March 2019 – Toronto Flag Football League
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TFFL Spotlight: Girls Division

Hi! I’m Casey, one of Toronto Flag Football’s Girls League Convenors. In honour of International Women’s Day, I decided to put a spotlight on our Girls League and show off what this division has to offer.

In the grand scheme of things, football is new territory for girls. For a while, the only stories you heard about girls in football was the odd U.S. high school student who would play on her school’s team.

That was not nearly enough. There is an appetite for football amongst girls and for a long time, there was nothing to curb our hunger.

Girl turns the corner and is going to score a touchdown!
Toronto Flag Football’s Girls Division provides exciting flag football for girls from ages 9-16.

TFFL started its Girls Division in Spring 2016 with 17 dedicated players excited to play the sport they love, and dedicate to push the boundaries about who is supposed to play football.

Since that first season, our girls league has flourish, growing exponentially year-over-year. Starting this Spring, we are excited for our Girls Division to expand to a two-hour schedule; consistent with the schedules of our co-ed youth and adult leagues.

We are passionate about growing our girls league and promoting a healthy lifestyle amongst girls across the city. Studies have shown that more than 40% of girls in Canada don’t play organized sports, and only 8% meet Canada’s physical activity guidelines. We want to empower girls to choose an active lifestyle through the sport they love, and one that can teach them both sport-specific and interpersonal skills that culminate in lifelong success.

Each week at the field, it is undeniable how passionate our girls are about the sport. Whether it is making a diving catch for a touchdown, gaining the confidence to call their own plays in the huddle, or building lasting friendships on the field that flourish off of it, the growth in our players over the course of the season is clearly visible. Oh…and they have a fantastic time playing, too!

girls cheering after a big victory.
TFFL builds friendship, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

We know that there is still room to grow and we are only getting started.

And we can’t wait.

— Casey Rosen, Girls League Convenor

To Register For Our Girls Division, Click Here!

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Introducing...TFFL North - JCC Division!

The Toronto Flag Football League and JCC Chai Sports have partnered together to offer a new program for the Spring 2019 Season.

Games will be played on Tuesday nights from May 7 – June 23, 2019 at Woodvalley Sports Field (9600 Bathurst St.)

In our new TFFL North – JCC Division, you can expect the same great flag football fun that you have always had through the TFFL at a new location in Thornhill. So register now, as registration for all of our programs closes on March 31.

If you have any questions about this new program, don’t hesitate to reach out by phone (416-366-8335) or email us.

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Toronto Flag Football Announces New Partnership with the Toronto Argonauts

We are excited to share the announcement of a development-focused partnership with the Toronto Argonauts, as part of the club’s commitment to growing amateur football in Toronto.

We were building to it for a while with a website update, logo change, and a few other hints along the way.

This is an excellent initiative that encourages kids to get on the field and experience the great game of football.
Randy Ambrosie, Canadian Football Commissioner, on our exciting new partnership!

What does this mean for the TFFL experience?

It is now, as it was before: All about our dedicated players.

Aside from a cool new logo and colour scheme inspired by our new partners, our new partnership will have a positive impact on the overall TFFL experience, bringing the best that flag football has to offer to the Greater Toronto Area. Starting in Spring 2019, our players will get:

  • Brand new Argonauts-branded jerseys.
  • Regular Argos player and alumni appearances at the field.
  • Football clinics for participants to learn on-field skills.
  • Clinics for coaches in alignment with Huddle Up, the Argonauts’ signature anti-bullying program.

We’re so excited to work with the Argonauts to help us provide an amazing experience for all of our players, both returning and new faces, and get footballs (and flags) in kids hands.

Click here to read the full press release!

And click here to register for Spring 2019 today!

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We Started A Blog.

Hello and welcome to the brand new Toronto Flag Football League Blog!

When our league was founded in 2002, we ran a GeoCities website with poor flash animation and standings that were updated by hand.

We had no intentions of starting a blog. And why would we?

At that time, we got all our sports news from the newspaper and the weeks-old Sports Illustrated magazines that we kept in the bathroom.

Girl is about to score a touchdown on a running play.
She’s going to score a touchdown – and then she’s going to read the blog.

Flash Forward 17 Years.

Toronto Flag Football League is proudly the #1 Flag Football Experience in the GTA, offering leagues for players of all ages, sizes, skill-levels and genders.

We have incredible uniforms for our players, great giveaways, stats that are updated in real-time, and so much more. But we don’t have a blog.

That All Changes Today.

Going forward on our blog, you can expect:

Whether it is on the field, on social media, this blog, or at community events, we can’t wait to bring you the best flag football experience that this city has to offer.

And we’re just getting started.

Andrew, Jacob, Ryan and Max
The Toronto Flag Football League