What is Flag Football?
Flag football is a non-contact sport that plays similar to traditional football and promotes skills development, fitness training and critical thinking. Instead of tackling your opponent, you pull a flag which signals them as out. The objective is to pass or carry the ball across the opposite team’s goal line or to kick it between their upright goal posts to score points. There is a strong emphasis on team play and participation.
The Brantford Youth Flag Football Association is a founding member of the Brantford Sports Council. The Brantford Youth Flag Football Association is a not for profit organization which allows boys and girls from ages 5 to 17 the opportunity to learn flag football in an environment where teamwork, fair play and FUN are emphasized.
The first season of BYFF was in 1981, using both the Lions Park and North Park fields for the season; in 1992 moved exclusively to the North Park fields where BYFF spent $50,000 to improve the lighting and irrigation systems of the park.
In the 2005 season, BYFF moved play to the fields behind Assumption College on Shellard Lane. In 2006 additional lighting was added at the field to improve this facility for our continued use.
Recently all play has moved to the Kiwanis Field turf behind Pauline Johnson Collegiate.