WATERLOO, Ont. (August 14, 2013) - After a long 10 months, members of the Wilfrid Laurier University football team will report for training camp Wednesday as they prepare to officially get camp underway on Thursday.
Players will go through medicals, equipment fitting, head shots and eligibility sessions on Wednesday before hitting the field for their first practice on Thursday morning at 9 a.m. Members of the public are welcome to attend training camp sessions which will run twice a day at 8:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Thursday, August 15 until Tuesday, August 20.
Head Coach MICHAEL FAULDS
also announced on Wednesday that two former Grey Cup Champions will be joining the Golden Hawks to serve as guest coaches during camp. Jordan Younger, who won two Grey Cups with the Toronto Argonauts, and Maurice Mann, who was a member of the 2012 championship Argonauts squad, will be assisting during the first week of camp.
Younger, who will be assisting coach Dwayne Cameron
with the defensive backs, is a three-time CFL East All-Star who started his CFL career with the Argonauts in 2004. He helped the team capture a Grey Cup in his first season and has gone on to enjoy a nine year CFL career, eight of those years with Toronto. He finished his career in style by helping the Argos win the 100th Grey Cup on their home field.
As for Mann, he will be assisting coaches Mark Surya
and Rob Dalley
with the receiving core. A former fifth round NFL draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals, Mann spent four years in the NFL before making his way to Canada. He suited up for the Edmonton Eskimos and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats before joining Toronto and helping the team win the 2012 Grey Cup.