Canadian Clinics – July 8 and 9

To all Canadian Officials,

There will be a Weekend Clinic for All U Sport and BCFC Panel Members on July 8 / 9

Members from both Panels are invited and encouraged to attend both clinics.

  Please mark this weekend on your calendar!

Guest speakers from Canada West will be conducting the Clinic for U Sport on Saturday, July 8  10am to 4pm .

With BCFC clinic following on Sunday, July 9,  9am to 2pm .
Times may change.

Refreshments and Lunch will be served on both days

Accommodation and Travel allowances are in the works for our out of town panel members, I will be in contact with you soon .

If you have questions please contact me.

More Clinic dates will be posted once confirmed

The clinics will be held in Langley at McLeod Stadium.


Hieth Eddleston


Education Coordinator (Canadian)


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New Rules from Football Canada – Tackles

Fellow officials,

Football Canada has released the new set of rules regarding tackles.

Amateur Tackle Rule Book Changes for 2017

Football Canada  April 11, 2017


A number of changes, clarifications and corrections were approved to the Canadian Amateur Tackle Football Rule Book. The changes are for immediate distribution and implementation. They will be added to the next printed edition of the rule book in May 2018.

The changes include:

  • Uniform numbers must be easy to identify

o    Teams have until 2020 to fully comply

  • Clarification to overtime procedures
  • Clarification to deliberate time count violations
  • Clarification for times when the whistle is blown inadvertently
  • Clarification to the interpretation of intentional grounding
  • Clarification to balancing dual penalties, where one of the penalties is non-restricted (e.g. pass interference, unnecessary roughness)

Full details can be found here

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High School Education Committee

Fellow officials,

Mark Newlove, the coordinator for HS Education, is asking for members to serve on the

high school education committee. If you are interested in being involved in clinics and

assisting with mentoring and observation please contact Mark by April 23.



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Female Football Officials

Fellow officials,

Football Canada is seeking Female Football officials to participate in the 2017 Women’s World Championship in Langley BC June 24th to June 30th. If you are interested and feel you qualify please complete the attached form with a brief resume and return to BCFOA VP Canadian Nigel Bushe.
Note:please submit by Wed March 29th.
Application form


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Applications for Canada Cup, U16 – West U16 East

Fellow officials – For Your Consideration

Please read over the following documents and please note the deadline of

March 31 2017

Co Referee In Chief’s 2017 Western Championship EOI Co Referee In Chief 2017 Eastern Championship EOI Out of Province Referee In Chief 2017 Canada Cup EOI


For more information please contact Nigel – VP Canadian


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