New Flag Football Club looking to score on campus

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Photo Courtesy of Kampei Yachigo

The Flag Football Club at the Involvement Fair

The start of the new school year often brings new clubs to Suffolk University’s campus, and this semester the flag football team is looking to give students a new hobby to enjoy outside of class.

The Flag Football Club made their debut at the Involvement Fair, introducing themselves to the Suffolk community.

President of the Flag Football Club and senior at Suffolk, Kampei Yachigo, is excited to start having meetings and practices for the club.

“We want an outlet for students to be competitive,” said Yachigo. Suffolk does not have a football team, so Yachigo hopes the new club will allow students who have an interest in football to have a place to show their skills.

Yachigo was the quarterback for his high school football team at Worcester Academy. He came to the United States from Japan when he was in high school and gained a huge passion for the sport. Yachigo and his friends had been thinking about starting the club for a while, but this was the year it finally came to fruition. Now that the club is up and running, their ultimate goal is to play against other schools in Boston that have teams to get more involved with the city community.

At the involvement fair, the club was able to get 83 sign-ups. Students of all ages showed interest and support for the club, which Yachigo attributes to the Suffolk’s community love of football.

“We have students at entry level who want to learn how to play football,” said Yachigo.

The flag football club is open to everyone on campus, regardless of experience level.

“All members are very open to teaching students who don’t know football how to play,” said Yachigo.

However, since it is a new club on campus, they do not currently have any equipment to start practicing. Yachigo said that they are looking into going to the school for money to help pay for flags and footballs.

The club is also still working on finding a field or area in the city to play games and have practices. Yachigo mentioned that the Boston Common could be an area they will utilize..

The club’s first meeting is planned to be this upcoming weekend and following dates for more meetings and practices will be released once the club is fully ready. 

Yachigo said  students are ready to get football rolling with their classmates as the Boston fall weather sets in, and that more information will be announced in the near future.

Students looking for more information can message Yachigo on Instagram, @kampei.y, with any questions regarding the flag football club.

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