General Manager Steps Down President Steps Up

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General Manager Steps Down President Steps Up

Victoria, BC, Canada – January 31, 2018 - Jonathan Poppitt has recently resigned as General Manager of the Westshore Rebels to focus on coaching with the Greater Victoria Minor Football Association Junior Bantam team this Spring, as well as his new position as Head Coach of the Spectrum Thunder Junior Varsity team which will commence this fall.

“It has been a great experience to work with the Westshore Rebels and I will continue to be a huge fan, however balancing my passion for coaching, family and my business it doesn’t leave much time for the commitment that is needed for a General Manager,” says Poppitt.

Rob Lervold, President of the Westshore Rebels will also step into the GM role to ensure the operations of the organization continue to run smoothly. Rob Lervold is no stranger to football he played Quarterback in 1987 & 1988 for the Rebels (formerly Payless). After completing his Junior Football career, he made Victoria his home. He completed a B.A. in Economics from the University of Victoria and is currently a Manager at Coast Capital Savings Credit Union.

“We would like to thank Jonathan for his contribution to the team last season and wish him all the best in his coaching career. We have exciting things planned for the 2018 football season and I look forward to continuing to strengthen our relationship with our alumni, sponsors, and community partners. It is important that we continue to put a great product on the field and provide an exciting experience for our fans,” states Lervold.

About Westshore Rebels

The Westshore Rebels are a Canadian Junior Football team based in Langford, British Columbia. The Rebels play in the six-team BC Football Conference, which itself is part of the Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) and competes annually for the national title known as the Canadian Bowl. The club has operated continuously since the late 1960s in Victoria, having previously been known as the Sharks, Payless, and the Hornets. 

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