Corner Brook Minor Soccer Association receives Jumpstart Sports Relief Fund Grant




The Corner Brook Minor Soccer Association is excited to announce that it has received a $15,000 grant from the Jumpstart Sports Relief Fund.

In February, Canadian Tire Corporation, announced an additional $12-million commitment to Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund to help sport and recreation organizations build back sport and play in Canada as the country continues to deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jumpstart conducted a State of Sport study via Ipsos which revealed the pandemic has not only impacted current access to sport and play but will have real long-term effects as well.

The Corner Brook Minor Soccer Association (CBMSA) and the communities it serves have experienced the impact of the pandemic first-hand. Last summer we operated at a reduced capacity meaning may children who love the sport were unable to play.

We recently received confirmation that we are amongst over 500 sport and recreation organizations nationally to be provided with support through the latest round of Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund.

Jumpstart has already disbursed over $9 million in funding in 2021 with money going to more than 800 organizations across Canada through Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund.

CBMSA is beyond grateful to receive this funding and knows the positive impact it will have on sport and recreation organizations, and ultimately, on kids across the country.

With Jumpstart’s support, we’ll be able to better promote soccer within our community and to help promote minor soccer in communities within our region.

With the help of our Technical Director, Robert Mitrovic, technical improvements will be made within our program which will help our younger players develop their skills better and therefore get more enjoyment from the game.

Our association is presently supporting the development of a Western-Central Soccer League in various divisions. Travelling across health zones is still on hold but we anticipate that this will change before the end of the summer.