After the great year from the Fort McMurray Monarchs, who won the National CMFL Championship, the city can continue to look forward to more exciting Football.
The Fort McMurray Football league back up and running with this season being considered a “rebuild year” after the events of the spring and having Northern Elite come on as new management.
“This year, more than ever, means a lot to people from this region, May took a left turn for all of us here and the Monarchs did a good job with their season, and for 2016 there is more reason for us to be successful,” said Ron Sturgess, Partnership Coordinator with Northern Elite.
In the past there have been four teams, the Comp Miners, Father Merc Trappers, Westwood Trojans and the Holy Trinity Knights.
This year the Westwood Trojans and the Comp Miners are joining forces to make the Public Phoenix Team, in attempt to compete at a higher level and have access to a wider coaching staff.
Shell Place will host one game every Friday at 7 p.m. while working on bringing peewee games every Saturday.
“We want to make these games an event, on Friday night an event that families can go to or student bodies of various schools can go to just to support their teams,” said Co-Founder of Northern Elite Kwame Osei.
The Public Phoenix will be taking on, back to back league champions, Knights Nation tonight at Shell Place with kickoff at 7 p.m.