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American football is one of the fastest-growing sports in Germany and many German sports clubs now offer American football teams. In Düsseldorf, there is one football team in particular worth mentioning and applauding, for their American-style team spirit and principles. Meet the Düsseldorf Bulldozers youth team.
Head Coach D.J. Heinrichs who founded the team in 2015, has jumped on board to tell us a bit more about the team and how you can get involved.
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The Düsseldorf Bulldozer boys American Football team is a fairly young team itself and has only been part of the NRW Football Association since 2016.
We are not like your typical German sports teams.
Want to know more about the team? Hear it from the boys.
Coach talks about love a lot. And we truly love each other! Not just the players, but also the coaches. They are hard on us but we know why. I have never experienced anything like it before.
High school football is so much more than just sports and we are so thankful to be able to experience this here in Germany.
I really had serious issues at home. Coach talked to my mom and promised her he would make a disciplined, well-behaved person out of me, and it has been working great since I joined the team. My life has been changed, I am so thankful for this team and for the coaches keeping me out of trouble.
How You Can Get Involved
“Of course, we are open to all nationalities or backgrounds, as long as they are willing to commit and put in the effort.” says Coach Ruffy, the teams defense and conditioning coach.
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