Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
October 2013 | Issue #208  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Football BC encourages all our members to Think Pink this month.

Here are links to several resources.

If your club/association is running a promotion this month, let us know and we will promote it on our newsletter.


Touchdown BC episode 3 out this Thursday

Episode three of Touchdown BC will be released this Thursday.

You can find archives of all previous shows on our Touchdown BC page.

Check out Football BC's website to see each new episode.

You can also catch Touchdown BC on Shaw TV on Thursdays (5:30 pm) and Fridays (12:30 am and 1:30 pm).

Hosted by Jim Mullin, Touchdown BC will run from September through the end of November.


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.


BCFC Week 10 schedule - final week of the regular season

Westshore Rebels vs VI Raiders - 1 pm at Caledonia Park (Saturday, October 5)

The good news for the Rebels is they have a shot of getting into the playoffs. The bad news for the Rebels is they'll have to go through the Raiders in order to do so. The Rebels gave themselves the chance, albeit a slim one, last week when they knocked off the Broncos by a 22-20 score but they'll be in tough to get by the Raiders who are on a major roll having won six in a row including defeating the Rams by a 22-12 last week.

Langley Rams vs Valley Husker - 1 pm at Exhibition Stadium (Saturday, October 5)

These aren't exactly good times for the playoff-bound Rams. Just a few weeks ago they looked like they would run away with the top spot in the league standings. Now they need a win and some help from out-of-town to try in order to secure a home playoff date. The Huskers, meanwhile, have not managed to win on home turf all season long but they'll need to come up with one this weekend if they hope to have a chance to sneaking into post-season.

Kamloops Broncos vs Okanagan Sun - 2 pm at Apple Bowl (Sunday, October 6)

The Broncos had an opportunity to lock down their playoff berth last weekend but a loss to the Rebels means they'll have to sweat it out a bit this week unless they manage to pull off the stunning upset and knock off their Interior rivals. The Sun, meanwhile, have won three in a row and can secure a home playoff date with a win on Sunday while a win coupled with a Raiders loss would give the Sun home field advantage throughout the playoffs.


BC High School Football Game of the Week

A rematch of last year's Subway Bowl championship final is on tap when the Mt. Douglas Rams visit the Vancouver College Fighting Irish this Saturday afternoon. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 pm.

All "Games of the Week" will be streamed live online at SportsCanada.TV.

To see the full BC High School Football Game of the Week schedule, click here.

For more on BC High School Football, visit their website.


UBC T-Birds head to Winnipeg looking to even record

The bad news for the UBC T-Birds (2-3) is that they are coming off a loss. The good news is they'll have a chance to bounce back with a win and they won't have to try to do that at home.

All three of the T-Birds' losses this season have come on home turf, while both of their victories have come away from home. This Saturday they'll head to the new Investors Group Field to battle the Manitoba Bisons (3-2) in a game with plenty of playoff implications.

Kickoff is at 11 am PT.

The Bisons sit in third place in the Canada West standings, one spot ahead of the T-Birds. Manitoba is coming off a 34-15 win last week over Regina.

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SFU Clan look for rebound win this Saturday against Dixie State

Coming off their first loss of the season - a 30-9 defeat on home turf at the hands of Western Oregon - the SFU Clan will look to rebound on Saturday when they travel down to Utah to battle the Dixie State Red Storm.

Kickoff is at 6 pm PT.

The Clan (2-1) began play this week sitting in a four-way tie for first place in the GNAC standings. Dixie State, meanwhile, sits in fifth place in the standings with a record of 1-2 in conference play (1-3 overall).

Dixie State scored their first victory over the season last week knocking Humboldt State by a 49-24 score.

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 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

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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.

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