Comox Valley Raiders

Dale Klatt – Photos by Lena-marie Pawluk (ISN)

May 16, 2013, Courtenay, BC (ISN) – Lewis Park Field in Courtenay was all about tackle football skills, drills and tips taught by CFL Professionals this past weekend.

The Comox Valley Raiders Youth Football Spring Camp, coached by GAME READY FITNESS, proved to be a big hit for all players and coaches involved.

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Eric Taylor working with the youth of the Comox Valley at the Raiders Football Camp held on May 12th – Photos by Lena-marie Pawluk (ISN)

Team whites running back is off to the races on Sunday at the Comox Valley Raiders Football Camp – Photos by Lena-marie Pawluk (ISN)

As advertised, GAME READY founder Will Loftus, former CFL safety and winner of two Grey Cup rings, brought with him: Justin Sorensen, Centre Winnipeg Blue Bombers; Ryan Lucas, Defensive Tackle Winnipeg Blue Bombers; Tim Cronk, Full Back, B.C. Lions; JR Larose Defensive Back B.C. Lions; Eric Taylor, Wide Receiver, B.C. Lions and Cam Clark, Quarterback, University of Manitoba.

J.R. LaRose of the BC Loins sets up the Raiders next drill – Photos by Lena-marie Pawluk (ISN)

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers Ryan Lucas offers some advice to the Raiders D-line – Photos by Lena-marie Pawluk (ISN)

The diversity and expertise that GAME READY is able to put on the field, stressing football, athletics and the value of education provided immeasurable benefits to all participating athletes.

Team White celebrates a touchdown during the Raiders Game Ready Fitness Camp – Photos by Lena-marie Pawluk  (ISN)

6Justin sorrensonOffensive Lineman Justin Sorrenson prepares his team for attack – Photos by Lena-marie Pawluk (ISN)

For Sunday’s lunch break, the Raiders Pee Wee players practiced and entertained the crowd with an inter-squad game followed with pictures and autographs with the Pros.

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Tim Cronk gives one on one coaching – Photos by Lena-marie Pawluk (ISN)

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Former Eskimos and Alouettes star Willie Loftus shows the kids how he use to get it done – Photos by Lena-marie Pawluk (ISN)

Camp concluded with an inspirational speech by Will Loftus emphasizing the importance of and commitment to: family, teammates, and responsibility.

The catch is good, touch down – Photos by Lena-marie Pawluk (ISN)

J.R LaRose takes time out from the Raiders Game Ready Fitness Camp to sign a sweater from a young Raiders player – Photos by Lena-marie Pawluk (ISN)

An event of this magnitude cannot happen without the dedication and commitment of many volunteers and community partners.

Comox Valley Raiders Youth Football wishes to thank everyone involved for a highly successful camp.