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Mini Grey Cup practices underway

The Slackers carry the ball up the field during the 2017 Mini Grey Cup flag football game against the Wardroom Officers. This year’s game is set for October 10.
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Fleet Club Slackers prepping for Mini Grey Cup 50

By Sean Parker,
FMF Cape Scott

Preparations are underway for the Annual Mini Grey Cup, being held at Porteous Field at Stadacona on October 10, 2019.

The Mini Grey Cup is a full contact flag football game, held every year between the NCMs and Officers of CFB Halifax, Shearwater and the East Coast Fleet.

The games are always competitive and highly entertaining, and have become quite a large event. Cheerleaders, musical acts, contests, food and beverage have traditionally been part of the proceedings.  With this year being the 50th anniversary of the game, organizers are hoping to make this year’s MGC even more special, with draws for trips and CFL games, and potentially having the game covered by Eastlink Television.

The NCM Slackers have squeezed out a few wins in recent years, including some come from behind victories, but can take nothing for granted. The Wardroom is a talented bunch with a chip on their shoulder, and would love nothing more than to take the trophy from the Fleet Club on the game’s big day.

A core of established players look to return again this year, including quarterback LS Mark Latter, tight end MS Mike Stainton, and defensive back LS Lyndon Eustache. While these players will be the backbone of this year’s squad, new players are required at all positions.

NCM Practices got underway on September 3, and take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 1600 hrs. All players, regardless of experience are encouraged to come out.

For more information contact head coach Sean Parker at or at 902-427-5271.