Thunderbirds open training camp August 21

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Aug 19,2014(ISN) – VANCOUVER – The UBC Thunderbirds football team will kickoff the 2014 season on Thursday, August 21 when training camp officially opens at David Sidoo Field at Thunderbird Stadium.

This season marks the 50th anniversary of the Vanier Cup which will be played November 29 in Montreal.

Coming off a 4-4 regular season and a first round playoff loss to Vanier Cup runner-up Calgary in 2013, the Thunderbirds are hoping for bigger and better things in 2014. This season marks for the fifth under the guidance of head coach Shawn Olson.

Training camp will begin with testing on August 21 and then the players will hit the field for the first time on Friday, August 22. After five days of practice they will play in the annual Blue and Gold Scrimmage on Thursday, August 28 at 5:30 p.m. at David Sidoo Field at Thunderbird Stadium. All fans are encouraged to come and check out the annual intra-squad game to get your first look at this year’s squad.

UBC will open the 2014 Canada West regular season on the road Friday, September 5 in Regina against the Rams.

On Saturday, September 13, the Thunderbirds will play host to Calgary in its home opener. The game is also Homecoming weekend. Tickets are on sale now, so click here to buy them now before it sells out!

As well, be sure to the follow the football team on its new Facebook page here.

2014 Training Camp Schedule.

Friday August 22 – Sunday August 24

9:15 – 11:15 a.m. practice

4:30 – 5:45 p.m. practice

Monday August 25

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. practice

Tuesday August 26 – Wednesday August 27

9:15 – 11:15 a.m.

4:30 – 5:45 p.m.

Thursday August 28

Blue/Gold Scrimmage (Intra-squad game)

5:30 p.m.

Friday August 29 – Wednesday September 3

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. practice

Thursday September 4

Travel Day

Friday September 5

Regular Season Opener

UBC Thunderbirds at Regina Rams – 6:00 p.m. (PT)

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