Venue: Lelystad, Netherlands
|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|Fair Play Trophy||Ireland|
|U13 MVP||Corne Van Erk (#87 Netherlands)|
Ireland failed to reproduce the form which saw them reach the U13 European Flag Football Junior Championship Final in 2010 as Netherlands repeated as victors. Ireland, however, did manage to win the Fair Play Trophy.
The European Flag Football Junior Championships is the Under 13 & Under 15 National Flag Football Championships and is Coed.
About Flag Football
Flag Football is a non-contact version of American Football whereby teams (usually of 5) play on a smaller field (50 yards with two 10 yard endzones), using Flags tied around their waist which must be pulled of by the tackler. The aim as in American Football is to pass or run the ball into the opposition endzone, within a specified number of downs (attempts) – teams have four downs in which to reach the Halfway line or two lines close to either endzone, or the ball is turned over to the opposition. On completing either a touchdown (reaching the endzone) or one of the first down markers (ie the Halfway line or one of the other two lines) the down count starts at one again. A Touchdown is worth 6 points, and a conversion (which must be passed into the endzone) is worth one or two points depending on whether the scoring team opts to start from the 5 yard line or 20 yard line. There is no kicking, although in Irish Flag Football in the 1990s there was kicking and seven player teams. Teams are mixed (coed).
 Team Ireland Junior Flag Facebook (2013) Header, September 11, 2012 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/TeamIrelandJuniorFlag/photos/a.436602729714389/436602733047722 [Accessed 28 November 2020]
 Irish American Football Association | Wayback Machine (2012) European Flag Championships – Ireland U13 & U15 teams [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20121121045611/http://www.americanfootball.ie/european-flag-championships-ireland-u13-u15-teams/ [Accessed 11 November 2019]
 Team Ireland Junior Flag Facebook (2012) Photo, September 18, 2012: [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t45.1600-4/cp0/q90/spS444/c0.11.550.287a/s526x296/17860340_6082519562165_5006109559756947456_n.png.jpg?_nc_cat=106&ccb=2&_nc_sid=67cdda&_nc_ohc=bDn8qgXThRQAX-gwYiM&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=b1978355cb5c38f9b203e5d78f41df1f&oe=5FE629F1 [Accessed 28 November 2020]
 NOS (2012) Flag Footballers win European Championship [Internet] Available from: https://jeugdjournaal.nl/artikel/419357-flag-footballers-winnen-ek.html?fbclid=IwAR3vMv_qrlOTvf8penY4t0LoYjYzY-RfCfLJkf6-M8uTV0UVhHTw5FHuG88 [Accessed 28 November 2020]
Thanks to Tom Gallagher (Dublin Bay Raptors)
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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the
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Last Updated: 30 November 2020
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