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Philadelphia Eagles Expanding Their Girls' High School Flag Football Initiative in Southeast PA And South Jersey

The Philadelphia Eagles celebrated the 38th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day by announcing the expansion of its girls’ flag football initiative, providing even more opportunities for girls to participate in sports.

Launched in the Spring of 2022, the Eagles Girls Flag League supported by Gatorade, The Bellwether District and Planet Fitness, began with 16 schools from the Philadelphia Public and Catholic Leagues. The goal was to make girls flag football an officially sanctioned sport in the state of Pennsylvania. Now entering its third season, the league has grown to 92 teams across Philadelphia and South Jersey. This year alone the Philadelphia league will expand from 38 teams to 65 and the South Jersey league will expand from 14 teams to 27. In total, there will be 2,300 participants spread out across six leagues in Philadelphia and South Jersey.  

As part of the team’s ongoing commitment to increase access to girls’ youth sports, the Eagles will also be distributing an additional 30,000 FLY:FWD sports bras to girls in need across the Philadelphia area. Last year, the team delivered its first batch of 30,000 sports bras to every girl in the Philadelphia School District.

Last August, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association designated girls flag football as an emerging sport in the state of Pennsylvania. This designation serves as the next step in the process of making girls flag football an officially sanctioned sport in Pennsylvania.

Below, listen to High School Football America’s Jeff Fisher talk with Dan Levy, the Eagles Manager of Youth Football and Community Relations, about the expansion of near future of the sport.


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