academics at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

(L-R) Professor Paul Downward, Dr Ed Cope, Professor Baihua Li, Dr Lee Taylor, Dr Daniel Read, Dr John Harrison, Dr Stuart McErlain-Naylor.

Researchers attend exclusive NFL event at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Researchers from Loughborough University visited Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this week to witness first-hand the NFL’s International Combine.

The International Combine is a behind-closed-doors invitational scouting showcase in which talented athletes are tested across numerous disciplines to evaluate their American Football talents.

Players based in Loughborough took part in the event, vying to impress NFL officials.

The NFL Academy recently moved its operations to the region in a ground-breaking partnership with both the University and Loughborough College.

The NFL Academy provides students aged 16-19 with pathways into employment, further education and the opportunity to play NCAA college football in the United States by combining full-time education with professional-level American Football coaching.

The day also allowed those in attendance to network, collaborate and share research ideas.  

For more information on the NFL Academy, visit its dedicated website here: