Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell attended the launch, where he participated in a fan Q&A led by former Dublin GAA star Tomás ‘Mossy’ Quinn. Bell shared his passion of American football with Irish fans and gave insight into his own day-to-day experiences as a professional athlete. The Detroit Lions will play the Kansas City Chiefs at Wembley Stadium in London later this year as part of the NFL International Series on Sunday November 1, 2015.
The launch now makes available for purchase, for the first time ever, official Nike NFL apparel here in Ireland. Irish American Football fans can purchase apparel from 10 different NFL teams at selected Elverys stores and online at www.elverys.ie.
“The NFL is certainly well aware of our strong and growing Irish fan base,” said David Tossell, Director of Public Affairs for the NFL in Europe. “This marks an important investment for the NFL in our Irish fans and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Elverys Intersport in doing so.”
“Elverys Intersport is delighted to become the exclusive retailer for NFL Nike apparel in Ireland,” remarked Ailbhe Farrell, Marketing Manager at Elverys Intersport. “As a business, we endeavour to offer customers the latest and most innovative products, and this exclusive range is a big milestone for us to now offer the many NFL fans in Ireland”.
Check back in with TheSportsWaffle.com over the next few days for some more content from this event as we sat down to chat with Joique Bell on life in the NFL and other waffle!