The Guernsey Flag American Football League continues to build on previous years’ success
and has returned for another season, with support from Trust Corporation International.
American Flag Football caters to all levels and abilities as it is a non-contact version of
American Football, played in a 5-a-side format over two 20-minute halves.
The organisation has existed for five years, after growing interest in the sport saw it
evolve from a casual league to an official organisation with multiple teams, a committee
and a full set of fixtures over the summer months.
Trust Corporation International’s support means that open training sessions can continue
to take place at North Field in St Sampson’s and the committee can stage other events
such as a Super Bowl party and a summer beach tournament.
Matt Jackson, Chair of Guernsey Flag American Football, said: “Flag American Football is a
growing sport so we want it to be as cheap as possible for members and newcomers; the
sponsorship from Trust Corporation International has helped us to do this so we’re grateful
to them for their support.
“The league expanded from four to six teams last year and we want it to keep getting
bigger. Ultimately our long-term aim is to introduce a mixed or business league to make
the sport even more inclusive”
The committee also acknowledge the importance of social media, so pictures are taken
every week to upload to their various platforms in order to continue the development of
the American Flag Football league.
Ken Wrigley, director at Trust Corporation International, said: “We recognise the
importance of having an active healthy lifestyle and, in particular, Flag American Football
resonated with our efforts to promote Guernsey in the U.S. We are delighted that that our
sponsorship has played a small part in helping the sport to grow in Guernsey and we look
forward to further developments in future. We encourage anyone who wants to try a new
sport to go along to a session for a try out.”
The league season started on 13 May and runs through to early September, currently the
membership cost for a season is £40.