Ladies’s flag soccer has subsequent.
The NFL, in a joint effort with the Nationwide Junior Faculty Athletic Affiliation and Reigning Champs Experiences, introduced Thursday that ladies’s flag soccer is an rising sport. The partnership features a $150,000 grant from the NFL that will likely be distributed amongst 15 NJCAA member schools planning to take part within the sport over the subsequent two years.
“The enlargement of ladies’s flag soccer as a varsity sport on the two-year faculty stage is yet one more historic achievement for ladies’s collegiate sports activities,” NFL govt vice chairman of soccer operations Troy Vincent stated. “We’re excited to companion with the NJCAA in offering the chance for feminine pupil athletes to expertise the great values, life advantages, and competitors that comes with enjoying soccer.”
Competitors is ready to start within the spring of 2022, with NJCAA members having the chance to compete in opposition to different members. RCX, the official working companion of NFL FLAG, will support the NJCAA in creating a framework of the game inside the girls’s flag business and handle invitational occasions. Full sport standing and a nationwide championship will come about with the rise of taking part faculties.
“For thus many younger ladies in flag soccer, the concept of enjoying the sport they love in faculty has appeared like an unattainable dream,” Izell Reese, govt director of NFL FLAG and basic supervisor of RCX, stated. “RCX and NFL FLAG have been working arduous to make that dream a actuality and we’re proud to work with the NJCAA to assist create a viable path for feminine athletes to doubtlessly earn a scholarship to finish on the collegiate stage and earn a level.”