The Glengarry News



Glengarry Gaels announce plans for youth spring tackle football

sean Feb 9, 2017 - 3:45pm

Youth tackle football returns to Alexandria this spring. The Glengarry Gaels football club recently announced the levels available.

Here's the edited announcement:

There might be snow on the ground but it is time to start thinking about playing spring tackle football. As always We want every type of player to come on out. Spring is about learning to play the game. We coaches have seen those that know nothing surprise coaches, parents, and most importantly themselves, by becoming a football player. This game is about putting yourself to the test, while realizing the need to help your team succeed. Every player can make a difference.

Changes are happening this spring. All levels are moving down by one age level. All ages are based on 2017.
TYKE – Now become 7-9 year olds (was 8-10)
MOSQUITO – Now becomes 10-11 year olds (was 11-12)
PEE WEE – Now becomes 12-13 year olds (was 13-14)
BANTAM – Now becomes 14-15 year olds (was 15-16) (overagers can be 16)

The Gaels are also looking for parents and volunteers to help out with coaching and in other capacities.

For more information, check out the club's Facebook page.


Happy new year! Welcome to our first edition of 2017

sean Jan 4, 2017 - 10:33am

Our first edition of 2017, published today, Jan. 4, is available on newsstands now.  Print subscribers can expect to receive a copy in their mailboxes as usual, and digital subscribers will see the edition live online.

Among the stories we have for you...

  • History-making baby
  • Water pressure on the rise
  • The ABCs of 2016
  • Glen Sandfield United’s final service
  • Lighting up the night
  • New year's resolutions (feature two-page spread)
  • Welcome to the babies of 2016
  • Trapping course to be offered in January
  • Glens, Rebels set to return to the ice this week
  • Lancaster leads 4-city tour
  • Summerstown Trails open Jan. 8

Our lead item on the opinion page is entitled 'The year we went into defence mode.'

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