Sports Associations Coming Together

The Lambton Secondary Schools Athletic Association and the Kent County Secondary Schools Athletic Association will merge this fall.

Jim Costello, director of education at the Lambton Kent District School Board, says it’s a good way to keep smaller teams from folding.

“In the face of having to play some really strong, larger schools that have been quite dominant, students and coaches have decided to fold the team,” notes Costello. “Now that if they know there are teams in Sarnia suitably positioned that they can play against at their level, maybe they’ll be more likely to field a team and go ahead and play.”

Costello says there could be an increase in busing costs to take players to games, but he considers that money well spent.