Norwich AD gives update on fall season

NORWICH – Norwich’s athletic director reported increased participation, high academic achievement and the impact of the building project in an update to the school board last week.

At the Norwich City School board of education meeting on Oct. 21, Athletic Director Steve Griffin gave board members a status update on the fall athletic season.

According to Griffin, a total of 323 student athletes participated in the nine athletic programs fielded this fall. He broke this total down into 155 girls competing as a part of 11 teams, and 168 boys on seven teams.

“Last year I set a goal to improve communication lines,” said Griffin. He reported that, in an effort to increase participation in the athletic offerings, sign-ups had been conducted during the lunch period starting last May.

Once those sign-ups were completed, sports physicals were scheduled. To further open the lines of communication, Griffin said, he himself made reminder phone calls to each student household before practices began on Aug. 18.

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