The NFL and International Federation of American Football (IFAF) announced the first team of Global Flag Football Ambassadors to champion, amplify and support the long-term growth of the game worldwide.
NFL players Russell Wilson, Cooper Kupp and Dak Prescott lead an all-star team of men and women, including current American football players, Legends, and coaches as ambassadors who will work together to further raise the profile and promote the unique values of one of the world’s fastest-growing sports.
“I have always been a big fan of flag football which is why I started leagues in Seattle,” said Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos quarterback. “It is the ultimate team sport that combines fitness, creativity and strategy in a fast, fun and exceptionally exciting format. The skills and competitiveness at the elite level are truly next level and really showcase everything that is great about the sport.”
The Flag Football Ambassadors team will support the combined global efforts of the NFL and IFAF to increase awareness, interest, and participation in flag football internationally and drive the development of the game.
Currently, flag football is played by men, women, boys, and girls of all ages in more than 100 countries. Flag football is poised for even greater expansion as the cornerstone of the NFL’s domestic and international participation and development strategies. Additionally, IFAF is preparing to launch the biggest cycle of elite international flag competition, including full continental representation for the first time in 2023. Flag is a fast-paced, non-contact, creative and highly skilled game that benefits from being easily accessible and inclusive, making it the perfect vehicle to attract new players, accelerate growth and promote the message of football for all.
The initial members of Global Flag Football Ambassador team are:
More players, Legends and coaches will join the Global Flag Football Ambassadors team throughout the 2022 NFL season.
“We are proud and excited to reveal the initial names of our Global Flag Football Ambassadors,” said Troy Vincent Sr., NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations. “A global collection of men and women representing the wider American football family, who will help drive awareness, interest, participation and champion the transitional life values unique to the sport of flag football as part of our strategy to grow the game, in partnership with IFAF.”