Falcons pave path for Girl's Flag Football to become official sanctioned sport in Georgia
The Atlanta Falcons' strong commitment to growing the game of football has only intensified over the past several years. In an announcement made at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Wednesday, just prior to the Girls Flag Football Summit and championship games, Georgia will become the fourth state to make girls flag football an officially sanctioned high school sport in the state of Georgia.
Girls flag football: Growing the game in Georgia
Georgia ranks among one of the lowest states in the country for gender equality in high school sports offered to girls. In order to change that, the Atlanta Falcons have developed a pilot program over the past few years with a commitment to growing girls flag football. With the growing success of the program, the Falcons hope to lead by example for other states to promote gender equality in high school sports through girls flag football.