Sportsfort introduces American Flag Football to the list of its various sports academies. Flag Football is a high-octane, non-contact version of American football, where tackles are made by pulling off flags which all players wear on their hips. Flag Football is the fastest growing format of the game across the world. Professional leagues such as the American Flag Football League (AFFL) and the newly established NFL Flag are starting to spring up. The game can be played by athletes of all abilities, genders and levels of experience. Play is based on the same principles as the contact game with offensive teams having four attempts (downs) to reach a certain point on the field with the defensive team seeking to halt their progress.
Preeth balyaya, a professional sportsman who started his career in 1989 at the age of 3. His story is right out of popular sports films where the protagonist dreams of excelling in a sport and goes against all odds to achieve his dreams.
After winning several medals in Track & Field events and Powerlifting at district, state & national levels, he won a bronze medal for India in Sumo Wrestling at The Wrestling World Championship 2001 in Japan.
In 2011 he played the EFLI league in SriLanka and won the best offensive linesman award.
In 2015 he coaach The GNDU University's American Football team and won the All India University Championships.
He was then appointed as head coach of the Indian American Football Team and came 2nd in the World Championships in Spain in 2019. Preeth has trained and played for several teams in USA and some of his trainees currently play for LIsboa Lions in Portugal.
Now with Sportsfort he wishes to train to see more Indian participation in International American Football Leagues happening around the World.