Laurier football weekly update

Michael&Fred
Michael Faulds with Wilfrid Laurier University’s former dean of students Fred Nichols.

Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

Excitement is growing around the program as we are roughly six weeks away from training camp.

This Sunday, was our annual summer Organized Team Activity (OTA) and, amazingly, 75 players attended. The OTA is held once a summer and a chance to bring together the majority of the team.

Many players stay in Kitchener-Waterloo for the summer, but the OTA is something players who go home for the summer mark in their calendars and come back for.

In the summer, coaches aren’t allowed to conduct a practice, so we had meetings in the morning, then the players were put through a strength & conditioning workout. Team leaders coordinated a player-run practice in the afternoon. In the late afternoon and evening, the players organized a team social. The best teams on the field are usually the closest off the field and this is definitely a tight-knit group here at Laurier.

Here’s what is happening:

Legacy Fund – $287,961 and counting!
The time is now to help us have sustained success! LEARN MORE

Get your Season Tickets!
We have an exciting home schedule this year:
Toronto – August 27th 1pm
Carleton – September 9th 7:00pm
Western – September 30th 1pm *Homecoming*
McMaster – October 21st 1pm

BUY TICKETS ONLINE

Congrats Boateng, Onyeka and Golding
All three of our drafted players this year had terrific CFL training camps. Kwaku Boateng has made the Edmonton Eskimos, Nakas Onyeka has made the Toronto Argonauts and Brett Golding is on the practice squad for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. FULL ARTICLE

Congrats Laurier Football supporter Dr. Richard Agro
Dr. Agro is going into the Laurier Hall of Fame this year in the builder’s category for his long-time support of our football program. FULL ARTICLE

Local summer football update
The Cambridge Lions of the Ontario Provincial Football League (OPFL) are now 4-2 on the year after beating the Guelph Jr. Gryphons 24-15. This weekend, the Lions face the Essex Ravens down in Windsor on Sunday at 7pm.

The Waterloo Predators of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) move up to 3-3 on the year after recording a 40-23 victory over Cornwall. This Sunday, the Preds are on the road playing Oshawa at 7pm.

Newsletter Subscribers
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Until next week, go Hawks go!

Michael​

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