Flag football warming up for season

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Get ready for some flag football.

That was the mantra March 15 as veterans and newbies of the National Flag Football League of Atlanta gathered at Peachtree Hills Park for the league’s two-hour mini-clinic as a warm up for the upcoming season, which opens March 29.

The league is shifting its weekly Saturday games to Peachtree Hills after being booted, along with other organized sports leagues, from Piedmont Park when new drought restrictions were put in place earlier this year. Games take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the season concludes June 28 with its championship.

On Saturday, the league continues its build up to the new season with a pre-season match. NFFLA fielded six teams in 2007 but hopes to increase to eight this year, according to Thurman Williams, the league’s president.

“Based on the amount of folks that have expressed interests – we’ve been pushing – we are counting on eight,” Williams says. “If we can convert those that have an interest, that would be ideal. That’s what we are shooting for.”

(Photos by Sher Pruitt)

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