Happening today (June 8th), The Ponoka Broncs Peewee and Bantam Football teams will be hosting their 3rd Annual Broncs Spring Jamboree.

Todd Lewis, a P.E. teacher at Crestomere School, and an organizer of the event explains what a football jamboree is.

"A jamboree is essentially a tournament, but we're not playing full games. They're more controlled scrimmages in the sense that coaches are on the field helping to get kids in the right positions and making sure they know their job. Because football is busy, there's a lot of players on the football field. There's a lot of noise and moving parts and it can be pretty dark and overwhelming for a brand new player. Having these controlled scrimmages at the Jamboree is absolutely vital to helping kids learn how to play football before the regular season starts in the fall." 

Lewis says that they wanted to make the event even bigger this year so there will be ten teams taking part. 

"Including the the peewee and bantam Broncs, there's ten teams in total coming. That's going to be hundreds of football kids roaming around and  all their families and friends who came to support them. It's going to be a pretty big crowd of people at at this Jamboree."

Teams will be coming from Drumheller, Stettler, Rocky Mountain House and Olds. They will all have both peewee and bantam level squads.

Apart from the football action, there will be a community market, food trucks, The Ponoka Piston Poppers Classic Car Club, a silent auction and more.

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