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SAJL’s open flag football info on March 15th.

Flag football is rapidly growing worldwide as a non-contact version of American football. The International Federation of American Football (IFAF) and the professional league NFL in the United States are pushing to bring the sport to the Los Angeles Olympics in 2028, and the likelihood of this project succeeding is high.

In Finland, flag football was revived as a sport in 2021 after several years of silence, and it is now a key focus area for the American Football Association in Finland (SAJL) in the coming years. Our national teams participated in the 2021 World Championships and are currently preparing for the home World Championships to be held in Finland in the summer of 2024, which will be the largest sporting event in the history of the sport.

The visibility that flag football has received has already sparked new interest in Finland as well. SAJL has received inquiries about the opportunities for playing the sport, and due to the growing demand, we are organizing an open information session about flag football via Teams on March 15, 2023 at 6:00 pm.

The session is open to everyone, and no previous experience or background in the sport or clubs is required. In addition to potential players, we are also looking for people interested in other aspects of sports activities to participate in the sport. If you have considered forming your own flag football team, this session is worth attending.

NOTE: For only English speakers, the meeting will unfortunately be held in Finnish.

The agenda for the information session includes:

  • Flag football in Finland 2023
  • Flag football World Championships in Lahti 2024
  • Flag football dream of the Olympics
  • European Championships in Limerick, Ireland 2023
  • U15 mixed national team European Championships in Italy 2023
  • Open GP Series operating model
  • Flag football Finnish Championship tournament in August in Lahti
  • School flag football championships in Helsinki in the spring
  • Beach flag competition in the summer of 2023

Register for the event and if you know anyone interested in the topic, give them a heads-up about this opportunity.


Registration: Flag Football Open Information Session on March 15, 2023 


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