Brantford Youth Flag Football went dormant this year but the organization is “still alive and anxiously awaiting a new season,” says president Tony Martell.
“Look for us in the spring,” he said in an interview.
Providing the opportunity for children to play football without contact since 1981, the organization felt the full extent of the COVID-19 pandemic this year.
In March, BYFF had paid its insurance and was within days of sending out other payments and firming up plans for its upcoming season before being shutdown by the pandemic.
“We were on the brink of ordering uniforms, paying for fields and finalizing registrations and rosters,” said Martell.
“It would have made a reasonable impact on us financially.”
Normally, the organization’s spring program is for players, aged 12 and younger, but something different was in the works for 2020.
“This year, we were intending on running the spring program for ages five through 17, just like we do for the fall,” Martell said.