Flag division and cheer team new for Niners in 2011

The Mission Niners football club is launching a new division, cheer team and is offering free registration to 14 and 15 year olds interested in playing bantam.

The 2011 practice season gets underway June 2 at Heritage Park Secondary School, and five to seven year olds can now play for the popular organization in its newly formed flag division.

Boys and girls eight to 18 years old can take part in a cheer team, said president Brent Fairweather.

“We have an experienced cheer coach for our 30-plus girls that are already registered,” he said. “The flag division will be a great enhancement for our program, allowing younger kids to participate in our great sport.”

Poor registration in the 14-15 year old bantams has prompted the board of directors to make registration free in 2011, whether the play high school ball or not.

“We have a great coaching staff in place and need some more athletes on the team,” said Fairweather.

Registrations are ongoing and spaces are still available in all divisions. Call Rosealee at 604-814-2959 or visit www.missionniners.com for more information.