With the holidays upon us, another great year of exciting football is officially coming to a close. We hope you and your children had fun through the flag and tackle seasons and made fond memories with friends and team mates. KMFA continues to have strong and successful programs – If you were not in attendance at the AGM, here is a quick recap of the year’s highlights:
KMFA has proven to be a leader in player safety, as we transitioned all our athletes in both Winter and Spring Flag Football to play with the use of softshell helmets for added protection. This was evident at the Provincial tournament as we were one of a few clubs whose players were outfitted with these helmets.
And speaking of the Provincial Flag tournament, KMFA teams were among some of the top results (with a number of teams finishing among the Top 15 in their division):
U10 – Provincial Champions!
U14 – 2nd Place
U16 – 3rd Place
U19 – 2nd Place
Congratulations again to these players and coaches. We saw this momentum carry us into Tackle season, as KMFA entered 9 teams for play in the SIFC this Fall. Through all age divisions, 7 of those 9 teams earned playoff spots, with the Atom Grey and PeeWee Green teams playing for Provincial glory. Both teams clinched the Silver medal – way to go kids and coaches!
Welcoming in 2020
At the AGM last month, the Executive for the new year was elected with many returning faces:
President – Thomas Burns
Vice President – Cord Crowthers
Secretary – Lorraine Witzel
Registrar – Martyne Vallerand
Treasurer – Justine Hutchings
KMFA remains poised for continued growth as the interest in our programs remains high. We have built our programs to sustain that growth, but we must increase our volunteer engagement, so we are looking for individuals interested in taking an active role in our operations to help run our programs efficiently. Currently, the Executive have outlined the following as areas of opportunity for involvement:
Director of Equipment:
Responsible for organizing fittings, ordering and maintenance of inventory, tracking distribution and returns, managing deposits in conjunction with the Treasurer – all for Flag and Tackle programs.
Director of Coaching:
Working in conjunction with Flag and Tackle Directors for prospecting and recruiting coaches, organizing clinics/training, monitoring growth and implementation from trainings, evaluations throughout the seasons, secure/maintain Criminal Record Checks status, etc.
Director of Player Development:
Organize and/or secure opportunities for camps and athlete clinics, work in conjunction with the Coaching Director to maintain/implement/review training follow through with athletes.
Director of Volunteers:
Build, grow and maintain a database of volunteers for as needed events and projects – activities may include most importantly game day set/up tear down of fields, registration check-ins, team photos; working on community initiatives, etc.
Assistant Flag Coordinator:
Working with Dean Kennedy, Director of Flag, to support the organization of the seasons (especially Spring) as needed, to help balance the workload and share the responsibilites for coordinating our largest program.
Director of Tackle:
Main point of contact for the tackle season: ensures and organizes coaching credentials, criminal record checks, works in conjunction with the Coach/Player Development/Equipment Director as needed, as well as liaises with SIFC contacts; involved with evaluations and fittings, the team draft process, submitting verified rosters, and collection of game day paperwork for submission to the SIFC, among other duties.
If any of these opportunities interests you, please reach out to us by January 5th. You can use the Contact form on www.kmfa.ca and choose “Other” as the category. Let us know what position you’d like to help with and if you have any other questions we can answer. The Executive will follow up with you and meet to review the interested candidates for appointment. If appointed, you will be expected to attend the monthly board meetings.
Wishing all of our members and their families a wonderful Christmas and merry holiday season. Best wishes for the new year and we look forward to seeing everyone on the field in 2020.