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By Darryl G. Smart

The Athletic Association of Brant Haldimand Norfolk Non CWOSSA football season will kick off with two games on Friday in Simcoe.

At 12pm, the Delhi Raiders will visit the Holy Trinity Titans. Then at 2:30pm, the Pauline Johnson Collegiate Thunderbirds will take on the Simcoe Sabres at 2:30pm, at Simcoe Composite School.

And with the action kicking off, the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board announced that fans will be allowed at secondary school games, including at Holy Trinity.

“We were told we are allowed to have fans at the game,” AABHN vice president and Holy Trinity physical education department head Tyler Backus said. “We are pretty happy about it.”

BHNCDSB has put together an Athletic During COVID-19 page on their website. 

If you are planning to go to any games at Holy Trinity or other BHNCDSB schools, the policy for outdoor secondary games reads:

On BHNCDSB property, spectators are permitted outdoors if:

  • They adhere to physical distancing guidelines and remain in their family/home unit.
  • School masking protocols are practiced.
  • Spectators complete the Provincial School and Child Care Screening process with a result that indicates they may attend a school/school site.

Please note that spectators who attend a non-BHNCDSB site for an event must comply with that site’s health and safety requirements. Spectators should be aware of their obligations in advance of attending.

Anyone can come to the game. Expect to be asked screening questions. If they’re walking through the doors, they expect fans have read.

As for fans at Simcoe Composite School tomorrow, the Grand Erie District School Board has not announced anything yet, and have discussed it throughout Thursday. When or if an announcement is made, Smart Sports Network will post the news.