Merseyside Nighthawk players, Matt O’Connell, Paul Cowan and Laurent Tshimanga have been selected for the Great British American Football team. 


Nighthawk Squad in training Photo- Jorgie Pendrous

Five players were involved in the selection process by the national team but only three were successful in gaining a place. They met with the GB squad last weekend for their first session as a Lion.

Cowan said: “I was ecstatic when i got the call, I really wasn’t expecting it.”

With GB training in full swing, all players are working hard in preparation for their first game against France. 


O’Connell in Merseyside Nighthawk Training Photo- Jorgie Pendrous

O’Connell said: “The way we got told was a phone call with the coach and he made me sweat on the phone.”


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