For the 20th year in succession, Global Football will feature prominently and engage with football coaches from around the world at the annual American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Convention.
The Charlotte Convention Center in North Carolina hosts the 95th annual AFCA showpiece event from January 7-10. Global Football President Patrick Steenberge will be available to meet coaches and visitors to the Convention at Booth 204 in the exhibit hall, across from the new educational skills field.
Since 1996, only Global Football has consistently provided amateur football players, coaches, families and fans the opportunity to travel and compete internationally with people of differing cultures, producing games and tours in 28 countries on 6 continents. More than 350 teams and 15,000 curious travelers have encountered a positive life-changing experience, while enjoying the ultimate team-building opportunity.
“The AFCA Convention is always so special for us as it provides coaches the chance to talk casually about the opportunities available to them and their teams,” said Steenberge. “Taking on such a project is a major step for a school, so having time to discuss personally can be very helpful for coaches. In addition, we get to reunite with coaching friends we’ve developed through our 22 years of operations.”
The AFCA Convention provides an opportunity for coaches considering taking teams overseas a chance to talk with Patrick, who will also attend the meeting of NCAA Division III coaches, as many of those teams have traveled overseas with Global Football since 1996. At Booth 204, attendees can discuss the cultural and sightseeing elements of tours with Leo Jenkins, who coordinates European operations, and the logistics of taking a football team overseas with representatives of Anthony Travel, which handles flights and ticketing. Catholic Athletes For Christ executive director Dan Duddy will be on hand as a result of an alliance with Global Football that has established the CAC Top 25 ranking of Catholic high school teams across the nation and the 2018 Roma VII-on-VII Bowl.
In 2018, Global Football will organize visits already booked to eleven countries as teams experience new cultures, benefit from a positive educational experience and play against overseas opposition. Austria, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Portugal and Switzerland will all welcome Global Football travelers this year.
About Global Football:
Since 1996 Global Football has provided 15,000 amateur football players, coaches, families and fans from more than 350 schools the opportunity to travel and compete internationally with similar people of differing cultures. During that time, they have produced games and tours in 28 countries on 6 continents, including 2012, 2014 and 2016 D3 college and high school showcases staged in Ireland alongside the NCAA college football games. Through these games, clinics and tours the people involved experience and learn about unique lands, fascinating people, and the sports environment in different parts of the world. Global Football has become the world’s largest exporter and producer of American football outside of the USA. The Global Football Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was formed to further our commitment to these goals. Contact Patrick Steenberge: 817-219-7274 / Email: Patrick@GlobalFootball.com.