June 12, 2013 

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Mark your calendars, the 11th annual Hyack Football Tailgate Aucton will be held on Sat, Oct 26th at La Perla Ballroom (Presented by River Market at Westminster Quay). For tickets contact: Stephanie at smusgrove@sd40.bc.ca. For donations please contact Diane a dstrandberg@shaw.ca




It's not too late to register for the Royal City Hyacks youth football program. If you know of anyone between the ages of 5 and 13, please have them register online here. Hurry as spots are filling up. The first practice is Monday June 24th!




Congratulations to Chad & Jen Oatway on the birth of their first child. Katelyn Sheila Oatway was born on June 10th at 10:10 at Royal Columbian Hospital. She was 9 lb, 8 oz and both mom and daughter are healthy.



The Hyack Football program is always on the lookout for more corporate partners. If your business or anyone you know is looking to gain some exposure with a highly visible, professionally run amateur sports organization, please contact: Sukh at sssidhu5@hotmail.com




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Both NWSS teams finished spring camp with large numbers and strong performances. Over 90 players took part in spring camp in May and June, and left the coaches optimistic about the fall season.



The Varsity team got better throughout their 10 practices and turned in a solid effort in the spring game in Blaine on June 8th. Tommy Robertson, Jeff Lugtu and Adrian Cagampan scored rushing TDs. Seven different receivers caught at least one pass, led by Stewart Sommerfeld who caught 3 for 104 yards. Defensively the D-line led by Billy Collins & Harper Sherman was very strong, while James Nicolas finished with 5 tackles.



Coming off an 8-2 season in 2012, the JVs are expecting big things this season. In the wrap up Jamboree held at Mercer Stadium, Marcel Wang, Brian Cagampan and Jamie Shiho were among those who scored. Daniel Johnson led a group of new, talented receivers, while Sunny Rishi, Declan Baker and James Cunningham stood out on both lines.





From July 4-8 the Hyacks will be back on the Oregon coast for Team Camp. The camp takes place at Camp Rilea Army Reserve Base in Warrenton, OR. Fifty-two players (Varsity and JV) will take part in practices and scrimmages against American schools. Everyone selected should have received an emailed registration form and checklist of what to bring. If you have not received it please check the website at: www.hyackfootball.com.


The registration fee for the camp (which includes housing and food during camp) will again be taken care of by our gracious sponsor, Ryan Beedie (thanks Ryan!). Players will however need to pay $100 for transportation (which can be done online) and bring some money for food on the way down and back ($40-50 US).


If they haven't already done so, please make sure the players have their completed registration forms turned in and have proof of citizenship with them when the team leaves. Departure time is 9:30 am on Monday, July 4th from Mercer Stadium. Players should arrive by 9 am.


We would encourage all Hyack families to make the trip to the Oregon Coast for a football-style summer vacation! The camp will be held 5 miles south of Astoria, OR. For more information on the area, including accommodations: http://www.astoria-usa.com/



The Hyacks will also be hosting the 2nd annual MVP Team Camp, June 27-29 at NWSS. Teams from across BC and Washington will take part. All NWSS players are able to take part in the morning sessions at 9:30 am. We will be asking for volunteers to assist with this event.



Following team camp, for the balance of the summer, the weight room will be open Mondays (2 to 3:30 pm) and Thursdays (11 am to 1:30 pm). There will also be speed/agility training on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 5 pm. Cost for the speed training is $100 and can be paid online at www.hyackfootball.com.         


Fall camp begins on Sunday, Aug 18th with speed and fitness testing. The first practice is Aug 19th. Fall camp is mandatory and we expect that all players will be back from vacation and rearrange their work schedules in time to take part. The complete summer schedule can be found here.




Congratulations to Hyack Football alum Tyler Digby, who was selected in the CFL Draft in May. Digby, currently a two-sport athlete at Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania, was selected by Ottawa in the 4th round, 36th overall. Digby will return to RMU for his senior season this fall. Read more here.

Congratulations to graduating senior Jordan Chin, who was just named NWSS Male Athlete of the Year, and last month earned a City of New Westminster Youth Award for Athletics. In 2012 Jordan was the Hyack Football MVP and a AAA Western Conference All-star. He also took the bronze medal in his weight class at the BC High School Wrestling Championships. Jordan has been accepted to Concordia University in Montreal, where he will play football this fall. 


Congratulations to Arjun Venkatesh who was selected at NWSS Class of 2013 Valedictorian. In November, Arjun was named the BC Academic Football Player of the year. He will deliver his speech to the graduating class on June 27 at Queens Park Arena.

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