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FLAG (Friends, Lesbians, and Gays) Flag Football is Boston’s premiere flag football league for the LGBTQ community and one of the largest gay sports leagues in Boston. Founded in 1998, we are a recreational football club playing on Saturday mornings in the spring and fall. All skill levels are encouraged to participate, and we are committed to providing a comfortable and enjoyable setting for those who want to play football and foster community. Since inception, we have grown from just 20 players in our first year to 24 teams of 14 players in the fall of 2019. Here are some great ways to get involved with our league:
- Sign up for regular email updates from the league.
- Find out about volunteering opportunities.
- Learn more about our annual scholarship!
- Check out our Flickr page!
- Stay current on what we’re up to! Visit our FLAG Flag Football Calendar.
Read more about us and playing flag football with our organization.
News + Events
Snow Bowl + Super Bowl Sunday Fun Day!
Get your day started at Snow Bowl! Join us on Sunday, February 2nd for our 18th Snow Bowl! Games will start at 10:00 AM and we are hoping to field at least four teams, in a pick-up game format. Bring your friends — the games are open to everyone and are a great opportunity for anyone new to check out the league! After the games, head down to Blarney Stone to warm up with food and drinks.
Then… Sunday Fun Day continues, with a FLAG Flag Football Super Bowl Party at Blend! Doors open at 5 PM and the big game kicks off at 6:30. We’ll have games, some food, shot boys, cornhole, Super Bowl Squares available… and a surprise, guest host for the evening. This event will be a fundraiser for Gay Bowl XX Tournament Teams as they start their fundraising to play in Hawaii this coming October.
More details to come for both events, but RSVP above and save the date of Sunday, February 2nd — hope to see you at both events!
2019 Fall Season-End Survey
Have your voice heard! It has been a few weeks since we released our season-end survey and we want to collect as many responses as possible. As part of the survey, we ask your opinion about if you would be willing to move game days to Sundays — playing on better quality fields, experiencing shorter breaks between games, etc. Time is running out to let us know your opinion!
Your responses to this survey will help guide the decisions we make moving into next season and beyond, so your thoughtful feedback matters. Thanks in advance and hurry…you have until December 30th to respond!
2019 Fall Captain and Referee Appreciation, and Your 2020 Board in Action
Your 2019 Fall Captains and Referees celebrated the season last week at Blarney Stone at our Annual Appreciation Event — reminiscing, laughing and possibly with occasional trash talk. Congratulations again to Billy Carr, Tim Walsh, and all the White Claws on their 2019 SuperFabulous Championship! And to everyone who played, thank you again for a great season and we are looking forward to the Spring Season.
Also, while the captains and referees began their evening, your 2020 Board was holding the first, official meeting of the term in the event room at Blarney. Topics discussed included position assignments and responsibilities, transition from 2019, the upcoming retreat for board members in late January, etc. We are excited to continue our planning for 2020 and for future announcements to come!
2020 Tournament Team Sign-Ups and Fundraising
We know it seems early, but with the unique circumstance of Gay Bowl XX being played in Hawaii this coming October 8-11th, we are not wasting any time getting organized! It’s still to be determined how many teams will be heading to Honolulu, but once sign-ups are complete, we will have a better idea of how many teams likely will be formed. Once those rosters are more defined, the league will work with tournament team captains and their teams to help support their fundraising efforts. The league will not be using league funds to directly pay for players to attend Gay Bowl XX, but the league will assist and support those teams in their fundraising efforts.
Players interested in being a travel team captain will need to submit an application. Additionally, players will have the ability to nominate Boston captains for Gay Bowl XX teams.
- If you are interested in being considered for a 2020 Gay Bowl XX Tournament Team, please sign up by clicking HERE.
- If you are interested in being a captain, or nominating someone as a captain, for Gay Bowl XX, please CLICK HERE.
We’re looking to build off of our amazing showing in New York City this past October!