By Brooklyn Reader

October 16, 2014, 9:44 am

 

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, sporting his new Brooklyn Bolts cap, welcomes the Bolts of the Fall Experimental Football League (FXFL), the borough¹s first professional football team since 1949, at a rally on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall; in the background are members of the Bolts. Photo: Kathryn Kirk/BP¹s Office

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, sporting his new Brooklyn Bolts cap, welcomes the Bolts of the Fall Experimental Football League (FXFL), the borough¹s first professional football team since 1949, at a rally on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall; in the background are members of the Bolts.
Photo: Kathryn Kirk/BP¹s Office

On Tuesday, October 14, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams welcomed the Brooklyn Bolts, Brooklyn’s first professional football team since 1949, at a rally on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall.

The Bolts kicked off their season on Wednesday with a home game at MCU Park against the Boston Brawlers.

“Sports are such an important part of Brooklyn’s history and culture. No other place in life teaches you teamwork and the importance of coming together as one unit than sports, especially football,” said Adams.

“For most of our team, today was their first interaction with the people of Brooklyn and the reception they received was nothing short of amazing,” said John Bock, head coach for the Brooklyn Bolts.

“It was a chance for them to see the pride that people have for this borough and what it means to play for a team that has Brooklyn across their chest. We promise to represent the passion, hard work and dedication that the people of this borough are known for.”

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, sporting a new Brooklyn Bolts cap, presents a citation to the Bolts of the Fall Experimental Football League (FXFL), the borough¹s first professional football team since 1949, at a rally on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall; in addition to the members of the Bolts in the background, he is joined by (from left to right) Bolts Head Coach John Bock, FXFL Commissioner Brian Woods, New York Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Carlo A. Scissura, Special Counsel to the Brooklyn Borough President Ama Dwimoh, Council Member Mark Treyger and members of the Brooklyn Technical High School Engineers. Photo: Kathryn Kirk/BP¹s Office

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, sporting a new Brooklyn Bolts cap, presents a citation to the Bolts of the Fall Experimental Football League (FXFL), the borough¹s first professional football team since 1949, at a rally on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall; in addition to the members of the Bolts in the background, he is joined by (from left to right) Bolts Head Coach John Bock, FXFL Commissioner Brian Woods, New York Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Carlo A. Scissura, Special Counsel to the Brooklyn Borough President Ama Dwimoh, Council Member Mark Treyger and members of the Brooklyn Technical High School Engineers.
Photo: Kathryn Kirk/BP¹s Office

The Fall Experimental Football League (FXFL), which owns the Brooklyn Bolts, is working closely with the Brooklyn Cyclones front office staff for day-to-day operations of the franchise.  The season consists of five games against franchises in Boston, Omaha and a traveling all-star squad known as the Blacktips.

Rosters for all teams consist of players who are at most three years removed from college and all of whom have some experience in the NFL and are looking to further develop in hopes of making it back to playing on Sundays.  Players on the Bolts roster come from schools like Notre Dame, Michigan, Auburn, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Rutgers.

Adams presented a citation to the Brooklyn Bolts at the conclusion of the rally, which was preceded by players and coaches holding an autograph and picture session for fans on Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza.

“With affordable tickets and top-rate talent, attending a Brooklyn Bolts home game is a great activity this fall,” said Adams. “Come support your new home team, Brooklyn!”


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