Sabres Tryouts

Sunday 8th and Sunday 15 October 2017  11am – 1pm, Deanes School, Thundersley

East Essex Sabres are holding two sessions for aspiring American Footballers to prove their capabilities.

Sabres, who finished last season second from bottom of the British American Football Association South Football Conference Division Two standings, are looking for new players to join their roster ahead of the new campaign.

The first try-outs session will take place on Sunday, October 8, at the Deanes School, Thundersley.
Practice will start at 11am and finish at 1pm.

The second try-outs event will take place a week later on Sunday, October 15.

Those wishing to attend should bring a gumshield, t-shirt, shorts, football boots and a drink.

The country has been hit with American Football fever in recent weeks, with the infamous NFL hosting two regular season clashes in as many weeks at Wembley Stadium.

The International Series has become a regular fixture in the NFL calendar over the past decade, with the amount of matches being played in London increasing in recent times.

Jacksonville Jaguars, who have been involved in a match at Wembley Stadium in each of the last three years, saw off Baltimore Ravens before New Orleans Saints registered a comfortable victory over Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Two more matches will be held at Twickenham later this month, with Arizona Cardinals taking on Los Angeles Rams and Minnesota Vikings going head-to-head with Cleveland Browns.

Sabres head coach Lee Joseph will be hoping that the sell-out crowds at Wembley Stadium will be an indication of the growing popularity of the sport and will result in some hopefuls improving his squad.

The south Essex side has developed from the long history of American Football in the area, while taking inspiration from the Southend Sabres, which was a very active part of the British American Football League until it folded.

Courtesy of Danny Rust, Echo Sports Correspondent.