New Minor League Malden Football Team Seeks Talent

The Boston Freedom Fighters is looking to round out it's roster with two combines at MacDonald stadium. The team plans to play seven home games in the city during their inaugural season.

Note: The following was submitted by the Boston Freedom Fighters

The Boston Freedom Fighters (BFF) will be hosting two combines to help round out their roster. The combines will be on Saturday, January 26, 2013 and on Saturday, February 16, 2013.

They will take place at MacDonald Stadium on Pearl Street in Malden, MA. Registration will begin at 8:30 am and the combine will begin at 10 am. The cost to attend the combine is $60 if the players pre-register online at www.bostonfreedomfighters.com and $80 the day of the event.

The Freedom Fighters first game will be March 30. The Boston Freedom Fighters require that all males who attend the combines be between the ages of 21-29. The team is looking to fill a 50-man roster and a 10-man practice squad.

The Boston Freedom Fighters are part of the newly created National Spring Football League (NSFL). The NSFL is developmental league that will begin play in the spring of 2013.  As a developmental league the first priority will be to help develop the players to and market them to the National Football League. The NSFL is excited to field eight competitive football teams and provide a fun, affordable family atmosphere across the country.

The Boston Freedom Fighters have hired former New England Patriot Patrick Pass as Head Coach. Several fellow former New England Patriots and NFL players will join Pass as part of his staff. These coaches bring with them a wealth of playing experience gathered from many years of playing college and professional football.

Malden businessman William Spadafora is the President of the organization and Salem native Sean Stellato will be the Vice President/General Manager the Boston Freedom Fighters.

For more information contact Mark Lawhorne at 781-530-6464 or via mlawhorne@bostonfreedomfighters.com.

jirkyrick January 18, 2013 at 12:39 PM
newly resurfaced stadium funded by the city, and a city councilors team is playing there, no conflict of interest there, did not see that coming...
Tracy January 18, 2013 at 01:37 PM
Ours has been done looks great but they used filler asphault (large chunks) and its already comming up. They didnt use a top coat.
Kevin January 18, 2013 at 01:45 PM
What does this have to do with paving streets?
AppleBottom02148 January 18, 2013 at 07:50 PM
Sure the city must have known the future involvement because it it a Spadafora. Spadafora on the city council and a Spadafora as the president of the NSFL. The paving of the streets Kevin, is because the new turf came from the city budget. The streets are in need of repair, but there is no money for repairs.
AppleBottom02148 January 18, 2013 at 07:51 PM
On the plus side maybe the tix will be cheap and people can do a family night out.
Jonathan Smith January 18, 2013 at 08:29 PM
Family night out? Have you ever been to one of these "minor league" football games? Let me tell you what will happen, grown men will put pads on for nothing other than reliving their youth, things will get heated, f-bombs will start flying, eventually will come fists and it will be a disgrace to any city that is involved. It's not good football.....plain and simple. Overweight/out of shape men who will be smoking on the sidelines and boozing it up in the parking lot after the game.Disgusting.
Nancy Zewiey January 18, 2013 at 09:52 PM
Talent for a football team of amateurs. Oxymoron. Another idiotic political scheme. Lile lining Pleasant street with gin mills. Tearing down city hall. Minor league baseball stadium for which Spadafora's already have a commitment for concessions. Allowing a private corporation to purchase all available public space. Failure to increase public park area lost to stupid graft ridden school construction binge. Changing zoning ordinaces to reduce number of parking spaces for apartments. Catering to mega landlords gobbling up rental units.
Kevin January 18, 2013 at 10:09 PM
The field is used by Malden Schools. Shouldn't they have a decent field to play on? Paving roads and athletic fields come from different accounts and different grants. They have nothing to do with one another.
Kevin January 18, 2013 at 10:10 PM
You must feel much better.
Julie the Jarhead January 18, 2013 at 10:33 PM
My kind of game!
jirkyrick January 18, 2013 at 11:16 PM
I will probably go to a few games as well the baseball games, I just think probably and hoping Spadafora should be recusing himself when voting on budget items that he will get a direct financial reward from... Just saying, isn't there a conflict of interest on these
jirkyrick January 18, 2013 at 11:18 PM
How do you know that, it may be entertaining, it's local and affordable, have you seen the prices of pro games lately
Scott January 18, 2013 at 11:31 PM
Craig Sapadafora is the current City Councilor...Billy Spadafora hasn't been on the council in many, many years...
Scott January 18, 2013 at 11:33 PM
Also the football teams is bringing revenue into the city not gaining any financial reward from the city.
jirkyrick January 18, 2013 at 11:54 PM
right, and Craig has no interest in seeing his brothers business succeed and getting the filed resurfaced for his brothers business. You dont see any conflict of interest in this.... I like the idea of the team, Did Billy Spadafora contribute to getting the field resurfaced for his team?
Tellitlikeitis January 19, 2013 at 12:37 AM
come on,you folks act surprised when the same names appear when it comes to reaping rewards and contracts in this city.its been going on for 30 or 40 years.thats life and if you want to change things then run for office,its the only way to change it or get your own hand in the cookie jar. i am not complaining,thats just how it is and probably always will be in this city and most across the country for that matter.
AppleBottom02148 January 19, 2013 at 12:02 PM
Maybe Craig will try out, he would get a spot cause one hand seems to was the other.
Mark Lawhorne January 20, 2013 at 03:25 PM
First of all, the field work was in the works long before this team was proposed to Bill Spadafora. There is no conflict of intrest here before the council doesnt have anything to do with the field use. The team/league has an age bracket 21-29 years old. The league is a professional, developmental league which means the players get paid, are working toward advancing to the next level and yes will provide a great community/family environment. Please keep your political skepticism separate and your personal attacks attached to an appropriate venue . If you want to talk and learn about the team and league I would be happy to discuss all with you.
jirkyrick January 20, 2013 at 06:08 PM
I will most attend games as well the minor league baseball games, but you can't deny that no matter how you spin it, it still smells of political patronage and inside deals, and if I was a city councilor I would be expecting people to think so,nevertheless. It seems like a great idea and look forward to attending
david mokal January 20, 2013 at 06:31 PM
Holy Smoley This Ol Geezer needs to taka a heart pill after reading this one
david mokal January 20, 2013 at 06:42 PM
GOOD GREIF I need a second heart pill after this colume.Looks like another P'N Contest. Actually Ithink its all good. Who cares who gets what. As long as no one gets hurt. I cant wait till Everett puts in a Gambling Casino. All that bussiness will spill right over to Malden.
david mokal January 20, 2013 at 06:47 PM
Awesome!!! I cant wait. This is going to be the best. Hey mabe we will have the guys that walk bent over and drag their knuckles on the ground here too with suits.
Mark Lawhorne January 20, 2013 at 08:19 PM
jirkyrick-- I can understand some cynicism however I hate when something positive gets so distorted by people who are nothing but negative. The council has not nothing to do with the agreement has with the Stadium Commission. Jonathan and Nancy seem to have all the solutions and know all about the "supposed" back room deals yet their facts are so wrong and filled with such negativity. I hope to see you at the games and look forward to bringing something fun and affordable to Malden.
david mokal January 20, 2013 at 11:36 PM
@ Mark they thrive on negativity. Anything thats good is not good to them. A ball feild puts Malden right on the map. Im for it.
AppleBottom02148 January 21, 2013 at 12:17 PM
I am for it, but I don't think city money should be used to fund ANY of it. I said above it could be a fun family night out. Prime location, parking, nice field. I have no problems, but just don't like when city money is used and then a year later it a OH BY THE WAY kinda thing.
jirkyrick January 21, 2013 at 02:52 PM
I said I was for it and will go to the games, but this city has been run into the ground by the same families running it for decades for their personal profit, how can one not be skeptical. I am big supporter of the new baseball stadium as well. The best part is at least it's not soccer
Gene Pinkham January 21, 2013 at 07:28 PM
The stadium was made available for sports activities other then Malden School's and Youth leagues. This is Tier Five and pays a premium price. Mr. Spadafora came before the Stadium Commission as was his right to do. He could have played at Hormel or Dilboy which actually have better facilities but he wanted it to be in Malden. Stadium Commission meetings are subject to Open Meeting Laws.


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