New lights at Kinsmen Park mean more practice time for Leduc's Minor Football Teams

Lights at Kinsmen Park officially unveiled

Leduc's minor football teams will be able to get a little more practice time in next season.

As part of the Alberta Summer Games (ASG) Legacy from 2016, the city contributed $80,000 towards the installation of lights at Kinsmen Park and those light were officially unveiled Tuesday night.

Ken Coffee, the President of Leduc and District Minor Football tells The One News the challenges they've faced at the practice facility in the past.

"For many years we've been having four teams practice on the main high school field and it's very cramped because there hasn't been proper lighting in the evenings and all our practices are at night time and now with this it gives up the opportunity to spread out our teams and it really gives us the opportunity to practice properly now instead of trying to squeeze over 100 youth on one field in an evening" says Coffee.

Coffee talks about one aspect of the game they don't usually have time to practice "Right now with four teams on one field you can't practice special teams, the kickoffs or kick returns because it's too congested but now with having more room it will definitely allow us to be more prepared especially on the special teams side of things" says Coffee

Coffee also coaches Leduc's Bantam football Ti-Cats.  (JSL/THE ONE NEWS)

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