Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
December 2012 | Issue #166  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Team BC Trim Down camp goes this Friday at the BC Lions Training Facility

Team BC’s final camp to determine the 36-player roster that will compete at the FBU International Games will take place this Friday, December 7 at the BC Lions Training Facility in Surrey.

The camp will run from 1:15 pm to 5 pm with the facility open starting at 11 am for players. The full schedule for the camp can be downloaded here.

Before attending the camp, prospective Team BC players are also reminded that they need to send in a scanned copy of their passport as well as a headshot photo to

Football BC’s website has a dedicated page for all Team BC related news. Click here to see the page now.

Team BC will be competing at the FBU International Games in San Antonio, Texas in early January 2013.

Deadline to nominate your 2012 Community and Scholastic Coach of the Year is in less than two weeks!

The nomination form for the 2012 Coach of the Year awards is now available online here.

As per usual, there will be two awards you can nominate your respective coaches for: The Community Coach of the Year Award (open to a coach of a Community team or BC Junior team) and the Scholastic Coach of the Year Award (open to a coach of a BC High School team or University team).

The award is open to any coach responsible for coaching a football team (not limited to only head coaches) who has resided or whose primary coaching responsibility was in BC during the 2012 calendar year. Nominees will be considered on the basis of coaching amateur performance only. The full list of criteria can be found on the nomination form.

The deadline to nominate a coach is Friday, December 14, 2012.

The winner will be honoured at the 2013 Orange Helmet Awards banquet. The date and location of the event will be announced at a later time.


BC Community 12-Man Provincial Championships Recap

The 2012 BC Community 12-Man Provincial Championships turned out to be a banner day for the Vancouver Mainland Football League as teams representing the VMFL swept the three inter-league provincial championship contests while the Midget contest saw the Coquitlam Falcons emerge as champions.

Here’s a look at the four 12-man provincial champions of the 2012 season.

See the list of all the game MVPs on our website here.

Pee Wee – 
Cloverdale Bobcats (VMFL) def. Abbotsford Falcons (VCFL) 22-0

The Cloverdale Bobcats may not have been the most dominant team in the Pee Wee division all season long but they managed to win when the games meant the most.

Facing a Falcons squad that racked up 342 points while yielding just 19 to their opponents over the course of 10 regular season outings in VCFL play, the Bobcats defence came to play in a big way holding Abbotsford off the scoresheet while tallying 22 points of their own in a 22-0 win.

Jr. Bantam – 
Coquitlam Vikings (VMFL) def. West Kelowna Sundevils (SIFC) 26-20

The VMFL champion Coquitlam Vikings did not suffer a single loss throughout the VMFL regular season and playoffs and that trend continued in the provincial final after they scored a 26-20 win over the West Kelowna Sundevils to cap off their perfect campaign.

The Vikings looked like they might have been on their way to suffering their first and only loss of the season after trailing the Sundevils 14-8 at half-time but opened the second half scoring 18 consecutive points en route to their win.

Bantam – 
South Delta Rams (VMFL) def. Abbotsford Falcons (VCFL) 37-0

The South Delta Rams were hardly a dominant team during the regular season play but they became a juggernaut in the post-season and it showed in the provincial final.

The Rams scored early and often in the Bantam provincial championship running roughshod over the VCFL champion Abbotsford Falcons en route to a 37-0 victory.

Counting their two VMFL playoff contests and the provincial final, the Rams out-scored their opponents 79-9 overall in three playoff contests and to clearly prove themselves as a worthy provincial champion.

Midget – 
Coquitlam Falcons def. Langley Stampeders 21-6

The very last football game to be played in the province of B.C. looked to be a close one but that was until the Coquitlam Falcons decided to pull away and dominate.

After a tight first half that saw the Falcons hold just a slim 7-6 lead, Coquitlam took over in the second half racking up 14 unanswered points to run away with the Midget provincial title.

The win proved beyond a doubt that the Falcons were the top team in the Midget division this season despite the fact they officially finished sixth in the league standings during the regular season with a 7-3 record. The three losses on the Falcons’ record were all wins that were taken away due to an administrative error with their roster.

The Falcons cruised through the Midget post-season out-scoring their opponents by a combined 86-30.

For more information on the provincial playoffs, visit 


BC High School Football Subway Bowl championship recap

Sr. AAA – 
Mt. Douglas Rams def. Vancouver College Fighting Irish 51-14

One year ago the Mt. Douglas Rams needed to stage a furious second-half comeback in order to capture their first-ever Frank Gnup Memorial Trophy.

They had no such need for a dramatic ending this year.

The Rams turned the Sr. AAA championship game into a laugher early jumping out to a 37-7 half-time lead before coasting to a 51-14 victory to capture their second straight title after becoming the first-ever Island team to win the Sr. AAA championship last season.

The Fighting Irish had little response to the Rams’ running game as Mt. Douglas – led by star running backs Marcus Davis and Mason Swift – just continued to attack on the ground for the majority of night.

The Irish’s own offence, on the other hand, found very little cracks in the Rams’ armour and really managed just one major score when there was still some doubt left in the game.

The Rams became the first school to win back-to-back Sr. AAA championships since the St. Thomas More Knights did so back in 1999 and 2000.

Sr. AA – 
South Delta Sun Devils def. Mission Roadrunners 31-14

Making their first trip to the Sr. AA final since 2008, the South Delta Sun Devils made sure they didn’t squander the opportunity to reclaim the Gary Scott Memorial Trophy scoring a decisive 31-14 win over the defending champion Mission Roadrunners.

The Sun Devils burst out of the gate offensively putting up the first 11 points but then hit a rut as they watched the Roadrunners claw all the way back to claim a 14-11 lead in the fourth quarter.

The Sun Devils, however, were undaunted as they answered right back scoring 20 unanswered points to close out the contest to capture their school’s second-ever Sr. AA championship to go with the title they won back in 2008.

Jr. AAA – 
Terry Fox Ravens def. St. Thomas More Knights 14-7

Somewhere Carey Lapa is looking down and smiling.

The Carey Lapa Memorial Trophy, named after the popular former coach of the junior varsity Ravens who passed away in January 2011, now belongs to the program Lapa helped build after the Ravens captured the title with a 14-7 win over the St. Thomas More Knights in the Jr. AAA championship tilt.

The Ravens jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead and before the Knights cut the gap in half before the end of half-time but that was all she wrote as far as scoring was concerned as the Ravens allowed their defence to take care of the rest in the second half.

The junior championship is the third for the Ravens in school history and their first since winning back-to-back titles in 2006 and 2007,

The defending champion Knights were making their fourth trip to the final in the last five years but, following Saturday’s loss, still has just one championship to show for it.

Jr. AA – 
Mission Roadrunners def. Abbotsford Collegiate Panthers 22-8

The Mission Roadrunners tallied 14 unanswered points in the second half of the Jr. AA Varsity title game to secure their school’s second championship in the last three seasons with a 22-8 win over the Abbotsford Collegiate Panthers.

With the score deadlocked at 8-8 at half-time, the Roadrunners scored a touchdown in each of the third and fourth quarters, respectively, to pick up the win.

Mission managed to pull away after an injury late in the third quarter forced Abbotsford’s quarterback/linebacker Grayson Marquardt out of the game. The Panthers never seemed managed to get back on track offensively after that.

Grade 8 AAA: 
Notre Dame Jugglers def. G.W. Graham Grizzlies 28-26

For the first time in 25 years, the Notre Dame Jugglers can call themselves the Quadra Cup champions after knocking off the upstart Grizzlies by a 28-26 score to win the Grade 8 title.

After a tight first half that saw the Jugglers hold a slim 14-12 lead, Notre Dame pulled away in the second half building up a 28-18 lead in the final quarter before hanging on for the slim two-point win.

Notre Dame’s victory ended the Cinderella run for the first-year Grizzlies who made it to the Grade 8 AAA final game against all odds.

The Grizzlies finished as the top seed in the AA division and upset Vancouver College and St. Thomas More en route to the final.

Grade 8 AA:
H.D. Stafford Skyhawks def. Eugene Reimer Ravens 21-0

In the Grade 8 AA championship played between the H.D. Stafford Skyhawks and the Eugene Reimer Ravens last Thursday at Burnaby Lakes Sports Complex, the Skyhawks earned their second consecutive Tier 2 championship by shutting out the Ravens by a score of 21-0.

Tier 2 AA: 
Frank Hurt Hornets def. GP Vanier Towhees 34-18

The Frank Hurt Hornets captured their second Tier 2 championship in three years after knocking off the GP Vanier Towhees two Saturdays ago at UBC Thunderbird Stadium by a 34-18 score.


Reminder that all Starbowl players and BC High School All-Stars receive automatic invitations to annual Football BC Senior Bowl camp

The VMFL has named their Starbowl rosters for the Bantam and Midget divisions, respectively.

See the full rosters on their website at

The BC High School MVPs and All-Stars have also been announced. The full list can be found here.

As a reminder, all players currently in their grade 12 year who will be graduating in June that have been named to either the Starbowl or were a BC High School Football MVP/All-Star in 2012 will receive an automatic invitation to the 2013 Football BC Senior Bowl camp.

The 2013 Senior Bowl camp information will be announced shortly. Tryout dates for the 2013 Senior Bowl camp for players will also be announced shortly.

SFU’s Durant earns Super Region Three honours

SFU Clan receiver and former Centennial Centaur Lemar Durant was named to the Daktronics Super Region Three first team All-Stars last week.

Durant is the only GNAC player to be selected to the squad.

Durant, who was also named to the GNAC All-Conference first team as well as named the GNAC Newcomer-of-the-Year, led the GNAC in receptions per game, receiving yards per game, receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns in 2012.

He finished with 82 receptions for 1,227 yards while scoring 16 touchdowns.


Rebels name Mennie as new bench boss

The BCFC’s Westshore Rebels have named Scott Mennie as their new head coach for the 2013 season.

Mennie takes over from John Cardilicchia, who stepped down due to personal reasons.

Cardilicchia was the 2012 winner of the BCFC’s Ranji Mattu Memorial Coach of the Year award after guiding the Rebels to a 7-3 record in the regular season.

Mennie, a former CJFL All-Star playing for the Rebels, spent last season as the team’s defensive coordinator.


UBC T-Birds Football Pass & Run Fundamentals Camps 2013

The UBC Thunderbirds have released their camp schedule for 2013.

Camps will be held in a number of locations including Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Kelowna.

All camps are for players aged 12-17 and include lunch, jersey and individual assessment.

To see a full list of all the camps, please visit Football BC's Events Calendar page.

For more information and to register for an upcoming UBC Football camp, please visit

Lawyer Milloy & Golden Tate Football Camp

The Lawyer Milloy and Golden Tate Football Camp will be taking place from July 14-17, 2013 at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. 

Campers learn from outstanding veteran college and high school coaches and the staff is complimented with Lawyer Milloy and Golden Tate and current and/or former members of the Seattle Seahawks. 

Campers are grouped by age, position, ability and experience to allow coaches to progressively teach basic and advanced techniques to best benefit each group. Campers are taught at an approximately 10:1 ratio. 

Campers receive 6 hours of instruction each day. 

For more information, click here.

Sign up by December 15 and receive a $50 discount off of the Lawyer Milloy / Golden Tate Football camp. Use promo code [Team2013] to receive this discount. Visit their website to register or call 301-575-9400. 

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Okanagan Sun accepting submissions for new head coach

The BCFC's Okanagan Sun are accepting submissions for a new head coach.

All interested parties can apply in confidence to General Manager Jay Christensen at or visit their website at for more information.


Jay Prepchuk Position Camps

Jay Prepchuk's position camps are back for 2013

The dates for the QB/Receiver Camp (with Jay Prepchuk and Geroy Simon) are as follows:

Session 1: JAN 16, 23, 30 & Feb 6 at Burnaby 8-Rinks
Session 2: FEB 13, 20, 27 & MAR 6 at Burnaby 8-Rinks
Session 3: April 30 & May 2 at Renfrew Park, Vancouver
Session 4: May 6 & 8 at Renfrew Park, Vancouver

The dates for the O-Line/D-Line Camp (with Angus Reid and Brent Johnson) are as follows:

Session 1: APR 30 & MAY 2 at Renfrew Park, Vancouver
Session 2: MAY 6 & 8 at Renfrew Park, Vancouver

See the brochures and registration forms for the camps here.

For more information, please visit Jay's website at

Game Ready Fitness

Game Ready offers year-round support for football training and skill development. They are local football stars from the NFL and CFL using their training expertise to give back to our football community.

Game Ready will also provide assistance to Football BC with combines, Senior Bowl, Team BC, the annual Football BC Provincial Conference and the Play Football BC campaign which introduces the game to young, school-aged children for the first time in many cases.

For more information on Game Ready Fitness, visit their website at or contact Will Loftus at 778-987-1818.

Check out the location closest to you.

  • North Vancouver

  • Vancouver/Burnaby

  • Port Coquitlam

  • Langley

  • Surrey

  • White Rock

  • Abbotsford

  • Chilliwack

Junior Varsity Program ($99 + tax per month) - for ages 10-14

This is an introductory level to fitness and explosive athletic movement. Program is geared to build speed, conditioning, muscle endurance, strength and to help develop position skills. Total of 2 hours per week.

Varsity Program ($249 + tax per month) - for ages 15 and up

This is an advanced level of explosive movement, strength and power. The program is geared to make our athletes pound-for-pound the strongest, most explosive and fastest possible. The training program also includes one day of plyometrics. Starting in March, the training program will include speed training on field: conditioning, agility, footwork, position work, 1 on 1's, and skelly. Total of 6 hours per week.

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:
  • 2012 NCCP Clinics (various dates)
  • 2013 UBC T-Birds Football Pass & Run Fundamentals Camps (various dates)
  • 2013 Jay Prepchuk Position Camps (various dates)
  • Lawyer Milloy & Golden Tate Football Camp (July 14-17, 2013)

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