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Rebel Up

By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters), 06/03/23, 9:15AM PDT


The Westshore Rebels host the final spring camp of 2023

The final CJFL Spring Camp hits the field this weekend out on Vancouver Island when the Westshore Rebels put their players to the test.  The Rebels are the only team to hold spring camp following National Signing Day which took place last Thursday.

This is the first spring camp run by new head coach Dexter Janke, but he’s certainly no stranger to the Rebels after being their defensive coordinator last season.  Janke has incredible football knowledge winning a Grey Cup with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, spending two seasons with the Calgary Stampeders, playing in U Sports and even suiting up in the CJFL for the 2014 Okanagan Sun. 

The Rebels finished 7-3 last season and were one win away from the Cullen Cup championship title. Expectations are high once again on the Island with several important pieces returning. 

Their season opens on July 29th in an afternoon affair against their Island rivals the VI Raiders in Nanaimo, before their home opener the following Saturday when the Kamloops Broncos come to town.