In the US, the country with the largest advertising and financial markets in the world, football is second to none. Two years ago Harris Poll company asked the Americans about their favorite sport. Football turned out to be a definitive no. 1, which is no surprise. However, the research also showed that two times more Americans preferred football than baseball and five times more chose NFL over NBA and NCAA. The popularity of this sport helped it spread as far as Europe, including Poland. The national PLFA (Polish American Football League) is developing rapidly and new clubs emerge in major Polish cities. This unique discipline is characterized by physical strength, endurance, strategy, but also caginess and the ability to predict your rival’s next move.
Since over 4 years the American football rivalry in Poznań includes us - Patrioci Football Club. We're a squad which looks up to New England Patriots - NFL Champions and the world’s best team. We're currently competing in PLFA II, but our dream is to climb up the ladder. An American coach might be the key to our team’s development and success. The aim of the project #WeArePatriots is to collect a sum which will enable us to sign the American coach!
Football is the no. 1 sport in the US, and every child dreams of a career in NFL. This magical discipline is becoming more global year by year and professional leagues emerge in countries around the world, including Poland. With only 4 professional teams a decade ago, today nearly 70 clubs compete on Polish pitches every day. In USA, New England Patriots, referred to as the best team of the 21st century, dominate the sport, having been crowned champions of NFL five times during this period. The squad of the American giants also includes a couple of Polish players. However, dreams don’t only come true in the US. In Poznań, Patrioci Football Club - a young ambitious squad that celebrates its fifth birthday this year - are making their dreams come true as well.
Together with you, we want to raise funds needed to make a big step forward and write our names in the history books. Let's help Patrioci sign a professional American coach! In USA football isn’t just a sport – it’s a religion. A professional who gained experience in the States, knows the atmosphere and the technical nuances, has the potential to teach and lead our young squad. We can do it - TOGETHER! #WeArePatriots!
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The project “We Are Patriots” finished successfully! Thanks to you, our brilliant fans, we managed to collect the funds needed to keep our new American coach around until the end of the season. The main goal was to raise 15,000 PLN in o... read more
The project “We Are Patriots” finished successfully! Thanks to you, our brilliant fans, we managed to collect the funds needed to keep our new American coach around until the end of the season.
The main goal was to raise 15,000 PLN in order for the American coach to train our young squad for 2 months. Your commitment helped us keep the coach until November! He will stay around till the end of the season. We do believe that this year might be the crucial one. We have already been promoted to play-off semi-finals, but we don’t plan on stopping there! We are sure that with the help of the new coach, his experience and professional advice, we will prove our strength during the autumn matches and in the upcoming season.
We collected 22,175 PLN during the project run on the crowdfunding platform called Fans4Club. That means we achieved 147% of the goal we set for ourselves weeks ago! 54 fans joined the campaign and bought 89 rewards in total. Our coffee mugs were an absolute bestsellers, but the hoodies sold very well, too.
Once again – thank you! You are a part of our club. Thanks to your commitment, we can progress and improve as a team. In sports climbing up the ladder is one of the most beautiful experiences.
We are proud to announce that Bank Zachodni WBK has just become a partner of the project “We Are Patriots”. It’s a big step forward for us because the bank’s commitment helped us sign a professional US coach for 2 months! ... read more
We are proud to announce that Bank Zachodni WBK has just become a partner of the project “We Are Patriots”. It’s a big step forward for us because the bank’s commitment helped us sign a professional US coach for 2 months!
Our next goal is collect 30 000 PLN – a sum which will enable us to finance the employment of the coach until the end of the season.
If you’ve ever experienced an American football match and you’d like to help us develop and progress as a team, join the project “We Are Patriots” by choosing your favourite unique reward.
Now, more than ever, we need your support. We are done being amateurs. It’s time to make a step towards the professionalization of the club.