The women do it again – this time in American football at the European Championships.
Victory sees Lions through to the final
The GB Women’s team cemented their place in Saturday’s IFAF Women’s European Championship final with a 30-14 win over Sweden.
Quarterback Jo Kilby threw for two touchdowns and the defence forced multiple Swedish turnovers, including a fumble returned for a touchdown, as the Lions won their second game against quality opposition in three days.
Given the strong running game on show in both fixtures, it can be no surprise that the entire GB offensive line was given MVP honours after the game.
Great Britain head coach, Jim Messenger, said, ‘I think we are as ready as we can be now. You can always practice more but there comes a time when you have to experience the game for the team to fully assimilate all the learning and make the next big step forward. No amount of practice will teach the experience of this competition.’
Great Britain’s final game of the tournament will be played on Saturday 8th August. This will be the final s and so match-up will depend on the results of the other games throughout the week, with Great Britain facing off with Finland for the title.
‘I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported and believed in us over the last two years, ‘ said Messenger. ‘It’s been an unbelievable journey and we couldn’t have done it without that support. It’s amazing to think how far we have come already in such a short time, but I know there is even more to come as we open up the fantastic world of American football to our incredible population of sportswomen.’
The final will kick off at 20.00 GMT on Saturday 8th August.
You can see the final live on the IFAF Youtube Live channel – there are two other games earlier in the day for the bronze and for 5th place.
We are negotiating with the IFAF to bring the stream to you here live as well.