- Last Updated on 12:22 PM 04/23/12
- BY Joe Chandler
Sign-ups are under way for a co-ed flag football league for adults ages 18-40 that is being formed by county resident Brian Vaughan, who serves as the league director. The flag football league will consist of teams that have a maximum of eight players. Games will be played as six-on-six contests with the requirement that at least two of the players on the field for each team must be girls.
Games will be played on Sunday afternoons at the fields at the Mary M. Bethune Complex in Halifax. Plans are to use two fields with games being played simultaneously on both fields.
“One field is equipped with lights, so we can play some evening games,” Vaughan noted.
The first games will be played on November 29.
The deadline for sign-ups is Monday, Nov. 16. The registration fee is $20 per player, which includes a team tee-shirt and trophy for the first place team.
Couples may sign up for $35 per couple. Individuals wishing to sign-up a whole team of eight players may do so for a cost of $15 per player.
“If you do not form your own team, you will be placed on a team,” Vaughan said. “We encourage church groups, area fire departments, and so forth to sign up teams as well. We want as many players and teams we can get.”
Persons wishing to sign-up as either individuals or teams may download sign-up forms from the league website at http://soboflagfootball.tripod.com.
Sign-up forms may also be picked up at the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce office in South Boston, which is where the sign-up dropbox is located.
Vaughan pointed out that when dropping off sign-up sheets, persons are asked to please include the registration form with registration fee and place it in the supplied envelope at the box and place it into the lockbox.
Along with players, Vaughan said the league is also seeking volunteers to serve as referees for the games. Persons interested in volunteering to serve as referees should call 434-221-4946.
As far as teams are concerned, Vaughan says teams will consist of a maximum of eight players. The games will be played as 6-on-6 with four men and two girls. Teams may have more than two girls on the field, however, two girls is the minimum. Vaughan said teams can play with a minimum of five players (three men and two girls).
Vaughan said there has been a good deal of interest expressed in forming a flag football league of this type.
“We have a growing fan base of about 150 fans on Facebook, which we have acquired in just a couple of weeks,” Vaughan said.