Thursday, May 27, 2010

First ever all women's tackle football game in Manitoba



It has been 4 years since I started building the Manitoba Fearless and believe it or not we are three days away from our first ever home game.


I have dreamt of playing tackle football all my life but I truly never believed that I would have the opportunity to play the game I love in front of my friends and family. This Saturday at 2PM at the East Side Eagles (723 London in East Kildonan) I will be playing my first home game at the same time it will be my last game. After three years of regular practice and a few sporadic games I have decided to hang up my tackle football cleats (I will be continuing with the team as General Manager).


I hope to share this day with all of you as you come out and support the movement of women's football in Manitoba. The Manitoba Fearless are one of the strongest women's programs in Canada even though we have had limited game experience, this can be seen in the 8 women that will be representing us at the world championship this June in Stockholm Sweden, the second highest number of women from one team. We are strong contenders with a dedicated group of athletes and coaches.


Community support is what will keep this program growing and thriving; we hope that the Manitoba Fearless will be the pinnacle to which young girls in Manitoba can strive for as they mature through our community and high school programs.


Please come out this weekend and support me in my last game of football and the first of many home games for the Manitoba Fearless.