Sebastian Lambert of Denman Island played defensive end for the U14 B.C. team that competed in December at the Snoop Youth Football League National Championship in Los Angeles. Photo supplied

Denman Island football player joins B.C. team at Snoop championship

In only his second year in the sport, Sebastian Lambert of Denman Island was selected to play with the B.C. U14 team that competed in December at the Snoop Youth Football League National Championship in Los Angeles. Rapper Snoop Dogg founded the non-profit league for inner-city children to play football.

Sebastian is a wide receiver with the Comox Valley Raiders Football club.

“He’s one of the fastest kids I’ve ever seen,” Raiders president Jay Daniels said. “Great hands, really athletic…He really has developed into an all-around athlete proving to be an excellent pass rusher, and great speed to keep containment of the defence, stopping the offence from running outside.”

Sebastian played defensive end in California. The B.C. team beat the San Francisco DC Stars 34-24 in its quarter-final game. They lost in the semis to the South Bay Spartans, the number one team in California.

The U14s from B.C. were the lone Canadian team at the tournament.

Snoop Dogg turned up at the field for the championship final games. The rapper stood directly behind Sebastian for his team photo.

Friends and family members contributed to a fund that enabled Sebastian to participate in monthly training sessions in Vancouver, and to travel to L.A.

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