Having a strong Youth Programme should be every team in BAFA’s National Leagues ambition. It helps to grow our sport and encourages the next generation of athletes to continue team traditions and family spirit. Not only does it provide a reliable source of new players into the adult team, but it allows players from the adult team to give something back to the community.
These are just some of the reasons why we are putting a lot of focus into rebuilding our Youth Programme. It is with huge regret that we won’t be able to field a Youth team in the coming season. However, 2022 presents us with a great opportunity to re-establish our Youth teams with the right level of support to promote a safe and fun route into American Football at the youngest age brackets for full contact.
We strongly urge coaches and players to come forward to help us make this dream a reality. Plenty of our players in the adult team began their journey in the Cats Youth. They know what it’s like competing at that level and are more than willing to support those that wish to follow in their footsteps.
More information can be found here.