DMU Falcons American football team eager for Varsity challenge

By Mahima Kshatriya

A member of the De Montfort University (DMU) American football society says the team are more determined than ever to win this year’s Varsity contest.

Tyler Arthur, a second year Journalism student at DMU, feels that, following last year’s 6-0 defeat to the University of Leicester (UoL), the Falcons are much more motivated than last year and are up for the challenge.


He said: “We want to take the game to them and have a good battle. All the team members are determined to step up and do something different.”

Tyler will be playing in the key position of quarterback this year, but aims to help his team-mates to do their best.

“My personal desire is to make sure that I allow other players on my offensive side to do whatever they can,” he said.

“I want to be able to facilitate all the other players in the offence to do all they can. My main priority I consider to be facilitating everyone to have their best chance of success, especially in Varsity.”


Despite being a first year student in last year’s Varsity game, Tyler managed to get in the starting team which in turn motivated him for this year’s game. Although he has changed his position, he thinks the experience from the last year will be really beneficial.


With many of his colleagues leaving this year, Tyler said that he will do everything to win for his departing team-mates

“It has been an emotional year for me, working alongside a lot of people I really love,” he said.

“Knowing they are leaving has motivated me more to win this game. We will be pretty much trying everything to win this game.”

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