By Alton Mitchell
The city of LaFayette continues to make updates to its youth sports offerings and has come forward with several developments earlier this week. Those include the appointment of a new recreation board member and developments in youth football over the past several days.
The first development came at the recommendation of LaFayette city councilwoman Tammie B. Williams who has nominated Debbie Butler for District E to be representative on the recreation board. Members of LaFayette’s city council agreed with Williams’s decision and voted unanimously to place Butler in the position.
Shortly thereafter members of the city council announced that LaFayette has been allowed to participate in the East Alabama Football League. The induction into the new league allows LaFayette to compete against teams from other cities such as Reeltown, Electic, Tallassee, Macon County, Tuskegee, Horseshoe Bend, and Bueaguard.
Registration for the new football league is now ongoing. Registration takes place each Saturday from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. at LaFayette City Hall. There is a registration fee of $50 for football and $40 for cheerleading. These sports are open to youth ages 5-12. The deadline for registration is June 1st.
Mayor Moody say he has high hopes that the event will be competitive, but it will also be a great relationship building experience for the youth involved.