Atlanta Falcons, NFL will fund girls’ flag football teams in Bibb County Schools

The Atlanta Falcons and NFL are funding girls’ flag football in Bibb County after holding a clinic on April 23 at Southwest High School. (Courtesy of Ken Krakow)

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The Atlanta Falcons and NFL are funding girls’ flag football in Bibb County after holding a clinic on April 23 at Southwest High School. (Courtesy of Ken Krakow)

Bibb County Schools will soon have flag football as it announced on Monday the addition of the sport for the 2022-23 school year.

The girls’ flag football program will be funded by the Atlanta Falcons and the NFL. More than 350 student-athletes attended a flag football clinic and coaching seminar at Southwest High School in preparation for the new program.

“I am thrilled at the opportunity to have girls flag football as a part of the Bibb County School District,” said new district athletic director Kevin Grooms. “This is a tremendous opportunity for our female student-athletes to compete in another competitive sport.”

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Donations from the NFL and the Falcons will go through the Bibb County Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization set up last year A volunteer board of directors helps manage the fund It is comprised of community leaders, educators, and school board members, according to the district.

The funding for girls’ flag football will help expand the game in Georgia. In 2019, the GHSA announced before the state title games that it would be a sanctioned sport after the Falcons partnered with Gwinnett County Schools.

“We are thrilled to support Bibb County School District in bringing high school girls flag football to all of its high schools,” said Amanda Dinkel, Atlanta Falcons director of community relations. “Our organization has seen firsthand the growth of girls flag football throughout the state and enthusiasm for females in this sport. We are excited to be able to bring this opportunity to girls throughout the district’s community.”


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