Flag Football

Ready to rumble

Get ready for the first Flag Football tournament in EuroGames history. We are proud to offer this mixed gender sport in our official programme together with our partner Blackbucks Bern.

As opposed to American Football there’s no contact allowed in Flag Football. That includes tackling, diving, blocking, and screening. Instead, players wear flags that hang along their sides by a belt. To «tackle» the person in possession of the ball, the opposing team needs to pull one or both of their flags off.

While flag football rules are designed to keep players safe, you’ll find that they also create an engaging, fast-paced version of football without the physical contact.

Depending on the number of teams, each team will play at least five games (three games in the group phase and two games in the finals).

It is possible to register for the tournament as a team or without one. Please keep in mind that the registration fee is due per person.

Key facts

Tournament dates
Thursday, July 27 – Friday, July 28, 2023

Levels
Competitive, Recreational

Tournament format
All gender teams

Fees
Registration for EGLSF members: €80
Registration for non EGLSF members: €100
Flag Football sports fee: €10

Tournament Information

Tournament dates

Thursday, July 27 –
Friday, July 28

Max. participants

20 teams

Rules

We play according to the rules of IFAF.

Gender categories

male-identified, female-identified, nonbinary

Registering for EuroGames 2023

Registration is open to everyone above the age of 18 regardless of skill level, sexual orientation, gender identity and nationality. A registration fee is required for all athletes.

What you can expect from participating in EuroGames 2023:

  • You will receive a complimentary functional shirt (please indicate your size when registering) from our sports partners Craft and Ochsner Sport
  • You will take part in a professionally organised tournament
  • You have the chance to win a medal in your sport
  • You will have access to discounts for selected events and parties
  • You can participate in the Opening Ceremony
  • You can participate in the Closing Ceremony Ceremony
  • You will have access to the EuroGames Village in the Old Town of Bern
  • You can experience BernPride on Saturday, July 29, 2023
  • You can attend several side events and cultural programs

All registered participants will receive our official athlete’s shirt.

Your location for Flag Football

Venue
Sports Hub Wankdorf
Papiermühlestrasse 91
3014 Bern
www.sportamt-bern.ch

Food & Beverage
We are currently working on a catering concept for the tournament days. We will provide more information in June 2023.

Good to know
Lockers are available inside the sports hall to store your valuables. There are small lockers in the hallway which require a two franc coin deposit. Bigger lockers are available in the changing rooms. Please bring a padlock to make use of the bigger lockers. Do not leave your valuables overnight.

How to get there

Option 1: Take tram line 9 «Wankdorf Bahnhof» to the «Wankdorfplatz» stop. Travel time from Bern main station is approximately 13 minutes.

Option 2: Take bus line 20 «Wankdorf Bahnhof» to the «Wyler» stop. Travel time from Bern main station is approximately 9 minutes.

BernTicket
If staying at a hotel or registered Airbnb, you will receive a Bern Ticket for free access to public transport to all sports locations.

Your tournament organisation

Your tournament organisation

EuroGames Bern 2023 is co-organising the Flag Football tournament with Blackbucks Bern.

Questions?

Questions?

Email us at info@eurogames2023.ch. We will do our best to reply in a timely manner. We work Tuesdays to Fridays. ​