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08.05.2008 Swarco Raiders

The British are coming – Swarco Raiders will defend Wattens

In the course of EFL quarterfinals the Swarco Raiders Tirol will host the British vice-champion Coventry Jets on Saturday, May 10th at 3pm in the Alpenstadion Wattens. The Coventry Jets qualified in the their last game against the Oslo Vikings in Norway with a close 21:13 victory on the road.

TD Ellingson against Bergamo Lions
(c) Schellhorn

Geoff Buffum’s analysis

The Headcoach of the Swarco Raiders is warned: “The Jets are hard hitters and very physical. They remind me a lot about the Paris team in 2006. We underestimated them and everyone knows what happened there.”

Mojo & 3:0 vs British teams

The omen is good though. The Swarco Raiders have a real “mojo” in the person of Steve Rains, former Headcoach of the Farnham Knights. Whenever he was at an EFAF game of the Swarco Raiders they won. Luckily he is coming this Saturday again. In addition to that the statistics also are for the home team: in three games against British teams the Swarco Raiders have always won.

Lots of notables at the game

IKB CEO Dr. Elmar Schmid will do the honorary kickoff together with the Vice-Governor of Tirol, Dr. Elisabeth Zanon. The second Vice-Governor and sports representative Hannes Gschwenter and

Innsbrucks Vice-Mayor Dr. Christoph Platzgummer will be at that international big event. From EFAF Mr. Michel Daum, Director of Finance, will be the official representative.

Superb Show

Since it is the deciding game to advance to the Champions League semi-finals, the Swarco Raiders organized a great side-show around the football game:

+ Pop Corn for free at the IKB-stand

+ Charity mascot race at halftime

+ IKB raffles three season tickets for Tivoli & Baggersee swimming facility

+ Bullriding

+ Gigantic inflatable slide for kids

+ Face painting

+ Meet & Greet with the five mascots

+ Live-concert of the band “Steelwheels” after the game


Swarco Raiders Tirol vs. Coventry Jets (GB)

Sa 10.05.2008 – begin 15:00 (open gates 14:00)

Alpenstadion Wattens

Swarco Raiders Tirol

Josef-Franz-Huterstrasse 72

6020 Innsbruck


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