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New Impact-Blazers partnership to deliver regional basketball program

By Administrator, 07/21/23, 2:00PM EDT


The Kingston Impact and the Brockville Blazers Basketball Clubs are pleased to announce a new partnership to deliver a regional high performance basketball program for female athletes in the Southeastern Ontario and St. Lawrence regions.

While the Kingston Impact has been the sole deliverer of this program since the inception of JUEL in 2010, the partnership provides more access to athletes in the surrounding regions, while reducing their travel and providing a more balanced experience for all participants.

“For some of our athletes last year, they were traveling 1.5 – 2 hrs each way for practices. We practiced 3 times per week. Besides the cost to the family, it is also hard for any athlete to be at the top of their game when traveling that much over a 6-month season.” said Jason Reynolds, President of the Kingston Impact.

“With upcoming changes to JUEL and the depth of talent in the Brockville and surrounding region, it was the right time to join forces with the Blazers”.

This program will continue to provide a pathway for female athletes to be exposed to post-secondary opportunities while playing in the highest calibre club league in Ontario.

On the partnership, Blazers President Colin Jardine adds “Our club believes this will be the best possible opportunity for our elite level talent to compete in Ontario’s top league for basketball clubs.  We look forward to the partnership with the Kingston Impact and look forward to growing our partnership in the future.  It’s an exciting time for basketball in the St. Lawrence region”.

Next up for the program is to select coaches and form teams.

For anyone interested in applying to be a Head Coach at either the U19 or U16 levels, please apply online by Sunday, July 30.

Tryout are expected to cost $35 and will be:

  • Sunday August 20 at St. Lawrence College (Kingston)
    • U16 (JUEL PREP) 9:30 am – 11:30 am
    • U19 (JUEL) 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Sunday August 27 at St. Lawrence College (Kingston)
    • U16 (JUEL PREP) 9:30 am – 11:30 am
    • U19 (JUEL) 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Registration details will be provided by July 31.

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