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Maddogs Celebrate COVID Year

by Janine Hayward

https://martensvillemessenger.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/peewee-2.jpgThe Maddogs recently held their awards ceremonies but the event took on a new look this year, with all of the awards presented virtually. The head coaches both had comments to make about this season, acknowledging that it was a challenging year to get those kids on the field; however, with the help of everyone, there was a season this year. Another challenge created due to COVID-19 was that Saskatoon Minor Football decreased the teams to 6 a side as opposed to 12 man and 9 man this year.

Som Houmphanh, head coach of the Bantam tackle team commented that his main goal was to develop the players as people while focusing on enhancing their skills. “To achieve these goals you must put in effort, be focused and never quit. Set small goals and don’t quit until you achieve them,” Houmphanh said. He also thanked Brian Cook for helping out with the second team when the team had to split in two. Brian also did an amazing job with the second bantam team.

Devin Hind, Peewee head coach commented on his first season coaching. “All the kids were amazing on both teams and were dedicated. I enjoyed watching their effort,” stated Hind. He thanked the other head coach, Grant Currie, for stepping up this year when the peewee team had to split. Hind also commented how impressed he was that Maddog Alumni players came back to help coach this season once again. “You were a huge asset to making our season successful.” Hind also thanked the volunteers, parents and everyone who contributed and noted that despite the regulations due to COVID that made it more difficult, they all stepped up.

The spring season registration opens up on January 1, so please check the maddogsfootball.ca website for more information. Thanks for a great season Maddogs!

Photos are  PEEWEE TEAM #1 Award Winners and Coaches
PEEWEE TEAM #2 Award Winners and Coaches

You can see individual pictures of the award winners on this website  –  https://martensvillemessenger.ca/digital-editions/ on December 3 issue or our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MartensvilleMessenger 

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