A sports career can take a player to a lot of interesting places.
When Pitt Meadows secondary football player Anthony Gagnon posted his profile to a prospects website, he was hoping it would catch the eye of college scouts. So he was a little surprised when he was offered the chance to play for an adult North America team traveling to Central American countries.
The Marauders Grade 12 can do a lot for a football team, and he has been a standout wide receiver and kicker.
At six-foot-three and 200 pounds, he was a conference and provincial all-star last year, and had 28 catches for 592 yards and 10 touchdowns. His team made the provincial semi-finals.
On June 14 he will fly to Jacksonville, Florida for a three-day training camp. From there, they will fly to Panama to play one game, and then bus to Costa Rica for a second game.
“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime trip.”
He is looking forward to exposure to the brand of pro football they play in Central American league.
Gagnon has been scouted by two NCAA first division teams, as well as two CIS teams from the Maritimes.
He is also looking at playing a season of junior football, and he is talking with the Okanagan Sun and Langley Rams.
Gagnon must pay for his own flight to Florida, and from there the team will pick up his expenses. He needs to come up with $1,900, is looking for sponsorships, and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.