CMS Athletics Girls High School Flag Football League kicks off Friday

The Carolina Panthers and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Athletic Schools (CMS) will celebrate the opening night of the new CMS High School Girls’ Flag Football League on Friday, March 25, 2022 at Hough High School. Twenty high school teams will begin playing in the league as part of the pilot program’s inaugural season. Each team will play two games on Friday as part of their 10-game schedule. The league championship tournament will be played on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Bank of America Stadium.

The intramural/club-level program is designed to provide high school girls with increased access and opportunities to participate in the growing sport of high school women’s flag football, which has been sanctioned as a varsity sport in six states across the country. country. Carolina Panthers Charities provided $50,000 in program funding, school resources, and custom Nike school uniforms to support the success of the program.

Panthers and Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Athletics previously announced the league’s premiere Feb. 1 at Bank of America Stadium with female student-athletes participating in a high-energy on-field ceremony that celebrated National Day for Girls and Women in Sports.

“The Carolina Panthers are thrilled to partner with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Athletics in creating this important Girls High School Flag Football League pilot project, which will provide increased participation opportunities and access to the sport of football for high school girls. “said the manager of the Panthers. of Community Relations Riley Fields. “We hope this effort will also be a catalyst for sanctioning women’s high school soccer as a college sport in the future.”

“This year, we celebrate 50 years of Title IX. Great strides have been made in closing the gender gap, but we still have work to do. I think it’s important that we do our part and intentionally create more opportunities for girls in sport,” said CMS Athletic Director Ericia Turner. “We are grateful to the Carolina Panthers for providing resources that support this opportunity for our female student-athletes. CMS is honored to be a leader in establishing Women’s Flag Football in high school.

Participating schools

Knights Ardrey Kell
Butler Bulldogs
Catholic cougars
Cougar Rooms
East Mecklenburg Eagles
Garinger Wildcats
Harding Rams
Hopewell Titans
Hough Huskies (2 teams)
Independence Patriots
Mallard Creek Mavericks
Myers Park Mustangs
North Mecklenburg Vikings
olympic trojans
Cardinals Phillip O. Berry
Rocky Mountain Crows
Southern Mecklenburg sabers
West Charlotte Lions
West Mecklenburg Falcons

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