Year end tourney caps most successful little league season to date

Players and volunteers concluded this year’s North Peace Little League season with a year end tournament over the weekend. The season saw a big jump in registration as about 325 players took part versus 230 last year.

League president Forrest Liddicoat said the competition in the games was solid as everyone taking part wanted to end the season on a positive note.

“Kids are having fun but it’s quite competitive now that they’re playing for something. Their skill level has gone up. They’re really enjoying it.”

He added that feedback from parents has been very good over the year, and that may translate into extra help for 2016.

“We were a lot more organized this year. Parents have seen that we’ve put a lot of effort into it and it’s really shown in the numbers. I’ve had lots of parents and people want to volunteer and sponsor for next year,” Liddicoat said.

Next season the league hopes to add a spring training component at the Kids Arena Fieldhouse leading up to the start of the year. The league also intends to add a few more teams to the age groups and explore the possibility of playing games against Dawson Creek, Grande Prairie, and Peace River.