Panthers host provincials

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

There will be plenty of football action in Flamborough this Saturday (Nov. 19) as Rockton's MacRae Fields hosts the Ontario Tackle Football Championships.

Some 1,500 people are expected to converge on the park as teams at the Myte, Tyke, Atom and PeeWee levels face off for their respective provincial titles. In all, eight championship games will be played at the fields - and Wentworth players will be right in the thick of things.

"There will be four Wentworth teams represented, from ages seven to 14" confirmed Mark MacRae, head coach for the Mytes squad and PR director for the league. The action kicks off at 8:30 a.m. and will last until about 4:30 p.m. Teams are expected from centres from all over Ontario.

"We're pretty excited about it," said MacRae, noting that the host field having an entry in each level is unprecedented.

One reason for the Wentworth League's success, he surmises, is its tremendous growth in recent years, from 350 players to about 800 in 2005. There are also some high-profile names attached to Wentworth's coaching staff, including WDHS head coach Larry Timms and Tiger-Cats player Craig Yeast, both of whom have sons in the league.

But this weekend, the focus will be on the fields - no matter how wet they are.

"Rain, snow, we play in anything - unless there's lightning," laughed MacRae.

Panthers host provincials

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

There will be plenty of football action in Flamborough this Saturday (Nov. 19) as Rockton's MacRae Fields hosts the Ontario Tackle Football Championships.

Some 1,500 people are expected to converge on the park as teams at the Myte, Tyke, Atom and PeeWee levels face off for their respective provincial titles. In all, eight championship games will be played at the fields - and Wentworth players will be right in the thick of things.

"There will be four Wentworth teams represented, from ages seven to 14" confirmed Mark MacRae, head coach for the Mytes squad and PR director for the league. The action kicks off at 8:30 a.m. and will last until about 4:30 p.m. Teams are expected from centres from all over Ontario.

"We're pretty excited about it," said MacRae, noting that the host field having an entry in each level is unprecedented.

One reason for the Wentworth League's success, he surmises, is its tremendous growth in recent years, from 350 players to about 800 in 2005. There are also some high-profile names attached to Wentworth's coaching staff, including WDHS head coach Larry Timms and Tiger-Cats player Craig Yeast, both of whom have sons in the league.

But this weekend, the focus will be on the fields - no matter how wet they are.

"Rain, snow, we play in anything - unless there's lightning," laughed MacRae.

Panthers host provincials

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

There will be plenty of football action in Flamborough this Saturday (Nov. 19) as Rockton's MacRae Fields hosts the Ontario Tackle Football Championships.

Some 1,500 people are expected to converge on the park as teams at the Myte, Tyke, Atom and PeeWee levels face off for their respective provincial titles. In all, eight championship games will be played at the fields - and Wentworth players will be right in the thick of things.

"There will be four Wentworth teams represented, from ages seven to 14" confirmed Mark MacRae, head coach for the Mytes squad and PR director for the league. The action kicks off at 8:30 a.m. and will last until about 4:30 p.m. Teams are expected from centres from all over Ontario.

"We're pretty excited about it," said MacRae, noting that the host field having an entry in each level is unprecedented.

One reason for the Wentworth League's success, he surmises, is its tremendous growth in recent years, from 350 players to about 800 in 2005. There are also some high-profile names attached to Wentworth's coaching staff, including WDHS head coach Larry Timms and Tiger-Cats player Craig Yeast, both of whom have sons in the league.

But this weekend, the focus will be on the fields - no matter how wet they are.

"Rain, snow, we play in anything - unless there's lightning," laughed MacRae.