BC Community Football Association Youth flag football half time game with the BC Lions.

60+ boys & girls had the opportunity to showcase the fun & skill of BCCFA 5 on 5 flag football at the BC Lions vs Edmonton Eskimos exhibition game on June 19th at UBC’s Thunderbird Stadium.  It was a beautiful summer collegiate Canadiana evening of football for the 6,117 people attending the game.  (http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/football/lions/Lulay+shows+ready+start+preseason+loss+Eskimos/11152310/story.html)
2015 U10 Provincial Champions – Coquitlam Siddoo played the Cloverdale Lions, 2015 U14 Provincial Champions All-Star Youth played Coquitlam Huish and the feature game of the evening was the All-Star BCCFA Girls flag football teams.
Thank you BC Lions Community Relations director – Jamie Taras – for making this event possible.  Also thank you’s to BC Lions president – Dennis Skulsky, VP Business – George Chayka & Game Operations & Events manager  – Sheena Forbes + Event Operations Coordinator – Eliot Hong for your support of the Youth flag football half-time games & promoting participation in youth amateur football in BC. (http://bclions.com/page/community-calendar)

BCCFA Girls All Star teams - BC Lions game BCCFA Youth Teams - BC Lions game

2015 BCCFA Spring Flag football Provincial tournament Thank You & Summary

The 2015 edition of the BC Community Football Association Spring Flag football Provincial Championship tournament saw 1500+ players on 141 teams completing 655 games within 29 hr period of time.  Kelowna  provided hot, dry weather & a venue for a spectacular weekend of flag football.  It was truly a gathering of the community of football – youth players, coaches & parents – that love the game.

A special thank you to BCCFA president, Joe Gluska, for your tired less work all year in preparing for the 2015 tournament.  From organizing the Russell/Spalding & Sandman Inn sponsorship packages, to securing funding from Tourism Kelowna resulting in the BCCFA’s ability to keep the tournament team entry fee at $155 per team.  Plus all of Joe’s preparatory work meeting with Kelowna Parks, Okanagan Sun Jr Football & enthusiastically promoting the event – all attending the tournament are grateful.

Thank you to Kelowna minor football (Dean Kennedy – Spring flag football, Kendall Gross – Spring flag football & Jeff Kolton – President) for again supporting hosting of the 2015 BCCFA Spring flag football  Provincial tournament at the Mission Sports Complex – Capital News Centre.   And a thank you to Sharla Davis (KMFA director of 1st Aid), Glenn Pencer  (North Delta past-president) & the rest of the local ‘1st Aid/trainers’ & food concession crew.  You kept all of us safe & fed.

A special ‘shout out’ to our referee’s.   Many worked full days with no breaks & often on their own.  Thank you to the contributing organizations KMFA, Okanagan Sun Jr football, VMFL, St FX, Queens, Concordia, Carlton, UBC & SFU.  I am so proud of how each referee demonstrated giving back to the game of football.

Thank-you BCCFA treasurer – Ed Huber, BCCFA executive – Cory Philpot, VMFL president – Valder Belgrave, Meadowridge VP- Jason Spencer, Chilliwack minor president – Wayne Bjorge, Prince George Minor President – Don Williams, BCCFA 9 Man Championship coordinator – Leesa Warner, VMFL secretary – Jayne Ogundehinde, KMFA past-president –  Chuck Liebrock,  BCCFA volunteer – Mike Bellefontaine,  BCCFA volunteer & tournament time keeper – Kim Shuen, and BCCFA secretary  – Kaila Rothkop for your support in administrating the BCCFA Provincial Flag Football tournament.   I also want to personally thank Kevin Parks (VMFL director-at-large – Spring flag football), Kari Stewart (CMFA managers coordinator), Derek LeCelle (CMFA director) & Janis Clark (CMFA treasurer) for filling in where ever you were needed to keep the tournament moving forward.

Hi-lights of the 2015 BCCFA Flag tournament include the U14 & U16 semi’s & finals web cast via VBN Sports (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5QsBqfMpuo),  a record # of teams & participates from all areas of BC and the high quality of football & sportsmanship on display all weekend.

Photo’s & video hi-lights via Football BC – Daniel Fung (communications)
Day 1 photos – https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153332021119618.1073741966.114664504617&type=3
Day 2 photos – https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153333843644618.1073741967.114664504617&type=3
video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvuY5mlvIuo&feature=youtu.be
Final standings will be posted on www.bccommunityfootball.ca

Congratulations go out to the 2015 BCCFA Provincial Flag Football Champions –

U10     Coquitlam – Siddoo      Casey Siddoo
U12     North Delta Longhorns    Shane Galloway
U14     White Rock All Star Youth          Matt Pickering
U16     White Rock All Star Youth          Cory Philpot

Look for the U10 & U14 Champions & runners up to participate in a re-match half-time game + a BCCFA All-Star Girls team at the BC Lions’ exhibition game on Friday, June 19th at UBC