Moose Jaw Minor Football wants to get their kids into the open field.
Moose Jaw Kinsmen Minor Football
Minor football has been thriving for more than 40 years in Moose Jaw and now the local minor football league is hoping to win an Aviva Community Fund grant to create practice facilities for football that would give the players the space, facilities and a grass surface to practice on every day.
While Elks Field provides a great venue for local minor football games, the team’s practice at various outdoor hockey rinks. The ground is hard, the grass is spotty at best and the space is far from ideal. Not only is there not enough width to properly practice with the boards in place, the boards themselves can be a health risk.
The Aviva bid would see minor football partner with rugby in Moose Jaw to renovate the two rugby fields at MacDonald Rugby Park. The new fields would provide quality fields for both sports.
Phase one of the plan would see the two existing fields renovated with new sod, better facilities to house equipment, new uprights and lighting installed. Phase two of the plan would see the building of two additional fields which would allow eight teams to practice at the same time.
There are nine days left to vote for Aviva Community Fund projects in the first round of the contest. Joe’s Place in Moose Jaw won $50,000 from the Aviva Community Fund in 2010.
To vote for the project or for more information, visit: http://www.avivacommunityfund.org