A Vancouver Island youth football program is changing its name.
The former Nanaimo Redmen are now the Nanaimo Seahawks.
Football Nanaimo, a community non-profit organization based in north Nanaimo with a history going back more than 50 years recently announced a change in team name, colours and uniforms. The Football Nanaimo Seahawks name was chosen to reflect west coast heritage as well as our proximity to the NFL’s Seattle franchise.
The organization runs two seasons: spring tackle which is concentrated on development and the fall season which is more competitive. Online registration is now open for the upcoming spring youth football season, with teams being formed in three age categories. Atoms (born 2010-12) can register for $120, while both pee wee (born 2008-09) and junior bantam (born 2006-07) players will pay $150.