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Minor football registration lagging in Kelowna

Registration for minor football in Kelowna is down 15 per cent this year. (Mike Hoff/Flikr)
With August well underway, it won't be long before young football players strap on the pads to get ready for a new season.

But these are challenging times for the sport.

The Kelowna Minor Football Association organizes teams for 7 to 13-year-olds, and registration for its programs is down about 15 per cent this year.

Chuck Liebrock is the association's president and a former professional football player.

He played in the Canadian Football League for 11 years, with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Toronto Argonauts, and explained why he thinks fewer kids are playing football.
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