Several Sherbrooke football players will be in action in Montreal this weekend at the Football Spalding Cup, presented by Football Quebec.
The competition is divided into two categories, the M15 and the M17.
In the M15 category, Sherbrooke will have players from two of the eight teams present.
First in the Estrie / Rive-Sud du Québec team, headed by the head coach of the Cougars of Champlain College Kevin Mackey.
Then, four players from the Sherbrooke Bulldogs will be on the Monstars team, Émile Beaulieu (offensive line), Simon Potvin (receiver), Félix Tremblay (linebacker) and William Saint-Laurent (defensive line).
“It’s a beautiful tournament organized by Football Quebec that gives young football players from across Quebec the opportunity to participate in a first major tournament. For many young people, but also for several young coaches, it will be their first experience of this kind, “said Kevin Mackey.
“The primary goal is to have fun, to be competitive and to open up new horizons for these young people. We see it everywhere in Quebec, the quality of football we play, and the quality of football we teach there is constantly improving. And it is partly because of this kind of events that we are making progress. ”
Teams from New Brunswick, Ontario, in addition to those from Quebec, will compete in the tournament, which was once known as Challenge Wilson.
“We want them to like it and get them back into their respective teams and share their passion for football afterwards. ”
The Monstars will start their tournament on July 8 against New Brunswick, while the Estrie / Rive-Sud team will face the Élites de Québec team on Saturday.
The Spalding Cup is the latest program of excellence before Team Quebec, bringing together the province’s top players in a major Canadian tournament.
It is also a good showcase of visibility for the players with a view to a continuation of the football course to the higher levels.
The event is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017.
The games are played at Stade Hébert in Saint-Léonard, in the suburbs of Montreal.