In 2016, the Lee County Hawks U6 football team won the Football University (FBU) State Championship played in Naples. The Hawks are part of the Southwest Florida Youth Football League (SWFYFL.)
There are 8 teams who make up the Southwest Florida Youth Football League (swflyouthfootball.com) including 3 from Lee County: Cape Coral’s Lee County Hawks, the Cypress Lake Hornets and the North Fort Myers Cowboys.
This year, the All American Games’ Football University will bring an expanded version of its FBU National Championship series back to Naples December 17-21. With 42 youth teams playing 61 games on Collier County fields, this year’s event will be even better.
More than 5,000 athletes, coaches and family members—double the number from last year—are expected to arrive Dec. 17 and stay through the week. This will likely increase or double last year’s economic impact of $2.1 million. This year’s event adds a ninth-grade all-star game, along with invitational National Championship games for 9-and-under and 10-and-under teams.
The 61 games will take place from Dec. 18 through 21 at Fleischmann Park, Community School of Naples, and at Golden Gate, Barron Collier, Naples and Gulf Coast High Schools. The three final championship games are scheduled to be played at Gulf Coast High School on Dec. 21.
Good luck to all three Lee County teams in 2017!