Kristen Douglas/The Mirror Jesse Newman of the B.C. Lions CFL football team teaches proper form to Campbell River Eagles football players at Timberline school last weekend.

B.C. Lions teach aspiring football players

The Campbell River Eagles and Timberline Wolves held a successful skills camp last weekend

The Campbell River Eagles and Timberline Wolves held a successful skills camp last weekend.

There were 39 enthusiastic players that came out in the beautiful sunshine to learn skills that they can use not only for football but for their health and fitness as well.  It was wonderful to see so many parents and family members encouraging the players from the sideline. The Eagles and Wolves thank the following members of the Nanaimo Raiders:  Karim Maher, Hayden Mebs, Dylan Schrott, Glen Boyce and Alex Shackelton who came out to run the players through the drills and guide them in some of the finer skills of the game.

There were also two very special guests from the B.C. Lions – offensive lineman Jon Hameister-Ries and offensive lineman Jesse Newman.

It meant a lot for everyone there to see professional players take the time to give back to the game.