The motivation that led to the creation of Sun Youth in 1954 was to allow disadvantaged youths residing in the St. Louis district in Montreal, to play sports. Today, almost all the young people who attend the organization play sports, either within one of our sports teams, summer camp or day camp.
Our Sports and Recreation Program offers Football and Basketball at the amateur level. All our teams operate under the name of the Sun Youth Hornets. The uniforms are identified by a logo of a hornet, symbolizing the bite to team spirit and love of the sport. The equipment is supplied, with the exception of shoes. Membership fees vary according to the activities and family income.
In addition to the games of the regular season, youth participate in training camps and tournaments at local and national levels and sometimes international. Our athletes aged 13 to 18 years old may also use the supervised weight room.
All activities take place after school hours and during weekends, as academic success is more important than simply having fun.
Contact us at:
Coordinator of Football
2016 Football season
This is where it ends for our Hornets' Football teams who were eliminated from the playoffs this weekend. After an almost perfect season, our mosquitoes end their playoffs run with a 29-6 loss to Ile-Bizard Vikings. The game against St-Lazare ended with a 25-12 defeat for our peewees despite their hard work. Although they fought until the end, our midgets lost to Laurentides-Lanaudière Wildcats 40-35. Thank you for the great season and your devotion. We are proud of what you have accomplished.
Now we officially enter the offseason, for the remaining players we hope that you guys will mirror the commitment to football in the offseason as you did in the regular season by working to perfect your craft and stay in shape. For our graduating players we wish you the best of luck with your future endeavors, regardless if that involves football. Sun Youth is proud of all of its players and our hope is that we have given you some tools that may be useful to you in your journey through life. Remember that you guys are ambassadors to Sun Youth and that you have been part of something special that not everyone can experience. Good luck boys, make us proud!
Touch football is back on Friday night at 8 pm for all bantam and midget level players aged between 13 and over, all under the supervision our coaching staff. Alumni are also welcome to join. Also, for all Atom, Mosquitoe, Peewee level, the touch football will be back on February 4th and will take place on Saturday morning from 8:15 to 10:15 am. Come out and have some fun with us!
Every weekday after school, the student-athletes are invited to do their homework in the study room under the volunteer supervision and guidance from student teachers and retired teachers. Access to computers connected to the Internet is provided.
"The first pamphlet I read about Sun Youth Football emphasized the value of gaining an education through sport, moving on to university and gaining the skills to create success throughout a lifetime. There’s no way I could have expected how much I would ultimately learn from being a Sun Youth Hornet, and the values of openness, inclusion, discipline, teamwork and hard work have had a transformative effect on every other dimension of my life, making me the best possible person I can be today.
Because of its roots as a community organization, Sun Youth shows its players a world beyond the gridiron, further teaching them to value their education and have respect for all members of their community. The academic support and personal concern they offer each every player shows that they believe every kid has a right to play the sports they love, learning the lessons that will give them a more fulfilling life along the way. There’s no other experience I could think of to replace what I, my friends and teammates learned from playing football at Sun Youth, and I can’t think of a kid who wouldn’t benefit from how it can help them grow."
- Robert Ravensbergen, Academic All Canadian 2009, RSEQ All-Star 2012. BA McGill University.
2016 Season Album