BCFC launching developmental league

The BC Football Conference is launching a tier-two developmental league, with play starting in early April.

A notable initiative coming out of the BCFC’s most recent AGM is the creation of a tier-two league that will begin play in April.

Former Canadian Football League running back Cory Philpot is organizing the four team circuit that will serve as a developmental tool for the tier one league.

The North Delta Longhorns, Richmond Raiders, Vancouver Trojans and Burnaby Lions are the four teams involved.

They will play from April to late May, the only spring tackle football played in the province.

All games will be played at two venues; John Oliver Park in North Delta or Minorou Park in Richmond.

Burnaby will host Vancouver and Richmond will face North Delta on opening weekend, April 7.

High school and midget players between the ages of 18-20 will be eligible to play.

Chilliwack does not fall into any of the official catchment areas for recruitment.

The Longhorns are the closest to the Fraser Valley, allowed to recruit in White Rock, Surrey and North Delta.

Burnaby can recruit in Burnaby, New Westminster and Coquitlam.