MARLOW Wolves have six reasons to celebrate this week.
Half a dozen of their juniors have been called up to play in the British American Football Junior All-Star match next month, more than any other club in the country.
Jordan Barrass, Charlie Clymo, Callum Dean, Jacob Few, Eddie Ntahira and Dan Ramsdale will provide the backbone of the 11-strong South team in the annual North versus South match that will take place in the Midlands in six weeks.
For Clymo, Dean and Ramsdale this is their second successive call-up while Barras has earned his place after just one season.
Coach Sam McKie said: “I’m delighted they’ve been voted in and they deserve the acclaim, it shows that the coaches and players recognise them as the best in the game.
“We’re making up more than half the South team, so even though we didn’t win the BritBowl people recognised that we had a great team and weren’t just riding on the back of one or two players.”
Wolves were beaten by a point in the dying seconds of their semi-final against eventually winners London Blitz, before winning the third and fourth-place play-off.
It wasn’t all good news though.
McKie was narrowly edged out for role of Great Britain U15s coach.
He reached the last two and was interviewed at Wembley stadium recently.
He said: “They’ve gone with a guy who has coached them before so I understand that.
“It will be a big disappointment if I never get to coach them, but they sent me a really nice email and the door has been left open.”