This past Friday, Romero Raiders Football players and coaches stormed the field for their first game in 715 days. As one of the team’s Assistant Coaches and also the school’s Athletic Director, I found the day to be full of so many positive emotions. Not only were the players excited to be on the field after COVID has thwarted sports last year, but the sense of community in the school building and at the game was tremendous.
As participation in sport comes back to secondary schools this school year, students are highly motivated to be involved with team activity. Through sport, students learn life skills such as goal setting, time management, cooperation, and sportsmanship. Although some schools have chosen not to participate, Principal Carey has taken a bold step to allow sports at St. Oscar Romero this year.
The decision has paid dividends with students from all sports teams actively coming out to practice every – before and after school. The commitment shown by players is a testament to the spirit that exists here at St. Oscar Romero.
As a new staff member, I am proud to be a part of a staff that truly cares about its students and each other. I truly believe that the upcoming months will offer so much more for all involved with sport.
Below is a video of Principal Carey sharing some reflections before the the big game that took place this past Friday.
Stay tuned for more sport news as the year progresses.
There’s plenty to share: Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer and more!