Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Final Regional CFL/NFL Joint Flag Football Event to Go in Toronto

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Final Regional CFL/NFL Joint Flag Football Event to Go in Toronto

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Final regional flag event to go in Toronto

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TORONTO - The final regional event of the CFL/NFL flag football initiative will take part Saturday in Toronto.

Six teams consisting of a maximum of 10 players each will participate in the competition, which will be held at Birchmount Stadium. The winning squad will qualify for the CFL/NFL flag championship next month in Ottawa during Grey Cup week.

The squad that wins the CFL/NFL title will participate in the NFL flag championship event during Pro Bowl week in Orlando, Fla.

The Toronto regional competition is the last of nine that were held across Canada starting Sept. 23 in Edmonton. The co-ed teams were made up of players between the ages of 11 and 12 and the aim of the program was to not only teach football fundamentals but also promote physical activity. …

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