About Us


FLAG (Friends, Lesbians, and Gays) Flag Football is a Boston-based recreational football club. We play in the fall and spring on Saturday mornings, and all skill levels are encouraged to participate.
We are committed to providing a comfortable and enjoyable setting for those who want to play flag football. Read more about us and playing flag football with our organization.
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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events



Saturday, August 2nd | Ogunquit, ME

Bring your friends for
a weekend or a day trip up
to Ogunquit Maine for
some fun football in the sand. 


Beach Bowl

Date: Saturday, August 2nd
Location: Ogunquit Beach — Take a left at the entrance and walk down about 1/4 of a mile
Time: 10AM-2PM


Don’t forget your sunscreen and sneakers (the sand might hurt after a while). You provide the skin, we’ll provide the jerseys!


Beach Bowl Tea Dance at Mainstreet Ogunquit

Date: Saturday, August 2nd
Location: 195 Main Street Ogunquit, ME 09307

Time: 3PM-8PM
Serving some grilled cuisine — come enjoy yourself at Tea Dance after the games on Saturday. We will be selling raffle tickets for some amazing prizes like:
  • a free massage at Etant in the South End
  • 1 month trial membership at BSC-Watertown
  • a $100 Amex giftcard
  • sneakers autographed by Doug Flutie


Sinner’s Ball is also happening this same weekend, so if you’re looking to stay the night, please check out The Betty Dune and The Admirals Inn Resort!

Please reach out to Michael Clinton with any questions!


Travel Team Clinic Days

Sunday, August 10th and Sunday, August 24th


Would you like to represent Boston at this year’s National Gay Bowl in Philadelphia?! Thanks to Planet Fitness, Boston will be sending 2 teams — The Boston Hancocks & The Boston Bulldogs — to compete and everyone in our league is welcome to participate! Buses will depart the afternoon of Thur, 10/9 and return on Monday afternoon 10/13 (Columbus Day.) Games take place beginning Friday morning through late Sunday afternoon.

We will be holding open clinics to place players on either the Hancocks or Bulldogs based on their skill and position and playing time preferences this coming August. In order to be placed on a team, all players MUST ATTEND at least one clinic but are encouraged to attend both. The clinic dates are Sunday, August 10th and Sunday, August 24th in the early afternoon — specific time and location will be announced at the beginning of August. Please mark your calendars. If you plan on attending and would like more information, please email Danny Tyrrell at tyrrell.daniel@gmail.com.



Calling All Captains!


Do you have a strong desire step up and to lead others? Influence your 2014 team’s success even more than in previous years? Why not be a captain? Yes, the Fall 2014 season is less than two months away and it’s time to recruit strong team captains.

If you have an interest in being a captain for the 2014 Fall season, please contact Dan Nadeau, Director of Captains by end of day, Sunday, July 20th. Please include a short blurb describing why you would make a great captain.

Once names have been submitted, the board will select new captains based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated ability to represent and promote FLAG Flag Football in a positive manner at all times;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well with others both on and off the field;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead by example including but not limited to good sportsmanship, character and the ability to place league values of inclusion, interleague community, participation and fairness above winning;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to promote and attend a majority of league sponsored events;
  • Familiarity with league rules and a general understanding of the game of football;
  • The ability to attend the vast majority of league scheduled games;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage conflicts (that invariably arise) consistent with league values, in an equitable and expedient manner;
  • Demonstrated ability to behave professionally and responsibly despite personal feelings of frustration and/or anger;
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire, motivate and raise team morale;
  • Desire to promote and participate in league fundraising and community events; and
  • Desire to coordinate team social events throughout the season.

You do NOT need to be an “expert”. Football is a team sport! If you have any questions about the qualifications, or if you are wondering if being a captain is right for you, don’t hesitate to email Dan.

Remember, submissions are due Sunday, July 20th.


The Whitey Bulges win the 2014 Rosie Bowl

In one of the closest and most exciting games in FLAG Flag history, the Whitey Bulges beat the Kerry Washington Appletinis. Congratulations to all the players who participated this season.



2014 FLAG Flag Football Scholarship Recipient

The FLAG Flag Football League is very proud to present our second-annual scholarship to Elizabeth Foley. A senior at Quincy High School, Elizabeth has accumulated a long list of academic honors, achievements, and extra-curricular activities. A member of the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Massachusetts State History Bowl team, Relay for Life high school team co-captain, Boston Youth Environmental Network Youth Environmental Leadership Team Member, and Rotary Youth Leadership Award recipient, Elizabeth has a distinguished high school career and a strong commitment to her community. Her commitment to service is evident by her many volunteer hours for the American Cancer Society, Quincy Youth Soccer TOPS program and the Summer Camp Program at the YMCA.

Elizabeth is the epitome of what this scholarship recipient should be. As an openly LGBT student athlete, voted by her peers to captain both her high school soccer and softball teams, Elizabeth is a role model and leader who has made sports safer for and more inclusive of LGBTQ student athletes. She has been there for friends and teammates who have struggles with their own identities, and she has helped homophobic friends and classmates realize that the stereotypes they’ve held and ignorant comments they’ve made about the LBGTQ community are anything but true. As Elizabeth wrote, “We must stand for acceptance and appreciation of the differences of others. We must take pride in being ourselves. In doing so, we’ll move towards a bright and fearless future where everyone can compete with pride in their hearts. That future is one that I will do anything in my power to strive towards for as long as I am a coach, as long as I am an athlete, and for as long as I am a human being.” In college, Elizabeth plans to major in Secondary Education and English so that she can become a high school English teacher. How fortunate her future students will be! The FLAG Flag Football League is honored to present this scholarship to such a deserving young woman.


The “Old Timers” continue their reign as Snow Bowl champions  

Thank you to all the players and spectators who came out on Saturday, February 2 for the battle between our league’s old- timers (35 and older) and whippersnappers. For the first time in Snow Bowl history, the younger players were represented in the final match. While the game was close, the older team prevailed and continue their reign for a third year.

Pictured above: (front) Kevin St. Gelais, Chris Thoms, John Taggart, Gary Cormier, Dave Hamilton; (back) Joe Coleburn, Marc Davino, Bob Quist, Scott Kesterson, Billy Lovely

2013 Year End Party and Video!

Thanks to everyone who came to our Year End Party and special thanks to Michael Clinton for all his hard work in putting it together. We’re sad to see the season end but we’re so glad you all enjoyed yourselves so much.

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Every year our league produces an awesome year-end video. This year, we thought we’d go back to our roots with the help of Mr. Chris Swank. A link to the Britney Spears section can be found here. Show your friends! WORK!