Farnham Knights

Farnham Knights Junior to Play at Cowboys Stadium

Farnham’s 17 year old Mario Marset has been selected to play for the World Team against Team USA in the Under 19’s International Bowl at Cowboys Stadium in Austin Texas on January 31st 2015. Mario has been selected after his football skills were recognised by his Spanish National coaches.

Mario helped the Farnham Knights Juniors team battle all the way to the UK National Finals last year and will be looking to use all the experience gained from this trip next year where the Knights hope to win it all. Mario, who is half Spanish and half German, has lived in Spain up until recently when he came to study in the England where he joined up with his new team mates at the Farnham Knights. After next year Mario will be looking to return to America to study and play football at a Div 1 College.

An excited Mario stated “Not being from the USA has made me disciplined and I push myself a lot harder than anyone else. During my school years I’ve been using my time effectively to improve myself as a student and athlete, spending countless hours in the weight room to ensure I’m physically ready on game day”. Indeed for his age Mario has all the physical attributes you’d expect from a top American Football player at 6’3″ and 115kg he can currently bench his own body weight and squat 160kg. Mario continued “I feel that I have improved both on and off the field with the help of my coaches and team mates at the Farnham Knights which has definitely helped me get selected by Spain. I’m really looking forward to the whole thing and can’t wait to bring this experience into my game next year at the Knights!”

Mario’s Head Coach at Farnham, Richard Scott was full of praise for his player “Mario’s hard work and determination, along with his physical talent for the game, has got him worldwide recognition. It makes us very proud as coaches and will inspire his teammates to try to repeat his achievement. Who knows where this journey could take Mario after Texas in January, well apart from another year at Farnham!”

So who knows, it may be that one of Farnham’s Junior players will one day step onto the Cowboys field as a professional NFL American Football player very soon!

If you’re 14-19 years old and interested in following in Mario’s footsteps please join then just contact the Knights through our website www.FarnhamKnights.com or via facebook www.facebook.com/FarnhamKnights.

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