March 21, 2018
On February 28th members of the NWSS Football program took park in Anti-Bullying Day activities with presentations in four elementary schools. The presentations were focused on cyber-bullying and were well received by the young students and staff alike.
In April, we will begin our week-long PE classes football units at every elementary and middle school in the city. From there the highly successful middle school tackle football program will begin with teams at all three middle schools. Practices will start on April 9th and the kickoff jamboree will take place on April 27th at Mercer Stadium.
Winning the Provincial Championship in New Westminster has been exceptionally rewarding. The recognition has come from all corners of the city:
February 27th: The School District 40 Board of Education made a special presentation to the team during a board meeting.
March 12th: Mayor Jonathan Cote and City Council recognized the team's accomplishments during a council meeting at city hall.
April 6th: The BC Lions presented the Hyacks with an award at the annual Orange Helmet Awards Dinner.
Friday, May 4th, 6th Annual Hyack Football Comedy Night, Lafflines Comedy Club. Tickets can be purchased online here  and can be picked up from Mrs Davis in the Sigma office.
Sunday, May 13th, Travis Lulay-Cody Husband Football Camp, presented by MVP, 10am to 3pm at Mercer Stadium.
Saturday, June 23rd, MVP 7 on 7 Passing Tournament, all day, Mercer Stadium
Saturday, Oct 20th, Annual Hyack Football Tailgate Auction, LaPerla Ballroom

With a new season on the way, the Hyacks are looking for new volunteers in a number of areas: A concession coordinator, assistance with Tailgate Auction, sponsorship and much more. Please contact Coach Lalji at and we'll get you directed to the right areas. Our program has always received a championship level of parent and community support, and we expect 2018 to be no different. We look forward to making you a big part of the Hyack Family!
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Six more Hyacks are on their way to play college football this fall. Isaiah James, Sebastien Reid, Lucas Sabau, Sammy Sidhu and Finn Stark are members of the 2018 graduating class that have signed letters of intent. Rochon Bhattacharya, a member of the 2016 NWSS graduating class, who has spent the past 2 years at West Hills Jr College, has also signed with Simon Fraser University as a transfer student. This brings the total number of Hyacks who will have been given an opportunity to play college football to 40 in the past 15 years.
Isaiah James, OL/DL, University of Saskatchewan:
Isaiah becomes the first ever NWSS football grad to sign with the University of Saskatchewan. He was exceptional on both sides of the line of scrimmage and was named to the Provincial All-star team. Defensively he finished with 27 tackles and 2 sacks.
Sammy Sidhu, LB/RB, University of Calgary:
Sammy heads to Calgary following a decorated 4-year career at NWSS. In 2017, he was named Provincial All-star and CFC 2nd team All-Canadian. He rushed for 1077 yards and 15 TDs this past season, adding 86 tackles and 2 QB sacks on defense. Sammy is also an exceptional student who earned scholarship offers from all of the top academic institutions in Canada. He plans to study engineering.
Sebastien Reid, DB/REC/KR, University of Calgary:
Sebastien made a huge impact in his only season at NWSS. He was named Provincial All-star and CFC 1st team All-Canadian. He managed 1862 all-purpose yards (752 rec, 200 rush, 910 ret) and 11 TDs. Defensively he added 30 tackles and led the province with 7 interceptions.
Lucas Sabau, RB, Simon Fraser University:
Lucas scored the 2 biggest points in Hyack history - the 2-point convert on the final play of the AAA Championship game. In two varsity seasons he rushed for 1677 yards and 15 TDs, earning Provincial All-star honors as a gr 11 in 2016. As a senior, he also played defense and added 26 tackles and 1 sack.

Finn Stark, TE, University of Toronto:
Finn came into his own as a blocker and a pass receiver as a senior, averaging 24.6 yards per reception (6 rec, 221 yards) and scoring 4 TDs. Finn has also been an exceptional student during his time at NWSS and was awarded the Sidoo Family Scholarship, for his academic and athletic achievement. He is the first NWSS football grad to sign with the U of Toronto, where he will study Kinesiology.
The players signed their letters of intent at the school's Athletic Excellence Ceremony in early March. A photo gallery of the event, courtesy of Alan Wardle can be found here 

After a very short month of December off, the returning Hyacks got back to work in early January, as they get set to defend their Provincial title. With the majority of players returning from the 2017 championship team optimism is high for another outstanding season.
Those that have stood out in the weight room thus far include: Varsity - Arjun Bal, Darrio Cade, Pavan Kainth, Vishaan Narayan and Evan Nolli. JV - Jayden Kastelein, Leonard Lastrado and Balraj Munjal.
Positional skill development and speed school sessions began during spring break and varsity 7 on 7 spring league begins on April 20th.
The 2018 game schedule has also been set and can be found here.

Our program's success over the past 15 years would not have been possible without the support of so many sponsors during that time. In winning the provincial championship we also took the opportunity to recognize some of our most generous and longest serving partners with championship rings and pendants, many of whom have been platinum sponsors since we began the program in 2003.
Among them were: David Sidoo, Ryan Beedie, Dave Vallee (Re/Max Advantage), Lara Graham (The Record), Adam Isfeld (Key West Ford), Matthew Oommen (White Spot) and Louise Perry (G&F Financial).
Thanks to all of our sponsors, and if you know of anyone who might be interested in supporting Hyack Football, please contact Barb 
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