Mid-way through the team's most successful season to date, the BU Bobcats have received individual recognition with 7 of the players being invited to the All Star tryouts.
The University All Star game is a part of the Great Britain Student's international programme. The game is played between the top British players in two teams, representing North and South.
Within the South, 41 Universities are eligible to trial across the BUCS American Football Premier 1 and 2 Divisions. There are just 120 trial spots from a potential pool of 1,230 Division 1 and 2 athletes. The opportunity to play in the All Star game provides a potential pathway to the GB Students team, GB Adult team, the Canadian Football League combine and the NFL player pathway.
The 7 Bobcats that have been selected have done extremely well to clear this first hurdle having been assessed on their stats, game film review and coaches recommendation. They now go on to the selection process on Saturday 8th January, where they hope to make the final cut for Team South. Gaining a trial spot is a huge acheivement and each player should be immensly proud.
Huge congratulations to:
Quarterbacks - Alfie Birks and Kaan Aray
Wide Receiver - Jake Trainor
O Lineman - Rey Shittu
Linebackers and Kicker - Ethan Ford and Sonny Burbidge
Defensive Back - Louis Foligno
Wishing you all the best for the trial this weekend!