Raiders want everyone to play youth football

No more restrictions in place on catchment areas for local players

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Comox Valley Raiders Youth Football Club has improved the programs they will offer in the 2013 fall season.

“This fall, all Valley youth ages eight to 18 can participate in our programs regardless of where they go to school,” a Raiders’ spokesperson said. “In addition to our PeeWee and Junior Bantam community football teams, we will now have Bantam (ages 14-15) and Midget (ages 16-18) teams this year so each and every boy or girl from any school or area can participate.”

In 2012, the organization hosted PeeWee (ages 8-11) and Junior Bantam (ages 12-13) programs under the Raiders banner and administered Junior Varsity (ages 14-15) and Senior Varsity (ages 16-17) high school football programs at both Mark Isfeld Secondary and G.P. Vanier Secondary Schools.

“This year, we have approached the VMFL and will be able to reach all youth in the Valley and beyond… no longer will only selective schools with only those who are within those school catchments be the only ones able to play the game past Junior Bantam,” the spokesperson said.

“We have heard the community loud and clear… they wanted all youth to be able to participate and that is exactly what they will get,” the spokesperson added. “The ball is now in the community’s hands. We need them to get out and register at the Lewis Centre NOW.

“In order for us to field the Bantam and Midget teams this fall, we have to provide rosters to the VMFL prior to Aug. 1… so it is imperative that parents get down to the Lewis Centre and register their players as soon as possible.”

The Comox Valley Raiders Youth Football Club will be hosting an Open House/Info Session at the Lewis Centre on Wednesday, July 10 from 4 till 7 p.m. “Come on out to find out more about our organization and the exciting season ahead,” said the spokesperson.

“If you wish to play, we need your written commitments (enrolment) on or before Friday, July 26 as we must submit rosters to the VMFL by Aug. 1. If you know you can’t make the info session, no problem, you can sign up anytime at the Lewis Centre.”

The Comox Valley Raiders Youth Football Club is the master organization that has provided all contact football programs in the Comox Valley since 1989.

“We are a not-for-profit organization relying solely on volunteers to deliver football to the youth of the Comox Valley. We are partially funded by the Province of British Columbia,” the spokesperson noted.

Find the Raiders on Facebook or call Chris 250-338-3815 or Bart 250-465-0596 for further info.

 

– Comox Valley Raiders Youth Football Club

 

 

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