Bedfordshire Blue Raiders’ Hewitt gets GB call-up

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: Conor Hewitt has become the first-ever Bedfordshire Blue Raiders player to be selected for the Great Britain Lions U19 American Football team.

Trials took place in Hatfield and Doncaster over two weekends in January and February with several hundred hopefuls from across the country trying to impress the coaches.

The Defensive Line/Offensive Line/Special Teams player from Rushden will travel to Italy in September to face Serbia, Switzerland, the Netherlands and their Italian hosts in a European competition.