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CFL Invitational Combine Results

By Ryan Watters 03/08/2024, 3:00pm PST

The results of the 18 former CJFL players

Photo courtesy of Wanda Harron Photography

The CJFL was well represented at the 2024 CFL Invitational Combine on March 8 in Waterloo Ontario.

Participants were put through several skill testing events to determine if they could meet the standards laid out by coaches and scouts across the CFL.

Two former CJFL players met that standard and surpassed it.   Former Westshore Rebels Kaine Stevenson and former Langley Ram Dawson Marchant impressed the scouts and both earned an invitation to the CFL’s national combine held in Winnipeg ahead of the CFL player draft.  The Combine will take place over several days beginning on March 19th. 

The results of the CFL Invitational Combine are as follows:

Name Team POS HT WT Bench 40 Vertical Broad 3-Cone Shuttle
Ife Adebogun  Edmonton Huskies RB 6'1 229 12 4.86 28 9' 1 7/8" 7.5 4.63
Burkely Banilevic  Quinte Skyhawks DL 6'2 277 21 5.45 25.5 8'3 1/4" 7.75 4.87
Jaiden Claassen Valley Huskers LB 5'11 230 24 5.25 23.5 8'4 3/4" 7.46 4.47
Geoff Clubine London Beefeaters RB 5'8 203 19 4.81 29.5 9'2 1/8" 7.84 4.75
Ezzat Elnagmi  St. Clair Saints OL 6'3 325 16 5.57 22 7'9 1/2" 8.51 5.31
Richard Graham  Ottawa Sooners DL 6'1 227 19 4.94 27.5 8'9 1/8" 7.57 4.63
Anthony Grigg Hamilton Hurricanes WR 5'11 180 1 5 27 9'2 1/8" 7.27 4.33
Matthew Hajewich  Regina Thunder OL 6'3 304 17 5.52 26.5 8'1 7/8" 8.13 4.87
Dawson Marchant Langley Rams DB 6'0 202 15 4.66 32 10'3 5/8" 7.06 4.4
Brandyn Martin (pictured) Regina Thunder DB 5'11 194 11 4.8 29 9'0" 7.25 4.53
Nate Norton St. Clair Saints DB 5'10 197 7 5.12 26.5 8'4" 7.66 4.89
Payton O’Connor Regina Thunder DL 5'11 270 25 5.16 28 8'7" 7.76 4.75
Isaiah Okoli Langley Rams LB 5'11 227 12 4.86 27 8'8 5/8" 7.34 4.5
Keewone Parker St. Clair Saints LB 5'11 207 9 5.08 25 8'3 7/8" 7.52 4.59
Kaine Stevenson Westshore Rebels WR 5'11 207 15 4.82 34 9'7 1/8" 7.62 4.57
Liam Stewart Langley Rams WR 5'11 188 8 4.67 29 9'4" 7 4.57
James Stockwood Okanagan Sun DL 6'5 298 19 5.31 22 7'6 1/2" 7.77 4.9
Daniel Townsend Okanagan Sun OL 6'5 411 17 6.26 18 6'11 1/4" 8.84 5.4


Rebels Going To "Town"

By Supplied 02/23/2024, 9:45am PST

The Westshore Rebels have named their new head coach

Fresh off a flawless 10-0 season and securing the BCFC Cullen Cup championship, the Westshore Rebels continue to build on their impressive legacy. The team's recent triumph adds to their remarkable streak of competing in five BC Championship games in the last seven seasons, and competing in two National Championships.

The Rebels' consistent success on the field is a testament to their dedication, skill, and commitment to excellence. As part of this commitment, the Westshore Rebels put out an expression of interest for their vacant head coach position.

The Westshore Rebels in conjunction with their title sponsor, Viking Properties, are thrilled to announce the appointment of Mark Townsend as the team's new Head Coach. Townsend has played at university for both UBC and SFU and has over 20 years of coaching experience. With his experience and passion for the game, Coach Townsend is set to lead the Rebels to another successful season and continue the winning tradition.

Coach Townsend brings a wealth of coaching experience, as well as 19 years managing the Mount Doug Rams football program. He also has a proven track record for winning championships, with nine provincial championships as head coach of the Mt. Doug Rams. Most recently he was coaching football at Kealakehe High School on the Big Island of Hawaii.

“Coach Townsend’s ability to develop and motivate players, makes him the ideal candidate to guide the Westshore Rebels to success. His coaching philosophy aligns perfectly with the organization's commitment to excellence both on and off the field,” says GM Roger Wade.

"We are delighted to welcome Coach Mark Townsend to the Westshore Rebels family. His extensive coaching background, strategic vision, and commitment to player development makes him the perfect fit to lead our team," said Rob Lervold, Westshore Rebels President. "We believe that under Coach Townsend's leadership, the Rebels will continue to achieve great success and provide an exciting brand of football for our loyal fans."

Coach Townsend expressed his excitement about the new role, stating, "I am honoured to join the Westshore Rebels and be part of a team with a rich history and a bright future. I look forward to working with the talented players, coaching staff, and the entire organization to continue to build a winning culture that the community can be proud of."


18 Invited to CFL Combine

By Ryan Watters 02/13/2024, 11:30am PST

The CJFL will be well represented on March 8

A total of 18 players with CJFL experience have been invited to the CFL Invitation Combine on March 8th.  The event will take place on the campus of the University of Waterloo in Ontario.

These top prospects will be put through a series of drills to showcase their skills for the CFL’s general managers, coaches and player personnel.

The hope for these 18 players is to receive an extended invitation to the main CFL Combine slated for March 21-24 taking place in Winnipeg. 

The 18 CJFL invites are:

Ife Adebogun – Edmonton Huskies

Burkely Banilevic – Quinte Skyhawks

Jaiden Claassen – Valley Huskers

Geoff Clubine – London Beefeaters

Ezzat Elnagmi – St. Clair Saints

Richard Graham – Ottawa Sooners

Anthony Grigg – Hamilton Hurricanes

Matthew Hajewich – Regina Thunder 

Dawson Marchant – Langley Rams

Brandyn Martin – Regina Thunder

Nate Norton – St. Clair Saints

Payton O’Connor – Regina Thunder

Isaiah Okoli – Langley Rams

Keewone Parker – St. Clair Saints

Kaine Stevenson – Westshore Rebels

Liam Stewart – Langley Rams

James Stockwood – Okanagan Sun

Daniel Townsend – Okanagan Sun


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