After a long winter, and even a longer break due to COVID- 19 the Drumheller Titans are getting back on the field.
Registration for Spring football is quickly approaching for the Drumheller Community Football Peewee Terrapins and the Bantam Titans. Brad Iverson is taking on coaching the Bantams this coming season and says the players are hyped.
“All the boys are really excited to get out there. The Senior Titans started doing some conditioning last week, so since then some people have reached out, and the warm weather is getting everyone thinking about football,” he said.
Iverson coached the Terrapins last season and says he has a few players coming up to the Bantam level, but they could always use more players. There is a core of players ready for a possible spring season. Because of COVID, he explains Football Alberta is allowing Grade 9 players to play at the Bantam level during spring football.
“We have a really good core group of Grade 9 players, but we need more Grade 7 and 8 players to build that team for fall,” he said.
So far, there is no clear vision for Spring Football due to COVID-19 restrictions. They will begin with conditioning and instruction with practice and hope they will be able to have some sort of scrimmage or gameplay.
“Until they lift restrictions, we don’t know. As for right now, we are allowed to get together in groups of 10, so we are working with that until the government decides to expand,” he said. “Come fall, I’m sure we’ll be back to full football.”
Registration for Peewee and Bantams is Saturday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Drumheller Community football has made considerable efforts to keep costs as low as possible, and there is a $40 fee to cover insurance. Equipment is included.
Drumheller Community Football also welcomes volunteers who wish to support the team as coaches. For more information, check out the Titans Facebook page.