The City of Wilton Manors Joins the Nation's Largest Flag Football Program with New Youth Flag Football League Hosted at Mickel Park

Nov 11, 2015, 20:00 ET from The City of Wilton Manors

WILTON MANORS, Fla., Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting January 2016, the City of Wilton Manors will be expanding its long list of leisure programming offerings. The City's Leisure Services department will partner with the National Flag Football Program, the largest NFL youth flag football organization in the country, to launch the new Wilton Manors Flag Football League. The inaugural season, which begins on January 24, 2016, will be hosted at Mickel Park, 2675 NW 7th Ave., Wilton Manors, Florida.

"We are very excited about this new partnership because it is the first of its kind in this area," said Scott Holloway, Wilton Manors Leisure Services Department Program and Facility Supervisor. "This program is not in Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park or any other city close by. The closest City with a league program is Coconut Creek, so we are anticipating a great turnout."

The Wilton Manors Flag Football League will be open to boys and girls, ages 4 to 14, and teams will be formed according to school name and grade level.

"The league will be all about fun – no tryouts, no drafts," said Holloway. "It will be a great way for the kids in our community to get outside and get some exercise in a safe and supportive environment."

All games, which will be led by coaches who have been screened and trained, will be played on Sunday afternoons with an hour of practice before the games. The eight-week season begins January 24, 2016 and ends March 14, 2016 with an end-of-season tournament.

The registration fee for the league is $125 and includes an NFL jersey and a flag belt. The City of Wilton Manors Leisure Services Department will be accepting registrations through to Saturday, January 2, 2016.

Visit to register for the league. For more information, call (954) 248-2090, or contact the Wilton Manors Leisure Services Department at (954) 390-2130.

Wilton Manors was laid out in 1925 by Edward John "Ned" Willingham, a land developer from Georgia, as an upscale residential community.  It was recognized as a Village in 1947 and incorporated as a City in 1953. Today, the City of Wilton Manors offers all the benefits of a big city from shopping, to hip restaurants and bars, a burgeoning arts community and tons of community events, yet still maintains a cozy, community-feeling offering miles of natural waterways perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding and other outdoor activities. Recently named the "Second Gayest City" in the United States, the City of Wilton Manors celebrates a diverse population of approximately 12,000 residents.  To learn more about the live, work and play opportunities in Wilton Manors call (954) 390-2100 or visit

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SOURCE The City of Wilton Manors