Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
April 2016 | Issue #341  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Notice regarding Team BC 
May Camp

Note to all prospective members of Team BC:

Please note that BC High School Football has taken over operation of the 2016 Team BC May Long Weekend camp.

This includes handling all administration, communication, marketing and promotion, and logistics of the event.

Invitations for the camp have been sent out and details of the camp should be posted on BC High School Football's website.

Football BC wishes all players involved the best of luck that weekend. At the present time, there is no direct involvement from the Football BC office in the operation of the camp.

In Memory of John Brassington

Our condolences go out to the family and friends of John Brassington, former Notre Dame Jugglers football coach, who passed away last week.


BC Football Hall of Fame seeking nominations - deadline cutoff May 1

Nominations are welcomed for the 2016 Inductions to the BC Football Hall of Fame.

Nomination your candidate by May 1 to have them considered for the Class of 2016.

Categories include: Athlete (both amateur and professional), Builder, Media and Teams (both amateur and professional).

The Hall is looking for worthy candidates from across the province of British Columbia, especially in the amateur categories.

Please visit their website at and click on "Nominations" for more details and the opportunity to put forward the names of your nominees.

Your assistance will enable the BC Football Hall of Fame to continue to celebrate those who have contributed greatly to the sport of football in our province.


Game Ready Elite Football Camps

Position specific no pads, a focus on techniques and fundamentals.

Saturdays 5-7pm
April 16
April 23
April 30
May 7
May 14

All players welcome as they get prepared for their respective spring camps.

More information at


Jay Prepchuk Pee Wee Quarterback Camp

Jay Prepchuk (U18 Team BC/Handsworth Royals) runs his annual Pee Wee Quarterback Camp (ages 7 to 12) on Sunday, May 1 at Renfrew Park in Vancouver from 3 pm to 4:30 pm.

No experience is needed to participate in this camp. Beginners are welcome!

Participants are asked to bring their own football, football cleats, and water bottle. NO football gear necessary.

Topics Covered:

- Throwing Mechanics

- 1, 2, and 3 stop drops

- Play action pass

- Throwing on the run

- Footwork

- Ball handling/faking

- Running the option

- Hot passing game

Click here for the registration form.

Game Ready Fitness - Champions are Built, Not Born!!

- Speed and explosiveness for the high school aged athlete

- Fundamental movement and speed initiation for the kids aged 6-12 years

Programs are starting in January at all locations. They have specifically been an integral part of the football community and the development of many football players, in fact many if our coaches and leaders are products of the football programs in BC and they are all sharing their knowledge and experiences with the young players. The combination of highly effective training with professional players and coaches working with athletes is a potent ingredient to success. Every day the athletes training with Game Ready separate themselves by being a step ahead on the court, on the ice and on the field!! Facilities in North Vancouver and Cloverdale lead the charge with state of the art equipment and turf field. Programs are also offered in Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, North Vancouver and Cloverdale. Whether it is individual training, small group training or team training the group and teams will be Game Ready!

Coaches include:

Ryan Lucas

Justin Sorensen

JR Larose

Jordan Linnen

Casey Chin

Adam Baboulas

T-Dre Player

Will Loftus

Dino Geremia.


Jay Prepchuk camps

Please contact Jay at for private or group sessions which run all year round.

Visit for more information.

External Event: Hockey Night in Canada's Play On! Vancouver

Looking for a great way to stay competitive during the off-season, have fun with your friends, and win some great prizes? Sign up now for Play On! Vancouver taking place June 25-26 in Pitt Meadows.

Opportunities for officials and volunteers are also available. Click the image below for more information.


External Event: UrbaCity Challenge in Victoria

The UrbaCity Challenge is Victoria's own urban adventure race. On Sunday June 12, 2016, UrbaCity celebrates its sixth anniversary. In four hours or less, teams will complete amazing challenges requiring brain, brawn and teamwork to win.

For more information, click here.

The Bob Ackles Collection at the BC Sports Hall of Fame

The BC Football Hall of Fame has loaned a number of Bob Ackles' personal items to display at the BC Sports Hall of Fame. Visit them now to see these rare items up close and personal.

To see what items are there now, click here.


Baron Championship Rings

Baron Championship Rings is the official ring supplier for Football BC. Click here to visit their website.


Gear up with Team BC!

Want to show off your support for Team BC? Pick up some Team BC gear from official online store here


Support Team BC with our Football BC - Schnitzer Scrap Metal Drive Fundraiser

Football BC is asking the football community to join us in a fundraiser that will allow our entire football community to help raise money for all six of our Team BC programs as well as enable us to deliver more of our "Play Football" programs in elementary schools.

Supporting our program is easy. Simply deliver any scrap metal you may have to one of the following locations and be sure to mention that you are contributing to the "Football BC Scrap Drive."

Schnitzer Victoria
307 David St.
Victoria, BC - V8T 5C1

Schnitzer Duncan
3015 Boys Rd.
Duncan, BC - V9L 6W4

Schnitzer Cassidy
13271 Trans Canada Hwy.
Cassidy, BC - V9G 1L8

Schnitzer Campbell River
5551 Duncan Bay Rd.
Campbell River, BC - V9H 1N6

Schnitzer Surrey
12195 Musqueam Dr.
Surrey, BC - V3V 3T2

Grandview Printing discount for Football BC members

Are you looking for a company to design posters, programs or do all sorts of printing?

Grandview Printing offers a 10% discount to all Football BC members

Visit their website at to learn more about their services.


Football BC and Sandman Hotel partners up to offer great rates for members

Football BC and Sandman Hotels have partnered up to offer all Football BC members access to discounted rates with Sandman and Sandman Signature hotels across British Columbia.

To access these special rates, follow these directions:

1. Go to 

2. Select your preferred property in BC

3. Under "Access Code" and "Corporate Code" type in "footballbc"

4. Select your preferred dates and enjoy the discounted rates!

The Sandman and Sandman Signature are Canadian owned and operated.


Football BC Events Calendar Update

Football BC's Event Calendar is your one-stop source for the best upcoming football skills camps and events. Visit today for the complete listing of camps and events in your area.

Here are some of the upcoming camps and events that are listed:
  • Game Ready Elite Football Camps (April/May)
  • Game Ready (various dates)

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