2016 BC Lions Initiatives

bclions logoThe BC Lions are continuing their long standing commitment to amateur football by offering a couple unique opportunities this season. Please read the information below and pass it along to your members.

Has your flag football team ever wondered how thrilling it is to play in front of over 25,000 roaring fans? Or wanted to experience the excitement of making a huge catch on a big stage?  Brand new for 2016, we are offering select flag football teams the rare and exciting opportunity to play a mini game on field at BC Place prior to a Lions game!

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NCCP Clinics in Langley

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Head Coaches

Friday, June 10
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Modules: Making Ethical Decisions, Planning a Practice, Teaching and Learning

All Coaches – Safe Contact Clinic

Saturday, June 11
9:00am – 2:00pm
Modules: Safe Contact

Location: McLeod Stadium, Langley

Go to www.BCPFA.com to register! 

There is also one in Abbotsford ( June 17th and 18th) if coaches cannot make the Langley dates. Register online at the link above, courses are free.

BCHSF to run Team BC Camp this long weekend

bchsf logoNotice to all prospective members of Team BC:BC High School Football has taken over operation of the 2016 Team BC Selection Camp. The camp will be held on May 21-23 at Percy Perry Stadium (at Coquitlam Town Centre) at a cost of $200 for those players selected at the U-18 & U-16 levels. Invitations for the camp have been sent out to those selected and the registration and payment info has been included in those invitations.

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SFU Football Camp

SFU logoJuly 2 – 3

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Head Coach Kelly Bates and the SFU Football program are proud to present the Summer Football Camps.

This two day full contact camp is designed for campers between the ages of 12-18 and is scheduled to reflect a day in the life of a professional football player attending a training camp.

SFU Helmets on Grass

The camp will feature full practices and a packed schedule including the teaching of fundamentals within the realm of full contact football, meetings and film analysis and an introduction to the science of athletic training.

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B.C. amateur football bodies at loggerheads, leaving Lions, others in limbo

Jamie TarasProceeds from the annual Orange Helmet Awards dinner — a “celebration of amateur football” put on by the B.C. Lions — and 50-50 draws at Lions’ home games are the bread and butter of the sport at the grassroots level in British Columbia.

Yet with a tug-of-war going on between the long-sanctioned provincial sports organization, Football BC, and a breakaway entity in the B.C. Provincial Football Association (BCPFA), the Canadian Football League team is left wondering where it will direct some of its fundraising efforts this year.

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No ordinary Joe, this 49-year pioneer keeps on coaching in North Surrey

May 5, 2016 · 10:37 AM

JoeConnellyatClubhouseAmateur football pioneer Joe Connelly at the door of North Surrey Minor Football’s clubhouse, at Bear Creek Park. / TOM ZILLICH
NORTH SURREY — Joe knows football, and most local people involved in the game know Joe.

This is Joe Connelly we’re talking about, a man who has lived and breathed North Surrey Minor Football for five decades.

He began coaching the game in the late 1960s, and never really left.

In Surrey and around the province, Connelly is a football pioneer who was recently recognized as such during the Orange Helmet Awards, the annual celebration of amateur football hosted by the B.C. Lions at a Vancouver hotel.

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Football Canada recognizes new BC Provincial Sports Organization

by Football Canada · April 8, 2016

Football CanadaFootball Canada welcomes the BC Provincial Football Association (BCPFA) as the recognized provincial governing body in British Columbia.

The BC group is in the initial stages of becoming an active and voting member of Football Canada.

The final step will occur at Football Canada’s annual general meeting (AGM) on June 18. As per Football Canada’s bylaws, current members must vote-in and recognize prospective provincial football associations at the national AGM.

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