Laurier Football Update – Week of July 27, 2015

WLU football welcomes former Penn State DE Eric Latimore to the coaching staff.
WLU football welcomes former Penn State DE Eric Latimore to the coaching staff.

Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

We are just 2 ½ weeks away from the start of our 2015 Training Camp. The excitement is definitely building around the program and both players and coaches are eager to get started.

We will have everyone report on Saturday, August 15th and get all of the administrative things out of the way: equipment fitting, program head shots, medicals, concussion baseline testing, initial meetings, etc.

Then on Sunday, August 16th we will be into our full two-a-day practices. We will continue two-a-days until Thursday, August 20th when half the team will depart for our preseason game against the Saskatchewan Huskies in Saskatoon. After we return we will then have eight days to prepare for our first OUA league game, Saturday, August 30th at the York Lions.

Here’s what is happening:

New Defensive Line Coach – Eric Latimore
– We are thrilled to announce a new coach on staff. Eric Latimore played Defensive End at Penn State from 2007-2010 under Joe Paterno. Eric will bring a wealth of knowledge to a position we are really excited about led by Kwaku Boateng.

Adopt-A-Hawk: $9,190 and Counting
– I am more than happy to find a player in need for any of you newsletter subscribers. You may also have a specific position that you would like us to find a player for you. We are here to help facilitate.
– We raised $33,000 last year as a team and can definitely surpass that this year – please help us better that mark this year!
– Compete in everything we do: Guelph – Triple Victory Project, MAC – 13th Man Program, Western – Adopt-A-Mustang. We can definitely do more and raise more than these teams – everyone can help! Click HERE to support.

Individual Game Tickets Now On Sale
– Ticket prices increase on game day, so make sure you get them in advance. Click HERE to purchase online.

2015 Season Tickets
– Reserve your seats now for what is sure to be an exciting home schedule in 2015. Adult packages are available for $54.95 while alumni and seniors are priced at $41.95. For more information, visit the following link: http://www.laurierathletics.com/createarticle.php?ID=7830
– 2015 Home Schedule
Sat, Sept. 12 vs Western – 7:30pm – Frosh Game
Sat, Sept. 26 vs Windsor – 1pm – Homecoming
Fri, Oct. 9 vs Ottawa – 7pm – Community Game
Sat, Oct. 17 vs McMaster – 1pm – Senior Day

Local Summer Football
– The Cambridge Lions started the playoffs with a HUGE 48-14 win over the Sault Ste. Marie Sabercats. This week the Lions have the tough task of heading down to Windsor Saturday night to play the Essex Ravens.
– The Twin City Predators season came to an end as they lost a very close 36-33 game to the Forrest City Thunderbirds.

Newsletter Subscribers
– Help us expand our subscribers list and send me the email address of anyone interested (mfaulds@wlu.ca) or register using the link in the sidebar – please and thank you!

Until next week,

Go Hawks Go!

Michael

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