Friday Girls League
Women’s Champions League The Friday Girls League Night Lights event is not limited to the varsity Football teams of regional high schools in western areas. Pre-teen females, ages 10, 11, and 12, are now playing in front of an audience at Wellington’s Village Park on Pearson Road, where competitive flag football games are held on Friday evenings.
All of this is part of the Western Communities Football League’s schedule. (WCFL) initiative to encourage more local ladies to participate in flag football, which is a varsity sport in high schools throughout Florida.
The WCFL has a co-ed division for children 5 to 16 on Saturdays in addition to the girls-only league, which includes four teams. There are 60 teams in the coed division. Those games, which number in the hundreds, begin at 9 a.m. and go until late in the day on Saturdays. Five fields at Village Park are being used for these co-ed events. On Saturdays, the females who play on Friday evenings are allowed to compete in the co-ed division.
The Friday night females division is in its first year. The category features ten teams, each with ten players. The season began in late March and will end on May 21 with the WCFL’s Super Bowl games. FSU, Florida, Miami, and UCF are the names of the four major football-playing institutions in Florida that have girls-only flag football teams.
The WCFL collaborated with Wellington schools to distribute fliers to children. In order to boost registrations, according to WCFL President Marc Basis. The concept succeeded, and now people are playing games.
“The goal and objective of the WCFL are to encourage ladies to participate in competitive flag football,” Basis explained. “So far, the girls are having a good time, and the games are intense.” Every part of the programme is led and supported by volunteers.”
On February 26, a combine was organised in order to evenly divide the Friday Girls league’s most highly talented players.
“We have the athletes do the 40-yard sprint, catch a pass, and execute an agility exercise as they do in the NFL so coaches can evaluate them for the draught,” Basis added.
Local high school kids are earning service hours, which they need for graduation. By staffing the concession stands and scoreboards, according to Basis.
The teams practise once a week and play on weekends, according to WCFL Treasurer Josh Zillmer. Each club plays nine games during the regular season, followed by playoffs. Two 20-minute halves are played in each flag football game.
“This is a fantastic community initiative,” Zillmer said, “and it’s being back up by local companies. Who benefits from on-site publicity at Village Park’s fields and on the WCFL’s website.” Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Dick’s Sporting Goods are two of our major supporters.
Mr Official will provide the referees for the games. The Florida High School Athletic Association has authorised several of the game officials as well.
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www.wcflfootball.com has more information on the Western Communities Football League. The league also conducts its long-running tackle football and cheerleading programmes, which are presently accepting registrations for the autumn season.