By Gary Lloyd
The Alabama Avengers semipro football team is in the “starting stages” of moving its football operations to the Trussville-Clay area.
Alabama Spring Football League Director/Commissioner Dylan Bell said the football operations is moving to the area from Gadsden because there are more Class 6A schools and more players in the Trussville-Clay-Pinson areas, as well as surrounding parts of Birmingham.
Bell said the team will be strictly made up of players from this area.
“We want to keep it homegrown,” Bell said.
Bell said he’s spoken with Trussville Parks and Recreation officials about the possibility of having practices and games at the football field in the Trussville Sports Complex.
Bell said he’s seeking coaches and area general managers for teams for the 2014 winter/spring season. Each team has a general manager, head coach, offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator and scouting coach. Teams practice two days per week, but once on weeks in which there’s a game.
The season starts in March and runs through May.
The Avengers will be a part of the Alabama Spring Football League, which plays football teams in the state of Alabama. Other teams are located in Gadsden, St. Clair County, Huntsville, Bessemer, Childersburg/Sylacauga, Cullman, Centre and Fayette.
The Avengers play on Saturday afternoons, and all games are played by NFL rules.
The Alabama Avengers was founded in Gadsden in 2006 and won the 2010 National Developmental Football League Championship.
For more information, visit www.ballcharts.com/avengersfootball, email email@example.com, find Avengers Football on Facebook or call Bell at 205-276-2536.
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