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400 Youth to Lace up

April 21, 2017 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Winnipeg Blue Bombers News Release

WINNIPEG, MB. - On Sunday, April 23, more than 400 youth flag football players will participate in the Blue Bombers Futures Flag Football Skills Camp presented by the Winnipeg Police Association at Investors Group Field.

Players ages 7 to 17 and coaches are encouraged to participate in skill-developing drills. The sessions, led by certified coaches, focus on agility, throwing, and flag-pulling. Different age groups will attend sessions lasting 70 minutes each, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

"We're thrilled to offer kids who are interested in flag football a chance to come out to Investors Group Field and practice their skills where the pros play," said Wade Miller, President & CEO of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. "We're proud to invite kids of all skill levels to lace up and take the field to work on their fundamentals and have some fun."

This camp offers youth who may not have played flag football before a chance to get out on the field and learn some fundamentals before their season begins next week.

This year, there are more than 1000 kids registered in Football Manitoba's flag football league-a six per cent increase from last year.

In 2016, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers hosted a number of amateur and flag football initiatives including flag football games, inner-city flag football programming, and professional development opportunities for coaches.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.bluebombers.com/flag-football-skills-camp/

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