The ATXGFL is a new football league in Austin that shares the goals and vision of the NGFFL. We seek to promote the positive social and athletic enjoyment of American Flag Football.
Through our league, events, and most importantly our members, we also seek to foster and grow the self-respect of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and to promote respect and understanding from the larger community.
It is a fundamental principle of ATXGFL that all activities be inclusive in nature and that no individual be excluded from participating on the basis of sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, athletic ability, HIV status or gender identity.
The ATXGFL is a co-ed Flag Football League in Austin, TX that organizes a Spring and Fall season for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and straight allies. The ATXGFL strives to be a social, fun, and competitive league for players at all levels – even if you’ve never played! All are welcome!
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UPCOMING SPRING 2020 DATES
Super Bowl Watch Party: February 2
Spring Open Registration: February 4
Spring 2020 New Player Combine: February 15
Draft Party: February 15
Week 1 Games: February 29
Week 2 Games: March 7
Week 3 Games: March 14
Bye Week: March 21
Week 4 Games: March 28
Week 5 Games: April 4
Week 6 Games: April 11
Week 7 Games: April 18 / Rain Make-Up: April 19
Week 8 Games: April 25 / Rain Make-Up: April 26
Playoffs: May 1-2
Closing and Awards Party: May 2
Playoffs Rain Out Make-Up: May 9-10
The travel tournament team structure and process will be shifting in a different direction from past years starting this year.
ANNUAL GAY BOWL TOURNAMENT:
ATXGFL Board will gather interest from those wanting to captain a team. We are asking for two captains per team. Once each pair of captains are selected and approved by the Board, captains are then in charge of and have full control of the following:
Recruiting and/or holding team tryouts, as necessary
Working with players to book synchronized lodging and travel if they so choose
Any and all fundraising efforts their team chooses to do
IMPORTANT: Eligibility to compete in upcoming Gay Bowl tournament requires that you play in at least one of the two prior seasons (Fall or Spring), and are in attendance for at least 50% of that season’s regular season games.
ALL OTHER TOURNAMENTS (i.e. Pride Bowl, Sunshine Cup, etc.):
Anyone can put together and lead their team into any tournament on their own accord with this exception:
If wanting to use Austin Capitals name or branding, captains must be approved by ATXGFL Board of Directors
IMPORTANT: There is no eligibility requirement to compete in all other tournaments outside of Gay Bowl.
** The Board will provide contact information for our past jersey manufacturer if needed or desired**
LOOK FOR FUTURE INFORMATION ON WHEN THE BOARD WILL BE TAKING INTEREST FOR GAY BOWL CAPTAINS.
If anyone has any additional questions or requires more information please do not hesitate to email for questions or comments
Bayou Bowl 2016 - 1st Place
Gay Bowl XVI - 1st Place
Bayou Bowl 2017 - 1st & 2nd Place
Pride Bowl X - 2nd Place
Gay Bowl XVII - 2nd Place
Keep up with ATXGFL events here. All league games, practices, tournaments, and social events . will be posted on the calendar as they are scheduled, so check back often! Click into the link for further details.
Created in 2002, the National Gay Flag Football League (NGFFL) is a sports organization that seeks to promote the positive social and athletic enjoyment of American Flag Football. The league seeks to foster and augment the self-respect of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and to promote respect and understanding from the larger community.
While particular emphasis is placed on these specific goals, it is a fundamental principle of NGFFL that all activities, social and athletic, are conducted to be inclusive in nature and that no individual shall be excluded from participating on the basis of sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, political beliefs, athletic ability, physical challenge, HIV status or gender identity.
Currently, over 200 teams in 20 leagues across the United States and Canada are members of NGFFL. Teams representing these leagues participate in the national tournament titled Gay Bowl, hosted every Columbus Day Weekend in a different member city.
Join our community and become a sponsor to help accomplish our goals of growth & community outreach. We hope to become an organization for the LGBTQ community to feel accepted and safe. We also aim to encourage healthy lifestyles and teamwork.
The ATXGFL had successful inaugural spring and fall seasons in 2018 with 150 playing members and growing fast!
“Sponsoring the ATXGFL was a great way to support my community and expand my friendship and business network.”
– ATXGFL Sponsor, Trent Tatsch, PrimeLending
Please consider sponsoring the ATXGFL in 2020. The ATXGFL is a nonprofit organization. Your donation may be tax deductible. We would like to offer you marketing incentives in exchange for your generosity. Please see the Sponsor Tiers or email for more information. Any donation is appreciated.