Footy is going from strength to strength in Nova Scotia!
AFL Nova Scotia recently had its best and biggest game of Australian Football to date in the ‘Sydney Darby’.
AFL Nova Scotia holds multiple games each year where the Halfiax Dockers take on the Sydney Giants in one of the fiercest Australian Football rivalries across Canada.
The latest clash saw the Dockers travel up to Cape Breton to take on the Giants with both teams consisting of teams of 20 members plus. This is a masive jump for both clubs who only a couple of years ago were playing 9 a side games.
To compliment this growth the two teams put on a great specactle for local fans – the Giants took the lead early in the first half, but the dockers staged a mighty comeback in the 3rd largely thanks to their best afield, Tim Froese. The giants weren’t done yet with a late comeback led by their Best on Ground, Sandy Warren’s, early 4th quarter goal.
The Halifax Dockers ended up prevailing 106-94.
Senior growth is not the only focus in Nova Scotia, with the Halifax Dockers taking part in the Northern Lights Junior Mentorship project, where 35 girls aged 10-15 signed up to take part in a Footy mentor project, making sure there are junior footy fans out east for years to come!
Umpiring is also a growth area of focus for the organisation with AFL Canada Head Umpire Derek Govier spearheading education and coaching sessions locally, as well as sharing the good word around Canada.