WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH) – It was not a typical Mother’s Day weekend for moms in Windsor on Saturday.
This is the first season of an all-women’s flag football league, and players from all over the state joined in on the fun at Windsor High School.
Six games were played Saturday, with 12 teams playing each other. All were women, and most of them were mothers, and their families were there cheering them on.
Last year, the Connecticut Flag Football League held a fundraiser game with teams of women, and it was a hit. The Connecticut Flag Football League president thought only 20 women would be interested, but he got three times the amount.
This year, he started a league, and women from all over the state signed up. The only requirement to join is to be 25 years old. We’re told the oldest player in Saturday’s game was 60!
One mom, Angie Sanchez-Bridges of New Britain, told us she loves playing the game.
“It’s that side of me being a mom or wife. It’s just time for me,” Sanchez-Bridges said. “I get on the field to take out my frustrations from work every day, just every day busy being a mom. And it’s nice to be able to do something for myself.”
Mothers also said they like playing because they can set a good example for their kids.
“I’m not athletic at all, I don’t have an athletic bone in my body, but I am very competitive, and my son does play,” Sanchez-Bridges said. “I thought it would be nice to show him that mom can do it too! You never know what you are capable of until you get on that field and show what you have inside of you.”
For more information about the league, click here.