SPRING SEASON REGISTRATION IS NOW LIVE!
In 2022, with the help of the NGFFL and Mallory Williams, Director of the Women’s+ Division, Women’s+ teams and tournament play saw incredible growth and development. Building off this momentum, and a successful and fun 2021 pre-Gay Bowl scrimmage between NY/Philly/DC, we’ve decided to create a new tournament. As some of you may have heard announced at Gay Bowl Hawaii, regional tournaments are a new initiative of the NGFFL and we’re excited to be the first regional tournament in the Northeast.
Aptly named “The Philly Special,” after a notorious football play popularized by the Eagles (Go Birds!), the tournament will take place in the heart of Philadelphia on the Saturday and Sunday of MDW, 2023. The tournament will be structured like other tournaments in the circuit, with pool play on Day 1 and semis/finals on Day 2. We will utilize NGFFL rules and NGFFL trained Refs during the tournament. In the first year we are limiting registration to 6-8 teams and, while we anticipate these slots being filled by local teams, we encourage any team willing to make the trip to join us!
And parties? Of course there will be parties! We are working with a local Philadelphia women’s party promoter and other sponsors to create amazing tournament parties. So, expect the healthy mix of competition and fun that you’ve all come to appreciate. In addition to visiting a historical city on MDW, conveniently nestled between the Jersey and Delaware beaches, the Liberty Bell Classic will also take place that weekend, meaning Philadelphia will be home to hundreds of LGBTQ athletes looking to celebrate queer sports.
Questions? Email: email@example.com
Instagram: @phillyspecialmdwplus and @phlflagfootball
ARRIVAL: Friday, May 26th
POOL PLAY: Saturday, May 27th 9am-3pm
PLAYOFFS: Sunday, May 28th 9am-1pm
Location: South Philadelphia Super Site 2926 S. 10th Street Philadelphia
Our Hotel Partner for The Philly Special is the Motto by Hilton, just outside of Rittenhouse Square. Rates run between $169-$189. After you register, you will receive the link to the Philly booking pages in your confirmation e-mail.
A huge thank you to Logo Wearhouse who are our apparel partners for the Philly Special. Logo Wearhouse provides Custom Screen Printing, Embroidery & Graphic Design Providers located in Broomall, PA.
The GPFFL is grateful to the National Gay Flag Football League for supporting us here in Philly to have the first-ever regional Women's+ tournament in the NGFFL.
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Spring Season Registration is LIVE! Register by April 3!