The Kenya Academy of Sports together with the Kenya Federation for American Football have partnered with the NFL to bring flag football to Kenya.

The NFL Flag programme will be focused on schools, providing training and equipment to teachers along with curriculum resources and planning support. Supporting teachers are currently delivering the game in schools, as the programme offers teachers formal CPD and an opportunity to engage their pupils in Physical education through a new, exciting sport with a level playing field and start point for all.

NFL Flag provides opportunities for young people to stay active whilst also offering a competition structure for those wishing to compete. Schools will have the opportunity to play in the Kenyan

NFL Flag Nairobi Championship with an all-star team selected to compete at the International NFL Flag Championships at the Pro Bowl in the US in January 2024.

The launch brought together 100 pupils aged 10-12 years from the 10 schools who had fun filled moments with top players from the NFL league.

 The Kenya Academy of Sports (KAS) is honoured to be partnering with the National Football League to further the sport of American football through the introduction of NFL Flag football in schools,” said Dr. Doreen Odhiambo, chief executive officer of Kenya Academy of Sports. “As part of a mandate to develop sports talent across the country, KAS together with the NFL have engaged 10 schools through the Ministry of Education from the Kasarani area to participate in a 12-week NFL Flag football program, culminating in a tournament later this year. KAS is delighted to bring this new sport through the school talent pathway.”