SURF CITY – Ready! Hut-hut! Go Sharks! The Surf City Sharks are the area’s newest semi-pro football team, now organizing for the Spring 2013 season. As an important part of their community mission they are assisting the Town of Surf City Recreation Department in launching a late fall Flag Football league designed for youngsters from six to 12 years old.

Signups are now underway through or through Recreation/Athletics  on  the Town of Surf City site: The cost is $30 for online registration. Registrations can also be completed at Surf City Community Center during business hours where cash and checks will also be accepted.

Practices will be on Saturdays and games on Sundays, both at 1:30 p.m. Games will run from November 4 through December 16 — rain, sleet, snow or shine.

“We are totally thrilled to be involved with football in Surf City,” says Sharks Managing Partner Bryan Ayers.  “We are really glad to help get it off the ground and help introduce the game to a new generation.” Sharks players will assist with developing skills, coaching and officiating.

The Surf City Athletic complex includes a full-size football field, which will be the home of the Sharks in Spring 2013. The youth program Flag Football will utilize an age-appropriate grid within it. Players are slated to complete in 7-vs-7 no tackle games that will last approximately one hour in length. Additional coaches and other volunteers are also welcome.

For more information call Surf City Parks and Recreation at 910-328-4887.