The NFL and the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) announced the fifth team of Global Flag Football Ambassadors to amplify and support the long-term growth of the game worldwide.
Legend Aeneas Williams, Chicago Bears WR Chase Claypool and DL Sammis Reyes are among the latest to join an all-star team of men and women, including current American and flag football players, Legends, coaches and officials, as ambassadors who will work together to raise the profile and promote the unique values of one of the world’s fastest-growing sports.
The Flag Football Ambassadors team supports the combined global efforts of the NFL and IFAF to increase awareness, interest and participation in flag football internationally and drive forward the development of the game.
Earlier this season, the NFL announced the transformation of the Pro Bowl, renaming the event the Pro Bowl Games. Taking place in Las Vegas in February, the week-long celebration of player skills will feature an exciting new format that spotlights flag football.
Played by people of all ages in more than 100 countries around the world, flag football is poised for even greater expansion as the cornerstone of the NFL’s domestic and international participation and development strategies. Momentum is growing behind the sport following its debut at The World Games in Birmingham, Alabama earlier this year. IFAF will launch the biggest cycle of elite international flag competition, including full continental representation for the first time in 2023.
The newest members of the Global Flag Football Ambassador team are:
The global appeal of the international athletes selected highlights the scope and ambition of the group to grow the game worldwide but also points to the impact international players have on the NFL.
Among the previously announced ambassadors with international ties:
“Flag football is an incredibly inclusive sport and I’ve seen it positively impact youth athletes and bring communities together,” said Reese. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to aid in growing the game globally and look forward to making it accessible for all.”