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For boys and girls aged 8 – 11. Flag football is a fun sport for kids, developing skills and teamwork. No experience necessary.


The Chichester Sharks are a long established club, with a senior team competing since 2002. In 2108 we’re expanding our offering to include a Kids team. Initially, it’s for children at the Under 12 level, which comprises Years 4, 5 and 6 (ages 8, 9, 10 and 11). It’s open to boys and girls of all abilities.

If you have a child who is interested, please get in touch using the form below. We’ll get back to you quickly with answers to any questions and details of the next training session.

Bring a friend – not only will it make your child more confident to join in, it’ll help us grow our numbers more quickly!


Who can play?

  • Both boys and girls
  • Children in Years 4, 5 and 6 (min. age 8)

Who is the doing the coaching?

Our coaches are volunteers with extensive experience playing and coaching flag football. A DBS checked coach will always be running the session and certificates will be available upon request.

We do ask that a parent or guardian stays to watch their child during the session.

What day is training?

Saturdays from 9.30 am to 11.00 am.

Is it competitive?

The aim of the training sessions will be to teach the kids the game of flag football, whilst having a lot of fun. We play games during the session but the focus will be on teamwork, learning new skills and enjoying ourselves. We won’t be focusing on scores or winners, as it’s not important at this age. There may be opportunities in the future to play friendlies against other teams, for those interested, but only when the coaches feel the players are ready to do so. In the long term, we may enter a team into the British American Football Association Under 12 league, but we’ll discuss that at a later date.

What does it cost?

First 2 sessions are FREE. After that, it costs £2 per session. This helps cover the costs to run the sessions, including the playing equipment.

What does my child need to wear?

Sportswear suitable for wearing on grass/mud! Football boots tend to be helpful in the winter. We do stipulate that no pockets are allowed, as fingers can get caught in them.

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