The Gwinnett Football League family was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Coach Bradley Coleman, whose life was cut tragically short in a senseless act of violence. He was gunned downed in a gas station parking lot by attempted carjackers while he was simply filling his tires with air.
Bradley grew up playing football at our Norcross Youth Athletic Association and then continued playing at Norcross High School. From there he went on to Southern University where he was a part of the 2013 SWAC Championship. After college, he returned to Georgia where he coached both football and basketball at Mountain View High School and then at Peachtree Ridge High School. He had also started his own clothing line called PASCHER.
Coach Coleman was a mentor to countless young athletes both on and off the field. His presence will be greatly missed in the lives of all who knew him as evident by the hundreds who showed up to honor his memory at a recent candlelight vigil.
Above all else, Brad’s greatest pride was his young daughter, who will be starting elementary school this fall. A GoFundMe page has been set up for his daughter to help cover funeral costs and set up a trust for her future. https://gofund.me/1c2bd3c6
A dear friend of Brad’s, Jay McCloskey, says “Coach Coleman’s smile lit up any room and he brought a level of enthusiasm and energy that made everyone around him better. His passion for the game and impacting the lives of young athletes was unmatched. Coach Coleman will be dearly missed by many. We have lost a good one, one of the very best”.
The GFL, it’s member associations and all of its participants lift up our thoughts and prayers to Coach Coleman’s family and loved ones. May the spirit of who he was remain ever present in the lives of those who loved him most.
Please welcome the Berkmar Patriots (formerly Bryson Park), the Discovery Titans and the Meadowcreek Mustangs to the GFL!
A friendly reminder for all our GFL Football Coach's that there a 2 opportunities to attend the mandatory coach's meeting. Tonight is the first of those. Please view the coach's portal or contact your park's football director for more details.
Reminder for all cheerleading coaches that we have GFL Stunt Clinic for Coaches this week. You must contact your association's Cheerleading Director for the link to register in the GFL Cheerleading Coaches Portal and to sign up to attend Stunt Clinic. All Cheerleading Head Coaches and one Asst. Coach per squad is required to attend GFL Stunt Clinic.
We're looking for responsible men and women who are interested in a position that both pays and serves the youth of the Gwinnett Football League. Maybe you grew up in the GFL and have always wanted to get involved with the program of your youth, or maybe you just need to make a little extra money. Here's your chance!!! Sign up to become a GFL Official. Whether you've been an Official before or whether you're brand new, we will train you! So sign up today and join a terrific program built around serving the youth of Gwinnett County.
Congratulations to Gerald "Boo" Mitchell
TO OUR GFL FAMILY: For more than three decades the GWINNETT FOOTBALL LEAGUE (GFL) has faithfully served the Greater Gwinnett Community by operating one of the premier Youth Football and Cheerleading programs in the entire country. The GFL is a Recreational Football League which today serves as a feeder program for most of the High Schools in the Gwinnett County, GA area. The GFL and its many volunteers that serve as coaches, trainers, team moms and dads, concessions and gate workers, and parents are proud of this League and for the many PRINCIPLES for which it stands. The GFL has a NO TOLERANCE POLICY for Racism, Sexism, or any other type of DISCRIMINATION based on the ethnicity, color, creed, sex, age, and / or sexual preference of any child and / or parent of a child participating in the GFL.
During the 2021 season it was reported that a coach at one of the GFL’s eighteen Associations made a racial slur directed at one of his players. The Association took immediate action by suspending the coach indefinitely the very next day pending an investigation. The GFL Board of Directors then performed a thorough investigation, reported the findings to the Association, and then reported the findings to the GFL membership. As a result of our findings, the coach in question received a LIFETIME SUSPENSION from both the Association in which he coached and from the GFL as a whole. This is the MAXIMUM PENALTY that can be issued by the GFL!
2021 Season - 2021 Patsy Jones Championship results are posted - Football tab/pages
2021 Scholarship & Awards are posted - GFL Sports Scholarship & Awards tab/page
2021 GFL Kim Massengill Virtual Cheer Off results are posted - Cheerleading Cheer Off tab/page
2021 GFL FBU results are posted - Football tab/page
A Baseline Concussion (ImPACT Test) is required for ALL Football Players 11 Year Old / 12 Year Old / 8th Grade and recommended for all Cheerleaders 6th Grade / 7th Grade / 8th Grade.
Test are free to GFL Players & Cheerleaders
For Additional Information click on Parents tab/page Concussion Information tab/page
PROUD SUPPORTERS OF GFL FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING
We are a recreational youth age-based football and grade-based cheerleading program serving residents of Northeast Metro Atlanta including Gwinnett County and the surrounding areas.
Each year the GFL plays over 1,000 regular season games and typically fields over 200 football and cheerleading squads!
2700 Braselton Hwy #10-321 - Dacula, GA 30019