High school football players in Kingston are delighted to be playing the game they love again – Kingston | The Canadian News

The Kingston and Area High School Athletic Association (KASSAA) is pleased to announce that the KFLA Health Unit and local School Boards have approved a return to training for fall sports.

Coaches and student athletes have begun to practice once again with safety protocols in place.

Cross-country skiing, football, golf, men’s volleyball, field hockey, and women’s basketball are sports that KASSAA plays in the fall.

“It’s an incredible feeling to be back on the field,” Gavin Golosky said.

The 18-year-old linebacker for the La Salle Black Knights senior football team says it’s been a long two-year wait.

“We’ve been able to practice a bit on our own, but we haven’t met as a team in two years,” Golosky continued.

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“Soccer is an outlet for many of us. It’s a way to clear your head after a long day in class. It is fun to be with your friends and it is very important because I believe that soccer brings the school and the community together. “

First-year senior player Kieran Cardinal couldn’t agree more.

“Soccer is a great game and it builds lifelong relationships,” Cardinal said.

The 17-year-old Black Knights wide receiver looks forward to his first foray into senior soccer.

“I can speak for everyone when I say that we are happy to be back,” Cardinal continued.

“We have a lot to catch up on. Over the next few weeks, the coaches will be emphasizing the fundamentals of the game. We just have to get back into the routine because it’s been a long two years. Mental toughness will also be a big part of our preparation.

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Coordinator Frank Halligan says schedules are in the works and should be posted within the next week.

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Eight senior teams compete at the KASSAA senior soccer level. They will compete for a district championship for this year only. For health and safety reasons due to Covid-19, there will be no regional or provincial plays.

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