BC Lions to attend local football camp

Two CFL players from the 2011 Grey Cup Champions B.C. Lions will attend the Campbell River Eagles Youth Football training camp

Two CFL players from the 2011 Grey Cup Champions B.C. Lions will attend and assist in the Campbell River Eagles Youth Football training camp on May 5-6.

Lions Sean Ortiz (defensive line) and Jesse Newman (offensive line) will join players from the Nanaimo Raiders Jr. football team at the camp which takes place at the Sportsplex from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. both days.

The camp is designed for ages 8 – 18 and all the players will be matched up by age and size.  Meaning parents need not worry…8-year-olds will not go up against 18-year-old players.

This is a great opportunity for all players, girls and boys, younger and older, who are interested in playing tackle football but are new to the sport.

It is an excellent opportunity to learn the skills to prepare players who decide to play in the upcoming 2012 football season.

It is also excellent for the more experienced players to learn from Jr. and professional football players who have years of experience and knowledge to pass on.

Players from out of town are encouraged to attend as well.

Gear will be supplied as needed and a lunch will be provided on both days.

Registration and suit up is set for Tues., April 17 from 5-7 p.m. and Sat., April 21 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Wed., April 25 from 5-7 p.m. at the Willow Mini Storage (1840 Willow Street, across from Rivers Sportsman ).

If these suit up times do not work, contact the Eagles at the number below.

Everyone is welcome, visit the Campbell River Eagles website at

www.creaglesfootball.ca for more information about the team.

The cost is $50 and copies of a birth certificate and medical card are needed.

For further information  contact Rebecca at (250) 203-2327.