Two Quinte West sports groups gave updates to council Monday night as they prepare for the upcoming season.
Chris Lisle of the Quinte West Amateur Baseball Association, now under the banner as the Quinte West Mudcats, told councillors that new lights at Bayshore Field have been fully installed and games will start being played there in late May.
He also says the city will host a number of rep ball tournaments through the month of July and will host the Ontario provincial single-A peewee championship at the end of this summer and next.
Kelly Scott, of the Qunte West Soccer Association also thanked council for installing lights on a second soccer pitch in the city, which will relieve some scheduling pressures.
He also asked that council consider putting in an artificial turf field somewhere in the city at some point in the future and for council to look at trying to help lower the costs of local sports registration, as it’s become a strain on some parents and older youth players,
He says keeping kids involved in sports is crucial to a healthy and active community.