All American Games Launches International U-19 All-Star Bowl Series
First-Ever International Games Showcases U-19 Athletes from Europe, Mexico, Canada and U.S.Games to Take Place as Part of U.S. Army All-American Bowl Week in San Antonio this January
(Wharton, New Jersey) September 24, 2012
All American Games (AAG), owners of the U.S. Army All-AmericanBowl, announced today it will start an all-star international football bowl series
FBU International Games,
featuring U-19 all-stars from Europe, Canada, Mexico and the United States. The FBU International Games, part of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Week celebration, will feature a five-team series ending with a semi-final andchampionship game taking place Saturday, Jan. 5 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. AAG is a leading sportsmarketing and
management company that owns and produces many of the nation’s premier youth a
nd high schoolsporting events, including the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and Football University, known as FBU.The FBU International Games will feature top athletes selected from FBU North America and FBU Internationalcamps held from September 2011 to September 2012. Each athlete will be selected based on their performance at a camp, as well as playing footage, judged by the FBU committee of former NFL players and coaches. In theaggregate, FBU has reviewed more than 200 Canadian athletes, 750 European athletes, and 1000 U.S. athletes inthe pursuit to create these first-ever FBU International All-Star Games. The inaugural games will feature morethan 160 U-19 football athletes comprising the rosters to five teams: Europe, Canada/Montreal, Canada/BC, Mexicoand United States. Additionally, FBU will select 25 coaches that participated in FBU International and NorthAmerican coaching clinics to lead the all-star teams.The selection committee is currently in the review process and will announce the rosters and coaches by Nov. 1.
We started Football University four years ago with a focus on teaching serious athletes high-level technique andskills across a variety of positions
,” said Rich McGuinness, president of AAG. “We quickly saw an
insatiable appetiteand need for our teaching and quickly expanded across the U.S. and into Canada due to demand. Last year we
ventured into Europe and we’re blown away by the level of talent, realizing that it was truly the next hotbed of
talent. Just as we saw in 2000 the need for a national high school all-star game and created the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, we see today the need for an international all-
star game matching individual country’s best against each other. And there’s no place better to showcase this event than during the premier U.S. Army All
The FBU International Games celebration officially kicks-off when athletes arrive at the start of Bowl week onSunday, December 30 through Sunday, January 6. In addition to daily practices and the games, the athletes andcoaches will participate in many Bowl Week celebrations, events and activities.
The FBU International Games’
semi-final game will be played at 8am CT and the championship game at 8pm ET on Saturday, Jan. 5, at theAlamodome.