Frankfurt represents Germany at the NFL FLAG International Football Tournament in Las Vegas • FootballR

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The flag football team from Goethe-Gymnasium Frankfurt will travel to the USA early Wednesday morning! A great adventure awaits girls and boys aged 12 to 13 with the international flag football final taking place as part of the NFL Pro Bowl.

Students from Hesse secured their ticket to Las Vegas late last year by winning the national flag final in Munich, which marked the first footballing highlight of ‘Games Week’ before the first official game of the NFL on German soil. At the Munich tournament, the Frankfurters were able to leave competition in Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Munich and Berlin behind, having previously won at regional level in Frankfurt. At the international flag football tournament as part of the “NFL Pro Bowl” in Las Vegas, the Frankfurt team will meet the respective national winners of Mexico, China, Australia, Ghana, Great Britain and Canada.

“The Goethe-Gymnasium Frankfurt qualified for the international final with a solid performance in the premiere of the NFL FLAG football school program. Flag football is also becoming more and more important in Germany and we have seen strong school teams from all over Germany enthusiastically playing this low-contact version of American football,” said NFL Germany general manager Alexander Steinforth.

At the local Goethe-Gymnasium sports hall, young flag football stars were said goodbye to Las Vegas on Sunday morning by Councilman Mike Josef and US Consul General Norman Thatcher Scharpf, who wished the children luck for the adventure in his native land. : “In Las Vegas, the Goethe-Gymnasium flag football team expects an incomparable and certainly unforgettable experience. We will follow the journey of our flag football team from Frankfurt, representing Germany in the NFL Pro Bowl , and keep our fingers crossed for the tournament.”

After the official farewell, the Hessian flag football team put the finishing touches to the big tournament in Las Vegas, where Frankfurt will represent Germany in the United States, in the final training session with their teachers Andreas Schalomon and Alexander Klooz as well as the NFL coach. Maximilien von Garnier.


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The NFL FLAG Football school program introduces students to non-contact American football and provides participating schools with flag football equipment. Teachers are trained in workshops by experienced football coaches and receive

teaching materials. The program encourages creativity while teaching the NFL values ​​of respect, responsibility, integrity and perseverance, as well as the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle.

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The NFL FLAG program is supported by Deutsche Kreditbank AG (DKB). The DKB is both the presenting partner of the NFL Germany matches until 2002 and of the football program NFL FLAG. The commitment of the DKB stems from the #money improvement campaign. The aim is to promote sustainability in Germany with innovations, technology and digitalization, among other things, but also with social commitment. A goal that the DKB also transfers to its sports sponsorship.

Stefan Unterlandstättner, CEO of DKB: “Flag football is a sport that could not be better suited today. In addition to practicing sports in mixed teams with boys and girls, flag football also emphasizes the transmission of values ​​and emphasizes teamwork, a sense of responsibility and tolerance during matches. workouts. Therefore, we are happy to support the sustainable development of flag football, especially in youth sports, in Germany. »

The NFL FLAG program is specifically designed for physical education in schools. It is suitable for students aged 10 to 14 and is structured so that the content can be taught in 8 to 12 teaching units.

All interested school classes can now apply for the NFL FLAG 2023 program at various locations in Germany via

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