Andreas Buri hat mit 14 Jahren seine American-Football-Karriere bei den Bern Grizzlies gestartet. Nach dem hart erkämpften Meistertitel der Berner nimmt der Linebacker seinen nächsten Schritt und wird ab der Saison 2023 für die Helvetic Guards in der European League of Football spielen.
Wir haben dem heute 26-Jährigen Andreas Buri drei Fragen über den American Football und seine besten Erinnerungen zu den Bern Grizzlies gestellt.
When did you start playing for the Grizzlies?
«I started playing for the Grizzlies in 2011 with the age of 14.»
What's your best memory with the Grizzlies?
«I have a ton of good memories with the Grizzlies, especially 2014 when we won the Junior National Championship and 2016, 2022 when we won the active National Championship. These memories are great and I will always have them but the best memories from the Grizzlies is the friendships and the people I had the chance to meet along the way. It is just very special how playing football with other people connects you with them.»
How did the Grizzlies help you to develop into the player you are now?
«Almost all that I know I learned from the Grizzlies, especially in their youth program I was lucky to have great coaches and afterwards in the first team we had a great competition with very experienced players plus a good coach. I think the competition and the chemistry in the team formed me to the player I am now. It is a very special chemistry in the team, everybody wants you to get better so they push you to give your best. I’m very thankful I was part of this team and organization.»
Wir bedanken uns bei Andreas Buri für seinen unermüdlichen Einsatz, seinen Kampfgeist und sein Teamwork – für die Zukunft bei den Helvetic Guards wünschen wir Ihm nur das Beste. Go Andreas! 🏈💪