First Club Joins All-Party Parliamentary Group for American Football
The first non-Parliamentary Members have begun joining the All-Party Parliamentary Group for American Football. The Group reformed after the General Election on 6 September with a new structure in place that enables people, clubs, and other organisations outside Parliament to join the Group and take part in Ordinary Meetings, as well as attend events the Group intends to arrange.
Kent Phoenix Youth American Football Club became the first club to join the Group, adding to new individual members Carl Dalby, Rob Rooksby and Andrew Phillips.
Group Chairman, Member of Parliament for Wellingborough Peter Bone, thanked Kent Phoenix Youth for joining the Group, and for being the Group’s first club to do so. He said “I’m delighted Kent Phoenix Youth American Football Club have joined the Parliamentary Group for American Football, and I congratulate them on being the first club to join the Group. They and all other clubs are most welcome and I am looking forward to meeting them at our first Ordinary Meeting next month.”
Lee Parsons, Chair of Kent Phoenix Youth, welcomed the new format and “it is great to see there are Members of the British Parliament who support American Football, and who welcome non-politicians as members to hear their thoughts. I was pleased to see the opportunity for us to get involved and I’m thrilled to see our name at the top of the club member list. I and the club are looking forward to attending our first meeting in October.”
The All-Party Parliamentary Group for American Football meets in the Palace of Westminster when Parliament is sitting. MPs, Peers and non-Parliamentary Members are welcome to join and take part. The Group’s first Ordinary meeting is scheduled for 24 October.
For more information about the Group, visit www.parliamentary.football.