Following the success of the first flag football School Games competition this year Kent Sport have confirmed it will be returning for 2018!

After hosting a full day of skills training and competition in April this year, which saw Lady Boswell’s School from Sevenoaks crowned the inaugural winners, the event will return to the University of Kent on Thursday April 26th 2017.

Natalie Harris, Countryside, Leisure and Sports Events Manager for Kent Sport comments: Following the positive response we received in feedback from teachers from our first ever flag football event we were keen to add it to our calendar for 2018. We are very much looking forward to seeing more schools join us next April!”

Flag Football is the non-tackle version of American Football and AFD have been working with both primary and secondary schools across the whole of Kent to introduce this fast, fun and inclusive sport.

As with the 2017 event, the competition will be for primary school children from years 5 and 6 with teams of both boys and girls. Up to 10 children are allowed per team giving plenty of opportunities for children to participate, particularly those who may not be in other School Games competitions.

“Since we first introduced flag football to schools a couple of years ago we’ve had great support from the Kent Sport team,” said Gur Samuel, Managing Director of AFD Limited. “Each year we see more and more children get involved in the game and it is great to see them have the opportunity to compete against other schools in the county.”

For more information about the event go to  http://www.kentschoolgames.com/events section or if you would like more details on the competition format then please contact AFD on 0207 056 2700 or schools@afdlimited.com