Cowichan Valley Football Association

Eager kids assemble for annual football camp

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Defensive techniques are demonstrated by B.C. Lions’ Adam Bighill during Sunday Cowichan football camp sessions at Duncan Christian School that attracted a lot of players. — image credit: Don Bodger

Defensive techniques are demonstrated by B.C. Lions’ Adam Bighill during Sunday Cowichan football camp sessions at Duncan Christian School that attracted a lot of players.
— image credit: Don Bodger

by  Don Bodger – Cowichan News Leader Pictorialposted Mar 28, 2014 at 6:00 AM

It’s always a big deal with a Canadian Football League player takes the time to give young players pointers.

And the second straight appearance by Adam Bighill of the B.C. Lions at the Cowichan Valley Football Association’s spring camp attracted a large number of youngsters eager to learn from the all-star linebacker, backed up by numerous club and out-town coaches.

“He was great with the kids, cheering them on,’’ said Cowichan Valley Football Association president Loretta Copley.

“We had one of our best camps ever. We had a huge turnout.’’

About 70 kids of all ages took part in the  two-day camp, including some from the Lower Mainland.

It’s great timing since the spring season begins this weekend with a Jamboree in Victoria. The regular season for Pre-Atom, Atom and Peewee teams starts the following weekend.

Meanwhile, Brock Gowanlock and Eric Williams were the Cowichan players selected for the prestigious Senior Bowl with practices on the B.C. Lions’ facility.