NSMF in the News

COVID and smoke delays football season for North Surrey, other clubs


November 21, 2017: Just days after good deed in Whalley, vandals torch North Surrey Tigers clubhouse

Just days after good deed in Whalley, vandals torch North Surrey Tigers clubhouse. So much for karma.

clubhouse fire

November 12, 2017: North Surrey Tigers feed tent city in Whalley

The boys football team spent the evening feeding over 250 people.

Surrey Now Leader

September 1, 2017: Bisons not so hot in debut. Jamel Lyles return to the Manitoba Bisons on Friday was bittersweet.

Jamel Lyles Sept1.17

August 29, 2017: North Surrey’s Bronze Boot tourney kicks off Vancouver Mainland Football League season

bronze boot

August 24, 2017: Maximilian — a Kamloops Broncos’ name to remember

Max Joseph Kamloops Broncos

July 15, 2017: Killer Of Jaylen Sandhu Gets 8-Years In Prison

April 18, 2017: 18-year-old facing 2nd degree murder charge in Jaylen Sandhu stabbing in Surrey

April 18, 2017: Teen charged with murder in stabbing death of 17-year-old Jaylen Sandhu

Rebels’ Lyles leaves Huskers trailing in his wake


Mario Annicchiarico / Times Colonist. JULY 29, 2016 10:35 PM

Jamel Lyles

Football fans in B.C. know what Jamel Lyles is capable of.

A standout with the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers in Surrey, Lyles then enjoyed a fantastic first season at the University of Manitoba in 2015, where he was named a conference all-star at running back and kick returner and Canada West rookie of the year.

Read full article at Times Colonist →


Rebels fend off Rams to win season opener

Jamel Lyles Westshore RebelsMario Annicchiarico / Times Colonist
July 25, 2016

The Westshore Rebels opened up a 34-10 lead by the 9:38 mark of the third quarter and managed to hang on for a 42-34 victory over the Langley Rams in Week 1 of B.C. Football Conference play on Sunday afternoon. Trey Campbell ran for a pair of second-half touchdowns and Jamel Lyles (NSMF Alum) recorded a 98-yard major score on a kick return for the hosts.

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No ordinary Joe, this 49-year pioneer keeps on coaching in North Surrey

May 5, 2016 · 10:37 AM

JoeConnellyatClubhouseAmateur football pioneer Joe Connelly at the door of North Surrey Minor Football’s clubhouse, at Bear Creek Park. / TOM ZILLICH
NORTH SURREY — Joe knows football, and most local people involved in the game know Joe.

This is Joe Connelly we’re talking about, a man who has lived and breathed North Surrey Minor Football for five decades.

He began coaching the game in the late 1960s, and never really left.

In Surrey and around the province, Connelly is a football pioneer who was recently recognized as such during the Orange Helmet Awards, the annual celebration of amateur football hosted by the B.C. Lions at a Vancouver hotel.

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Teen charged with murder in stabbing death of 17-year-old Jaylen Sandhu (NSMF athlete)

Jaylen Sandhu

By Amy Judd
Global News
April 18, 2016

A charge of second-degree murder has been obtained in the death of a teenager in Surrey in 2014.

Seventeen-year-old Jaylen Sandhu was reportedly stabbed multiple times on Dec. 18, 2014 in the 16300 block of 88th Avenue.

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Jayden Forbes Lions

Jayden Forbes (left) of the North Surrey Lions tackles Lucas Shannon of the North Delta Longhorns during an Atom Division football game Sunday at John Oliver Park.— image credit: BOAZ JOSEPH / THE LEADER

Minor football summaries from North Surrey, Cloverdale
Source: Birdi scores four majors – Surrey Leader

Bantam Division: North Surrey Tigers 28, Langley Bears 10

Highlights: Sebastien Reid with three touchdowns, Jaheim Minott with one, and kicker Steven Sharma with four converts accounted for the Tigers scoring. Michael Bachoush was the leading tackler.

Bison Jamel Lyles selected Canada West Special Teams Football Athlete of the Week for week two of the 2015 season

Bisons Jamel Lyles

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SURREY LEADER, September 4, 2015 issue of the Surrey leader. Ryan Stendal of the North Surrey Firebirds chasing Ronin Sandhu of the Richmond Raiders at a flag football game during the 46th Annual Bronze Boot Tournament. — at Bear Creek Park.

Bison Jamel Lyles selected Canada West Offence Football Athlete of the Week for week one of the 2015 season

‘Incredible experience’ for young team

White Rock All Stars with Jay Mather

White Rock All Stars with NSMF Falcon, Jay Mather.

by Melissa Smalley – Peace Arch News, posted Aug 25, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Despite back-to-back losses dashing their hopes for the Little League World Series title, the White Rock All-Stars have “fulfilled a childhood dream” in Williamsport, Pa. this month.

Read Full Article on Peace Arch News Website →

NS Quarterback is a Two Sport Athlete

White rock little league

WHITE ROCK, AUGUST 17, 2015 – Jay Mather is not only the quarterback for the North Surrey Junior Bantam Falcons, he is also a White Rock Little League pitcher on his way to the World Series in Williamsport, PA as Canadian National Champions.

Team Canada’s first game is Friday, August 21 at 11:00 am PDT.

Read the full story in the Peace Arch News →

Schedule, Results and info at LLBWS website →

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Football and cheerleading camp at Bear Creek Park


NS Ravens 2015 Prov Champs

FLAG FOOTBALL: Final play of game secures provincial title win for North Surrey Ravens

Willy Brenner comes up big as U19 team earns 14-12 win over West Kelowna

BURNABY — Some last-play heroics led the U19 Ravens of North Surrey Minor Football to a flag football provincial title on Sunday (May 31).

Read full story at Surrey Now Website

Dragons Rally to Win First Provincial Basketball Championship in School History
Fleetwood Park HS

Congratulations to 3 of our Midget Bears Players, Emeka Okuma, Simon Odong and Shawn Domingo as their team, the Fleetwood Park Dragons knocked off the top seed in the Sir Charles Tupper Tigers 73-65 to capture the 2015 BC High School Basketball Boys 3A Championships at the Langley Events Centre on Saturday night.

Emeka with a team-high 20 points, 18 rebounds and an astounding 7 blocked shots was selected to the tournaments 1st Team All Stars and took home the tournament MVP.


After his best friend was slain, Bisons’ star recruit races to city

Manitoba Bisons



CBC Report /VanCity Buzz Report


Local players at Tanoa Bowl 



Bears rally to upset Stampeders – December 11, 2014 


Stamps fall in double OT to Bears – December 4, 2014


Stamps fall in double OT to Bears – December 2, 2014 


Congrats to Provincial Champs – December 1, 2014 

Don’t mess with the Eagles – November 27, 2014

Eagles 2014


Bears QB receives SASSY Award – November 27, 2014Eagles 2014