Youth sought for 49ers Flag Football League

Photo by Jean-Daniel Francoeur from Pexels
Photo by Jean-Daniel Francoeur from Pexels

 By Kathy Chouteau

Do you know a young football star ready for some game time? The Richmond Police Activities League (RPAL) is currently recruiting players ages 7-13 years old for its 49er Prep Flag Football League. All genders are welcome and no experience is necessary for the entry-level league.

Flag Football practices kick off Wed., Aug. 18 from 4-7 p.m. and continue each Wednesday through Sept. 8. League events also occur each Wednesday starting Sept. 15 and continue through Oct. 20 from 3-6 p.m. All league activities happen at Nicholl Park, 3230 Macdonald Ave. in Richmond.

Aside from its inherent health benefits, the Flag Football League “teaches young people accountability, leadership and the impact of positive sportsmanship,” stated RPAL on its website.

To register for the 49er Prep Flag Football League, call (510) 621-1221. To learn more about the league, click here and scroll down the page.