By Darryl G. Smart
High school teams in the new Athletic Association of Brant, Halidmand & Norfolk Counties have the green light to begin practices this week.
While schools within the Grand Erie District School Board were allowed to begin Tuesday, the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board schools decided Wednesday night that they will allow teams and athletes to start up on Friday.
On the AABHN website, the conference stated, “The GEDSB and the BHNCDSB have announced that all sports for the fall season will take place. The athletics program will be following Return to Safe Play Protocols that have been approved by both school boards and public health units.”
The website also has schedules for District 5 and 9 basketball and volleyball schedules, as well as the conference’s first championship. The AABHN golf tournaments will take place at the Greens at Renton. The girls play on September 20, with the boys to follow on September 23.
Schedules for volleyball and basketball have been released. The AABHN conference is divided into two divisions District 5 and 9.
According to the schedules on the website, District 5 games begin on September 21 and District 9 opens its seasons on September 28.
District 5 is made up of Assumption College School, Brantford Collegiate Institute, North Park Collegiate Vocational School, Paris District High School, Pauline Johnson Collegiate & Vocational School, St. John’s College, and McKinnon Park Secondary School.
District 9 consists of Cayuga Secondary School, Dunnville Secondary School, Hagersville Secondary School, Waterford District High School, Valley Heights Secondary School, Simcoe Composite School, Delhi District Secondary School, and Holy Trinity High School.
The varsity CWOSSA and varsity non-CWOSSA football schedules will be released soon.