ABINGDON’S Tilsley Park will host an international American football fixture.

The GB Lions will take on Russia on October 19 as part of their IFAF European Championships qualifiers.

It is also home to Oxford Saints, who played a role in securing the game.

Steve Rains, operations director at the British American Football Association, said: “We are very grateful to Chris Warren from the Saints who gave us the lead on this venue a couple of weeks ago.”

“Tilsley Park are very keen to be a destination for high profile American Football events and it’s a perfect location for this game.

“We hope this is the start of a great future relationship between BAFA and the venue.”