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Divas vs Panthers during a game from a previous season. the new season starts March 4.

Adult Flag Football League Season Starting in March

With the third season for adult Flag Football just weeks away the Abaco Flag Football League (AFFL) is poised and ready to build on the success and excitement of the previous years.

The season is slated to begin on March 4 with all teams playing games over the weekend. The regular season will run for thirteen weeks and will culminate with playoffs on June 2 and 3, and the championship games on June 10.

The AFFL are looking to expand the schedule to include some night games in order to provide an event for everyone to look forward to on weekends.

All teams that are expecting to participate must contact the board, submitting their team name and colors for approval. Team fees and rosters must be submitted by February 19 to play in the upcoming season. There will be no extensions given beyond this date.

The league decided to also consolidate the team and player fees that were separate previously into one fee. Each team will now submit a fee of $1000 which includes team fee, player fee, and insurance fee and will assist with referee fees and trophies/medals for championship games and live broadcast.

The league will have the Flag Football Championship Games broadcasted live on Cable Channel 12 again this year and they hope to make it a truly much anticipated event by including and highlighting local Abaco talent doing a “half-time” show.

To further strengthen the league’s organization and provide a fairer means of mediation of disciplinary issues the AFFL board was expanded to seven members and there will be a committee made up of a representative of each team in good standing. At the next election of board members – scheduled for late June early July – the new board will be elected by the committee of team representatives.

The league is also looking to have teams participate in tournaments nationally as well as host a tournament here inviting teams from across The Bahamas and from the United States. Details on those tournaments will be shared as they become available.

About Timothy Roberts

Timothy had his first venture into Journalism just months after graduating from Queen’s College in Nassau taking his first job with The Tribune in 1991 leaving in 1992 for other pursuits.

During his time in Nassau he diversified his experiences working as a warehouse manager, locksmith and computer technician before returning to Abaco, a place he has always considered home, in 1999.

He joined the staff of The Abaconian in 2001 doing graphic design and writing an opinion article called Generally Speaking and after a brief time away, returned to The Abaconian in 2010 as a reporter, graphic designer and computer technician.

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