The Abington girls flag football team went a perfect 9-0 in their first-ever season as a participant in the Philadelphia Eagles-sponsored league. They took home the trophy Wednesday evening after a 26-19 win over North Penn High School at the Eagles Girls Flag Football Championship.
The league is in its second year, and has grown from just 15 teams last season to over 38 for 2023.
Abington players had the opportunity to mingle with current Eagles players who offered encouragement and support.
“The goal of the Eagles Girls Flag Football League was to promote and increase female sports participation across the city, while taking strides toward expansion,” the Eagles’ website said.
The sport is booming, and as it grows so does the competition within it. Last year’s reigning PA Champions, Landsdale Catholic, were not contenders this year. To win it all, Abington High School staved off a persistent second-half rally to defeat North Penn 26-19. 2023 marked the first year a champion was crowned in the state of New Jersey.
As the play continuously elevates, so does awareness. The Eagles have strategically partnered with like-minded organizations and institutions that not only believe in the power of sport and everything it offers, but also increasing access to youth sports for girls and outfitting them with the proper equipment to make them feel confident, comfortable, and successful.
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Photo courtesy of Abington High School, Philadelphia Eagles