Gentlemen’s Flag Football League (GFFL) is a division of the GAA. The GFFL’s unique game rules allow the games to be played in an exciting and competitive yet balanced format.
The schedule consists of 8 regular season games and a post-season consisting of the top 8 games competing for the GFFL Championship!!! At the end of the season, GFFL Champions and Runners-up are awarded team trophies and individual trophies are presented to the best of the best at their positions.
The Gentlemen’s Flag Football League was founded by Ron Karboski in 1991 for athletes who loved competitive adult sports. Forty-two young men formed the Lackawanna County Fifth Down Gentlemen’s Flag Football League. The League was reformed by Karboski in Lehigh County as the Lehigh County Gentlemen’s Flag Football League with thirty-six individuals.
Through the dedication of those captains and players, the league began to thrive and continued to attract more and more athletes. By 1993 the league grew to eighty active athletes. In the fall of that year, the League decided, for better publicity, to shorten its name to the Gentlemen’s Flag Football League, sometimes referred to as the GFFL. In the spring of 1995, the GFFL published its own newsletter, now known as The 5th Down. After that, the league exploded to 140 active athletes. In 1996, volleyball and basketball were developed for league members and thus transformed the League to operate as an athletic association. Thereafter, the Gentlemen’s Athletic Association became the official name with four divisions: Gentlemen’s Flag Football League (GFFL), Gentlemen’s Basketball League (GBL), Gentlemen’s Volleyball League (GVL), and Gentlemen’s and Athletes Motivational efforts through sports.
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