Milford Parks and Recreation announced their fall sports programs for 2021. Programs for the upcoming season include field hockey, soccer and flag football.
“We are excited to have kids back enjoying our fall sports this year,” Nancy Martino of Milford Parks and Recreation said. “We have a few spots left for sign ups which can be done at the Milford Parks and Recreation office located at 207 Franklin Street or online. Our hours are 8 AM to 12 Noon and 1 PM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.”
Field hockey sessions will begin September 12 and will run through October 17. Sessions are held on Sunday afternoons at the Milford High School field hockey turf field. Beginners are from 1 to 2 PM and intermediates form 2 to 2:30 PM. The sessions are for girls aged 7 to 12 and the cost is $50 per participant.
There are several leagues available for soccer through Milford Parks and Recreation. All practices and games are held at the Tony Silicato Memorial Park Soccer Fields. The leagues are co-ed with five- and six-year-old children playing on Wednesday nights from 5 to 5:45 PM starting September 15 and running until October 20. The seven- and eight-year-old league practice Wednesday nights from 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM starting September 8 and running until October 27. Games are Saturdays at 10 AM starting September 25 and running through October 30.
“Soccer players aged 9 and 10 will practice Thursday nights at 5 PM starting September 9 and running through October 28,” Martino said. “Games are Saturdays at 10 AM starting September 25 and running through October 30. The 11 and 12 year old group will practice Thursday nights from September 9 through October 28 from 5:45 to 6:30 PM with games on Saturdays at 11 AM starting September 25 and running through October 30.” The cost for soccer for children five and six is $50 while all other leagues are $60 per child.
Flag football games and practices are held at Marvel Square Park on Wednesdays from 5:15 to 6:15 PM. The league is designed for children 7 to 13 and the season runs from September 22 through October 27. The cost is $50 per child.
“We have also partnered with Abbott’s Mill Nature Center to offer the Mispillion Watershed Paddling Series on Thursdays and Saturdays,” Martino said. “We explore the headwaters of our hometown Mispllion River Watershed. This gives you an opportunity to see a weeknight sunset or just spend an afternoon paddling as you search for the natural wonders in our town.”
The paddling series is $15 for members of the Delaware Nature Society and $20 for those who are not members. They ask that paddlers pack a mask, water bottle and snacks. Boats and safety equipment are provided. All trips are limited to 14 people per trip. On Saturdays, September 18, 25 and October 9, paddlers depart from the Arena’s dock on the Mispillion River at noon. On Thursday, September 23, they depart from Abbott’s Pond at 5 PM, on Thursday, September 30 they depart from Blair’s Pond at 5 PM and on Thursday, October 7, they depart from Griffith’s Lake at 4:30 PM. There is also a special Sunday paddle on October 3 that will depart the Arena’s dock at noon.
To register for any Parks and Recreation fall sports, visit http://cityofmilford.com/127/parks-recreation or call them at 302-422-1104. To register for the paddling series, contact visit https://delawarenaturesocity.org/centers/abbotts-mill-nature-center or give them a call at 302-422-0847.
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