2021 Upcoming Events

Welcome to 2021! We hope you all had an enjoyable holiday season. Looking forward to the 2021 Spring and Fall seasons, I wanted to share with you some upcoming events. More details will be provided as we move forward, so please follow us here on on social media for updates.

NS AGM

Our 2021 AGM is scheduled for Monday, January 18th at 7pm. Everyone is welcome. This year, due to Covid restrictions, our AGM will be virtual. You can contact secretary.surreyfootball@gmail.com for the link to join. Anyone interested in joining the Executive team needs to have attended 6 meetings in the 2020 calendar year. In order to vote at the AGM, you need to have attended 4 meetings in the 2020 calendar year.

Spring Flag

Spring Flag usually starts with registration in late Feb, practices in mid March and games starting late April. We are planning to go ahead, based on Covid restrictions/guidelines.

Spring Flag Football is open to boys and girls ages 6-18. Teams are built by the coaches and players will register to their respective team. If you do not have a team yet, or are new to North Surrey Football, you will be able to add  your name to our waitlist.

Watch for updates when registration is open.

Tentatively, the below are the VMFL Jamboree dates. Depending on any restrictions that may be in place, there may be format changes (i.e. less games per day, less games per field, games split over 2 days by division, etc). When we know what the provincial restrictions are at that time, we will provide more details.

Week 1 – April 24, 2021
Week 2 – May 1, 2021
Week 3 – May 8, 2021
Week 4 – May 15, 2021
Week 5 – May 29, 2021
Week 6 – June 5, 2021
Provincial Championship – June 11, 12 and 13, 2021 @ Kelowna BC

VMFL Combine

This is something new this year that the VMFL has started working on. More details will be available in the coming weeks.

BCPFA Academies and Team BC

Check out the BCPFA website for more details

BCCFA “The Game”

Check out their Facebook Page for details

Fall Season

Fall Football and Cheer Registration will open in late Feb. Our Fall Season offers the following for girls and boys.

Flag Football ages 6-9

Contact Football ages 10-18

Cheer ages 6-18

Practices will start in July with pre season tournaments in Aug, and the regular season running from Sept – December. Register early as space fills up quickly and roster sizes are limited. Early Bird pricing will be available.

Watch here for updates.

Joe Connelly Bronze Boot

The Joe Connelly Bronze Boot is our annual kickoff to the fall season. NSMF football has been running this premier tournament for over 50 years. Teams from the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley participate at all levels. Space is limited, contact secretary.surreyfootball.com to request a spot for your team.


 

2021 NSMF AGM

Our 2021 AGM will be Monday, January 18th @7pm. Conference details are below.
All members are welcome to attend.
Voting guidelines
Members must have attended 6 meetings in 2020 to run for an Executive Position and 4 meetings in 2020 to vote in the AGM.
Please email secretary.surreyfootball@gmail.com for the web conference details.

2020 North Surrey Awards

Thank you everyone for an interesting 2020 season. I want to congratulate all the players and cheerleaders on a great season. Trophies for all players and cheerleaders are available for pickup at the clubhouse. Team photos will be available later this week.

I wanted to call out the 2020 Award Winners. Congratulations all!!

Flag 2020 – Seahawks
110% Logan Pigott
Most Improved Mataius Festejo
Players Choice Arjun Khangura
Flag 2020 – Ravens
110% Michael Silvestri
Most Improved Arjun Suman
Players Choice Levi Lobelsohn
Atom 2020 – T Birds
110% Ishaan Khangura
Best Defensive Player Marcus Burden
Most Outstanding Back Jaxon Hardy
Players Choice Aamir Khangura
Atom 2020 – Lions
110% Lucas Peck
Best Defensive Player Sukhzara Sidhu
Most Outstanding Back Mario Schmidt
Players Choice Lucas Peck
Pee Wee 2020 – Cardinals
Best Lineman Kyle Lounsbury
Best Defensive Player Rajwant Pannu
Most Outstanding Back Gage Baxter
Players Choice Lynden Bottyan
Junior Bantam 2020 – Falcons
Best Defensive Player Lealand Bottyan
Best Lineman Kamsi Okoli
Most Outstanding Back Kah’ri Johnson
Players Choice Kaidin Celso
Bantam 2020 – Tigers
Best Defensive Player Monroe Corniffe
Best Lineman Inderjot Chahal
Most Outstanding Back John Albright
Players Choice Monroe Corniffe
Bantam 2020 – Panthers
Best Lineman Mehtab Nandha
Most Improved Jonas Anekwu
Most Outstanding Back Geoffrey Quiza
Players Choice Shariq Ali
Midget 2020 – Bears
Best Defensive Player Jack Laurin
Best Lineman Landon Sommers
Most Outstanding Back Kevin Palacios
Players Choice AJ Baker
Atom Cheer 2020
Most Inspirational Ava Flynn
Most Improved Amie Burrell
Most Spirited Brooklynn Rozsas
Pee Wee Cheer 2020
Most Dedicated Lilah Atkinson
Most Improved Alex Mercier
Most Spirited Mikayla Enriquez Bulmer
Junior Bantam Cheer 2020
Most Improved Sarika Chand
Most Spirited Brooklynn Aubrey
Most Dedicated Olivia Mcpherson
Senior Cheer 2020
Most Improved Hannah Pottle
Most Dedicated Taylor Horkoff
Most Inspirational Katie Stack
2020 Volunteer Of The Year Kat Houseman
2020 Cheer Coach Of The Year Callie Saunderson
2020 Football Coach Of The Year Robert Lobelsohn & Shane Cameron

 

Cheer Live Stream

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Check out our social media Thursday, Dec 3rd as our Cheer teams live stream their Competition routines they worked so hard on all season starting at 6pm.

These Cheerleaders cheer on our players all season, let’s support them by logging in and cheering them on on Thursday.

#nsmf #effortandrespect #footballfamily

2020 Season Update and THANK YOU!

North Surrey Football Family,

It was a hard morning to get the news that the VMFL has had to cancel the rest of the season. The latest numbers and travel restrictions definitely brought things to a quick halt. I wish we could have seen it out the end, I know the kids were looking forward to it.

I would like to thank each of you, Parents, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, babysitters, neighbours… whoever took the time to support the kids this year in their journey and bring them to practices and games. I would especially like to thank you for trusting North Surrey Football with their safety. All of our volunteers from executive to coaches, managers and trainers, knew going into this there would be bumps, but over everything, the kid’s safety is always our first concern. Many of you had tough decisions to make about participation this season and we understood that. So thank you for trusting in us.

When we started practices in July, we didn’t know if we would be able to have any games, but with guidance from our Provincial sports authority and the hard work of the executive team and league, we were able to show that we could play football, that Cheerleaders could cheer and stunt through these uncertain times.

There are still some season wrap up activities including team pictures, cheer pageant and equipment/uniform return, so please keep in contact with your teams as information will be shared with you.

This will definitely be a Football & Cheer Season to remember, and here’s to hoping that things can go back to normal in 2021. I miss our game days with the burgers and fries cooking, music playing, bleachers full of fans and kids playing together long after their games are done. I want to go back there and I am sure you do too.

Watch out for information in Feb/March about plans for the 2021 season.

Again, THANK YOU!! We appreciate you all and wouldn’t be able to do any of this if it weren’t for you believing in us and being a part of our #footballfamily.

Jean McPherson

President, North Surrey Minor Football

 

VMFL Scholarship Application

Each year the Vancouver Mainland Football League (VMFL) will award a $500.00 education grant to a qualifying Bantam player, Midget player and Senior Cheerleader. However in the event a player receives a grant at the Bantam level, the player will not be eligible at the Midget Level. Players and Cheerleaders must be in their senior year of each level (17 year olds are permitted at the Midget and Cheerleading levels). The grant is to be used for post secondary education at the university, college, Technical or vocational level. Correspondence or night school programs may not be acceptable.

Players wishing to be considered for a grant must apply in writing to the VMFL Education Grant Committee by December 31 of the current year. All references, including academic records, must accompany application.

Application and Rules

Happy Halloween

North Surrey Minor Football wishes all it’s players, cheerleaders and families a happy and safe Halloween. Be sure to bring some candy for your coaches and managers!

Weekly Game Schedule

Week 3

Due to Covid limitations we will be playing at limited fields this season, Please pay close attention to the field your team is scheduled at.

Please note!! Most fields have limitations on spectators due to Covid-19. These limitations are put in place by each City and not the Clubs themselves. Please be respectful of these limitations.. Failure to do so could result in spectators not being allowed for future games, or your removal from the venue.
Spectators must social distance.

Practice Cancelled – Sept 17

Checking AQ Index (and just looking out the window), Surrey is still at 7 HIGH RISK. PRACTICES for tonight are CANCELLED

If you missed your scheduled gear night, you need to speak to your team manager and plan to come in tonight to get gear.

If you need to swap anything, you can come in tonight to swap. Make sure whatever you are swapping has been sanitized first.

Watch your team pages as coaches may be adding extra practice days next week to make up the missed days due to air quality.

Practice update

Practice update for Tuesday September 15, 2020

Due to air quality advisories practices tonight will be cancelled.

Lions gear issue will go forward as planned

#nsmf #effortandrespect #footballfamily

Happy Birthday, Ken Smith

Ken Smith Head shotSept. 4th

Former North Surrey Minor Football President, Ken Smith, celebrates his 100th birthday on September 4th, 2020. Ken has been involved with NSMF since 1970 and continues to check in at the Bear Creek clubhouse every Saturday to say Hi and socialize with the parents, players and cheerleaders.

Please join us in wishing Ken a VERY Happy Birthday!

More details on Ken here →

We are officially in Phase 3

It’s finally here!! 🖤💛🏈\○/

We are approved for Phase 3 of Return to Sport. We have some strict guidelines we are required by the Provincial league to follow in order to move forward but Phase 3 means games!!

Week 1 is set for Sept 27th. Game schedule will be set by the league around mid September.

Still space to register in Flag, Atom, Bantam Football and Atom and PW Cheer. Register at www.surreyfootball.com/ns-web-registration

Coaches are working with the equipment manager to schedule your team’s equipment handout day and will advise their teams.

🏈 In addition to their regular football equipment, participants will need some additional items (see photos) moving forward for practices and games. Please check with your team coach or manager if you have questions. Players that do not have the required equipment will not be able to participate. 🏈

Full details and links to the BCPFA and NSMF Phase 3 plans are available at https://surreyfootball.com/covid-19-policies/

🏈 Spectators are not allowed in the field area and spectator limits may vary at different parks.🏈

We are allowed limited spectators at Bear Creek in the bleachers. These details are being worked out and as we get closer to week 1 of games, we will update.

Please check with your team coach or manager if you have questions.

#nsmf #effortandrespect #footballfamily #returntoplay #phase3