After a year of being stuck at home, are you ready for some football?

After taking a year off due to the pandemic, the South Florida Flag Football League and LGBTQ+ Sports League are excited for their fall seasons.

Week one of the season starts on Saturday, Sept. 11. Games take place Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Oakland Park. For more information or to register, go to for more details.

There is an age limit of 18 and over. All skill levels are encouraged to participate, and the leagues are committed to providing a comfortable and enjoyable setting for those who want to play football and foster community. The leagues foster an environment where LGBT people can participate in a competitive and friendly team sport environment through flag football.

They can also compete and be social in a safe and inclusive environment, on and off the field. It’s an easy way to build friendships and develop a social support system among the LGBT community in South Florida.

This year, the league continues its growing partnership with the Miami Dolphins Football Unites program, which will partner with the league throughout the year and sponsor the league by providing jerseys. Other returning sponsors include Hunters, GYM Bar, Scandals, and new sponsors like LIT Bar.

Aside from networking, playing flag football is an excellent source of exercise, and who couldn’t use that after the past year and a half?

While everyone is welcome to join, organizers ask that players experiencing signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or who test positive must stay home and not play in games for at least a week.

If you have questions about schedules or eligibility, you are encouraged to contact Andrew Shinner, the League's Director of Recruitment at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..