NCM Slackers football underway
By Sean Parker,
FMF Cape Scott
The 2018 Fleet Club Slacker Football season is underway, and the NCM Slackers team needs your help.
Practices have started in preparation for Mini Grey Cup (MGC) 49. The MGC is the annual fall football game that matches the NCMs against the Wardroom at Porteous Field at Stadacona every fall.
The game is a combination of tackle football and flag football. All line play is full contact blocking (no gear), but getting the ball carrier down is done by flags. It is always a hard fought battle and often competitive. Last year’s game was no exception, as the Slackers overcame a 14-2 second half deficit with two late touchdowns to win 18-14.
The Slackers have won 17 of the last 18 games, but the Wardroom has had a really good squad as of late, and look forward to starting a run of their own.
A major part of the Slackers’ success is their ability to get new players on the same page quickly, and be an integrated part of the team that has several returning veterans every year. Important veteran players to watch this year include:
MS Brandon Devlin: Brandon is the longest tenured Slackers player, and former game MVP. Look for Brandon to continue his dominant ways as the speedy running back plays in, perhaps, his last game.
MS Mike Stainton: Mike, a team captain, is an important part of the team’s offense. He will likely be a large part of how successful the team is at moving the ball against the Wardroom’s defence.
LS Justin Daley: Justin, along with twin tower Shawn Lawrence, will be BIG parts of the offensive and defensive lines. As Offensive Coordinator Rob Jeannot says, “This game is won or lost in the trenches.”
While the team has a returning veteran presence, they are in need of new players to fill out the roster.
If anyone would like to play for the Slackers this season, please contact Coach Parker at (902) 292-2627. No experience is necessary. Open to any NCM.
Practices are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1600 at Porteous Field, Stadacona.