Monday, Jan. 21st
Bear Creek Clubhouse
If you’d love to get involved, but can’t be an executive member, the association can always find something for you to help out with. If you have a particular expertise that would benefit the club (ie: carpentry, bookkeeping, foods & services, painting, electrical, any kind of merchandising, etc.) please come and let us know. We are always looking to expand our network or resources and for more people to pitch in.
The NSMF AGM will be held immediately following the meeting where we will vote for our 2019 executive members. Please note that members in good standing must have attended at least 4 monthly meetings in 2018 to vote and must have attended 6 monthly meetings in 2018 to run for an executive position.
NSMF is looking at the option of participating in the 2019 Spring 12-man Community Tackle League for Bantam (2005/2004) and Midget (2003/2002/2001).
More information to follow in the new year. The season will run from April to June. Check back here for more information as it becomes available.
Click the button below to get to the VMFL page with the regular season schedules. Games will also be uploaded to the Team’s TeamSnap account.
Bantam Tigers Schedule
Week 1 – Sept 1/2 – bye
Week 2 – Sat Sept 8th 3:30 @ Chilliwack, Townsend Park
Week 3 – Sun Sept 16th 2:30pm vs North Langely @ Bear Creek Park
Week 4 – Sun Sept 23rd 4pm vs Chilliwack @ Bear Creek Park
Week 5 – Sept 29/30 – bye
Week 6 – Mon Oct 8th – 5:45pm vs North Langley @ Bear Creek Park
Week 7 – Oct 13/14 – bye
Week 8 – Sat Oct 20th 12pm @ Chilliwack, Townsend Park
Week 9 – Sat Oct 27th 10:45am @ North Langley, McLeod
Practices have started!
Registration for Fall Football (ages 5-18) and Cheer (ages 5-18) is still open but teams are filling up fast.
Register online at www.surreyfootball.com/registration or stop by Bear Creek on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm or Saturdays 10:00 am to noon.
- Cheer at 6:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Flag to JB at 6:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Saturday mornings to be added in a few weeks.
- Bantam at 7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10:00 am on Saturday mornings.
- Midget starts 7:30 PM on July 17th
NSMF will be available at Bear Creek Park for registration Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm and Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to noon starting this Tuesday, June 12th.
The Vancouver Mainland Football League (VMFL) will be introducing a new format at Atom football starting with the 2018 Fall Season.
Atom players ages 8 and 9 will play a modified Flag football game. Players will wear protective football equipment and FLAGS on the hips. Blocking will be allowed at the line of scrimmage. There will be no tackling. The ball carrier whose flag is removed by defensive player will be considered tackled. All other rules will remain the same as 2017.
The Atom level will be an introduction to padded football where players will be taught safe techniques for blocking and “Heads Up Football” while the tackling is taken out of the game. This will allow this age group time to transition from Flag Football to Tackle focusing on the safety and building on the football fundamentals.
Please see below, a supporting statement from the President of the BCCFA (BC Community Football) for the VMFL moving to Atom Flag.
Statement from Joe Gluska – BCCFA President
To all concerned,
As President of BC COMMUNITY FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION, I support the position that the VMFL has taken on U -10 Atom football. Being progressive in today’ society ensures football will survive. It is not only North American society that wants to limit or eliminate contact for all youth under 13. The VMFL has taken an important step to ensure parents continue signing up their children to play this heritage Canadian game.
We continue to see rule changes to protect athletes at all levels, this is a big step at protecting football in British Columbia.
Due to unforseen circumstances, the VMFL will not be able to hold Starbowl this year.
Starbowl is an event that features the best players of the Valley Community Football League (VCFL) and the Vancouver Mainland Football League (VMFL) in both the Midget, Bantam and JB divisions.
While past tradition had featured games of the VCFL versus the VMFL, the games now feature a blend of both leagues where the total group of players selected is split into two teams in each division.
The players are selected by their Fall Tackle coaches, so it is quite an honour to be selected and I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the selected players from North Surrey Minor Football.
I know you were all looking forward to playing in the Starbowl game this year. This is not in our control, but we as a North Surrey Football Family, are very proud of each of you.
Good luck in 2018!
Jean McPherson, President, NSMF
The 2018 spring flag registration is now open for players who have been asked to play by a coach. If you haven’t been asked, join the Player Pool List.
For those interested in playing, let a coach know you’re available by putting your name into the player pool. Coaches that are still looking for players can draw from the pool to fill their roster. Click here to go to the player pool page.
Anyone wanting to coach a spring flag team at NS must reach out to Adam Jenkins, our new Spring Flag Coordinator at email@example.com.
The NSMF Clubhouse sustained major damage in the early hours of Nov 19th due to suspected arson. Luckily, insurance is covering the majority of the expenses and repairs. However, their have been and will continue to be out of pocket expenses, not to mention the frustration of being displaced from the clubhouse for our day to day business.
In all of this however, there has been a shining light in the amazing support our NSMF Families and Football Community have shown us. On behalf of North Surrey Minor Football, I would like to express thanks to
- Our North Surrey Minor Footbal Families
- Shar Jaggard
- Zeenath Faiyaz
- Suki Sidhu
- All the Go Fund Me donators
- Nathan Horkoff & friends – donation
- CFL./NFL Canada – donation
- Guests of our one20 Pub Fundraiser ~ $3000 raised
- Derek Henneberry – insurance needs
- The VMFL
- The North Delta Longhorns
- Coquitlam Minor Football
- Cloverdale Minor Football
- White Rock Minor Football
- Scott Styles
- BC Lions
- Deepak Sharma
We are hoping that repairs will begin soon and we can be back in the Clubhouse in the Spring. In the mean time, watch our website for updates and Registration information for the 2018 Spring and Fall Seasons.
The North Surrey Minor Football Annual General Meeting was held Monday, January 15th where our new executive was elected in a lively vote. We are very excited to see a few new faces on the board…welcome to Kat Houseman, Shar Jaggard and Jolene Lorteau. Despite our setbacks in 2017, 2018 is off to a great start and promises to be a fantastic year.
Thank you to the 2017 executive for their countless hours of service to NSMF and our football and cheer families.
Congratulations to the newly elected 2018 NSMF Executive:
For football, cheer and all team staff positions online or PDF form
It is time for NS to start putting together coaching staffs for all teams, spring and fall, in all divisions. Any coaches looking for positions on our NS teams must submit an application. Continue reading