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Mighty Peace Bantam Football League officials put out plea for players

Officials from the Mighty Peace Bantam Football League are putting out a plea for players this season. President Trevor Sak says some of the league’s seven teams are missing half the players they need and may have to forfeit if numbers don’t improve.

“We’d like to have 22 to 24 players per team and some of our teams are sitting at 12 or 16 players so some of the teams are fairly light on the rosters.”

Aside from the possibility of forfeiting, Sak adds that having fewer players could create problems for the ones they do have.

“They could be playing a lot more than what they should be and a lot of these kids are grade seven and going up against some of these grade nine players; it’s a big size difference. It’s almost setting them up for failure because some of them shy away after experiencing it.”

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The Mighty Peace Bantam Football League has teams across the Peace Country including three teams in the city. Sak says the low numbers may be attributed to switching do a different recruitment model a few years ago.

“We went to a school system to make it a little more fair in the recruitment department; instead of being able to choose what team you wanted to it depends on what school you go to and some schools just don’t seem to get the kids out.”

The league is open to players in grades seven to nine. To register or find out more information email [email protected]

(supplied by Trevor Sak)
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