CFL players teaching kids about football and life

Dave Mathieson
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Three-day camp runs Wednesday to Friday

Henoc Muamba of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers got kids fired up for a tackling drill during the Super Elite Football camp Thursday at the Winston Avenue football field in Amherst. The camp continues Friday.

AMHERST - Lessons of life can be found on the football field.

"We had a kid today who fell down and said he couldn't do it but we encouraged him and he did the drill," said Henoc Muamba of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. "That's a lesson you can bring off the field into real life."

Muamba was one of four Canadian Football League players teaching the Cumberland Wolfpack football fundamentals on the Winston Avenue field yesterday in Amherst.

It was all part of the Super Elite Football camp.

"The kids have been great," said Andre Durie of the Toronto Argonauts. "They've been listening to the coaches, which is great. They're really attentive.

"At this level it's all about hustling," he added. "You might not have the most talent, but it doesn't take talent to work hard and hustle."

Wolfpack coach Travise Dowe says the camp has been fantastic.

"The players have a wealth of knowledge," said Dow. "They play at a high level and the kids really look up to them."

About 75 kids came out to the camp, and Dow wants to remind everybody who signs up for football that they won't be turned away.

"If you sign up you are on the team," he said.

The camp started Wednesday and finishes today.










Organizations: Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Canadian Football League, Toronto Argonauts

Geographic location: AMHERST, Winston Avenue

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