Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League


We will be posting information about off-season activities during the winter months on the GPFFL Member Forum Facebook Page so if you aren't already a member, request to join!   Information about registration for the Spring 2016 season will also be posted here and on the league's FB page in February so check back for updates!


The Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League (GPFFL) was formed in 2009, with a handful of players who joined together to play pick-up flag football. One of those players, Scott Dinkins, who later became the GPFFL's first league Commissioner, had a vision to establish a league in Philadelphia for LGBTQ and Straight Ally players. Working with city officials and with the help of a small group of dedicated founding players, the GPFFL found a home in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection and has since grown to more than 125 members!

The GPFFL welcomes players of all ages, genders, skill levels and sexual orientations to participate in its Spring and Fall season recreational flag football program. We stress having fun both on and off the field, and strive to ensure the social aspect of the league is fostered as much as the athletic competition.  

The GPFFL is a member of the National Gay Flag Football League (NGFFL), which includes more than 20 leagues from across the U.S. and Canada. Like the NGFFL, the GPFFL seeks to promote the positive social and athletic enjoyment of American Flag Football within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Straight Ally (LGBTQA) community. We highly value the diversity of our players, which we are proud to call members.


In addition our recreational program, the GPFFL also has both men's and women's competitive travel teams. The Philadelphia Lightning women's team and Philadelphia Revolution men's team play in various tournaments throughout the year, including the NGFFL's annual Gay Bowl, which is held in a different member city each year, the Chicago Pride Bowl and the Ft. Lauderdale Sunshine Cup. Other tournaments are held locally or regionally. Learn more about the Lightning and the Revolution by clicking on the Travel Teams link! 


Appearance of an individual's name, photograph or likeness on the GPFFL website is not an indication of that individual's sexual orientation, sexual preference, or sexual identity. 

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