Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
December 2013 | Issue #219  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Happy Holidays from 
Football BC

Football BC would like to wish everyone in our extended football family a happy and safe holiday season.

Our office will be closed for the week of Christmas. If you have an urgent matter, please email communications@playfootball.bc.ca.


           

U-18 Team BC roster announced

Team BC has announced the roster of 36 players who will be representing British Columbia at the FBU International Showcase.

See the full roster here.


Players who are named to the team must pay the remainder of their payments owed by Friday. Payments can be made online.

U-18 Team BC will be competing in two games during the tournament:
  • Wednesday, January 1 vs Texas East - 3 pm PT 
    (Heroes Stadium)
  • Saturday, January 4 vs Europe - 7:45 pm PT (Alamodome)

Get updates on Team BC at the FBU International Showcase on our website at www.playfootball.bc.ca.


                  

Register for a Football BC 2014 Provincial Combine session before January 1 and save; Players must attend a session to be eligible for provincial programs in 2014

Football BC has released its 2014 Provincial Combine Series schedule. The Combine Series provides players with an opportunity to be evaluated by Football BC's provincial coaches and is the first step for getting on the radar to be part of one of Football BC's provincial programs (i.e. Team BC and Senior Bowl).

For the 2014 season, all players who wish to be eligible to be a part of one of Football BC's provincial programs must evaluated by a Football BC provincial coach. The Combine Series provides an opportunity for all players across the province to have access to an evaluation session in an area close by to them.

The 2014 sessions are as follows:

Friday, January 31 - 
The Charles Jago Northern Sports Centre, Prince George

Monday, February 10 - 
Richmond Olympic Oval, Richmond

Sunday, February 16 - 
Merle Logan Field, Nanaimo

Sunday, February 23 - 
Capital News Centre, Kelowna

Tuesday, February 25 - 
W.J. Mouat Secondary School, Abbotsford


*Specific times for each session will be announced at a later date*

Online registration is now available here. Register on or before January 1 and save!

$50 - Online registration on or before January 1
$60 - Online registration after January 1
$70 - Walk-up registration


*Online registration closes one week prior to the start of each session.


           

Football BC's Dino Geremia off to the All American Bowl

Football BC Technical Dino Geremia has been selected to represent British Columbia and Canada in the All American Bowl taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota on December 28.

"It is an exciting opportunity to coach great players, work with great coaches, and ultimately create more exposure for our players and coaches from BC," said Dino.

The All American Bowl was founded in 1996 to give athletes the opportunity to compete in an all-star game setting. The All American Bowl was created to fill the void from the lack of all-star games available to athletes in NCAA Division II, Division III and Junior College.

The game will be played at the Mall of America Field at the Metrodome.

Congratulations Dino!

                   

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


In addition, we will also have bins to collect scrap metals at our upcoming Provincial Combine Series in Richmond, Nanaimo, Kelowna and Abbotsford.

If you would like to volunteer with setting up, monitoring and collecting scrap metal during our Combine Series, please contact Dino Geremia at dinogeremia@shaw.ca.



SAVE THE DATES!

All members of our Football BC family - especially coaches and coaches-in-training - are encouraged to save the dates for the following events happening in April:

BC Lions Orange Helmet Awards Dinner - Friday, April 4
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

Football BC Provincial Conference - April 5 & 6
Location TBD

                     

Football Canada Rule Change Submission - Due December 20

Football Canada is inviting its members to submit their proposed rule changes for the 2014-15 Canadian Rule Book for Amateur Football.

To submit your rule changes, click here.

                     

Subway Bowl Final to be re-aired on December 22

Shaw TV will be re-airing the 2013 Subway Bowl Final between the Mt. Douglas Rams and Terry Fox Ravens at 12 pm on Sunday, December 22. It will be followed by a re-airing of the season finale of Touchdown BC at 2 pm.

If you missed this year's epic Subway Bowl final, make sure you don't miss the replay!

         

Jay Prepchuk Football Camps

Jay Prepchuk's football camps are starting up again in January 2014.

Please see his website at jayprepchukquarterbackreceivercamps.com for full details.


MVP/Hyack Football Team Camp

The MVP/Hyack Football Team camp takes place from June 26-28 at Mercer Stadium in New Westminster.

For more information, log on to www.hyackfootball.com.

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 www.grandviewprinting.com 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 www.sandmanhotels.ca 

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 dinogeremia@shaw.ca.

      

Football Canada to host Junior National Team identification camps across Canada

Football Canada will be hosting a series of player identification camps as part of the process to select players to represent Canada at the 2014 IFAF U-19 World Championship.

Players born in 1995 and 1996 who have a Canadian citizenship and who are members of their respective provincial football association (e.g. Football BC) will be eligible to attend the camps.

Team Canada Junior will be competing against Team USA in a game in Dallas, Texas on February 7, 2014.

There is no identification scheduled for British Columbia. The closest evaluation camp to BC will be held in Edmonton, Alberta at the Commonwealth Recreation Centre Field House on December 15, 2013.

There are also tryouts scheduled for Guelph, Ontario (November 30), East Hants, Nova Scotia (December 7), Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (December 14), and Montreal, Quebec (December 21).

For more information and to register for a tryout session, click here.

Team Canada hopefuls are required to bring their own shoulder pads, jersey, helmet, mouth guard and proper footwear to the tryout session.


                      

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 www.bcfootballhalloffame.com 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.


               

Subscribe to Sportsnet Magazine and support Football BC

Football BC and Sportsnet have partnered to offer all Football BC members and supporters an amazing deal.

For just $30 plus tax, you will receive 26 issues of Sportsnet magazine - Canada's only national magazine for Canadian sports fans - with $10 of that going directly to Football BC in support of our developmental programs.

You will also receive FREE access to Sportsnet's Tablet and Digital subscription as part of your purchase.

To subscribe now, please click here.
        

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 http://www.playfootball.bc.ca/events today for the complete listing of camps and events in your area.

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