Junior Gaels Football Club (formerly known as the Limestone District Grenadiers
Football Club) has offered competitive AAA summer football at the bantam,
junior and senior varsity levels since 2004. For our 15th year, the Grenadiers
rebranded as Junior Gaels Football Club, a natural evolution of our partnership
with Queen’s Athletics that further strengthens our club and the football
community in our region. Not only is Richardson Stadium our home field, but
together we will provide even more opportunities to our players and their
the 2018 USPORTS season, 43 former Grenadiers played football for universities
and colleges across the country, including 10 players with the Queen’s Gaels.
attract top players come from across Frontenac, Hastings, Lanark, Leeds, Lennox
and Prince Edward counties, and our teams travel within the Ontario Provincial
Football League (OPFL) from Ottawa to Windsor. Our volunteers are committed to
three objectives: player safety; participation over competition; and education
over performance. In addition to learning, playing and enjoying football,
emphasis is placed on sportsmanship, self-discipline, teamwork, academic
achievement and community involvement.
immense pride in our foundation of values and principles that apply to all
levels, and members of our football programs and our extended football family:
provide a positive experience for every athlete. We are committed to providing
a fun, healthy environment based on mutual respect amongst players, and between
players and coaches. Swearing, spitting, bullying is not part of Jr Gaels
Football (this applies to coaches, players and parents).
promote fair play and sportsmanship by providing a program emphasizing
enhancement of discipline, good character and citizenship. The Jr Gaels’ first
consideration will always be the safety of the players.
continuous improvement of players’ knowledge and skill at the sport of
football. Our goal is to ensure that players will be a better football players
at the end of the season than they were at the beginning.
competition in both a practice and game setting. Every player will have equal
opportunity to participate and improve during practices. Every player will
contribute to the team in a game situation in accordance with their skill,
level of maturity, dedication and position(s) they play. Although not always
possible, we will strive for equal playing time for all players.
Junior Gaels Football Club is a not-for-profit association overseen by a
volunteer board of directors.