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Why Football at Bradford?
With the enhanced Athletic Complex and new conferences, we feel this is the right time to consider a football program. Our goal is also to provide an enhanced opportunity for students to enjoy a comprehensive high school experience. Football may play a role in the future realignment of athletics. The concern is that In the smaller classifications, there is a worry about the impact of non-football schools and the equity of making the playoffs.
Student Life and Community
Football is the most played sport by HS Boys and has the highest participation rates of all sports tracked by the NFHS. Football can be played by both boys and girls, and rosters for schools our size may include 30-40 student-athletes. There will be additional opportunities for more students that will have the chance to participate in: Cheerleading, Dance/Drill Team, Color Guard, Marching/Pep bands, and more! We will be able to cultivate an inclusive and exciting school culture by offering a concession area for teams and clubs to get volunteer hours and help the Boosters and also to cheer on classmates in the student section for the games!
The allure of the Friday night light experience continues to play a role in the students' conversations. As a K-12 school, we work to provide the best experience. Students describe High School football as an American icon and an important part of the High school experience. Bradford students share with us that Student life plays a role in their decision to stay through graduation or choose to go to their neighborhood schools. We believe that Bradford is a phenomenal school and want to give students every opportunity to stay and be a Bradford Graduate!
What will it cost to start a Football Program?
The start-up cost for a football program is approximately $30,000(per team – MS and HS). These costs include helmets, pads, equipment, and uniforms. Our research shows that once the program is up and running, the ongoing costs will be covered by ticket revenue and standard athletic fees. Fundraising and Sponsorship opportunities are available.
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