Tackle football for girls in Grades 7-12 is now a reality thanks to Regina Minor Football.
The Regina Victorias began practicing earlier this year and will playtheir first game Sunday in Yorkton.
The coach of the Victorias is Ryan Hall, who said it’s great to be part of something at this stage, knowing it could grow in to something bigger and better.
“Anytime you can try and develop a unique aspect of a sport and grow the sport, like we’re trying to do, building on some of the things we started in Regina, with a number of girls involved in minor football and the recent success of the Regina Riot at the womens level, it’s great to have something in the middle ground here for the junior high and high school girls.”
For him, the excitement goes far beyond just seeing the girls play the game.
“My goal with this program is not only to develop female football players, but also to develop female football coaches.”
Hall is hoping the growth of women’s football in Saskatchewan and Canada can be similar to that of women’s hockey, which just got off the ground several years ago and is now big across Canada.