July 27, 2013, Victoira, BC (ISN) – Twenty-five years is a long time for any sports organization, and 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of the Victoria Spartans Football Association.
The Spartans start this 2013 football season hoping to build on a legacy that has seen the Bantam squad capture four, and the Midget team five, provincial championships over this time.
Photo courtesy of Robert Dubicki
The Victoria Spartans offer minor-league community football programs in Greater Victoria for youth ages 8 to 11 (Pee Wee), 12 and 13 (Junior Bantam), 14 and 15 (Bantam) and 16 to 18 (Midget). In conjunction with football, they also offer the opportunity for youth to pursue cheerleading as a competitive activity. Community football offers kids attending schools without football programs (the vast majority in Victoria) the opportunity to play football in an organized and supportive coaching environment.
Practices are now underway and taking place on Tuesday and Thursday nights, with the first games of the season slotted to take place Labour Day weekend. Pee Wee and Junior Bantam play under VICFA while Bantam and Midget teams participate in the Vancouver Mainland Football League.
Registrations are being accepted now. Players and parents interested in learning more are welcome to visit the Spartans website: spartansfootball.ca