The International Federation of American Football (IFAF) will provide World Team Daily updates during the build up to the 2012 International Bowl.
The IFAF World Team and the Under-19 U.S. National Team will meet at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, February 1.
Please click on links to access more information at the official IFAF website.
IFAF World team coaches arrive in Austin to prepare for 2012 International Bowl
The IFAF World Team coaching staff from thirteen countries landed in Austin, Texas for the 2012 International Bowl despite weather conditions attempting to keep them away.
The coach that traveled the farthest was offensive line coach Paul Manera who journeyed all the way from Australia an impressive 8,480 miles. Manera returns for the third consecutive year as a member of the IFAF World Team coaching staff. In Australia, he coaches the Bondi Raiders. Read the full update here…
IFAF World Team Head Coach Greg Marshall
“It feels great to be back here with a lot of familiar faces certainly from USA Football, IFAF and the coaching staff. Familiarity from the coaching staff is always good. You don’t have to worry about breaking through barriers. We have a great group of people.
“We are going to plan for the next couple of days, get the first day of practice ready, but also be flexible to accommodate for our specific players. I will get through the first days and evaluate from there.
“Our goal is to win the game. We came down here to win among other reasons. It is about renewing friendships. I have had some great experiences and USA Football puts together a great event.”
Today – Thursday, January 26
- 8am-8pm: IFAF World Team players arrive at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
- 10am-5pm: U.S. National Team coaches arrive at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
2012 International Bowl Logos
Live webcast and TV coverage
- Watch CBS Sports Network TV coverage of the game live in the United States & Canada
- Watch the 2012 International Bowl live via a webcast outside the U.S. and Canada
Other IFAF news
- Australian lineman makes official visit to Georgia Tech
- Team USA adds three more players to roster for International Bowl
- Brazil wins first competitive American football friendly against Chile
International Bowl official event locations
Media are invited to attend IFAF World Team practices at Westlake High School (4100 Westbank Drive, Austin, TX, 78746) on January 27, 29 and 30 from 9.30am to 11.30am and from 4pm to 6pm and on January 28 from 9am to 11am and 3pm to 5pm.
The IFAF World Team will also practice at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex from 9am to 10am on January 31.
2012 International Bowl office: Austin Marriott South (4415 South IH-35, Austin 78744)
IFAF PR Director Michael Preston
781-363-0305 / Michael.preston@IFAF.org
IFAF PR Manager Lauren Hickey
781-929-7300 / Lauren@MPrestonSports.com
USA Football Director of Communications Steve Alic
703-973-6182 / salic@USAfootball.com
Find IFAF World Team rosters, player bios and other information at: