DAWSON CREEK -- Getting back into sports after COVID-19 can be difficult for some people: Lack of exercise, low confidence, or just not having the money can put a stop to your season's dreams.

That's why a Dawson Creek man is on a mission to make sports accessible to everyone, while promoting healthy lifestyles, and building friendships.

TJ Meise is the founder of Ironwolf Athletics, a sports group that focuses on creating relationships with people of all skill levels, free of the judgement that sometimes comes with competitive sports.

"If you just want to come and have fun, share some laughs, meet some people, that's kind of what it's designed for." TJ says of the club, "if you want to get better, we'll bring up your skill level; we'll teach you those skills."

For many people, getting involved in their favourite sports can be a costly investment some may not be able to afford.

That's why TJ raises money himself and provides equipment for people who otherwise wouldn't be able to play.

Ironwolf Athletics offers a number of sports ranging from soccer, volleyball and softball, as well as games like ultimate frisbee, and California kickball. 

TJ says Ironwolf is a stress-free environment for those who just want to come out ,have some laughs, and make some new friends.

The group started in late 2019, with only 15 members. Today, it has grown to over 300.

Action at Ironwolf doesn't hibernate. Throughout winter. the club rents its own gym to play indoor soccer, basketball, and hockey.

For information on how to join, and support the group, you can head to the Ironwolf Athletics Facebook page.