Players and coaches from the junior girls flag football program wrap up a successful first season. (Chris Mann photo)

Junior flag football program catches on in first season

Young players will be back in action next spring

The future of the Cowichan Women’s Football League is in good hands.

This spring marked the first season for the junior girls flag football program, run by CWFL founder Chris Mann. The players showed tremendous commitment to the upstart program.

“They were an amazing group of young girls who came out twice a week and practiced for one hour a night,” Mann said. “They learned all the skills of flagging, throwing the football, catching, backpedaling and defence.”

The Winter Trucking Storm, which Mann coaches in the CWFL, came out and worked with the junior players and played some short games, and Mann’s daughter, Rachel Paddle helped him coach as well.

“It was amazing to see how fast they learned the game and excited they all were from start to finish,” Mann said. “We will be back next year in the spring to do it again.”

Just Posted

Cowichan Valley wrestlers combine for eight provincial podium finishes

Stephanie Mould and Emily Reid cap off high school careers with silver

Cow High wrestler Talon Hird captures fourth provincial title

Motivated Hird beats rival in B.C. final

Duncan family seeks return of stolen Crosby jersey

Hockey community rallies to replace boy’s gear after theft

Editorial: RCMP have their focus in the right place: drugs

There’s a lot of money involved in illegal drugs; some are doing very well off the misery of others.

Duncan Christian hosting Island girls A basketball championships

Five teams battle for two spots in provincials

Fashion Fridays: Must have wardrobe basics

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Coming up in Cowichan: Bowl for Kids; Leaders of Tomorrow

Bowl for Kids Sake coming up in Cowichan Valley on March 3… Continue reading

Death at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Cause of death has not been released

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

Cryptocurrency exchange CEO who suddenly died leaves Kelowna house in will

Gerald Cotten, holding the keys to money tied up in his virtual currency exchange, died in December.

Regulator’s report, coming today, unlikely to settle Trans Mountain pipeline battle

The Trans Mountain pipeline will remain a controversial topic both in the political ring and out

Australian woman killed in avalanche at Whistler

The woman and her partner were reportedly rescued by ski patrol, but she did not survive

B.C. legislature moving suspended staff controversy to outside review

Whale watching, Seattle Mariners trips billed as emergency preparedness, Speaker Darryl Plecas says

Trudeau tells Canadians to listen to clerk in SNC-Lavalin matter

Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick delivered a blunt assessment at the House of Commons justice

Most Read