The Vancouver Island Canadian Football Association, (VICFA) spring season has come to an end, and the Ladysmith Steelers have a season filled with success to look back on.
The Ladysmith Steelers Pee Wee Football Club capped off a strong season with a decisive win over the Oceanside Lions 44 – 6 at the VICFA season championships at Forrest Field. The Steelers came away with the Dogwood Cup and finished third place overall in the VICFA.
The Jr Bantam team took the field against the Westshore Warriors. The game was fought down to the fourth quarter, and both teams gave their full effort. Ultimately, the Steelers fell to the Warriors 40-24. The Steelers finished fourth overall.
Registration is now open for the fall season. The Steelers have two club teams, Pee Wee, (ages 9-11), and Jr Bantam (ages 12-13). This fall season the Steelers are adding a Bantam team to the club roster. The Ladysmith Football Club, (LSFC), board and parents have been fundraising for over a year to expand the program in town.
For more information on registration, please visit their Facebook page – Ladysmith Steelers Football Club. It is open to girls and boys. Equipment is provided by the LSFC, all players need to bring are cleats.
The team will also host a 10 week summer conditioning camp at Forrest Field. It will start July 9 and run every Tuesday & Thursday 6-730. The cost will be $20/child for the 10 weeks or a $5 drop in fee. The conditioning camp keeps the kids active and builds the foundation for safe contact and technique as they transition into the fall season.
The fall season starts in August and runs to the beginning of December. Practices are every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday night 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at Forrest Field.