Kane previously signed for Braunschweig based NewYorker Lions in 2022.

Stirling athlete set for next big test in Canada

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American Footballer Daniel Kane is set to take the next step in his career as he heads out to Canada in April.

Kane is signing for junior college side Okanagan Sun, who are the reigning national champions having won their third Canadian Bowl in 2022.   

The former Clansmen has already played professionally in Europe, after spending much of last year in Germany with the NewYorker Lions, the most successful GFL side in history.

Kane in action for the Stirling Clansmen in 2022. Image Credit: Stirling Clansmen

However, his season in Germany was cut short after an injury to his shoulder which required surgery.

But despite this setback, it has not halted Kane’s upward trajectory. He said: “The injury was a hard reality at the time but I’ve just focussed on being back where I need to be, I’ll be even better than before by the time I’m back.

“Going to Germany was an amazing experience and it allowed me to really develop as a player.

“It was special to play in front of crowds of over seven-thousand people, and I can’t thank NewYorker enough for the opportunity they gave me.”

The 21-year-old, originally from Inverness, can’t wait to test himself the other side of the Atlantic. He said: “It’s the next step in my journey, I can’t wait to get out there and play again, I still have a lot to prove to myself and I’m really excited to do that.”

“Going to Canada will be brilliant challenge for me and I’m really looking forward to the experience.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time at Stirling but now is the right time to take the next step in my career.”

Featured Image Credit: NewYorker Lions

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