Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
August 2015 | Issue #305  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Five Days With Larry - The Hall of Fame Journey

On Thursday, August 20, 2015, Football BC President Larry Reda will be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in the Builder's Category.

Football BC's Daniel Fung will be documenting Larry's journey to the Hall of Fame on a special blog entitled Five Days With Larry.

Click here to follow the blog and be sure to watch for continual updates throughout!


Upcoming NCCP/Safe Contact Clinics

Safe Contact Clinic

August 22 - 
South Delta Rams Clubhouse (Dennison Field, Delta)
9 am - 5 pm
Cost: $75

To register, please click here.


Team BC U16/U18 August Practice - Itinerary

Team BC U16 and U18 will be hosting a join practice on August 20 at Andy Livingstone Park in Vancouver as well as attending that night's BC Lions vs. Montreal Alouettes game.

Football BC would like to thank the BC Lions for generously donating tickets to the game for all Team BC players.


1:45 pm - Team check-in 
(Andy Livingstone Park - 89 Expo Blvd, Vancouver)

2 pm - 4 pm: No-contact light practice 
(fundamental & scheme-based)

4 pm - 5 pm: Shower and change, meetings 
(Shower facilities will be available to the players. Please bring a change of clothes)

5:30 pm: Walk to BC Place 
(one block away)

6 pm - 10 pm: BC Lions vs. Montreal Alouettes 
(tickets courtesy of the BC Lions)

*players are free to leave after half-time if necessary

Please bring:

- Your Team BC practice jersey (received during May Camp)

- Mouthguard

- Cleats

- Workout attire

- A change of clothes for afterwards


Exclusive Madden 16 Tournament Launch Party

Microsoft is providing Football BC members with a unique opportunity to be among the first to try out the new Madden 16 video game at a Launch Party tournament.

Spots are limited to only 32 per tournament. There are two sessions both held on Saturday, August 29 from 2 pm to 6 pm. Click on one of the links below to register for your preferred session.

Pacific Centre

Metropolis at Metrotown

While spots are limited, friends and family are welcome to attend and watch. Microsoft will be providing refreshments and snacks, and prizes for the winners.

Those who sign up are asked if they can wear either their club/association jersey, Team BC jersey or an NFL jersey to the event. 


VMFL Tournaments

Fancy some pre-season tournament action in local community football? Tournament season starts this weekend! The schedule is below. Visit for more information.

August 22 & 23 - Cloverbowl

August 29 & 30 - North Surrey (Bronze Boot)

August 29 & 30 - North Delta (Sungod Tournament)


BCFC Week 5 - Game of the Week preview

By Michiko Araki

VI Raiders @ Kamloops Broncos

Saturday, August 22 - Hillside Stadium
Kickoff at 7 PM

In a rematch of last week, the Vancouver Island Raiders (3-1) will visit the Kamloops Broncos (2-2) in Week 5 of BCFC action at Hillside Stadium.

Last week, the Raiders held off the Broncos to win 35-26 at home and were led by quarterback Liam O'Brien, who completed nine passes for 217 yards and three scores. Dustin Rodriguez, who caught four passes for 131 yards, caught one of the touchdown passes while Arthur Fabbro caught the other two in the team's win. On defence, the Raiders were highly effective in the second half of the game, only allowing six points and containing the Broncos offence. Dexter Shea led the team with seven tackles, while Cole Virtanen had the biggest play of the game setting a Raider record with a 95 yard pick-six. Other Raiders who shined on defense were Quinton Bowles, who recorded two sacks, and Kealan Botel, who also recorded a sack.

For the Broncos, quarterback Steve Schuweiler had a productive game, throwing for 358 yards and two touchdown passes to Derek Yachison, who caught 10 balls for 97 yards. That night, Schuweiler also set a new BCFC record with 35 pass completions, breaking the 2010 record of 29 pass completions set by Jordan Yantz. Another record was also broken by Devin Csincsa, who set a new Broncos record with 12 receptions for 136 yards. On the ground, Jacob Palmarin led the team with 12 carries for 63 yards and a score. On defence, Braden Vankoughnett led the team with seven tackles, while Derek Trager and Tevin McCarty recorded and interception and a sack, respectively.

Will the Raiders be able to hold off a solid Broncos offence two weeks in a row? Tune in this week to find out!

Other games this week (all games on August 22):

Westshore Rebels @ Langley Rams - 
4 pm at McLeod Stadium

Valley Huskers @ Okanagan Sun - 
7 pm at Apple Bowl


Upcoming UBC Camps

Vancouver - 6th annual Winter Skills Camp - 
March 5, 2016

Date: Saturday March 5, 2016
Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: UBC Thunderbird Stadium

Age Groups: Junior 12 - 14 / Senior 15 - 17

The camp will consist of 3 practices (2 on-field & 1 classroom) over a 7 hour period, plus a session on UBC academic requirements and tips on how to be recruited. On field skills will be taught and full equipment will be required for these practices. The classroom session will include a breakdown of the film that is taken in the morning sessions and will be highly personalized in terms of feedback.

For full details on all camps, click here


Football Canada bans overbuilt facemasks/faceguards

Football Canada has banned the use of non-traditional/overbuilt facemasks.

Click here for the Football Canada news release.

Click here for Football BC's advisory.


BC Football Hall of Fame seeking nominations

Nominations are welcomed for the 2016 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.


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.


Jay Prepchuk QB-Receiver camps

Jay Prepchuk quarterback-receiver are on in full swing!

Contact Jay at or visit for more information.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Support amateur football in British Columbia and showcase your products and services to a wide-ranging market.

Football BC can tailor a sponsorship package to suit your company's needs.

Sponsorship opportunities include an opportunity to advertise in Football BC's publications such as the Football BC Playbook, Senior Bowl program and Conference program as well as opportunities to attend events such as the Football BC Combine Series and the Team BC May Long Weekend camp.

Get more information 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 elementary school skills program

Football BC's elementary school skills program is open to all school aged children and is conducted during regular school hours usually as part of P.E. class.

This program allows kids to learn basic football skills from Football BC coaches as well as volunteer players from local high schools.

Click here to see the promo video for the program.

For more information or to schedule a session for your school, please contact Football BC Technical Director Dino Geremia at 604-816-5157 or


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:
  • 2015/16 UBC Camps
  • Game Ready (various dates)

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