Russell Wilson Announces Flag Football League in Partnership With NFL FLAG and Seattle Seahawks

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback and Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson has teamed up with NFL FLAG and the Seattle Seahawks to bring the newest official NFL FLAG league, Russell Wilson NFL FLAG Football, to the Seattle area.

Russell Wilson NFL FLAG Football will offer a one-of-a kind flag football experience for boys and girls ages 4-14, access to premier playing facilities, Seahawks and NFL gear and apparel, and exclusive training tips from Russell Wilson. All NFL FLAG participants are eligible to compete in NFL FLAG tournament series and are able to play for a chance to compete at the NFL FLAG Championships.

League locations in the Puget Sound area include Seattle, Renton, Kent, Bothell, Tacoma, and Bellevue, with more locations to be added throughout the year.

The spring season will run from May 1 or 2 through June 26 or 27 with league play hosted exclusively on Saturday or Sunday afternoons.

All games will follow NFL FLAG Return-to-Play Protocol, as well as federal, state, and local COVID-19 guidelines to help ensure the health and safety of athletes and staff. All events are subject to change, delays and/or cancellation depending upon recommended COVID-19 safety measures.

Registration is currently open until April 4, 2021. For more information, visit www.RussellWilsonNFLFLAG.com.

“I can’t wait to bring the official Russell Wilson NFL FLAG league to the Seattle area this year and provide a fun, inclusive environment for kids to learn and enjoy the game of flag,” said Wilson, who serves as Chairman of NFL FLAG. “Working with NFL FLAG and helping them lead the way around the world for youth to learn the game of football is one of the most exciting moments in my life. This incredible game will teach kids in Seattle and all over the world life lessons about working as a team and improve their athletic skills, all while providing an experience they will never forget! I’m looking forward to growing the game of flag football globally starting right here in Seattle!”

NFL FLAG’s convenient practice-before-game format allows athletes to learn new skills and implement them immediately after during league play.

With more than 1,600 locally operated leagues and over 500,000 youth athletes across all 50 states, NFL FLAG is a fun and accessible non-contact sport for youth ages 5-17, NFL FLAG is the only flag football league where players wear officially-licensed NFL gear.

“Russell has been an incredible ambassador for NFL FLAG and has already done so much to support league development and growth,” said NFL FLAG Executive Director and Reigning Champs Experiences (RCX) GM Izell Reese, “We’re excited to have him and the Seahawks bring NFL FLAG to the Seattle community and motivate and mentor young athletes who have a passion for flag.”

Flag football is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States, with regular participation of more than 3 million youth and adults each year.

For more information and the latest news about NFL FLAG operated by RCX, visit www.NFLFLAG.com.

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