SCMF Bantam League Changes for 2014
April 25th, 2014
If your child will be playing in our Bantam Division for the upcoming fall 2014 season please take note:
We're pleased to inform you of some exciting upcoming changes to our Bantam division this year.
Some of you may have already had some dialog with board member Tom Westbury about these changes but details are now finalized.
This year's Bantam league will consist of 1 travel team and we will be playing in the Moose Jaw Minor Football League.
The league consists of teams from Moose Jaw, Assinaboia and Weyburn. We will be required to travel for some games but won't be going to Weyburn this year. The plan right now is to play 3-4 games in Moose Jaw or Assinaboia. and 3-4 games in Swift Current. Moose Jaw games will be Friday nights under the lights, while Assinaboia and Swift Current games would be Saturday afternoons.
SCMF will be chartering buses for the away games at a cost of approx. $1,200 per game which the league will absorb this year as this season will be a test year for the division and a feeling out process to see if it's not only a success, but financially viable. There is a possibility an additional "team fee" will be added next year but for this season we will play at no extra cost to parents other than the original registration fee.
That said, we will require volunteers for a fundraiser at Boston Pizza, July 18th and 19th. (at least 4 people per evening) The remainder of the costs will be covered by sponsors, Swift Steel and Len's Plumbing and Heating as well as the league.
To stay competitive, this season will also see a change to the practice schedule with practices scheduled Monday's, Tuesday's and Wednesday's with a possibility of increasing to include Thursday nights as the season progresses. (Moose Jaw league practices 5 times a week)
Our away schedule has yet to be determined however, home games have been set for Sept 20th, 27th, and Oct 4th.
Tom Westbury and Ivan Nickel will be the main coaches with a host of assistant coaches being a part of the traveling team.
At the moment, we only have 11 kids registered in the Bantam division however, 27 have confirmed with Tom they will be playing. We ask that you please register your child as soon as possible so we have a better idea of what our team numbers will be. You can register online at our website, scmf.ca.
Any further questions can be directed to myself or Tom Westbury. firstname.lastname@example.org
SCMF Communications Director
Swift Current, Saskatchewan
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