Cowichan Valley Football Association

Cowichan ‘Dogs raising the flag this spring season

Cowichan Valley Citizen

Kevin Rothbauer / The Citizen
March 4, 2015 12:00 AM

The Cowichan Bulldogs are adding flag football to the fold this spring, while continuing their championship-winning tackle football program. Boys and girls born between 2005 and 2007 are invited to sign up for the nascent U10 flag football program, which is replacing the pre-atom tackle football program this year. Practices will take place on Wednesday evenings, with games on Saturdays.

“Flag football has really taken off on the Mainland and is becoming a popular option for the spring season,” said Devon Lawrence, a longtime coach with the Bulldogs. “We feel this will be a good precursor to our tackle program which also takes place in the spring for the older kids.”

The Bulldogs will field two tackle football teams this spring for older kids born between 2001 and 2004. Lawrence will serve as the head coach for the atoms, while Tim Maertz will be back to lead the peewees.

Practices will run Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:15-7 p.m. at Rotary and McAdam parks in Duncan, with one game each weekend.

“Spring football has always been a popular choice for the Valley’s youth, and this season looks like it will be no different,” Lawrence said.

There is still time to register for both the flag and tackle football programs. For more information, visit The Bulldogs will also be hosting their popular spring camp on March 21 and 22.

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