UPCOMING EVENT: Joey Elias Comedy Show Sun Youth Fundraiser
Show Comedian Joey Elias and special guests will be performing at Selwyn House on April 25th. Show starts at 7:30 pm and all profits go to Sun Youth’s football program. For only 25$ you can help a good cause while laughing your head off! Look for the event on Sun Youth’s Facebook page for more info, including an EventBrite link to purchase your tickets of the Joey Elias Comedy Show Sun Youth Fundraiser.
What a Season for the Sun Youth Hornets!
Every year the Quebec Midget Football League (QMFL) holds its award ceremony to honour its best players, this year was clearly the year of the Hornet. On February 2nd at the Sheraton Hotel, Sun Youth won 14 different player awards in addition to being named Coaching Staff of the Year. The awards included both MVP offence and defense, multiple all-stars across every position group and an academic bursary of $500 for achievement in the classroom. In 2018 the Hornets midget team went undefeated; winning both the Provincial and Interprovincial Championships. Honoured Hornets players were: Damien Chiu, Deion Thompson, Eloa Latendresse-Regimbald, Mathieu Texeira, Marc-Antoine Deslauriers, Abdela Tramore (2 awards), Zachary Caesar, Riane Chelghoufi (2 awards), Liam Masley, Mendel Joseph, William Montpetit (2 awards) and Wassim Abouzeid. See the Sun Youth website for all details on the awards received by the Hornets
The league also held a tribute to our late co-founder and coach Earl De La Perralle who was a pillar of the Quebec football community and a founding member of Football Quebec. The president of the league and close friend Renzo Fraraccio opened up his speech with a few kind words about Earl.
“On June 19th, 2018, we lost an iconic figure in Montreal. Earl De La Perralle made his life’s work to ensure everyone had a place to play the sport they loved. And I know first-hand that Earl truly loved football, it really was his favourite sport. Countless young men found their way to universities throughout the United States and Canada with Earl’s help. Although he founded Sun Youth he never looked at the colour of a uniform; if you had the talent and the heart to go play and study at a higher level, he helped you. One thing was for sure: you knew you were not going to get there and embarrass coach Earl. So if he brought you somewhere he knew you were someone that would make him proud. And a lot of young men did make him proud. And when you went there you were going to succeed in your school and your football.”
The Hornets have now shifted their focus to the 2019 season and will start offseason training. If you’re interest in becoming a Hornet please contact Jesse Blizzard at 514-842-6822 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org