Community Sports Program

Contact Information:

Ethan Diakow, Community Sport Program Coordinator


The SNA Sports Program provides youth in Spence neighbourhood with access to barrier-free, organized sports. Our program is offered year-round and serves more than 250 youth, ages 6-17. We work to provide access to a wide range of sports, including basketball, soccer, wrestling, bicycling, volleyball, rock climbing, floor hockey and more! All of our programs are provided at no cost to participants and no requirements of previous experience or ability. The program is supported by dedicated staff, volunteers, community coaches and partner organizations. Together we work to provide a safe and supportive environment in which youth can play, learn and have fun. Programs are filled on a first come–first serve basis. ​

The opportunities provided by the SNA Sports Program are made possible through the generous support of these organizations: Sport Manitoba, University of Winnipeg Wesmen Athletics, Graham C. Lount Family Foundation, Canadian Tire Jumpstart, Province of Manitoba Sport Opportunities Program, Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, Youth Agencies Alliance, and the Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association.

For more information about the SNA Community Sports Program, please contact:
Community Sport Program Coordinator, at 204-988-7635 or

Free to Play

Macnsoccer – Manitoba African Cup of Nations

If youth are interested in participating in Free to Play, please use this the link to find out more and to  register: Free to Play

  • Fundamentals (-U9, -U11) – Teaches kids fundamental movement and soccer skills while maintaining an emphasis on FUN. It encourages children to move and have fun.
  • Girls Academy (U12-16 girls, U16-U18 girls) – Begins developing soccer skills and speed. Refines skills and position-specific physical and mental training for the mid- to late-teenage athletes, to improve the international player
  • Boys Academy (U12Boys -17) – Builds physical capacities and tactical knowledge for early- to mid-teenage athletes, with an eye for identifying the elite player. Encourages players to stay in the game, whether competitively or recreationally, for life



Axworthy Health & RecPlex Community Access Space:

Interested in booking space at the RecPlex? Spring/Summer Community Time Applications now available. Please carefully review all application criteria and fill out the online form to the best of your ability. To fill out the application form and for more information:  Community Access Time

For more information about the RecPlex Application, please contact Ethan – Community Sport Program Coordinator at 204-988-7635

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Providing youth in the Spence neighbourhood with access to barrier-free, organized sports.

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