By Lee Weyhrich
The city of Clay has hired its new sports director, City Manager Ronnie Dixon announced at Monday’s Clay City Council meeting.
Bill McLeod will fill the new position in the Park and Recreation Department. He starts today.
“He’s responsible for everything that takes place within the fences,” Dixon said.
This means that McLeod is in charge of all city league sports signup, scheduling and preparation duties. He will also be responsible for locking and unlocking the various venues.
Football is still ongoing, but Dixon said the next item on the team sports agenda is preparation for spring sports.
“We will start immediately on spring sports preparing the fields just as we did for football,” Dixon said.
Clay will also be offering youth basketball this year. Games will take place at Clay-Chalkville Middle School. You can register Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the room above the concession stand at Clay City Park, in person at Clay City Hall from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Nov. 15 or at www.clayalabama.org.
Clay City Park on Old Springville Road includes four baseball fields, a soccer field and football field. There is also a new playground and frisbee disc golf course. The plan for the park includes a walking path beside the creek in the center of the park, along with more fields and a BMX track. A splash pad is also planned to be close to the new playground.