The Utah Gay Football League is ramping up for its 15th season.
The flag football league is part of the National Gay Flag Football League, which has over 200 teams in 22 leagues across the United States and Canada. Teams representing these leagues participate in the national tournament titled Gay Bowl, hosted every Columbus Day Weekend in a different member city. It was held in Salt Lake City in 2008 and this year will be in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
“Being a part of the UGFL is not only about enjoying flag football but also to encourage community and camaraderie, to be active participants in the Salt Lake Metro community, and to serve as examples for the next generation of LGBTQ+ youth, inspiring acceptance, pride, and self-confidence,” organizers said in a statement. “We play to build bridges and break down stereotypes within and beyond our own community by creating a uniquely welcoming environment to play recreational flag football with integrity and sportsmanship.”
A pre-season meeting will be held February 23 where you can register for the season for $55. On March 1 the price goes to $75 and late registration of $95 begins March 15.
The Spring season will be March 27–June 17, and no games will be held on May 1 or 29. Games are held Friday nights at Sugar House Park starting at 6:30 p.m.
Rookie Camp will be March 14th at Sugarhouse Park where all new players must attend either from 10 a.m. to noon or 2–4 p.m. A Draft Party will be held that evening.
Non-playing volunteers are always needed to help the league in different capacities including setting up fields, refereeing, and organizing special events. Please reach out to [email protected] if you’d like to be a part of the UGFL community.
EVENTS / SCHEDULE
2/23/20 — UGFL 2020 Pre-Season Meeting, 6–7pm, Location: TBD
3/14/20 — Rookie Camp, Sugarhouse Park
3/20/20 — Team Practice / Scrimmage, 6:30–8pm, Sugarhouse Park
3/27/20 — Week 1, 6:30–8pm, Sugar House Park
4/3/20 — Week 2, 6:30–8pm, Sugar House Park
4/10/20 — Week 3, 6:30–8pm, Sugar House Park
4/17/20 — Week 4, 6:30–8pm, Sugar House Park
4/24/20 — Week 5, 6:30–8pm, Sugar House Park
5/1/20 — Bye Week
5/8/20 — Week 6, 6:30–8pm, Sugar House Park
5/15/20 — Week 7, 6:30–8pm, Sugar House Park
5/22/20 — Week 8, 6:30–8pm, Sugar House Park
5/29/20 — Bye Week
6/1//20 — Week 9, 6:30–8pm, Sugar House Park
6/12/20 — Play-off Games, 6:30–8pm, Sugar House Park
6/19/20 — Championship Game, 6:30–8pm, Sugar House Park
6/26/20 — End-of-Season Party