Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
September 2013 | Issue #206  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Football BC presents Taping Course for trainers this Sunday, September 22

Football BC will be presenting a taping course for trainers on Sunday, September 22 at Notre Dame Regional Secondary School in Vancouver.

This course is an introduction to Athletic Taping with a focus on football. Participants will be introduced to various taping techniques for the foot, ankle, knee, elbow, wrist and finger. This is a hands-on course where participants will practice various taping techniques.

Attendees should come with shorts and short-sleeved shirts to best participate in the lab portions.

The course will run from 9 am to 4 pm with a break for lunch and will be taught by Gavin Leung, BHK, DipSIM, CAT(C).

The cost of the course is $110. To register, please click here.  The deadline for registration is Thursday, September 20 at 5 pm PT.

Please note the course is contingent on having a minimum number of participants. If this minimum number is not reached, the course will be postponed or cancelled.


Another successful Salute to Amateur Football game in the books

Football BC would like to thank the BC Lions for putting on a great show this past Sunday in support of amateur football in BC with their Salute to Amateur Football game by inviting several amateur teams to take part in the half-time show.

In addition, Football BC would also like to thank the Lions for providing tickets for members of the U-18 Team BC (FBU International Games champions) and the U-16 Team BC (Red River Cup champions) to enjoy Sunday's big win over the Montreal Alouettes, as well as to the staff at BC Place for hosting the Team BC VIP reception afterwards.

To see a gallery of photos from the event, click here.

To see a short video from the Team BC VIP reception, click here.


                    

Touchdown BC! debuts Thursday

Touchdown BC, a weekly recap of Junior, High School, University and Community football in British Columbia, is set to debut online this Thursday, September 19.

Each new show, which will come out on Thursdays, will be posted on Football BC's website via YouTube.

You can also catch Touchdown BC on Shaw TV on Thursdays (5:30 pm) and Fridays (12:30 am and 1:30 pm). Please note that these times are changed from previously posted times and are subject to future change as well.

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

Check out the newest videos by visiting our Touchdown BC page.

         

BC Football Hall of Fame names class of 2013

The BC Football Hall of Fame officially inducted their class of 2013 this past Sunday.

The members of this year's class are as follows.

Athlete:

- Tom Brown

- Willie Fleming

- Dave Cutler

- Terry Bailey

- Dan Smith

- Dale Baxter


Builder:

- Don Matthews

- Ron Jones

- Ian Anderson

- Bill MacGregor

Pioneer: Gordon "Doc" Burke

CFL Bob Ackles Award: Moray Keith

Special Award: Alan Eyre

Media: J Paul McConnell & Jim Kearney

Team: 1982 Renfrew Trojans Junior Football Club


Congratulations to all the 2013 inductees!


               

BCFC Week 8 schedule - All games on Saturday, September 21

Okanagan Sun vs Kamloops Broncos - 7 pm at Hillside Stadium

The Sun look to keep pace with the Rams and Raiders atop the leader pack when they take on the suddenly streaking Broncos. The Sun sit tied for first place in the BCFC with a 5-2 record and are coming off a 38-17 win over the Huskers while the Broncos just squeaked by the Rebels by a 37-36 score last week to stretch their win streak to two games.

Valley Huskers vs Langley Rams - 7 pm at McLeod Athletic Park

The Rams will be looking to bounce back from a 41-27 loss last week to the Raiders when they return home to host the stuggling Huskers, losers of four straight games. This is a potentially huge game for the Rams who will be looking to keep their share of first place as they enter action this week tied with the Raiders and Sun.

VI Raiders vs Westshore Rebels - 7 pm at Westhills Stadium

After picking up a huge win over the Rams last weekend to extend their win streak to four games - the best in the BCFC - the Raiders look to make it five in a row without a loss when they battle the Rebels on the road. The Rebels have lost two straight games and are falling further and further back of the playoff pack with just three weeks left in the regular season.



       


BC High School Football Game of the Week

The AA Varsity Hugh Boyd Trojans will take on the AAA Varsity Notre Dame Jugglers in a cross-division exhibition contest this Friday, September 20 at Burnaby Lakes in this week's featured match-up. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 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 travel to Regina to battle Rams this Saturday

The UBC T-Birds will look to bounce back from a disappointing 32-26 loss in their homecoming game last week to the Manitoba Bisons when they hit the road to take on the Regina Rams on Saturday.

Kickoff is scheduled for 6 pm PT.

After beginning the season with a pair of close losses, the Rams finally got into the win column last week with a 55-35 win over the Alberta Golden Bears.

Both teams have a 1-2 record coming into this weekend's game and sit tied for fourth in the league standings.

For more information, visit www.gothunderbirds.ca.


               

SFU Clan get back to work this Saturday in Central Washington

After enjoying a bye week, the SFU Clan will resume their campaign this Saturday when they travel down to Ellensburg, Washington to take on the Central Washington Wildcats.

The Clan opened their season two weeks ago knocking off the top-ranked Humboldt State Lumberjacks by a 41-27 score. They'll have an equally tough task this weekend facing off against the defending GNAC champions.

The Wildcats are 1-1 this season and are 1-0 in conference play after knocking off Western Oregon last Sunday.
                       

Team BC - FBU National Championship rosters

Team BC has named the cut-down rosters for the U-13, U-14 and U-15 teams, respectively, who will be competing at the upcoming FBU National Championship tournament beginning in December.

The players named to the cut-down rosters will be invited to a camp that takes place on November 11. Information on how to register and confirm your spot at the camp will be available shortly.

To see the players named to the rosters, click here.
                       

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.


               

Damon Allen High School Quarterback Challenge 2013

The Damon Allen High School Quarterback Challenge has been postponed to Friday, December 13.

The event will be held at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

The event is open to all high school-aged quarterbacks and participants have an opportunity to win a scholarship.

To register, visit www.damonallen.ca/hsqbc.

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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 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:
  • Damon Allen High School Quarterback Challenge 2013 (Dec 13)

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