Friday, 09 March 2012 00:00
On Friday, Feb. 17, The Glen Cove Junior Football and Cheerleading Association held their annual awards night at the Glen Cove High School. Football players and cheerleaders who took part in the 2011 season received trophies and commemorative yearbooks. Seven football players were honored with the prestigious Iron Man Awards for their commitment to the program. This year’s Iron Men are Elijah Ambles, Michael Payton, Robbie Poncet, Fernando Aguilar, Nick Kiaer, Corey Dinkins and Ryan Porteus. These young men have all played in the program for several consecutive years showing their true dedication to the program and the sport.
Senior cheerleading coach Annette Tripp also honored five cheerleaders for their dedication to the program with Golden Megaphone Awards. The recipients are Victoria Tripp, Alex Edelman, Isabelle D’Ambrosio, Veronika Quinones and Samantha Filippone. Their years of dedication to the program has made them role models for the many young cheerleaders who will follow in their footsteps. Congratulations to all!
Glen Cove Football was founded in 1954. Its purpose is to teach football and cheerleading fundamentals and teamwork under responsible leadership. The program has grown to 170 football players and cheerleaders in the season.
Recently our local high school football coaches were asked for their opinions of the program.
Varsity Coach Pete Kopecky of Glen Cove High School said, “Glen Cove Jr. Football has been an important part of our program for many years. The players who participate in this program come to the high school and middle school level with sound fundamentals and skills. We encourage young players to take advantage of the opportunity to experience the game of football in a learning, competitive environment.”
The North Shore High School Varsity Coach, Dan Agovino, also feels strongly about the program. He said, “A good number of our players have learned their football skills and techniques during their careers at Glen Cove Jr. Football. As a high school coach, it is extremely helpful to us to have our players start their high school careers with a good understanding of what it takes to succeed as a player. The junior football program in Glen Cove is a great place to learn the game of football, and play in a competitive league.”
It’s time to sign up your young football players and cheerleaders (ages 5-13) for the 2012 football season. Registration will be held at Glen Cove City Hall on March 10, 17, and 24 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.