The Flag-Football season resumed on September 27 with six games hosted by last year’s champions, the Green Turtle Cay Falcons. They were competing against the Man O War Makos whom they defeated in all three age categories.
The Falcons won the first game in the 6 to 9 age group by 39 -18; they defeated the 10 to13 years old players in the second game with a 41-6 victory; it was another easy victory in the third game played by teenagers aged 14 to 17, that they won 25- 0.
Games resumed after a few minutes water break for a second round in the same age categories with the Falcons maintaining their winning streak; they won the fourth game 40-12; the fifth game 42-6 and the last game 34-26 in spite of a determined effort by the Makos.
Boys and girls played in the same team, with more boys than girls.
The event took place on the softball field in New Plymouth, starting late morning at approximately 11:00 am. It was a family event with many parents attending to watch their children play including parents and coaches for the Man O War team.
A tent had been set to shelter food and drinks that had been prepared by parents to support a church group involved with children’s activities.
The league President and coach of the Marsh Harbour Wild Hawgs, Timothy Roberts, was present acting as one of the referees, among them other volunteers such as Head Referee Jamal Curtis, Lucas Albury from Man O War and Robert Miller from GTC.
A nurse was on hand during the five hour event, watching the players carefully; it was a hot day and the 40 minute games demanded a lot of stamina for the players and the referees who took advantage of the five minute breaks between halves to re-hydrate themselves.
All the players really gave their best efforts to help their team win, but some tried even harder, such as James McIntosh with the Falcons and Timothy Sweeting and Tammy Watkins with the Makos.
The league includes four participants this year: the Green Turtle Cay Falcons, the Man O War Makos, the Marsh Harbour Wild Hawgs and the Hope Town Bullsharks.
Besides Timothy Roberts, the senior Hawgs are also coached by Kevin Pinder; Stephan Johnson and Duran Lowe take care of the juniors and Antonio Albury and Liz Eldon train the Pewees; Rich Roberts and Tim Albury are coaches for the Makos.
Coaching the Falcons are Thomas and Michael Sawyer as well as Jason Bethel and Christopher Roberts.
Jordan King is the Head Coach for the Hope Town team.