Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
October 2012 | Issue #157  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

W.E. Travel is the new official travel partner of Football BC

W.E. Travel, based in North Vancouver and run by BC Lions alumni Gerald Roper and Ian Sinclair, is the new official travel partner of Football BC. 

W.E. Travel is Canada's largest union owned and operated travel agency. They source the best union-approved travel deals, and provide specialized travel services for union member travel, meetings and conferences. 

W.E. Travel will be arranging all the travel details for Team BC when they travel to San Antonio to participate in the FBU International Games. 

To learn more about W.E. Travel, please visit their website at www.wetravel.net.
       

BC Lions host Salute to Amateur Football Night this Saturday; Format changed for celebration

The BC Lions will be hosting their annual Salute to Amateur Football Night this Saturday, October 6 at BC Place when they face the Calgary Stampeders with an altered format for the amateur football aspect of the entertainment compared to previous years. 

The traditional half-time show that features several amateur football teams playing mini-games on the field will now be taking place as part of the pre-game due to Wendy's Kick for a Million being scheduled for half-time. 

The teams are expected to be on the field by the time doors open at 6 pm so make sure you get in your seats early and cheer on the young football stars of tomorrow. 

The teams that will be taking part in this year's festivities all come from the BC Community Football Association ranks with Langley, New Westminster, North Surrey, Prince George, Westside, Richmond and the GSL all being represented with clubs taking part in the event. 

Kickoff for the game between the Lions and Stampeders is 7 pm. For ticket information, please visit www.bclions.com.


Reminder: All coaches must complete free mandatory online concussion training

With the 2012 season underway, Football BC would like to remind all its members of the updates to its concussion policy which now requires all coaches to complete a mandatory online course found at http://bcfootball.concussioneducation.ca/default.php.

The course is free to take for all Football BC member coaches.

Completion of the course will satisfy the yearly education program component of the Football BC concussion policy which was put into effect back in June 2010.

Each coach will receive a unique PIN number and password when they request it from the site. Please ensure that you select the correct club when you request your code.

To request a code, visit http://bcfootball.concussioneducation.ca/default.php, click "Request" and fill out the appropriate information in the form.

For more on Football BC's concussion policy, please click here.


BC Community Football Games of the Week

We invite all leagues playing under the BCCFA to email us their featured game(s) of the week to communications@playfootball.bc.ca so we can list them in our newsletter and website.

VMFL

Pee Wee: Cloverdale Lynx vs Coquitlam Wildcats

The Cloverdale Lynx are pretty happy sharing the top of the Pee Wee division with two other teams thanks to their 5-0 record so far. This weekend, however, they just may have their hands full as they will host the Coquitlam Wildcats who are sitting right behind the Lynx with a 4-1 record. 

Coquitlam's only loss this season came back in Week 1 against the now 5-0 Westside Warriors. They have won four in a row since then. 

This is a pinnacle game for both teams as a loss for the Lynx could jeopardize their chances of a top seed going into the playoffs. For the Wildcats, a win would go a long ways in getting them a home field first round playoff game. 

Game time is 11 am at Cloverdale Athletic Park in Surrey.


Junior Bantam: Coquitlam Vikings vs South Delta Rams

With the season now halfway over, a clash between two undefeated teams here in Week 6 means big implications for both teams at this critical point in the season. 

If you're looking for some great football this weekend, you need to head down to Coquitlam where the 5-0 Coquitlam Vikings will host the equally impressive 5-0 South Delta Rams. 

The Rams come into this game having yet to yield a single point all year and with their powerhouse offense looking to give the Vikings some trouble. For the Vikings, this will be their first real test of the year as they've only played one team so far with a record better than .500. 

Game time is 11:45 am at Kevin Chin Field in Coquitlam (formerly Mackin Park).

For more information, visit www.vmfl.ca.


VCFL

Pee Wee: Abbotsford vs Meadow Ridge Gold

Meadow Ridge Gold has been waiting two weeks for a chance to get back on the field and earn measure of revenge against Abbotsford and they'll that opportunity this Saturday, October 6 when they visit Rotary Stadium. Kickoff is at 11:45 am. 

Meadow Ridge Gold and Abbotsford met Saturdays two weeks ago back on September 22 and, despite the two teams being the two highest scoring in the Pee Wee division, managed to put up only eight combined points in the contest with Abbotsford coming away as 8-0 victors. 

Abbotsford (5-0) has since notched another victory by pounding Chilliwack Red last weekend while Meadow Ridge Gold (3-1) had a bye week.

For more information, please visit www.allprosoftware.net/vcfl/

SIFC

Atom: Kelowna Lions vs Kamloops Broncos

There are just two weeks left in the regular season in the SIFC Atom division but for the Kelowna Lions (5-0) this coming Sunday, October 7 will mark their final regular season outing as they have a bye in the final week. 

A win this Sunday will cap off a perfect regular season for the Lions. Standing in their way are the Kamloops Broncos (1-4) who are desperate for a win to try and sneak into the fourth and final playoff spot.

Kickoff is at 10 am at the CNC Turf Field in Kelowna.


For more information, please visit www.allprosoftware.net/SIFC_Schedule.
      

BC High School Football Game of the Week

The regular season is now in full force and this week's featured contest will take place in the AAA Division's Okanagan Conference when the Mt. Boucherie Bears face the Kelowna Owls at the Apple Bowl in Kelowna this Friday, October 5. 

Kickoff is 6:30 pm. Watch the game live online at the BC High School Football website

Mt. Boucherie opened their regular season last Friday with a 35-0 shutout of the Rutland Voodoos while the Kelowna Owls also posted a shutout in their regular season opener last Friday with a 62-0 pounding of the Salmon Arm Golds.

Visit www.bchighschoolfootball.com for a full list of games in all divisions.

                             

T-Birds host Regina Rams in regular season home finale

After finally breaking the goose egg in the win column last Saturday with a 29-10 win over the still-winless University of Alberta Golden Bears, the UBC Thunderbirds (1-4) will try to notch a second consecutive victory this Saturday when they play their final regular season home game hosting the Regina Rams at Thunderbird Stadium.

Kickoff is 2 pm PT. Listen to the game on CiTR 101.9 FM.

The Rams (4-1) sit second in the Canada West standings and are hoping to keep within striking distance of the top spot currently occupied by the Calgary Dinos. The Rams are coming off a 30-27 win last week over Manitoba.

The T-Birds and Rams have met once earlier this season back on September 7 in Regina. The Rams trounced the T-Birds that game by a score of 49-20.

Visit www.gothunderbirds.ca for more information.

                

SFU Clan seek second straight win hosting Azusa Pacific this Saturday

Fresh off their 41-28 victory last Saturday over Dixie State to snap a three-game losing streak, the SFU Clan (1-3 in conference play; 2-3 overall) will be looking to post their second consecutive win this Saturday when they host the GNAC's newest member - the Azusa Pacific Cougars - at Terry Fox Field. 

Kickoff is at 2 pm. Watch the game online on Clan TV. 

The Cougars (0-4 in conference play; 0-5 overall) are the lone winless team in the GNAC and are coming off a 20-7 home loss to Western Oregon last Saturday.

For more information, please visit athletics.sfu.ca.

                      

Major playoff implications in penultimate week of the BCFC regular season

The Okanagan Sun are by no means a lock for the playoffs but if they do get manage to get there they could be a dark horse to go all the way. 

A missed field goal in the dying seconds of last Saturday's game cost the Sun a chance to upset the Vancouver Island Raiders as they fell 32-30. Their loss, coupled with the Kamloops Broncos' Sunday win over the hapless Chilliwack Huskers, means they enter the second-to-last week of the regular season tied for the fourth and final playoff spot. 

The Sun (2-6), however, can pretty much pencil in a victory this Saturday when they meet the winless Huskers (0-8) at Exhibition Stadium. Kickoff is at 2 pm. 

The Sun will also be doing some big-time scoreboard watching of the match between Westshore Rebels and Broncos later on Saturday at 7 pm from Hillside Stadium. The Rebels had their then league-leading six game win streak snapped last Saturday at the hands of the Langley Rams by a 41-7 score. It's a big game for Westshore as well as they look to try and move into second place in the standings and a chance to host a first-round playoff game. 

The marquee match of the weekend will be the one pitting the Raiders and Rams together for the final time in the regular season. The Raiders knocked off the Rams two Saturdays ago at McLeod Stadium by a 41-29 score and the Rams, who will be also hosting this Saturday's rematch between the clubs, will be out for revenge and a chance to pull into a tie for top spot in the overall standings. Kickoff is at 4 pm. 

For more information, please visit www.bcjuniorfootball.ca.

     

West Vancouver Secondary School seeks head coach for junior program

The West Vancouver Secondary School Football program (School District 45) is seeking a head coach for their junior varsity team. Interested individuals should submit their football resume to Head Football Coach Shawn Anderson by email at shawnanderson@sd45.bc.ca.

Jay Prepchuk Position Camps

Coach Prepchuk's position camps with Geroy Simon (receiver), Angus Reid (offensive line), Brent Johnson (defensive line) and himself (quarterback) will resume in January 2013. Please check the Jay Prepchuk website at www.jayprepchukquarterbackreceivercamps.com for details.

Jay Prepchuk is currently the head coach of the Handsworth Royals and will be serving as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach of the provincial under-18 team (Team BC) in early 2013 when the team takes part in a tournament at the All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.

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 gamereadyfitness.ca 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 http://www.playfootball.bc.ca/events 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)
  • BC Lions host Salute to Amateur Football Night 
    (October 6)


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