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afca_convention2015Global Football is again kicking off the New Year by featuring prominently at the 92nd annual American Football Coaches Association Convention at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, KY, from January 11-14. This will be the 17th year that Global Football has exhibited at the AFCA Convention.

Patrick Steenberge, President of the Texas-based company that specializes in overseas football tours and staging international American football events, will be available to meet coaches and visitors to the Convention at Booth 820-822 in the exhibit hall. Since 1996, only Global Football has consistently provided amateur football players, coaches, families and fans the opportunity to travel and compete internationally with similar people of differing cultures, producing games and tours in 21 countries on 6 continents.

“The AFCA Convention is always the ideal spot to kick off the New Year, as it is the epicenter of football each January,” said Steenberge. “Having attended this event for 17 years now, I look forward to seeing so many old friends and clients with whom we have shared amazing experiences. Plus, it will be fun to meet new coaches who have dreamed of playing overseas, and are now ready to make this a reality for their players and staff.”

The AFCA Convention provides an opportunity for coaches considering taking their teams overseas a chance to talk with Patrick, Leo Jenkins who coordinates European operations, and Sheldon Baxter of Anthony Travel, who handles flights and ticketing.

Hot off the presses and on sale at Booth 820-822 will be Patrick Steenberge’s book Tupande Kileleni: Let’s Climb to the Summit Together, the story of how the dream of one coach, Chris Creighton, and the teamwork of leaders from Mexico, USA and Tanzania allowed student-athletes to showcase the sport they love to an eager crowd of 12,000 intrigued Tanzanians, then bonded while serving the local community and climbing to the summit of the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro.

On Sunday, January 11 from 5.30pm to 7pm, Global Football will host a reception for all coaches, featuring video of the 2014 Tázon de Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars) game played in Mexico in December between a select team of non-scholarship NCAA DIII college student athletes, Team Stars & Stripes, and the CONADEIP All-Stars from Mexico. American and international coaches are invited to join the coaching staff that recently ventured to Puebla led by head coach Don De Waard for snacks, beverages and a Global Football welcome in the Marriott Ballroom III.