If you'd like a more competitive football experience, we encourage you to consider our PVDGFFL Lobster Tournament Teams. All the fun of our regular season, with a higher level of competition, the chance to meet players from around the country, and the opportunity to represent our league on the national level!
Each year, PVDGFFL is proud to send competitive teams to two national tournaments: Pride Bowl (June) and Gay Bowl (October). This year, we'll be sending up to two Open Division teams and two Women's+ teams to each tournament.
One Open Division team and one Women's+ team will be designated as more 'competitive' and may play in a higher/tougher tournament division. Players who wish to be considered for these teams will be asked to commit to both Pride Bowl and Gay Bowl so the team can benefit from continuity and growth from one tournament to the next. Players can still be considered for these teams even if they can't commit to both tournaments, but preference may be given to players who can compete in both.
The second Open Division and Women's+ teams will be for players who don't wish to (or aren't selected to) compete at the higher level, aren't able/willing to commit to both tournaments, or haven't previously competed at a tournament. Tournaments are incredibly fun and all are encouraged to try out, but please note that tournament teams compete at a higher level than our local PVDGFFL seasons. Just like with our regular seasons, we welcome and encourage anyone who would like to attend a tournament as a non-playing supporter.
*All tournament players will be required to attend a minimum number of practices in order to be eligible and may forfeit their roster spot if they fail to meet the minimum threshold.*
Complete Interest Form:
If you're interested in being a captain for one of these teams, please fill out the tournament captain interest form. Tournament captains will be announced in the next few weeks.
If you'd like to compete in Pride Bowl or Gay Bowl, please fill out the tournament player interest form.
All potential players will be asked to attend a tournament tryout on March 4 from 7-9am at Teamworks (732 Lees River Ave, Somerset, MA 02725). If you cannot attend the tryout, you'll still be eligible for consideration as long as you've submitted a tournament player interest form.
We'll be announcing the Pride Bowl teams, as well as the two competitive Gay Bowl teams, in March. An additional tryout will be held later this spring for the second Open Division and Women's+ Gay Bowl teams.