian Holburn-White, Glasgow Hornets

Kehinde Bello, London Rebels

Kevin Woods, Grangemouth Broncos

Matt Wilkinson, Manchester Crows

Michael Bradley-Banszki, Farnham Knights

Steve Mongey, Baker Street Buttonhookers

Vince Machi, Baker Street Buttonhookers


Coaching Staff

Alan Young, Head Coach

Mike Scott, Team Manager

Jeff Bond, Strength & Fitness Coach

Steph Walker, Physio


Coach Young has also named this year’s Silver Lions Development Squad.  The team will train alongside the Gold squad and is designed to provide a stepping stone for players towards being part of the Gold squad in the future.


2017 Silver Lions Squad in full:


Charlie Douglas, Victoria Park Panthers

Corey Bedford, Chichester Sharks

Daniel Benning, Aylesbury Vale Spartans

Fraser Thomson, Grangemouth Broncos

Henry Williams, Dallas Carter

James Woodward, Ware Wolves

Jamie Archibald, Edinburgh Outlaws

Jeff Bond, Aylesbury Vale Spartans

Joe Cotterill, Cardiff Hurricanes

Lewis Kirby, London Warriors

Liam Fleming, Grangemouth Broncos

Mantas Ceckauskas, Newcastle Blackhawks

Max Verlint, Sheffield Giants

Nathan Coles, Northants Titans

Paul Zinkus, Birmingham Lions


Coaching Staff

David Mooney, Head Coach

Matt Turner, Offensive Coordinator

Jimmy Thomson, Assistant Coach



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