The Western Communities Football League is launching an all-girls flag football league.
Girls flag football is growing across the nation, and WCFL is adding girls flag football for the first time this season. Even the NFL and Nike are partnering to help push girls flag football. The season officially kicks off with the first practices on March 8. The combine will be on Feb. 27. The all-girls league will have two divisions, ages 12-13 and ages 14-17. Registration is open now.
“The community asked for this, and we responded,” WCFL President KC Jones said. “We are excited to add the all-girls flag football league to our longstanding football league here in Wellington. Every year, we have more girls sign up for our co-ed flag football, and now there is demand for an all-girls league.
Girls will still be able to sign up for the co-ed league, but now they will also have the opportunity to play in an all-girls league.
The league plays football at Wellington’s Village Park at 11700 Pierson Road. The league has been the provider of recreational youth football for the village for more than 25 years. In addition to the new all-girls flag football league, WCFL operates a co-ed flag football league for ages 5 to 16. In the fall, the WCFL also operates its youth tackle football league.
“Flag football is a great way for the kids to get outside and get some exercise,” WCFL Vice President Marc Basis said. “We believe football helps our youth learn discipline, teamwork, integrity and much more. Our coaches will have practices once a week, and most games are on Saturday. During this uncertain time of COVID-19, WCFL follows Village of Wellington and youth sports protocols for the safety of everyone involved. WCFL takes safety seriously and does all it can do to make our league as safe as we can for players, coaches and parents.”
The WCFL is a nonprofit organization made up of volunteer board members dedicated to promoting and providing youth flag football and tackle football. The league is looking for coaches for all divisions, as well as volunteers to help operate the league on game days. Register for flag football and find the latest news and league information at www.wcflfootball.com. For more info., e-mail the league at firstname.lastname@example.org.