Spectators to be allowed at outdoor EESS sports

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Spectators will be allowed to attend outdoor sports events involving East Elgin Secondary School as the fall season begins to unfold, Athletics Director Matt Ninness told the Express in an interview.

East Elgin would have teams for field hockey, junior football, golf, junior and senior girls basketball, senior boys volleyball and cross-country, he continued. Not enough players could be found for junior boys volleyball or senior football.

“Many schools find themselves in the same boat,” he said.

No spectators were allowed for indoor games at this time, he added. Spectators outdoors must screen themselves for COVID-19 symptoms and physically distance themselves from other fans.

If distancing couldn’t be maintained, spectators should be masked, he stated.

Junior football kicks off at home with a game against Strathroy District Collegiate Institute on Friday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m.

The only other home game will be against Woodstock College Avenue Secondary School on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m.

EESS’s field hockey team already played four games at City Wide Sports Park in London on Tuesday, Oct. 5, defeating Strathroy 2-1, tying Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute 0-0 and losing to Medway Secondary School 0-3 and Parkside Collegiate Institute 0-1.

Two more games, again at City Wide, are scheduled for the regular season, on Tuesday, Oct. 12, versus West Elgin Secondary School at 11 a.m. and against Central Elgin Collegiate Institute at 12:30 p.m.

Rob Perry, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Aylmer Express

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