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