Westshore Rebels

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Westshore Rebels
Westshore Rebels Logo.jpg
City Langford, British Columbia
League Canadian Junior Football League
Division B.C. Football Conference
Founded 1985
Colours Red and Black
Home field Bear Mountain Stadium
Coaches Andrew "The Hatchet" Axhorn

The Westshore Rebels (formerly the Victoria Rebels) are a Canadian Junior Football team based in Langford, British Columbia. The Rebels play in the six-team B.C. Football Conference, which itself is part of the Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) and competes annually for the national title known as the Canadian Bowl. The club has operated continuously since the late 1960s in Victoria, having previously been known as the Sharks, Payless, and the Hornets. The Rebels were founded in 1985 as the Victoria Payless, and were the BCFL champions in 2003.

On November 4, 2004 the club announced that the team's Board of Directors voted to move operations of the team to the city of Nanaimo for the 2005 season and beyond. However, at a special general meeting of the Vancouver Island Junior Football Society on December 21, the society reversed the vote to relocate to Nanaimo. The society then replaced the executive and board of directors with a new board of volunteers, and vowed to stay in Victoria.

In 2009 the Victoria Highlanders FC and then Victoria Rebels became the anchor tenants for the new Bear Mountain Stadium built in Langford.[1][2]

On March 4, 2011, the team was rebranded as the Westshore Rebels, as the team had played in the township of Langford for the previous two seasons. The team announced that they would continue playing their home games out of Bear Mountain Stadium.[3]

Notable Alumni[edit]

Mohammed Elewonibi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deenshaw, Clive (19 November 2008), Langford To Build Its Own Stadium, Victoria Times Colonist 
  2. ^ Cory, Dale (21 January 2008), Rebels announce move to new Stadium, BC Football Conference News 
  3. ^ http://www.hometeamsonline.com/teams/default.asp?u=FOOTBALLBCFC&t=c&s=football&p=newsstory&newsID=26360

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