Rylan Terleski of the Destroyers escapes the reach of Brock Warner of the Strikers in U10 flag football at Grahame Park. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

Vernon Flag Family Football Day Sunday

Vernon & District Minor Football Association high on new program

Flag Family Football Day runs Sunday at Grahame Park.

Action starts at 9 a.m. with music and games running until 2 p.m. There will be a bouncy house and a concession.

“Vernon & District Minor Football Association is off to an amazing start as we added a flag program back to our options,” said vice-president Marcy Kennedy. “For the last several years, families would have to travel to Kelowna for the flag portion of minor football. Not anymore. VDMFA was approached by several families who wanted to see flag return to Vernon. So that’s what Flag Coordinator Chris Burke and his team did.

“Flag is a super fun opportunity for those who love football or want to learn the sport, without the contact portion. It is a short season and is very affordable too.”

The flag season started April 7 and runs until mid-June. They are more than 80 mini-athletes registered in the flag program. Practices run Friday nights and games are on Sundays. Registration for tackle is underway and info can be found at vdmfa.ca.

All equipment is provided, including a T-shirt and shorts. There is one small fee with funding options available.

“VDMFA was in a rebuilding year last year and managed to double registration in the 2017 season. This year, we are hopeful to have even more registrants playing this amazing sport,” added Kennedy. “We have another full and amazing board of directors ready to build off last year’s progress.”

Andy Steffanson, a former coach and director, is president. Secretary is Leah Andrist, while Heidi Austin is treasurer and registrar is Dawn LeBreque. Ron Kirschner is coaching co-ordinator.

Just Posted

Wildfire west of Summerland completely guarded

BC Wildfire Crews are on scene of two wildfires that started Aug. 17

Vehicle accident closes highway near Enderby

Highway 97A is expected to reopen at 10 a.m.

Okanagan air quality levels worse than Jodhpur, India

Kelowna - Avoid strenuous exercise outside today

Caetani writer in residence: the journey to Vernon

Writer Sophie Radermecker spent over two months in Vernon finishing her novel.

Vipers’ sale rumours heat up

Ferner goes into camp without a contract

First responders, police march in funeral procession for Fredericton officers

Hundreds of officials marched in the parade, which included massed band, several police motorcycles

UPDATED: Super League organizers hoping for smoke to lighten

Inaugural North American triathlon on hold as smoke fills skies over Penticton

Wildfire west of Summerland completely guarded

BC Wildfire Crews are on scene of two wildfires that started Aug. 17

Canadians react to death of former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan at age 80

Nobel Peace Prize-winning former UN leader died early Saturday following a short illness

Apple Triathalon cancelled in Kelowna due to smoke

The event has been cancelled for Saturday

44 drownings so far this year in B.C.

Lifesaving Society urging caution to prevent deaths while on lakes, oceans and in pools

VIDEO: Ground crews keep a close eye on largest B.C. wildfire

Originally estimated to be 79,192 hectares, officials said more accurate mapping shows smaller size

Vancouver Island woman to attempt historic swim across Juan de Fuca Strait today

Ultra-marathon swimmer Susan Simmons to attempt to swim from Victoria to Port Angeles and back

Evacuation alert issued due to wildfire near Princeton

The RDOS has issued alerts for properties in the electoral areas

Most Read