Trinity Hall’s inaugural flag football team traveled to MetLife Stadium this past weekend to participate in USA Football’s Tri-State Blitz Fan Fest. On the field where the New York Giants and New York Jets play, the team had the opportunity to run through different drills with other girls from the Shore Conference Girls Flag Football League. They met retired Giants quarterback Eli Manning and current Giants running back Sandro Platzgummer, who helped coach students in football fundamentals and talked about their experiences playing football.
"This event was a great opportunity for our students to be on the field, coached by NFL players and having a great time. Admittedly, being a Giants fan on the field made it a little special for me,” said Dr. Whelan, Dean of Student Life and assistant coach.
USA Football hosts Blitz Fan Fests in different cities around the country to bring together the football community to promote “Football for All.” Football players of all ages are invited to sign up for the different clinics they offer and experience playing on a professional football field. As the Monarch flag football team prepares for their inaugural upcoming season, they enjoyed running drills and receiving tips from professional football players.
Junior Molly M. expressed, “The event was well-organized and very fun for everybody there. The coaches had such great energy. My favorite part was definitely getting some one-on-one pointers from Eli Manning on throwing a football.”
Sophomore Katie H. said, “It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience to play on the field at MetLife Stadium and meet Eli Manning and Sandro Platzgummer. I’m so grateful for this experience and ready for our season to begin.”
Come out and support the Monarchs this season as they take on teams from all over Monmouth County! Their first game is on Monday, April 4 at 6 p.m. at Middletown North. Go Monarchs!