Crossing the Finish Line: Construction Blog #7

Ball at Centre spot

We got there!

It seems appropriate that the finish line for the track was pretty much the last part of the project to be completed. After months of construction, the field and track are now complete and have started to be used by the students at Heart Lake Secondary School, our Footy Sevens Soccer Leagues, our Footy For All Kids soccer programs and various rental groups.

The team from Tracktech International had flown in to paint the lanes and lines on the track. We had no idea how much went into that part of the job. It took three days and we’re definitely in good hands: it was the same team that lined the Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium in Beijing!

We’ve been very lucky all round with all of the contractors and experts working on the field, and we are absolutely blown away by the quality of the field, the track, the lighting and the other parts of the field. The initial feedback from players, parents and kids has been fantastic and we are delighted to finally see soccer being played on the field.

What’s coming up on the field?

As we posted yesterday, we had our first Footy For All kids programming on there on Tuesday, and last night our first ever league games kicked off (see the photos below). Late registration is still available for both adults and kids and rental times are also available. And don’t forget our Kicking Cancer’s Butt Charity tournament that’s coming up on Saturday 23rd of September.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the planning, construction and completion of the project in any way, and we look forward to working together with Heart Lake Secondary School and the Peel District School Board at the field for many years to come.

Kids soccer programs for age 4-11

We’re not just for adults . . .

Kids soccer programs for age 4-11

Although we can’t wait to see all of our adult players out there “getting their footy on” in our upcoming 7v7 soccer leagues and at the Kicking Cancer’s Butt tournament, don’t forget we’ll also be launching some soccer fun for kids at the field.

Our Footy For All youth programs are designed to be fun for kids, but also parent friendly too. As parents ourselves, we know that youth sports can sometimes be very demanding on parents and can require a significant financial and time commitment. We’re designing our programs to be as straightforward as possible: once a week at the same venue, competitively priced and with an easy sign-up process.

Starting from the first week of September and running through until late October, we’ll have midweek and weekend programs for boys and girls age 4-11. They’ll be a mixture of skill development and games at the brand new turf soccer field at Heart Lake Secondary School, 296 Conestoga Road, Brampton.

Footy For All youth soccer programs feature the following:

  • A consistent venue where parents and children know where they will be each week.
  • Dedicated staff going the extra mile and making sure every participant is involved and having fun.
  • Top class turf soccer fields to give the best possible surface for kids to learn. No wear and tear as the season goes on. The field remains the same regardless of the weather or time of year.
  • A simple, hassle-free sign-up process with all the program details laid out before sign-up.
  • Fast and helpful customer service when you need it.
  • An inclusive environment where everyone is welcome and boys and girls play together on the field
  • Emphasis on fun. Whatever level you are at, the emphasis is on sportsmanship and enjoyment over player development
  • A desire to give back to the community by offering subsidized spots to people in need or to community partners.

Visit the Footy For All website to see a full list of or upcoming fall kids programs.