SafeBet: Białystok Lowlanders, Helsinki Wolverines & Ferrara Aquile

Bad news always travels faster than the good news. Over the past few years, we wrote about teams that don't hold up on their part of the deal, however, it's time to highlight the ones which do. We'll be featuring 3 teams each week, regardless of the division they're playing in, selected by the import community as a safe bet, in hopes to help both coaches and imports when making a decision on joining an organization.


BIALYSTOK LOWLANDERS, POLAND

Photo: Grzegorz Chuczun
Jabari Harris, QB - Amazing organization. Everything in the contract has been fulfilled. Housing and accommodation is always grade A. Players are very helpful. Management is organized and always looking out to help the players in any way possible.

Atmosphere is more like a big family rather than a football team. City is average size but very pretty and has all the things you need to survive. Grade A facilities.


HELSINKI WOLVERINES, FINLAND


Stephen Stokes, RB - Going through transition, but the team I played for and coached for almost a decade never came up short on taking care of my personal needs. Even helped me when I was back in America.


FERRARA AQUILE, ITALY


Justin Mc Kenzie, Coach/QB - A very well run organization that takes care of their players. The pay was excellent and on time, housing, food, gym, all taken care off and easily accessible. Great atmosphere with a great tradition.

I played there my first year in Europe, back in 2003, and from that experience it has propelled me on to 14 years as an import. Additionally, even in my 10th year of playing in Europe, back in 2013, I went back to Ferrara to play against the Aquile with my own international travel team the Duo Sports Thundercats. The Aquile were excellent hosts with my ex teammates as the team President and many of the assistant coaches, it's a great atmosphere.


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