St. John Valley

Flag football plans first Valley tourneys

The non-profit Frontier Flag Football (FFF), a partner of the Saint John Valley Mustangs and NFL Flag, has announced the first ever flag football tournaments to be held in the Saint John Valley.  

The flag season begins the week of May 20. Tournaments will take place on three consecutive Saturdays, June 8, June 15 and June 22.

Frontier Flag Football brings together flag football teams from both sides of the border to compete in the fast-paced, growing sport of youth flag football.  

The season consists of three weeks of weeknight practice, followed by three more weeks of weeknight practice and Saturday tournaments.  Each division will have two practice nights a week. Teams are forming in towns throughout the Saint John Valley, and FFF is locating local places for teams to practice from each town.    

Each flag team must consist of no fewer than eight players and no more than 12 players (teams place five players on a field at a time to execute or defend a play).  A volunteer coach or a group of kids can create their own team, or a youth may sign up and be placed on a team.

Teams will include: Grades 5 and 6 co-ed, grades 7 and 8 co-ed, grades 9 and 10 boys, grades 9 and 10 girls, grades 11 and 12 boys and grades 11 and 12 girls.

The cost to play is 45 $US per player.  This nominal fee provides each player a reversible jersey through NFL Flag, representing a real NFL team.  The jersey is theirs to keep after the season. The fee also covers insurance for the league, and the three refereed tournaments.  

More information can be found at the following website: (like us on facebook–, reach out on email (, or call Jesse Pettengill at 316-7868.

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