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North London NFL star returns home to host Haringey youth camp



North London NFL star returns home to host Haringey youth camp

New York Giants player Jermaine Eluemunor hosted the youth camp at Coles Park Stadium in Tottenham

Jermaine Eluemunor held an American football youth camps in Haringey to inspire the next generation

British NFL star Jermaine Eluemunor returned to his native North London last week to host an American football youth camp in Tottenham.

In partnership with NFL Foundation UK, the New York Giants player held his camp on Thursday (4th) at Haringey Borough’s Coles Park Stadium, with the ambition to showcase opportunities to play the game in the capital and engage young people in flag football, highlighting the benefits the sport has on lives on and off the football field.

The youth camp led by Eluemunor saw around 100 children participate in team-building exercises, plus training drills and an NFL flag football game. The participants comprised of local school children and NFL Foundation UK beneficiaries.

Eluemunor designed and led the youth camp for young people from the Haringey area. Eluemunor, who was born in Chalk Farm, first became interested in the sport after watching the Giants play the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium in 2007 on TV.

Achieving his own dreams of signing for the NFL team he supports, he hopes to set other youngsters on the same path by engaging them in the sport for the first time.

The NFL Foundation UK launched in 2021 as part of the NFL’s international charitable endeavours and in partnership with the Mayor of London’s ‘Sport Unites’ fund that saw the duo commit a combined £1million to deliver NFL Foundation UK’s work in the capital. The organisation aims to tackle inequality faced by young people aged 11-20 through providing grants, training and equipment to local community organisations to help young people understand and realise their potential with access to positive pathways to develop their skills.

Flag football is fun, exciting, and accessible for all, with women and girls driving some of the fastest growth in the sport. Currently 60,000 young people from over 650 schools play the sport in the UK with more than 20 million people in more than 100 countries from all ages and gender demonstrating the popularity of the sport globally.

The game provides a structured opportunity for youth to play the non-contact version of American football while discovering the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork, and friendship both on and off the field.

The growth of the game follows flag football’s inclusion in the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games — driven by the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) and supported by the league.

To find out more about the work of the NFL Foundation UK and the community initiatives it supports across the UK:

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