The 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
During the 2018 USPORTS season, 43 former Grenadiers played
football for universities and colleges across the country, including 10 players
with the Queen’s Gaels.
We 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. Volunteer
coaches lead these teams, and a dedicated group of parent volunteers assist
with game-day operations.
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.
We are committed to helping young athletes become teammates
and leaders. Junior Gaels players will learn to both foster confidence and a
sense of self-worth that extend beyond the gridiron and into the school, family
and the community.
The Junior Gaels Football Club is a not-for-profit
association overseen by a volunteer board of directors.