Raiders’ Spring Camp features plethora of football talent

DAVID BENEFIELD shows young players how it's done during Raiders' Spring Camp.








Despite dismal weather, the Comox Valley Raiders Football annual Spring Camp was an unqualified success, the club said.

Each year the camp brings together professional and amateur football players in the quest to better their game. This year’s featured guests included B.C. Lion Angus Reid, former B.C. Lion and UBC D-line coach David Benefield, former Saskatchewan Roughrider and UBC defensive back coach Chris Hoople, UBC head coach Shawn Olson and his coaching staff.

“This was the most diverse and talented group of guest coaches the Raiders have had the opportunity to have on the field,” a club spokesperson said.

“Each coach brought their special style to their respective positions, giving the approximately 60 participants thorough position sessions despite the ‘Mayvember’ rain and cold.”

The May 14-15 camp took place at Lewis Park and culminated with junior and senior scrimmages. The next Raiders’ camp is scheduled for mid-August.

“The Comox Valley Raiders would like to thank their sponsors TC Valley Collision and Major Construction. Special thanks to Comox Valley Dodge for supplying a shuttle vehicle for our guests,” the club spokesperson said.


“A huge thank you from the Comox Valley Raiders to coach Shawn Olson and the UBC coaching staff, Angus Reid and the B.C. Lions, as well as all our volunteers that put this camp together.”



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