This summer was certainly one for the books for Sun Youth Elite Summer Football Program as many of their players took to the field on some of the most elite stages in Canada. Not only did the Hornets participate in various all-star events but they showed up to play and make The Nestproud.
Sun Youth Elite Summer Football Program
Fresh off of a municipal and provincial championship, quarterback Eloa Latendresse-Regimbald and linebacker Liam Masley represented the Hornets for Team Quebec in the Canada Cup. While the team claimed the silver medal they earned major respect after a four overtime victory over Alberta in the semi finals. It was no surprise that Eloa brought home top honors as tournament MVP (offense) after the impressive performance. To top it off, the quarterback’s talents and hard work have earned him a spot on Team Canada for the 2020 IFAF World Junior Championship! Keep an eye on these two players as they take their talents to the CEGEP level for the 2019-20 season (Eloa: Vanier and Liam: André-Grasset). The tournament also featured former Hornet and Coach Anthony Di Francesco who made Sun Youth proud by coaching the U16 team to a 28-7 victory over Ontario to bring home the Gold medal.
At the U17 level, four of the Hornets Bantam players represented The Nestfor the QBFL elites in this years’ edition of the Nike Team XL Bowl. Oscar Escobar (WR), Luca Lapaix Lorenzo (RB), David Stefu (DL) and Andrew Lainis (LB) put forward a valiant effort to secure the bronze medal in a decisive 31-13 victory over EMS. Watch out for these guys next year as they will help defend Sun Youth’s title as city champs! Also represented was Bantam Coach and former Hornet Frank Kociper who coached the QBFL All-Stars.
At the U15 level, Hornets Adam Bateman (DB), Vince Elie (RB), Ethan Hall (RB), Ariane Neveu (DL) and Mohamed Traore (WR) took the field to capture the Gold medal for the MRFL Monstars for the second year in a row. Accompanied by their coaches Jesse Blizzard, Alex Vidal, Duane Collins, Rubens Ernest, Tony Mohammed, Robin Hunter, Bubba hunter, Nicky Sklivas and Sophie Roy, the Monstars managed to edge out the LLL Predators in a 48-38 victory.
Sun Youth congratulates all players and coaches who made the organization proud this summer! If you have children between 7-17 who want to play football at a competitive level and be part of a winning culture, Sun Youth invites them to join the family! For more information contact Jesse Blizzardat firstname.lastname@example.org!
Feature image: Liam Masley and Eloa Regimbald-Latendresse. Photo: Ema Ferreira