South GA NFL Flag Football League aims to prevent juvenile crime

NFL Flag Football League

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - In response to recent crime and violence all over Southwest Georgia, community leaders are coming together to start an NFL Flag Football League.

Coaches with South Georgia Pop Warner are partnering with U.S. Football and NFL legend Buddy Curry to start the league back up after a three year hiatus.

Buddy Curry, former NFL player (Source: Kids and Pros Football Clinic)
Buddy Curry, former NFL player (Source: Kids and Pros Football Clinic)

The Lee County Warriors, Dougherty County Xtreme and the Albany Wolverines are all getting involved to help mentor kids on and off the field.

Coaches hope having this league again will keep kids off the streets.

“I think it’s important for the kids to have an avenue other than the streets and being tied up with the drugs and all this other stuff. I think it’s important for us as adults to take the little time that we get, to invest it into our kids,” said Charlie Klughart, a volunteer coach.

The league is looking for more boys and girls ages 5 to 14 to register starting March 5.

It costs $50 per student, but they will host free clinics every Sunday.

Games and practices will be played at the Lee County Warriors field off Cedric Street.

For more information, visit the South Georgia Pop Warner Football League on Facebook.

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