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 have limited office hours during the holidays. If you have an urgent matter, please email
Tanoa Bowl goes Sunday
Team BC will be competing at the Tanoa Bowl Classic for the first time ever on Sunday, December 28.
Grade 8 Team BC will face NW Cougars at 10 am, while U18 Team BC will face WA Vasa at 12:15 pm. All games take place at Auburn Memorial Stadium.
General admission is $8. Senior citizens 60-or-over are $5. Kids 10-and-under are free.
For all the information you need on the Tanoa Bowl and Team BC, visit our
Tanoa Bowl page
Click here for Michiko’s preview of the Tanoa Bowl.
Players are reminded that there is a practice session to be held on Friday, December 26 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at Notre Dame Regional Secondary School in East Vancouver prior to the team’s departure.
2015 Combine Dates announced; Register by December 31 and save!
The dates for the Football BC Combine Series are now available.
The schedule appears below. (Times are subject to change. Age groups may be split into different times for the larger events but each session will take place during the times listed. Athletes should arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of each session for check-in).
Sunday, January 31 (12 pm to 4 pm) -
The Charles Jago Northern Sports Centre, Prince George
Monday, February 9 (Family Day) (9 am to 5 pm) -
Richmond Olympic Oval, Richmond
Saturday, February 21 (12 pm to 5 pm) -
Arbutus Meadows, Nanoose Bay (Vancouver Island)
Sunday, February 22 (11 am to 4 pm) -
Kelowna United Dome, Kelowna
February 20 (9 am to 1 pm) &
February 24 (4 pm to 7 pm) -
Langley Events Centre Fieldhouse, Langley
Click here to register now!
The 2015 Combine Series is an opportunity for all amateur football players in BC ages 10-18 to undergo standard Combine testing and be evaluated by Football BC provincial coaches in order to get on the radar for Football BC provincial programs (i.e. Team BC, Senior Bowl). Attendance in a Combine session is required in order to eligible for Football BC's provincial program in the 2015 calendar year.
* New lower prices for 2015 *
$40 - Register online on or before December 31, 2014
$50 - Register online after December 31, 2014
$60 - Walk-up registration
Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the start of each session.
Save the date: 2015 Orange Helmet Awards Dinner
2014 Provincial champions will be honoured at the 2015 Orange Helmet Awards dinner in support of amateur football.
This year’s event takes place on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at The Westin Bayshore in Vancouver. Ticket information will be available at a later date.
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
Westshore Rebels seeking new head coach
Touchdown BC is back for its second season.
Make sure you tune in each week for all the best highlights from the week that was in local football including University, High School, Community and Junior.
With Ryan Sullivan, Jim Mullin, Andrew Wadden and
All episodes of Touchdown BC will be posted here once available.
Shaw TV airtimes:
Thursday 6 am
Friday 3:30 pm & 11:30 pm
Also available on demand on YouTube.
2014/15 UBC Camps
Jay Prepchuk QB-Receiver camps
Help build a better Canadian game
Football Canada is reviewing the current competition of amateur football in Canada and is seeking your feedback.
How can you help?
During the 2014 football season, Football Canada will be asking for feedback in the form of surveys as well as emails. Feedback is essential from the football community at-large
(athletes, coaches, officials, parents, administrators,
trainers, etc.) in an effort to grow and support this great game from coast-to-coast-to-coast.
Have your voice heard in the process by completing Football
Canada's surveys here. Please select the surveys that match the age group and gender of athletes you are involved with.
Click here to access the
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
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
BC Sport Conference
The BC Sport Conference is a one-day multi-sport coaching conference featuring world-renowned coaches, trainers and athletes who have worked and competed at the collegiate, provincial, national, and international levels. Learn from the great ones how they lead, motivate and inspire athletes to consistently achieve their best. Eligible for 3 NCCP professional development credits.
- Rick Hansen, keynote presenter
- Anson Dorrance, head coach UNC Women's Soccer Program
- David Cox, sport psychologist for National team and professional athletes
- Allison McNeill, former head coach National Women's Basketball Team
- Doug Reimer, head coach UBC Women's Volleyball Program
- Athlete panel with two of BC's top athletes
Whether you coach individuals or teams at the grass roots or high performance levels, this conference will deliver valuable insights on leadership in coaching and strategies for success.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
9:00 am -5:00 pm
The Michael J. Fox Theatre - Burnaby, BC
Lunch and refreshments included
3 NCCP professional development credits
Register now for early bird pricing!
The BC Sport Conference is an initiative of Volleyball BC. Building the BC
sport community through leadership, learning and development.
Concussion Policy Update
Football BC has updated its concussion policy for the 2014 season.
To see the changes as well as well as for more information on
concussions, please visit our revamped
Gear up with Team BC!
Are you headed to Winnipeg to support Team BC at the Red River Cup
tournament, or just want to show off your Team BC pride year round?
Pick up some Team BC gear from our official online store
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."
307 David St.
Victoria, BC - V8T 5C1
3015 Boys Rd.
Duncan, BC - V9L 6W4
13271 Trans Canada Hwy.
Cassidy, BC - V9G 1L8
Schnitzer Campbell River
5551 Duncan Bay Rd.
Campbell River, BC - V9H 1N6
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 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
BC Football Hall of Fame seeking nominations for the Class of 2015
Nominations are welcomed for the 2015 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
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 Football BC Combine Series (various dates)
- 5th annual UBC Winter Football Skills Camp
(February 7, 2015)
- 2015 Orange Helmet Awards dinner (April 15, 2015)
- UBC Pre-Season Football Fundamentals Camp
(August 8, 2015)
- Game Ready (various dates)
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