Bermuda Flag Football League (BFFL) announced the start of their winter season league, which is due to begin on September 30th.
BFFL started in 2010 and since then has formed into a co-ed league with regular league games taking place on Sunday mornings in Warwick.
BFFL President Shane Burrows said, “The past few years we have focused on rebuilding the league to make it more inclusive and more competitive.
“Last year we introduced a draft format where players were drafted to a team. It was also our biggest year with four teams competing for the title and this year will be even bigger and more competitive as we will have 6 teams vying for the top spot.”
In 2015 BFFL became an affiliate member of the United States Flag and Touch Football League [USFTL], and since becoming a member of USFTL there has been a focus of growing the sport in Bermuda.
Burrows said, “We found that people are interested in playing American football but are sometimes put off by the contact element of the game. We also wanted to be able to welcome and encourage people of all ages to come and take part in the sport and I believe that flag football offers this.”
“Whilst we are focused on growing in Bermuda we are also focused on developing the natural talent in the league and putting together a team to represent BFFL on the international stage at a tournament taking place in Tampa in January 2019. I believe we have the talent here in Bermuda to be very competitive at the tournament.”
If you would like to find out more about sponsorship opportunities, entering a team into the league or joining one of the teams please send your contact details to BermudaFlagFootball@gmail.com.