By Ian Shalapata
(WINDSOR, ON) – In what is expected to be a win-win partnership, Fratmen Football Club owner Mike Morencie and Lajeunesse High School principal Tom Couvillon announced today the school will be the new venue for the team in the up-coming season. Couvillon learned of the Fratmen’s displeasure with the facilities at Windsor Stadium, and was able to arrange for the team to play their home games at Lajeunesse.
“We’ve gone from the bottom end facilities to high end facilities, and that makes us real excited,” Morencie said. “They’ve (Lajeunesse) been tremendous and opened up their doors to us and allowed us to come in.”
This area’s Director of Education for the Conseil scolaire catholique Providence, Joe Picard, said the partnership between the Fratmen and Lajeunesse will benefit both organizations beyond the on-field aspects. Citing examples of coaching clinics, use of equipment, and field improvements, Picard also described the benefits to other school groups like the media classes and audio-visual students who would be exposed to real life situations and learning experiences.
“It’s been a nightmare the last four years off the field,” Morencie explained. “As much success we’ve had on the field, we’ve had no success off the field. And I think it’s hurt our fan-base. I finally feel that we’re in control of our situation.”
And none too soon as the Fratmen training camp opens July 20th, and will be held at Lajeunesse.