Sun land high profile QB for 2018 forward

“I’m extremely excited to add Jakob Loucks to the family for 2018 and beyond. He is one of the top young players that Canada has to off. He embodies what we expect of our players: smart, tough, and high character. He is ready to come in and compete. Jakob comes to us from Mount Allison University where he was a two year starter and 2016 Usport Rookie of the Year.” – Head Coach Ben Macauley

Click the link below to check out some of Jakob’s finest work!

Jakob Louks Highlight Video


Accommodations Needed!

Meet Matt, he is an 18-year-old pure bread quarterback. This guy comes to use from Canmore Alberta and is looking for a loving family. His favourite treats are cherry blasters and skittles! He enjoys playing catch with his friends and loves to be in big groups. Matt is looking for his forever home (or maybe just for the football season).

The Okanagan Sun are looking for Room Rentals or Billet families from July to November. Seasons tickets will be included.

Please contact Tamiko Lyle for more information;





Sun extend Head Coach Macauley

The Okanagan Sun have re-signed Head Coach Ben Macauley to a one-year contract extension.

That deal will take him through to the end of the 2018 season, which will be Macauley’s third as head coach of the team.

Over that time, he’s lead the Sun to a regular season record of 15-4-1, including back-to-back playoff appearances.

“I’m excited to be back to work with this team,” said Macauley.

“I think we’re just at the start of something great, and this season really will be a chance to put our mark on the league. 2018 will be our best year yet.”

In Macauley’s tenure, the team has finished second in the BCFC and hosted a home playoff game in both seasons.

Sun President Les Weiss says the team is pleased with the direction that Macauley has taken the team, both on and off the field.

“We’re pleased to have extended Ben’s contract for the 2018 season. His hard work and dedication is evident when you look at all the young talent he was able to assemble last season, and we believe the organization is in good hands moving forward,” he said.

Macauley took over as head coach after the departure of Shane Beatty at the end of the 2015 season.

In a previous stint with the Sun, Macauley served as an offensive line coach in 2012 and 2013, before joining the staff of the Kelowna Secondary School Owls.

2017 Okanagan Sun Awards Banquet

The Okanagan Sun honoured its 2017 team on Monday night, with the annual Awards Banquet.

The award winners are chosen by the Sun coaching staff, with the exception of Most Popular Player, which is selected by the players on the team.

The Sun also paid tribute to the 10 players graduating from the team this season. They are: Beck Fullerton, Eli Haynes, Kent Lawrence, Liam Crane, Hayward Beasley, Rashaun Simonise, Gabriel St. Germain, Carter Comeau, Ryan Ewashko, and Zac Newman.

*The David Nagy Memorial Bursary is awarded every year, in honour of the former coach and member of the Sun organization. Nagy’s nephew Chris was on hand to award the bursary cheque to Elias Rodriguez. Players are eligible for the award if they’re in their second, third, fourth, or fifth season with the Sun, and are studying full-time at either UBCO or Okanagan College.

“Already a name that will be in the mix for Defensive Player of the Year…” the BCFC, Richard was called upon to return kicks as the Sun were at times desperate to gain momentum against a Rebels club that was shutting down the Sun offensively.

Richard had a strong afternoon, especially in the second half with a 53 yarder that he was inches from breaking for a touchdown. Richard’s kick returns may have been the only trouble the Sun gave the Rebels on this night –

Click HERE to vote for Conor to win the CJFL Fans Choice Award!


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