It’s about to be an exciting year for Lacombe Minor Football. Now that COVID-19 restrictions have lifted, the organization is looking forward to running their regular season.

Here’s a look at what’s going on this season for Lacombe and Area Minor Football:

  • May 1: Come and see evening 6:00-7:30PM at ME Global Athletic Park
  • May 8: Flag Football starts
  • May 7: Central Alberta Buccaneers vs. Airdrie Irish exhibition game for the Grand Opening of the ME Global Athletic Park at 2PM. (Kids get in for free)
  • May 10: Bantam Spring Camp starts
  • May 28: Football Jamboree starting at 10:00AM.

Come and see evening will give players and parents the opportunity to meet up with coaches, feel out the league, and register.

“We’re going to have a full division night on the field on May 1 from 6:00 until 7:30. All the divisions will be there in person registration right on the field,” said Lacombe Minor Football’s new Vice President, Ashley McFadden.

This year Lacombe Minor Football will also be offering online registrations for the first time and flag football which hasn't been in the community for awhile. 

“The flag season so flag is coming back. It's something that probably hasn't been ran in quite a few years. During all of this COVID season, we haven't had flag football. Flag football is starting again and that's going to be kicking off May 8th,” explained McFadden.

Practice for flag football is every Sunday from 6:00PM to 7:30PM. Flag football is no contact and provides an opportunity to learn football basics. Flag football starts on May 8th and runs until mid- June.

The Bantam Spring Camp training is starting for those turning 13-years-old this year on May 10th in order to get tuned up just in time for the season to start. Tackle season starts up in Mid-August but kicks off the with the Football Jamboree.

McFadden wants families to know that all players are welcome and funding supports are available if needed. 

“Local minor football doesn't turn away kids in the community for financial restraints ever,” she added.

Due to the pandemic the league is facing a coach shortage and challenges with registration but overall, McFadden is looking forward to offering the same football that people have come to know, love, and grow up with in Lacombe. There is still time to register for all divisions.

For more information, you can visit their Facebook page here.