St Peter’s Primary School in Aylesford are taking another step forward in producing a potential NFL star of the future with news of an award of a set of equipment to play flag football in the school.
The bag, which was one of eight awarded to schools across the county by Kent Sport will be officially presented to the school on Friday 28th April 2017 by the school’s local MP and Minister for Sport, Tracey Crouch.
Natalie Harris, Countryside, Leisure and Sports Events Manager for Kent Sport comments: “Since the sport was first introduced to the county three years ago, we have seen a massive increase in participants in the sport. From the satellite club program seeing children move into American Football clubs, from participation leading to an official school games competition, the sport has really been on the rise and we’re delighted to help eight schools in the county be able to continue to play through the provision of these equipment bags.”
Flag Football is the non-tackle version of American Football and Kent Sport have been working closely with local company American Football Development Limited (AFD) to see the sport grow and flourish.
“We were delighted to work with Kent Sport in identifying schools and working with them to help continue the development of American Football in Kent, said Gur Samuel, Managing Director of AFD Limited.
“We have seen how enthusiastic the schools have been in embracing the sport, and the provision of these bags, which we use in delivering coaching to schools, will help them keep the sport grow with these pupils.”
As part of the continued development of the game, St Peter’s Primary were one of the first schools to compete in the Kent School Games Flag Football competition. Mitch Holt, PE Teacher at the school was delighted to receive the bag of equipment. “This is such a boost for us and for the children. They love playing the game and with this we can get many more classes involved in playing.”