New York Jets continue to grow Girls’ Flag High School Football in New Jersey and New York
The New York Jets of the National Football League are celebrating the 37th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day by announcing that they will be expanding flag football to high school girls in New Jersey and New York.
There will be 26 new teams in Jersey in the upcoming 2023 spring league, according to a team press release. 23 teams are added in New York. The additional teams bring total participation to over 100 schools.
In 2021, we created the New York Jets High School Girls Flag Football League with eight teams.
Today we’re proud to announce that the league will expand to over 100 teams in New Jersey, Upstate New York and Long Island this spring.#NGWSD | @usnikefootball pic.twitter.com/e8KU9sbQZV
— New York Jets (@nyjets) February 1, 2023
All new schools receive implementation grants and/or equipment from Jets and Nike. In addition, each school will receive uniforms from Nike’s flag football apparel line for girls.
As part of Wednesday’s announcement, the Jets, Nike and Gatorade welcomed players from four teams from Eastside High School (Paterson, NJ), Kingston High School (NY), Plainedge High School (North Massapequa, NY) and Harry Van Arsdale High School (Brooklyn, NY) at MetLife Stadium for a surprise uniform reveal in the Jets locker room.
Before the girls headed to the locker room to see their new uniforms, the Jets presented Eastside High School’s Arianna Haynes-Barksdale with a surprise Super Bowl ticket giveaway.
In addition, the players participated in a panel discussion on women in sports, moderated by CBS sideline reporter and anchor Tracy Wolfson. Jets Senior Director, Client Relations & Retention, Nadege Pluviose, US National Women’s Flag Team Quarterback, Vanita Krouch, and NFL Senior Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sam Rapoport, participated in the panel discussion.
This is the third year of the Jets High School Girls Flag Football League in New Jersey, which now includes the North Jersey Super Football Conference, the Big Central Conference and the North Jersey Interscholastic Conference.
It will be the sport’s second year on Long Island with the Section VIII and Section XI schools. The New York Section IX schools in the Hudson Valley will play their inaugural season in Spring 2023.
The league will culminate on June 10 with New York State and New Jersey Championship games at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center.
26 New Jersey Football Team
Central, Eastside, Essex Tech, Garfield, Immaculate Conception, Jefferson, Kent Place, Livingston, Montclair, Montville, New Brunswick, Newark Lab, North Arlington, Orange, Paramus, Passaic, Plainfield, Secaucus, South Brunswick, Wallington, Wayne Hills, West Milford, West Orange, West Side, Westfield, Wood Ridge
23 New York Flag Football Team
Bethpage, Connectquot, Division Avenue, East Hampton, East Rockaway, Eastport South Manor, Hauppauge, Huntington, Lindenhurst, MacArthur, Northport, Patchogue Medford, Plainedge, Riverhead Charter School, Roosevelt, Roslyn, Sayville, Syosset, Valley Stream Central, Westbury, William Floyd