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Broncos Name Head Coach

02/04/2020, 7:00pm PST
By Supplied

Braden Vankoughnett takes the Broncos reigns

Photo courtesy of Jim Motokado

The Kamloops Broncos are happy to announce the signing of Braden Vankoughnett as their new Head Coach.

Prior to taking the job as the head coach, Vankoughnett served as an Assistant Coach and Recruiting Co-ordinator. He was directly in charge of recruiting players and has built a strong player base and has formed many new partnerships.

He is an alumnus of the Kamloops Broncos and has enjoyed a successful football career. He played for the Kamloops Broncos in 2015 before joining the squad of the Acadia Axmen where he played for two season. Vankoughnett returned to the Kamloops Broncos in 2018 and has since been an integral member of the Broncos coaching staff.

In addition, he is an auxiliary firefighter and is pursuing his university degree at Thompson Rivers University.

He now faces the challenge of developing a strong and successful football program and recruiting players that will help to move the Broncos to the next level. "We're very fortunate to have landed a coach like Vankoughnett who is a successful recruiter, a great football player and is a solid football coach", said Jan Antons, General Manager Kamloops Broncos. Antons added, "Coach Vankoughnett has had the opportunity to be a player and coach with the Kamloops Broncos.  We know he will be a great mentor, preparing our student athletes and players for the challenges they will have on and off the field and more importantly in life after football".

Vankoughnett is excited about the challenge in front of him. "I am very honoured to be named Head Coach of the Kamloops Broncos and to have the opportunity to build a reputable and respectable program here is very exciting", said Vankoughnett. "My goal is to build a program that our players, students, staff, alumni and community members can all be proud of. I feel that my diverse experiences in football will assist the Broncos in launching a successful program", added Vankoughnett.

Vankoughnett’s first task as the Head Coach will be to pick his assistant coaches and staff. The Kamloops Broncos season starts with spring camp on May 8, 9 and 10th 2020.

CJFL Fans Choice Photo of the Year Winner

02/04/2020, 9:45am PST
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

And the winner is...

Thank you to the fans who took time to vote for the CJFL Fans Choice Photo of the Year.  1,163 votes were cast and a winner has been chosen!

Wanda Harron captured more than just football on the sidelines this past season for the Regina Thunder.  She took some unbelievable action photos, but it was a moment shared between coach and player that stuck out above the others.  It's the photo that gives her the CJFL Fans Choice Photo of the Year award.

About Wanda Harron Photography

My interest in photography began in about 2009 when I purchased a used DSLR & focused mainly on nature, landscapes and wildlife.

With my son in minor football at that time, I tried my hand at some action photography to get shots of him.  From there, Estevan high school teacher Stacy Dutka invited me to shoot a basketball tournament & then I started getting asked to capture some minor hockey games.  I was hooked.

I contacted the Thunder in 2015 about shooting some games just to gain experience and the club agreed.  Been roaming the sidelines for the team since 2016.  In 2016, I approached the Regina Red Sox of the Western Canadian Baseball League.  Been regularly shooting for them now for three seasons.

Photography has become such a passion for me.  It's more than just getting that good action shot, which I still strive to do.  It's about telling a small part of a story or emotion that each game has.  

I'm grateful to all those that have added to & support this passion.  I've been blessed to be asked to help capture memories for the 2016 Saskatchewan Summer Games, the 2018 SaskTel Tankard, the Regina Riot, countless minor hockey games, high school sports, synchronized swimming, other sports, graduations and families.

Big thanks go to my husband Dave and my son Kyle for understanding how photography feeds my soul.

Wanda is never afraid to try something new and always enjoys looking for different types of sports to stretch her photography skills.

Below is the CJFL Fans Choice Photo of the Year along with other examples of Wanda's work.  Congratulations Wanda Harron, keep up the great working covering the CJFL!

CJFL Fans Choice Photo of the Year

01/14/2020, 9:45am PST
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

You can help select the best CJFL photo of 2019

VOTE NOW for the Fans Choice Photo of the Year.  View the pictures below then click HERE to place your vote.

Polls will be open until Friday January 24, 2020, 12:00pm PST