Flag football leagues kick off season Saturday

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At Eric Johnston Field in Summerside

SUMMERSIDE – Football P.E.I. is about to kick off its first season of under-12 and under-10 flag leagues here on Saturday.

This will be the first time that Football P.E.I. will have flag football divisions and champions in a league structure for these age groups. Teams from Souris, Stratford, Cornwall, Charlottetown and Summerside will take part.

“The growth of the game needs more youth playing across the province,” said Football P.E.I. president Shaun Matheson. “We feel these flag football leagues will create more kids playing younger, and feed our bantam to varsity tackle leagues in each football community.”

Football P.E.I. flag football chair Darren Murray says the emphasis of the flag leagues will be on fun and skill.

Murray is also chairing the flag football nationals on P.E.I. in July.

Football P.E.I. will look to grow the game in other communities as well, and are in conversations with other areas on P.E.I. to start similar age group teams up.

The flag football leagues will run on Sundays except for the first games on Saturday, and each home community will have their week to host the games and promote the sport.

“The growth of the game needs more youth playing across the province. We feel these flag football leagues will create more kids playing younger, and feed our bantam to varsity tackle leagues in each football community.” Football P.E.I. president Shaun Matheson

For more information on flag football teams, please contact the office at 368-4262, or email gflood@sportpei.pe.ca.

When They Play

Saturday’s flag football schedule at Eric Johnston Field:

Field 1

Under-10

5:10 p.m. – Souris vs. Stratford One.

5:50 p.m. – Stratford Two vs. Charlottetown.

6:30 p.m. – Souris vs. Stratford Two.

7:10 p.m. – Charlottetown vs. Stratford One.

Field 2

Under-12

5:10 p.m. – Summerside vs. Charlottetown.

5:50 p.m. – Summerside vs. Stratford One.

6:30 p.m. – Souris vs. Stratford One.

7:10 p.m. – Summerside vs. Cornwall.

Field 3

Under-12

5:10 p.m. – Cornwall vs. Souris.

5:50 p.m. – Stratford Two vs. Cornwall.

6:30 p.m. – Stratford Two vs. Charlottetown.

7:10 p.m. – Charlottetown vs. Souris.

Geographic location: Summerside, Charlottetown

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