Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
September 2013 | Issue #207  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Mandatory survey for all players named to FBU National Championship cut-down roster

If you are a player that was recently named to one of our FBU National Championship cut-down rosters (i.e. U-13, U-14 or U-15), then you will need to complete our mandatory 1-minute survey.

The survey can be found here.

We ask that all players please complete the survey by no later than Friday, September 27.

To check to see if you are on the roster, click here.


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.


Touchdown BC episode 2 out this Thursday

Episode two of Touchdown BC will be released this Thursday. If you missed last week's episode, click here to see the show in its entirety.

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.

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


Argyle Pipers enjoy experience of a lifetime at Seahawks game

Argyle Pipers head coach Milan Boljuncic told his team before they stepped onto the turf at CenturyLink Field that their experience would be a bucket list item that they would remember 20 years from now.

He certainly was not wrong.

Members of the Pipers - winners of the Marketplace IGA Seahawks contest - got the thrill of a lifetime this past Sunday as they won the opportunity to not only attend the Seahawks game versus Jacksonville but to scrimmage on the field as well as take part in the pre-game festivities prior to the start of the game.

To see a gallery of photos from the Pipers' trip down to CenturyLink Field, click here.


BCFC Week 9 schedule

Kamloops Broncos at Westshore Rebels - 4 pm at Westhills Stadium (Saturday, September 28)

It's this Saturday for the Westshore Rebels as they face a must-win situation against the Kamloops Broncos in hopes of keeping their slim playoff hopes alive. For the Broncos, they can go a long way towards securing their post-season spot with a victory. Both teams are coming off losses last weekend. Kamloops had their two-game win streak snapped by a 30-0 loss to the Sun while the Rebels suffered their third straight loss dropping a 54-14 decision to the Raiders.

VI Raiders vs Langley Rams - 4 pm at McLeod Athletic Park (Saturday, September 28)

A potential playoff preview - or dare we suggest a championship preview - is on tap when the Raiders visit the Rams. This game could decide the host of this year's Cullen Cup with both the squads vying for top spot in the standings. The Raiders, winners of five in a row, scored a 41-27 win over the Rams the last time the teams met just a couple of weeks ago.

Valley Huskers vs Okanagan Sun - 2 pm at Apple Bowl (Sunday, September 29)

The Huskers need a win this week to try and stay in the hunt for a playoff berth but they'll have a tall task trying to get past the Okanagan Sun. The Sun have won two straight games and are looking to stay in the mix for top spot in the league and, at the very least, getting home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs.


Free admission for Community football players and cheerleaders who wear their uniform tops to the game between the Rams and Raiders at McLeod Athletic Park!

BC High School Football Game of the Week

The first Varsity high school football game in 30 years will take place at Exhibition Stadium when the GW Graham Grizzlies host the Rick Hansen Hurricanes in this week's featured match-up. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 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 seek first home win when they host Saskatchewan

The UBC T-Birds (2-2) will try to put an end to their Jekyll and Hyde act when they host the Saskatchewan Huskies (3-1) this Saturday at Thunderbird Stadium.

Kickoff is scheduled for 2 pm PT and the game can be seen live on Shaw TV.

The T-Birds are coming off a 37-27 win over the Regina Rams - a victory that improved their record away from home to a perfect 2-0. They've yet to score a victory in front of their home fans, however, going 0-2 including dropping a 32-26 decision two weeks ago to the Manitoba Bisons in their homecoming game.

The Huskies are coming off a 39-17 win over the Alberta Golden Bears.

This game marks the start of the second half of the regular season for both clubs.

For more information, visit


SFU Clan host Western Oregon in home opener this Saturday

The number one team in the GNAC - the SFU Clan - will get to strut their stuff in front of their home crowd for the first time this season on Saturday when they play host to the Western Oregon Wolves on Fox Field.

Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 pm PT. Watch the game on Clan TV.

The Clan improved their season record to a perfect 2-0 last weekend scoring an upset 21-14 win on the road over the defending GNAC champions, Central Washington Wildcats.

The Wolves are 1-2 (1-1 in conference play) on the season and are coming off a 51-32 home win over Dixie State last weekend.

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.


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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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