DUNFERMLINE war veteran and Invictus Games star JJ Chalmers joined NFL team the Jacksonville Jaguars for a private training session ahead of the team’s game at Wembley Stadium on Remembrance Sunday.

The Jaguars will be playing the Dallas Cowboys at Wembley and have a special relationship with the UK having agreed to play one home game a season here since 2013.

With the importance of this year’s date not lost on the team, the Jaguars players and cheerleaders have shown their support for the Poppy Appeal by visiting a Royal British Legion pop-in centre for ex-serviceman, paying their respects at the Cenotaph and selling poppies by the Tower of London.

After hearing about this year’s inaugural Invictus Games, which saw injured servicemen compete across a range of sports, the Jaguars invited some of the competitors to meet the team.

The Invictus competitors were able to watch the Jaguars players take part in a team training session before giving them the chance to get involved themselves.

Jaguars player Johnathan Cyprien said, “We have a massive amount of respect for those brave enough to serve in the Armed Forces. "Our team has been supporting the UK Poppy Appeal with the Royal British Legion and, as we’d heard about the Invictus Games, we were keen to meet some of the competitors who took part. It was great to have them down to our training base and give them a taste of American Football.” JJ attended with four other Invictus Games athletes and watched the full Jaguars training session. They were then introduced to head coach Gus Bradley and the team before players Ryan Davis and Henry Josey gave them an introduction on how to play the game.

He added, “The Jacksonville Jaguars were incredibly welcoming to us and it was a real pleasure to come and speak with the coach and the players.

“I can’t say I was a massive American Football fan before but it was really interesting to see how they train and prepare and I’m totally backing them now to win their game on Sunday at Wembley.

“The Poppy Appeal is so important to me and it is just fantastic that a team like the Jaguars is coming to the UK and getting involved as well to play their part.” For more information on the Jacksonville Jaguars visit www.jaguars.com/uk , www.facebook.com/jaguarsuk and Twitter @JaguarsUK #BeJaguars To support the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal visit www.britishlegion.org.uk