WHITE BEAR - Last Saturday, the executive from the Moosomin Generals football program held an introductory camp at the White Bear Education Complex.
Twenty-two young athletes participated with general manager Jason Schenn and head coach Dexter Mondor in attendance.
Two members of the Saskatchewan Roughriders also took part, offensive lineman Josiah St. John and wide receiver Wesley Lewis. Both players were dressed in Rider green, are six foot five inches tall and stood a head above the crowd.
Also in attendance were Aimee Kowalski and Josh Donnelly, who are goodwill ambassadors for Football Saskatchewan. Kowalski was the star quarterback for the Regina Riot women’s team for several years and played on Canada’s national team. She urges young women to compete and take up the sport of football.
Football Saskatchewan promotes and further develops the game by increasing participation in amateur football at all levels, improving the caliber of the game, and acting as its governing body and liaison to compete in provincial championships or all-star competitions.
Schenn has been general manager of the entire Moosomin football program since 2010. The Generals had 130 athletes registered in spring development leagues and competitive play begins after Labour Day.
Moosomin has five teams including under-10 flag football, an under 12 six-player team, and junior and senior nine-player squads. These teams are co-ed and there is also an all-girls’ 18 and under team.
The U18 Generals are defending league champions of the Prairie Girls Football League.
Mondor, who lives in Wawota, has also been with the Generals since 2010 and is the head coach of the high school and girl’s teams. He has three of his own children participating in the program. Daughter Charlie is 16 and is a running back. Monroe is 13 years old and she is a defensive back. Elven-year-old son Rhys plays offensive line and fullback.
“We decided to hold an introductory day of football here at White Bear as we have several local athletes already playing and others interested in joining the Generals. Football is the ultimate team sport and can be played by nearly everyone,” said Mondor.
Youth football teaches kids accountability, leadership, and the impact of positive sportsmanship. Every position has a purpose and to execute a play successfully each individual needs to fulfill their responsibilities while working together. This is a skill that is valuable both on and off the field.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Moosomin Generals football program, please contact either Jason Schenn at 306-434-7344 or Dexter Mondor at 306-575-6013. The program is also on Facebook and they have their own website, generalsfootball.ca.