The Falcons had some special guests at Wednesday's (Aug.8) practice.
 
Members of the University of Alberta Golden Bears football team, including head coach Chris Morris, were on hand to help run drills at Taurus Field.
 
"The value for these kids is they get to feel valuable and they get to develop in their skill set no matter what their body type and size is. It's a great sport for that," said Morris.
 
From atom to bantam, almost 75 local football players received training.
 
Morris was a two-time CIS all-Canadian while playing for the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. He also won three Grey Cups with the Edmonton Eskimos.
 
"The more facilities like (Taurus Field) that go up, the better for sport in general. These turf fields are gold," added Morris. "Having something like this go up in this community really gives not just football, but all field sports the opportunity to practice late into the fall and early in the spring."
 
With the season just getting underway, Fort Saskatchewan Minor Football vice-president Brent Kellington was thrilled with the opportunity.
 
"Coach Morris is a big advocate of football in the area, when we invited him out he was quick to respond 'yes'. The big thing we always want is to give kids the chance to play the sport and see where they fit in."
 
 
 

 

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