National Football League rewarded the English Montreal School Board with NFL PLAY 60. The day was packed with fun events, tips and clinics from the first female coach in NFL history and Colts alumni; plus appearances by Colts cheerleaders and mascot this past Thursday at Royal Vale Scool in N.D.G.
For the past several years The Greater Montreal Athletic Association (school sports organization devoted to the promotion of athletics in the English Montreal School Board) has hosted a flag football tournament. Each year the tournament grows, particularly in terms of female participants (from four schools to nine in just three years). In recognition of this growth, NFL Indianapolis Colts players, cheerleaders and mascot ‘Blue’, and the first female coach in NFL history – Dr. Jen Welter – attended this year’s tournament as part of the NFL’s initiative to bring PLAY 60 programming to Canada.
The Colts NFL PLAY 60 visit to Montreal is designed to reward for the local youth who are embracing flag football as part of their recommended 60 minutes per day of physical activity, inspire others to join the PLAY 60 movement, and to provide local football organizers with the resources and expertise required to continue growing the sport, particularly among females.
The Colts Cheerleaders will also joined mascot ‘Blue’ at the school the following morning for an interactive presentation to students about the importance of nutrition and staying active and also held a Cheer clinic.