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Islanders training pleases Rains

American Football training: Guernsey Islanders and Farnham Knights
The Islanders, who are yet to play a game, joined Farnham for training

Guernsey head coach Steve Rains said his players "learnt a terrific amount" when they trained with BAFL Premier side Farnham Knights on Sunday.

Knights are one of the UK's top five teams and are preparing for a European Cup tie with Amsterdam Crusaders.

Rains told BBC Guernsey: "Our guys learnt a terrific amount from their coaching staff and from their players.

"I was pleased with our input. Although we have yet to play a game we did not look out of place in the drills."

And Rains, who previously coached the Knights, added: "We made some errors but generally our players performed well and in the scrimmage full-back Darren Holden got to experience what a touchdown run feels like."

Knights head coach Ian Ellis added: "The Guernsey players fitted in well and it was a pleasure to have them.

"The team has certainly got talent and I hope the island gets behind them - they deserve the opportunity to represent.

"It was great to see Steve [Rains] again - he is always welcome here along with the the Islanders."

see also
Guernsey team named 'Islanders'
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Guernsey team hope for BAFL entry
03 Feb 09 |  American Football
Guernsey get Gridiron team boost
04 Sep 08 |  American Football
Gladiators revival stays on track
05 Aug 08 |  American Football
Good start for Guernsey gridiron
22 Jul 08 |  American Football

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