On Wednesday 17th April the Manchester Titans held an American Football demonstration before and during the Manchester City home game versus Wigan Athletic.
Joined by players from the MMU Eagles and club sponsors Manchester Printers, the Titans gave fans the opportunity to try on shoulder pads and a helmet and have a photograph taken with Titans and Eagles players.
Invited down by City to provide pre-game entertainment at City Square, the fan-zone at the Etihad Stadium, the Titans gave demonstrations, skills workshops, photo opportunities and ran a half-time competition on the pitch, all the time promoting the club and American Football to a large audience.
Fans then entered a skills zone where there were taught how to throw, catch, and block, before having the chance to run drills as a Quarterback, a Wide Receiver and a Defensive Back.
The CitySquare presenters interviewed a Titans player which was shown on the big screens inside and outside the stadium. At half-time to Titans ran a competition where three fans had the chance to win hospitality at the Etihad Stadium. The fans had to hit the back of the net throwing a football from the half-way line. After Titans player and Manchester Tyrants HC Caleb Jackson stepped up and hit the back of the net at his first attempt the fans efforts came up short.
The footfall in the fan-zone is estimated to be over 20,000 people, The Titans players mingled and distributed flyers and talked to many fans about the club and the game in the UK.