Chilliwack football player Jake Creasey has cleared a major hurdle in his attempt to land a U-18 Team BC roster spot.
Creasey was one of 120 players attending a Team BC tryout camp held in Richmond over the Victoria Day long weekend.
Creasey is one of 56 who’ve now been invited to a mini-camp in December, trying to make the final 36 player roster that goes to San Antonio, TX in January. Team BC will represent the province at the FBU International Games as part of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Week.
Last year’s U-18 Team BC dominated the FBU International Games.
They downed Europe and the United States to finish 2-0, out-scoring the two opponents by a combined 79-32.
Ten players return from that team, leaving tough decisions for head coach Tom Kudaba (Terry Fox secondary school) and his staff.
“Jake is more than just a phenomenal athlete. He is an outstanding person and leader in our school and our athletics program,” said GWG athletic director Jake Mouritzen, “He also stars in rugby and basketball.”
Creasey will be a key player on GWG’s AA senior varsity team that launches this fall.
“We are excited to have Jake on this team, for his talent obviously, but more importantly his character and leadership,” said GWG offensive coordinator Adam Smith.
In May, the Grizzlies had five players selected to U-16 Team BC.
Jordon Breuker, Elijah Schellenberg, Braydon Winger, Emerson Smith and Billy Hanson travel to Manitoba in July for the Red River Cup.
“For a brand new program to have six players selected to play at this level is outstanding,” said GWG head coach Laurie Smith. “It is really recognition of our outstanding community football program in Chilliwack.”
All six players are former CMFA Giants.