Team BC will be competing in the first-ever FBU International Games to be held from December 30, 2012 to January 6, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas as part of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Week. This page is your one-stop source for all Team BC updates.
To All Team BC 2013 members,
First of all, I would like to congratulate all the coaches, players and support staff on a tremendous accomplishment this last week in San Antonio. Not only was the effort and accomplishment on the field second to none but the discipline and behaviour of the team while we were preparing for our two games was excellent as well.
I guess we can ask ourselves the question, "Did we expect to win our two games?"
Team BC defeats USA 38-18 to close out FBU International Games
Team BC closed out the FBU International Games the same way on Saturday the same way they opened it two days earlier - with a dominating performance on offense.
Starting QB Liam O'Brien rushed for three touchdowns to lead the way as Team BC stunned the United States capturing a 38-18 decision.
Click here to see photos from Football BC's final practice prior to their game against the USA on Friday.
Click here to see highlights from Team BC's 49-14 win over Europe on Thursday, January 3 at the FBU International Games.
Team BC running back Mason Swift caught two touchdowns for passes to lead British Columbia to a 49-14 over Europe to open the FBU International Games on Thursday at Heroes Stadium.
Team BC also got touchdowns from WR Marcus Davis (pass catch), RB Liam Mahara (run), O’Brien (QB keep), WR Brayden Lenius (pass catch) and Mark Lego (run) to round out the scoring.
With one day left before their opening tilt at the FBU International Games, Team BC returned to the football field for their third practice on Wednesday albeit with several differences compared to their first two sessions.
Following the first day of practice in preparation of the start of the FBU International Games, Team BC head coach Tom Kudaba promised that the second day would feature an even more intense session and he didn’t disappoint.
After getting the better part of a day to settle in to their new digs in San Antonio, Team BC got to work on Monday with a busy slate of orientation meetings followed by their first practice as a team.
Team BC has revised its 36-player roster for the FBU International Games.
WR Adrial Sellers (Terry Fox Ravens) has been added to the main roster in place of WR Blake Whiteley. Whiteley is unable to attend the tournament due to personal reasons.
The revised roster can be found here.
Get to know your Team BC players by downloading our Team BC Media Guide.
The following is the itinerary for the return trip following the tournament on Sunday, January 6:
7:30 pm CST – Direct flight from San Antonio to SeaTac Airport (Alaska Air 689 – arrives at SeaTac at 10:10 pm PST)
10:40 pm – Bus departs from SeaTac for BC Lions Training Facility in Surrey
Approx. 2:00 am (Monday, January 7) – Bus arrives at BC Lions Training Facility in Surrey. Players to make their own arrangements to return home from this point.
Team BC has announced its 36-player roster to compete at the FBU International Games.
See the full roster here.
Click here to see a photo gallery from Team BC's Selection Camp held on Friday, December 7 at the BC Lions Training Facility in Surrey.
Following their Victoria Day Long Weekend Camp back in May, Team BC officially trimmed down its roster to 52 players which breaks down to nine defensive backs, eight defensive linemen, seven linebackers, eight offensive linemen, five quarterbacks, six running backs and nine receivers.
These players, along with a few select others who have been identified for their strong play during their respective 2012 seasons playing either in Community Football or High School Football, have been invited to Team BC's final trim down camp to be held from December 7-9, 2012.
The 2012 Team BC coaching staff features six returning members from the bronze medal winning club at the 2011 Football Canada Cup including Tom Kudaba, co-head coach of BC High School Football’s Terry Fox Ravens, who will be serving as head coach and offensive line coach for a third consecutive year.
Other returning members from last year’s staff are offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jay Prepchuk (Handsworth Royals), defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Dino Geremia (Football BC/Simon Fraser University), running backs and special teams coach Mark Townsend (Mt. Douglas Rams), defensive backs coach Alexis Sanschagrin (Belmont Bulldogs) and defensive line coach Ray Moon (South Delta Sun Devils).
The lone newcomer to the staff this year is Jerome Erdman as receivers coach. Erdman, a former CFL player who won the Grey Cup with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1984, is currently the defensive coordinator for the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.