Young players in the Comox Valley Raiders Spring Flag Football League enjoyed the action, Saturday at Woodcote Park in Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo

Flag football fun helps develop skills

The Comox Valley Raiders Spring Flag Football League is in full swing Saturdays at Woodcote Park in Courtenay.

About 70 youths in the six- to 18-year age bracket are playing in the five-on-five league.

The fast pace of games helps to teach and develop football skills, and familiarizes players with the structure of football. It’s also a great way to make friends and stay active.

Games for the younger ages start at 10 a.m. The older youths play at noon.

Practice nights are Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m.

The Raiders Tackle Football Program runs from late-August to early-November. The co-ed program is for ages nine to 18 years. Peewee and junior bantam levels (nine to 13) play in an Island League. Bantam and midget levels (14-18) play in a blended league containing teams from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.

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