December 15, 2022

DCGFFL Highlights for 2022

DCGFFL was voted the Best Amateur Sports League in the Washington Blade’s Best of LGBTQ DC 2022 awards!

League Achievements

  • Recruited new team leaders with 8 first-time captains and 8 first-time quarterbacks
  • Trained a host of new referees, including 3 new head refs
  • Grew Recreation League participation to include 6 teams for Season 23
  • Created the Forever Family program to provide an option for supporters and retired players to participate more formally as social members of the league

Travel Program Achievements

  • The DC Commanders brought home the Open B2 Division championship from Pride Bowl
  • Sunshine Cup XI featured an all-DC Open A division final with the DC Assassins besting the DC Filibusters for the championship trophy
  • For the first time ever, DCGFFL fielded two Women’s+ Division teams at a travel tournament (Pride Bowl)
  • The DC Space Force competed at Gay Bowl XXII in Hawaii

Community Achievements

  • DCGFFL member and incoming NGFFL Commissioner, Joel Horton, announced a pick at the NFL Draft
  • Marched in the Capital Pride Parade with the Washington Commanders
  • Partnered with Team DC and the Washington Commanders to make this year’s Pride Night OUT football game bigger and better
  • Partnered with our the Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League to host the largest ever DCGFFL Beach Bowl tournament in Rehoboth Beach, DE

DCGFFL in the News