Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
August 2013 | Issue #200  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Head coaches announced for provincial teams to compete in FBU National Championship

Football BC is pleased to announce the three coaches that will be guiding the under-13, under-14, and under-15 provincial teams, respectively, at the upcoming FBU National Championship tournament.

U-15 Team BC (FBU Grade 8) will be led by former Okanagan Sun and CJFL Coach of the Year, Peter McCall. McCall is currently the head coach of the Rutland Voodoos of BC High School Football.

U-14 Team BC (FBU Grade 7) will be led by Nick Kawaza, a former two-time CJFL Coach of the Year and multiple provincial championship coach with the Surrey Rams.

U-13 Team BC (FBU Grade 6) will be led by Mike Pauls, a multiple provincial championship coach at the high school, community and flag level.

To read the full press release and the coaches' bios, click here


BCFC Week 3 schedule - All games on Saturday, August 10

Okanagan Sun vs Westshore Rebels - 4 pm at Westhills Stadium

The Sun look to improve to a perfect 3-0 on their campaign when they travel to the Island to take on the winless Westshore Rebels. The Sun put on a defensive clinic last week knocking off Raiders by a 17-3 score while the Rebels were blown out for the second week in a row dropping a 69-10 decision to the defending BCFC champion Rams.

Langley Rams vs VI Raiders - 4 pm at Caledonia Park

The Rams are also looking to keep their perfect season alive when they travel to Caledonia Park for the first time since winning the league championship there last season to take on the Raiders. The Raiders are playing their first game on home turf this season after opening their campaign with back-to-back road outings. Last season, the Raiders went undefeated on home turf during the regular season (five wins and one tie) before losing the championship game to the Rams.

Valley Huskers vs Kamloops Broncos - 7 pm at Hillside Stadium

The Huskers and Broncos conclude their home-and-home set this weekend when the scene shifts to the Interior. Both teams are headed into this match-up in the exact same position as they were last week in that they are still seeking their first respective wins. The teams dueled to a 29-29 tie at Townsend Park in Week 2 leaving both teams with an identical record of 0-1-1.


VMFL Tournament Schedule

August means tournament season for VMFL teams as they gear up for the start of their regular season.

Below is a full list of all the upcoming tournaments. For more information, visit

Location Date(s)
Coquitlam August 10
Chilliwack August 10
Meadow Ridge August 10-11
Langley August 17-18
Cloverdale August 17-18
North Surrey August 23-24
North Delta August 23-24

Next Intro to Comp course scheduled for Chilliwack in August

The upcoming course schedule can be found below.

NCCP Introduction to Competition - Football

(required for coaching athletes 13-18)


Dates TBD

Cost: $160

Register for all upcoming NCCP courses online at

Reminder for all coaches:

Once a coach has completed a clinic and has a NCCP #, they must take the online Making Ethical Decisions exam at If a coach has received an NCCP # from the completion of any NCCP course with football or another sport, they will be able to take Making Ethical Decisions.

Touchdown BC!

Football BC is proud to launch its new show, Touchdown BC!

Hosted by Jim Mullin, Touchdown BC will run from September through the end of November on Shaw TV. On-going clips will also be available on Youtube as well.

Touchdown BC is all about amateur football in British Columbia and will cover everything from University to Junior to Community to High School football.

Check out the newest videos by visiting our Touchdown BC page.


Jay Prepchuk QB-Receiver Throwing Sessions - Wednesday nights at Renfrew Park starting June 26

Jay Prepchuk will be holding weekly QB-Receiver throwing sessions every Wednesday night at Renfrew Park from 7 pm to 8:30 pm starting June 26.

The camps will featured a qualified receiver coach working with the receivers doing skill work and running routes with the quarterbacks throwing to them.

The cost is $40. Please contact Jay Prepchuk at or call 604-903-3614 if you wish to attend.

BC Football Hall of Fame seeking nominations for the Class of 2014

Nominations are welcomed for the 2014 Inductions to the BC Football Hall of Fame.

Categories include: Athlete (both amateur and professional), Builder, Pioneer, 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 Fitness 2013

For more information, visit

Program descriptions:

Junior Varsity Program (8-13 years)

Starts April 2. Begins in Vancouver with Dino Geremia. (Note: This program is ongoing and will continue every month).

The program for this age group is aimed at improving physical strength while preparing muscles, joints and tendons for the demands of sports. Emphasis is placed on proper running and movement techniques, change of direction, agility and muscular endurance all aimed at injury prevention. Weightlifting is not emphasized, but rather body weight resistance. All sports welcome.

Tuesday & Thursdays. 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm. $99. Core Cardio Studio (3433 East Hastings St., Vancouver)

Varsity Program (14-18 years)

Starts April 2. Ongoing outdoor speed and agility.

Tuesday & Thursdays. 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm.

Plus Strength Training. Tuesday/Thursdays (7:30 pm to 8:30 pm) and Saturdays (11:15 am to 12:15 pm).

$249 per month.

For more information, please contact Dino Geremia at or 604-816-5157.

Damon Allen High School Quarterback Challenge 2013

The Damon Allen High School Quarterback Challenge has been postponed to Friday, December 13.

The event will be held at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

The event is open to all high school-aged quarterbacks and participants have an opportunity to win a scholarship.

To register, visit

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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:
  • Damon Allen High School Quarterback Challenge 2013 (Dec 13)

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