Football fest as Chilliwack Minor Football hosts ChilliBowl

Dozens of teams and hundreds of players will participate in a massive preseason football tournament this weekend at Townsend Park.

Chilliwack Minor Football kicks off its 21st season this weekend, hosting its fifth annual ChilliBowl tournament at Townsend Park.

The largest football tourney in BC brings hundreds of players and parents to town.

Games start Saturday morning at 9 a.m. with an all-local matchup of Chilliwack peewee teams, Red versus Blue.

“Two Chilliwack teams playing each other is always a great match up and fun to watch as past teammates come head to head,” said CMFA president Wayne Bjorge.

Games continue all day, with Chilliwack teams tackling crews from Mission, Surrey, Abbotsford and Victoria.

The midget Giants cap off day one with a Saturday night matchup (5:30 p.m.) against the Nanaimo Redmen.

Atom teams are in action Sunday morning, starting at 9 a.m.

Chilliwack’s bantam Giants take on the North Delta Longhorns at 3 p.m.

Most teams have spent the last eight to 10 weeks practicing, and for most of them this will be their first game.

“It’s great to see all the hard work come together and watch these players start to really mesh as a team,” said ChilliBowl coordinator Mike Derksen. “We will also be continuing our annual flag tournament on the Townsend B and C fields, with several teams of six and seven year olds from across the Lower Mainland battling it out.”

CMFA will be video taping all the games, and a live feed will be available online at chilliwackgiants.com.

A full game schedule is also available at that website.

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