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April 8, 2019 - Arena Football League (AFL) - Washington Valor News Release


Valor open training camp for the 2019 season

Valor training camp, presented by Athletic Performance Inc. (API), opened Saturday, April 6, as the team begins preparation for the 2019 season. The Valor's 35-man training camp roster features both returning contributors, like ArenaBowl XXXI MVP Arvell Nelson and starting linebacker Jimmy Gordon, and new faces, like veteran defensive back Trey Wolfe and rookie wideout Dezmon Epps. Read what head coach Benji McDowell and a number of players had to say about camp, the offseason and goals for the season HERE.

Valor QB Arvell Nelson how it feels to be back at camp

"It feels great to be back in camp. I've been itching since the ArenaBowl last season. For five or six months, guys have been thirsty to get back out here. It feels great. Guys were flying around today. It's a good sign that the boys came in here in shape and ready to work."

Washington Valor training camp
Washington Valor training camp
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Valor DB Fredrick Obi on his goals for training camp

"The focus is just to get better every day. If we can string together days where everybody gets just a little bit better, by the end of it, we just keep going up. By game number one, we're clicking on all cylinders."

AFL unveils new uniform sets for all six franchises

The AFL officially unveiled new uniforms for their 2019 season during a press conference at the Capital One Arena in Washington D.C. For the custom design and production of the new uniforms, the AFL partnered with Phenom Elite, an up-and-coming manufacturer of high-quality uniforms and apparel.

How the Valor roster was built

Washington opened training camp with 35 players, signed over the course of the last month, including returning faces, All-Arena talent and high-potential rookies on both sides of the ball. Here is a recap of how the roster was built:

Nelson Highlights 10 Valor Signings to Open Free Agency

Valor Sign All-Arena Defensive Back Marrio Norman

Jackson, Dunmore Return as Valor Continue Roster Additions

Reese, Clarke Among Seven to Join Valor Training Camp Roster

Valor Add Defensive Depth with Five Signings

Valor single-game tickets on sale now

Single game tickets for the 2019 Washington Valor regular season, presented by Capital One, are on sale now. Fans looking to purchase single game tickets may visit the team website or call 202-661-5005. The Valor will play six regular season home games, all at Capital One Arena, including the team's home opener on Saturday, May 11 at 7 p.m. against the Atlantic City Blackjacks and the regular season finale on Saturday, July 20 at 3:30 p.m. against the Columbus Destroyers.


Season Opener: at Baltimore Brigade (April 26 at 7 p.m. at Royal Farms Arena)

Home Opener: vs. Atlantic City Blackjacks (May 11 at 7 p.m. at Capital One Arena)


Media interested in covering the Valor this season must request credentials by emailing at least 24 hours prior to the start of the game or practice.


Full season ticket memberships are currently on sale for the 2019 season and start as low as $15 per game. For additional information about joining the Gridiron 365 full season ticket membership club, as well as other group and all-inclusive ticket packages, please call the Valor Ticket Sales office at 202-661-5005 or e-mail

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