On Saturday, September 21, the Abaco Youth Football Association (AYFA) held a pre-season scrimmage game, featuring the junior and senior flag football teams from Man-O-War and Marsh Harbour competing at Forest Heights Academy’s field.
In the junior team’s match the Marsh Harbour team, coached by Tim Roberts and Antonio Albury, won a decisive victory over the Man-O-War team, Coached by Rich Roberts, Tim Albury, Lucas Albury and Chris Albury.
Man-O-War’s senior team bested the Marsh Harbour team, coached by Chovez McBride and Jeffrey Rogers, in the second game of the afternoon.
A large group of family and friends came out to watch and support the children who enjoyed their first taste of competition, reward for all their many hours of practice.
Junior teams are made up of 6-11 year-olds while the senior team is made up of 12-16 year-olds. Boys and girls alike are welcome to play.
Marsh Harbour holds practice on Monday’s and Wednesday’s between 5pm and 7pm. Contact Rich Roberts for more information on flag football and practices in Man-O-War.
The league was started by Pastor and former assistant coach for the Cleveland Browns, Ron Archer in Green Turtle Cay with children from the community. After receiving an overwhelmingly positive response he decided to form a league and reach out to other communities to develop teams and eventually compete.