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Maddogs Host Awards Day

by Janine Hayward

The Maddog Football teams held their annual Awards day on Sunday, November 17 in the Valley Manor gym. President Janine Hayward started with the Peewee tackle awards and spoke about some of the highlights for the Maddog year. This was the fifteenth year for the Maddogs since its inception and Hayward was proud of where the organization has come. “This is a great organization because of the wonderful volunteers,” commented Hayward. One of the highlights was the continued use of the new clubhouse and the spotter’s booth. The booth also made more storage for field equipment and made home games easy to set up. The clock is directly connected to the booth so scorekeeping was so much easier.

The coaches, Som Houmphanh and James Mueller and their coaching staff, had each of the players come up before the main awards to highlight some of their great achievements throughout the season. Both teams showed so much improvement through the season. Each Bantam player was awarded a Maddog Yearbook. Thanks to Olivia Schachtel and Erica Hoare for all their help with the yearbooks and pictures this year.

The KFL awarded the Maddogs home games once again and this would not have been possible without all of the help from the parents. The Homecoming was also successful again this year. A big highlight of the Homecoming was the appearances of both C95 and Rock 102 at the event. They brought with them the Prize Vault to entertain the crowd. It was very entertaining watching the Hilltop and Huskie players help the flag kids play between tackle games. “Our numbers were strong in our flag program which will help with our future Peewee numbers,” commented Hayward. Special mention also goes out to Tim Edmunds for his hard work with the flag program. The flag teams were also fortunate to have the Bantam players help them run through drills this year to start their season off. They were great role models.

“I would like to take this time to thank our hard-working executive who work year-round to keep this club running”, said Hayward. “The coaches and managers also put in endless hours and their efforts are appreciated.” It is so great to see Maddog Alumni come back and help coach with the Maddogs. Special mention went to the three managers, Olivia Schachtel, Kristen Kohli and Alyshia Hind, for all their work organizing their teams as managers. The Maddogs would also like to thank everyone who supported their football raffle once again. This year the money went towards more equipment, clubhouse upgrades, and the new spotter’s booth for midfield. Thanks for your continued support.

Thanks so much to all the businesses that support the Maddog program. Special thanks to Martensville Messenger, Brigadier Security, and United Rentals. Keep an eye out for the Spring Six A Side Tackle program in March and the Flag Spring registration in January. The Maddogs are also hosting a dry land training program throughout the winter starting in January. Please contact Kristin Kohli, 306-291-6255, or go to the Maddog website for more information and watch for the ad in the Messenger or on the Martensville Messenger FB page. Go Maddogs!!!

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