Flag co-ed kickoffs

Flag football goes into a new format tomorrow when the Butterfield Spring Co-Ed Flag Football League starts up.

A set of games will start off the league at the TE McField Field (at GT Primary School) from roughly 6pm to 9pm and will run every Tuesday after that.

The matches will see a five-a-side version of flag football with a minimum of two women being on the field at all times.

At this point in time it’s not clear how many teams have signed on.

However league organizer and Cayman Islands Flag Football Association Vice President Perry Levy said the league should be a success.

In Levy’s eyes the league will offer people a chance to socialize while staying active in a fun, stress-free activity.

The announcement of the league comes on the heels of a recent boom in flag football. This past year saw the introduction of a women’s division within the local league that was immensely popular and well-contested.

From there a youth league was announced and that kicked off last Saturday 28 February.

The launch event for that league was two Saturdays ago via a one-day free flag football camp for kids aged eight to 14. NFL star Martellus Bennett of the Dallas Cowboys came down to Cayman to highlight the camp and the issues of youth diabetes and HIV/AIDS awareness.

Levy was part of the festivities on the day. The Goldfield Hellcats wide receiver served as a footwork coach during the camp and stayed on to practice with the national flag football team as it trains for its Mexico trip.

As ‘Boywonder’ states the recent trend of events is a positive sign that flag football is making big steps to being a huge sport in Cayman.

There is still time to register for the co-ed league.

The team fee is CI$500 and includes registration fees, uniforms and field costs.

Anyone interested in entering a team should contact CIFFA Vice President Perry Levy at [email protected]

For more information, log on to www.flagfootball.ky.

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