You couldn’t have had a better week weather-wise than the one the London High School football team had this week for its annual London Youth Football Camp.
Sunny skies and cooler than usual temperatures made things a lot easier on the 50 or so campers, roughly 30 varsity football player helpers and the Red Raiders coaching staff as they were able to work comfortably through various drills, competitions and games during the week.
“The summertime is the time where can kids can get outside and just have fun, and that’s what they were able to do,” London High School coach Kyle Cutler said. “The weather allowed us to do a lot of things. It was a success.”
The 50 or so campers is down slightly from where the camp was a year ago, but still a healthy number for a program that’s continuing to build itself into a consistently good squad.
“Having 50 kids shows we still have a lot of interest in our program and people think we’re doing a good job,” the coach said. “There’s a good connection between the football program and the community.”
This was the first camp at Bowlus with the artificial playing surface. The campers enjoyed their time playing on it and the varsity football players were able to take a lot of positives away from the experience of working the camp.
“We want them out there enjoying themselves and giving back to the community,” Cutler said. “They’re learning the value of helping others learn something and how a smile can really go a long way. This is a service project for them and it’s helping them develop leadership skills. It was a good week for everybody.”
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