Can Horsham boys Thunder to national final?

Sussex Thunder. Ben Kelly
Sussex Thunder. Ben Kelly

The Sussex Thunder Youth American football team play their last tournament of the season on Saturday at The Forest School in Horsham, with national success in mind.

The contest will be an exciting five vs. five game for the 14 to 16 year olds and anyone interested in a game with a difference are being invited to come down and watch.

The tournament consists of four teams who all play each other and results go towards the divisional title and ultimately the National play-off finals. The Sussex Thunder currently have six wins and three defeats, meaning they will have to win all three matches this weekend and beat Sharks by 20 points to qualify for the Nationals.

“We are hoping that all the practice time pays off and we can go on,” coach Taylor said.

Half the team are from the Horsham area, with the other half from nearby so it really is a Sussex team. Those interested in joing the squad should visit www.sussexthunder.com. Saturday kicks off at 1pm.