Malvern, PA (PRWEB) June 30, 2012
Judith Hahn, Commissioner of the Bert Bell Memorial Football Conference recently kicked off the 50th Anniversary (1962-2012) of the Bert Bell League for the upcoming 2012 Football season. The 50th Anniversary logo was unveiled at a recent Player Representative meeting and will be displayed on player helmets and cheerleading apparel during the 2012 season which begins in September.
Last season, the Bert Bell Memorial football conference had 19 member clubs from Chester and Delaware County with over 6,000 boys and girls playing flag and tackle football with 3,000 girls cheering on the sidelines.
“The Bert Bell Memorial Football Conference was founded, chartered and incorporated in 1962 in commemoration of the late Bert Bell, founder of the Maxwell Football Club, Eagles co-founder and former NFL commissioner,” said Judith Hahn, Bert Bell Memorial Football Conference Commissioner. “Our mission is to further the ideals of the game of football at the school level. Its general purpose is to strive to equip boys and girls with the mechanical skills, physical conditioning and mental attitude necessary for the pursuance of the game at the high school and collegiate levels,” said Hahn. The league also stresses academic excellence, sportsmanship, and fair play without undo emphasis on winning or losing according to Hahn.
Judy Hahn began volunteering in the Bert Bell conference as the EMT for the Norchester Red Knights in 1978 when her son started playing. She served as treasurer and president on the Norchester board before becoming the Commissioner of the Bert Bell Memorial Football Conference in 2002.
Recently, Judy Hahn was nominated to attend the USA Football Youth Summit in Canton, OH representing Eastern PA. The summit held in July is a chance for football personnel to share ideas, discuss hot-button issues with other youth football leaders throughout the country while sharing ideas/youth football trends with personnel from the NFL and USA Football.
Bert Bell’s oldest club, the Prospect Park Termites joined in 1968. The Prospect Park Termites was founded in 1948 by Frank P. Witmer, Jr. and is the oldest continuously run Youth Football program in Delaware County, PA.
The newest clubs accepted into the Bert Bell Conference are the Oxford Golden Bears (Oxford, PA) and the Great Valley Junior Patriots (Malvern, PA) in 2010.