Sport goes Stateside

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A STATESIDE sport is getting off the ground in the county.

The Northumberland Lightning American Football Team is now recruiting to form its initial roster, as well as an initial committee to take the club forward. The hope is to also have a youth team, flag team, women’s team and an academy setup.

People of all shapes and sizes are needed in American football. If you over the age of 19 you will be able to play either flag football or full contact football. Aged 16-19 and you will be able to play full contact youth football. Under 16s can join the academy system and play flag football.

Officials would also like to hear from anyone who would like to get involved with the running of the club, even if they do not want to play.

More information is available by the following means.

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