All-Party Parliamentary American Football Group to hear from NFL UK
The All-Party Parliamentary Group for American Football will welcome representatives of NFL UK to Parliament early in the new year (7 January).
At the meeting, Members of Parliament, Peers and associate members will have the opportunity to hear from NFL UK Managing Director Alistair Kirkwood, who will discuss the organisation’s work to develop the game across the United Kingdom.
The All-Party Parliamentary American Football Group exists to support the sport at all levels, and brings together Members of both Houses of Parliament from all major parties. The Group meets regularly while Parliament is sitting, and seeks to promote American football to Parliament and the Government, as well as challenging issues faced by the game.
The NFL’s London Games Series will continue in 2019 with four NFL games in the capital, including two games at Wembley Stadium and the league’s first two games at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium. This will bring the total number of regular-season matches played in the United Kingdom since the NFL London Games Series began in 2007 to 28.
All-Party Parliamentary American Football Group Chair and Member of Parliament for Wellingborough, Peter Bone MP, said “Members of the Group are excited to welcome Alistair Kirkwood and members of his team to Parliament in the new year and hear more about the work that the NFL is doing to develop American football in the United Kingdom.
“The NFL London Games Series continues to engage and inspire fans of American football across the country, and the Group looks forward to hearing more about the four games that will be played in London in 2019.”
NFL UK Managing Director Alistair Kirkwood said “I look forward to meeting with Members of the All-Party Parliamentary American Football Group, and discussing the work that the NFL is doing in the United Kingdom.
“2019 is the thirteenth year in which the NFL has brought games to London, and we look forward to another fantastic series.”
The All-Party Parliamentary American Football Group is open to all to join as associate members. More information is available here.