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National Football League Hosts 12 International Youth Flag Football Teams at 2024 Pro Bowl Games

The NFL announced it will host the International NFL Flag Championships during the 2024 Pro Bowl Games in Orlando from Feb. 2 to Feb. 3.

Young athletes from 12 countries will travel to the U.S. to compete in a multi-day flag football tournament to showcase their skills and connect with peers from around the world.

Flag football is one of the fastest-growing sports globally with women and girls leading some of the largest growth and increased participation.

The expansion of the International NFL Flag Championships follows flag football's recent inclusion in the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games, driven by the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) and supported by the league.

“Following a truly historic year when flag football was confirmed for LA 2028, the 2024 Pro Bowl Games here in Orlando, Florida will be another amazing showcase for this growing sport. For IFAF, this is a great opportunity to demonstrate again to millions of fans and the wider Olympic and sports communities the excitement and dynamism of flag as the global development of the sport continues to accelerate at pace," said Pierre Trochet, president, IFAF. “In particular, we are thrilled to see the expanded International NFL Flag Championships. With young girls and boys from 12 nations competing, we're proud of the inclusivity and diversity of flag, and its power to engage new, youthful audiences."

The International NFL Flag Championship will feature 11 under-12 international teams of boys and girls from Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Ghana, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and the U.K.

This year, team Canada will get the chance to compete in the National NFL Flag Championship against U.S. flag football teams following last season’s win of the 2023 NFL Flag International Division.

All 12 teams traveling to the U.S. were crowned champions of their home countries' NFL Flag national tournaments. NFL Flag is the official flag football program of the NFL working to bring the non-contact version of American football, played by both boys and girls, worldwide.​

The 2024 Pro Bowl Games will spotlight flag football and feature a mix of live and taped skills competitions throughout the weekend. The culminating flag football game featuring the league's best players will take place on Sunday, Feb. 4, with all international flag football teams in attendance to see AFC and NFC stars play the sport firsthand.

Following is the full list of teams competing in the International NFL Flag Championship:





Varsity College

Gold Coast, Queensland


Kingsway Academy 



Sorocaba Braves Academy

Sorocaba, São Paulo

Canada (vs U.S. teams)

Bomb Squad

Regina, Saskatchewan


Shanghai Wolves




Le Mans


Realschule Taufkirchen



Nima 2



Nojima Sagamihara Rise



Bulls Hemingway School

Coahuila, Saltillo

New Zealand

Bader Intermediate

Auckland, NZ


Lings Primary School


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