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About Our League

Who are we? PANTHERS!!!! since 1970



Since being established in 1970 the goal of Johnston Youth Football & Cheerleading is to provide a service to young athletes.  This service will be geared to promote healthy activity and training under competent adult leadership, in an atmosphere of wholesome community participation.  It will focus on football and cheerleading skills plus physical and sociological well-being. It will also include Teamwork, Sportsmanship, Discipline and Character.

The league would like to thank all the coaches. The league would not be what it is today without them including the time and hard work they put in for us.  We would also like to thank the Mayor Joseph Polisena and his office, The Johnston Recreation Dept, the Johnston Police, The Johnston School Committee,The Blackstone Valley Football Conference and all the family, fans and friends who make it possible to succeed. These people and organizations volunteer their time because they want to, not because they have to and they deserve our appreciation.

Johnston Youth Football & Cheerleading is a non-profit 501(c)(3)  organization and all the money brought into the league is spent for the boys and girls that participate in the league. The amount of money needed to run the league is substantial and any ideas pertaining to fundraising, sponsorship or donations are always welcome. Thanks to those who sponsored us and everyone that donated prizes for our banquet raffle and/or concessions.

Football and Cheerleading are both very demanding disciplines and require practice, dedication and the utmost in commitment. They are two sports that are both physically and mentally demanding and also include an inherent risk of injury. Every athlete’s parent or guardian will be asked to sign a form for insurance/medical purposes.

The Board Members would like to wish everyone another great year in 2017 and will do our best to fulfill our mission statement.


Offered Programs

  Tackle Football:
The primary objective of the tackle program is to enable players to learn the game of football in a fun and stimulating environment. The focus is on developing their skills to help them be the best football players they can be, while maintaining a healthy approach to competitive football.

  Flag Football:
The Flag Program is a developmental training program for recreation level football players ages 5-7 who are looking to learn the game of football.

The purpose of Johnston Youth Cheer shall be to create and maintain a cheerleading program for youth that teaches the fundamentals of cheerleading in an environment that stresses great sportsmanship, teamwork, responsibility and respect in the spirit of cheer.

If you have questions or special requests, please email us at [email protected]

Where else to find us




10U New England Regional Champions!

Posted: Nov 30, 2014
Johnston Football League is proud to announce that our Boys 10U team won the AYF New England Regional Championship by beating the Worcester Cowboys 37-7. They are also the Blackstone Valley Conference State Champions. We would like top thank Head Coach Gary Salzillo and his staff for leading the team to victory. We know they will be back next year to defend their title! 

12U State Champions, New England Regional Runner-up!

Posted: Nov 30, 2014
Johnston Football League is proud to announce that our Boys 12U team are the Blackstone Valley Conference State Champions! They are also the AYF New England Region runner-up. They are the #2 team in all of New England. We would like top thank Head Coach Tom Comella and his staff for and incredible season. We know they will be back next year to defend their title! 

Contact Us


PO Box 19504
Johnston, RI 02919
Email: [email protected]

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