Fam­ily-fo­cused foot­ball launches in Royal Oak

Central Leader - - OUT & ABOUT - JACK­SON THOMAS

Royal Oak’s SUB Foot­ball is in­tro­duc­ing a new fam­ily league this sum­mer, giv­ing par­ents the op­por­tu­nity to play with their kids.

The com­pe­ti­tion will run on Thurs­day nights from 6pm over 14 weeks, with a four week break over the Christ­mas hol­i­day pe­riod.

Teams will be al­lowed to field a max­i­mum of two adult males. The re­main­der of the seven-a-side team can be com­prised of players aged 10 to 16 and women of any age.

SUB Foot­ball direc­tor Becs Stitt is a Royal Oak res­i­dent and has been manag­ing the league for the last four sea­sons. The com­pe­ti­tion had tra­di­tion­ally been for adults only and was most pop­u­lar among work col­leagues and friends, she said.

How­ever, in re­cent years there had been a lot more interest from younger players and par­ents want­ing to play with their kids, prompt­ing the idea to of­fer some­thing new, she said.

The league’s pre-sea­son tour­na­ment kicks off on Oc­to­ber 14 at Sey­mour Park, Royal Oak be­fore the fam­ily league be­gins on Oc­to­ber 30. The tour­na­ment costs $695 per team. Regis­tra­tions could be made through the com­pe­ti­tion web­site - www.sub­foot­ball.com.

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Anna Brown, 13, slides in to steal the ball from Sam Skeen.

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