By TENAJH SWEETING
THE Bahamas Youth Flag Football League (BYFFL) has released the schedule for the country’s first high school flag football tournament.
The youth flag football extravaganza is set to take place this Saturday at 9:30am until 4pm at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium.
This year’s first time youth flag football participants will include St John’s College, Kingsway Academy, St Augustine’s College and Queen’s College.
The schedule for Saturday’s flag football action will feature matchups divided into the under 14 and over 14 divisions.
Field one’s showdowns will see two teams from the Big Red Machine and two teams from the SJC Giants on display. The schedule is as follows for field one:
10:00am - KA vs SAC ‘A’
10:30am - SAC ‘A’ vs SJC ‘A’
11:30am - SJC ‘A’ vs SAC ‘B’
12:30pm - SAC ‘B’ vs SJC ‘B’
1:30pm - SJC ‘B’ vs KA
2:30pm - Seed 4 vs Seed 1
3:00pm - Seed 3 vs Seed 2
4:00pm - Championship Game
Games for field two are:
10:00am - SJC ‘A’ vs SJC ‘B’
10:30am - SAC ‘B’ vs KA
11:30am - SJC ‘B’ vs SAC ‘A’
12:30pm - KA vs SJC ‘A’
1:30pm - SAC ‘A’ vs SAC ‘B’
The games for the under 14 division are:
11:00am - QC vs KA
12:00pm - KA vs SAC
1:00pm - SAC vs QC
2:00pm - Seed 3 vs Seed 2
3:30pm - Championship Game
The BYFFL’s inaugural event is geared towards raising awareness for the flag football sport in schools across the nation.
Additionally, the proceeds earned from the event will be used to help purchase flag football equipment so that it can be integrated into the curriculum of the schools involved.
Mario Bowleg, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, is expected to be in attendance to give the opening remarks at Saturday’s tournament.
Athletes have been training since September of last year in preparation for this weekend’s high school matchups.
Fans and students of the respective schools can look forward to stiff competition on Saturday as athletes will look to put on a show at the country’s first youth high school flag football tournament.
With the day’s championship game scheduled for 3:30pm and 4pm, at the end of the tournament athletes will look to bring home the trophies for their schools in the under 14 and over 14 divisions.
Persons interested in being in the front row for the youth flag football faceoffs can purchase tickets at the cost of $3 at the TAR stadium on the day of the event.
The inaugural event is proudly being sponsored by Pedialyte, Bahamas Waste and Fidelity Bank (Bahamas).