Flag Football

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Fast, furious and fun - that is Flag football.

Flag is the fastest growing format of the game in Great Britain, encompassing schools, colleges, universities and in the community.

Flag is the non-contact sport of American football where tackles are made by pulling off a flag which is worn by all players.

The game retains the same principles as the contact game with offensive teams having four attempts (downs) to reach a certain point on the field with the defensive team seeking to halt their progress.

If a team succeeds in reaching the endzone they score 6 points and have the option to add a further 1 or 2 points with an extra play. 1 extra point sees the play start 5 yards from the endzone, 2 extra points sees the play start 12 yards from the endzone.

An overview of the game of Flag Football can be found here.

Photo c/o R Dawes