Kamloops Broncos
Team logo
Established2007 (2007)
Based inKamloops, British Columbia
Home stadiumHillside Stadium
Head coachBraden Vankoughnett
Team presidentKyle Armstrong
LeagueCanadian Junior Football League
DivisionB.C. Football Conference
ColoursNavy Blue, Orange, and White
WebsiteOfficial website

The Kamloops Broncos are a Canadian Junior football team based in Kamloops, British Columbia. The Broncos play in the Seven-team B.C. Football Conference (BCFC), which is part of the Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) and competes annually for the national title known as the Canadian Bowl.

The team was founded as the Kamloops Cowboys in 2000, but were relegated to non-playing status by the BCFC in 2003 when the organization was unable to pay their debts. With the new Hillside Stadium facility at Thompson Rivers University, the Broncos franchise was formally approved by the BCFC in January 2007.

Regular season results

Season Games Won Lost Ties Standing Playoffs
2007 10 1 9 0 7th in BCFC No
2008 10 0 10 0 7th in BCFC No
2009 10 2 8 0 6th in BCFC No
2010 10 3 7 0 5th in BCFC No
2011 10 2 8 0 5th in BCFC No
2012 10 2 8 0 5th in BCFC No
2013 10 2 7 1 4th in BCFC Yes
2014 10 6 4 0 3rd in BCFC Yes
2015 10 5 5 0 4th in BCFC Yes
2016 10 2 8 0 5th in BCFC No
2017 10 2 8 0 5th in BCFC No
2018 10 0 10 0 6th in BCFC No
2019 10 0 10 0 6th in BCFC No
2021 8 1 7 0 6th in BCFC No
2022 10 4 6 0 5th in BCFC No

Notable seasons

Inaugural season in the BCFC.

In the 2010 season the franchise recorded their first ever win against the Langley Rams organization and produced their first ever CJFL All-Canadians.

In 2011 the BCFC began the unbalanced schedule excluding geographical rivals.

In the 2013 season the franchise recorded their first ever playoff appearance facing the Vancouver Island Raiders.

In 2014 the club experienced their best season to date, going 6–4 and losing 48–46 to the heavily favored and eventual Cullen Cup Champion Langley Rams in the BCFC semi-final. The game was considered one of the best in CJFL history, the Broncos rallied from a 31–10 deficit led by the Bronco offense which amassed a record 653 yards of total offense. The Broncos also set many attendants records in 2014, recording sell-out crowds at every home game, this including an at-capacity game (over 1,000 in attendance) when they faced the Okanagan Sun on August 23, 2014.

In 2015 the BCFC returned to a balanced schedule, the franchise put up one of the best offensive regular season's in CJFL history. Led by Derek Yachison, Jacob Palmarin, Devin Csincsa and Stephen Schuweiler the offense produced three 1000 yard players and broke numerous franchise, conference and league records. Yachison and Csincsa became the most productive receiving duo in CJFL history, thanks in part to the break out season of quarterback Stephen Schuweiler. Csincsa and Palmarin led the nation in receiving and rushing yards respectively, while Yachison led the nation in touchdowns, receptions and 2nd in yards behind teammate Csincsa. Yachison became the all-time BCFC record holder for receptions in a career on September 12, 2015, and finished his career 2nd all-time in CJFL history. The franchise recorded their first ever win against the Vancouver Island Raiders on August 22, 2015, in front of a sold out Hillside Stadium.

2016 will mark the franchises 10th anniversary.

Despite stellar play by numerous Broncos, the 2019 season became Kamloops’ second consecutive winless season. Broncos Abe Fimbo and Darby Kwan were 1–2 in BCFC defensive tackles leading to Abe Fimbo being recognized as the conference Rookie of the Year. Kamloops’ own Kaden Cook was additionally named a BCFC All Star Defensive Back

The 2020 season was cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Alumni Linebacker, Braden Vankoughnett, was appointed Head Coach.

The Kamloops Broncos entered the 2021 season on a twenty-game losing streak, which continued for a further seven games. The longest losing streak in CJFL history was snapped when the Broncos beat the Westshore Rebels in the final game of the season on home turf. The Broncos, led by Coach Vankoughnett, brought in an influx of prairie players including University of Saskatchewan Huskie alumni linebacker, Avery Dunster, from Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, who was named a BCFC All Star.

The Broncos began 2022 with a new board of directors and Head Coach Braden Vankoughnett returned for his 2nd year at the helm. The team opened the season with a 14–7 loss at home to the VI Raiders. They made the trip to Prince George for the Kodiaks first home game in franchise history, with the Broncos coming away with a 35–20 win to improve their record to 1–1. Their second road trip of the season saw them make a long day trip to Nanaimo for a rematch against the VI Raiders, resulting in a 35–16 Broncos win. The Broncos returned home for their second home game and took a 24–6 loss to the defending champion Langley Rams. The Broncos then had a home and home series against the Westshore Rebels, taking a 49–7 loss in Langford and then a close 32–27 loss at Hillside Stadium. Another home and home series against the PG Kodiaks were up next on the schedule and the Broncos won both, 47–17 and 14–9 respectively to return to .500 at 4–4. The Broncos needed a win against the CJFL #1 ranked Okanagan Sun to keep their playoff hopes alive and took a lead into the 4th Quarter before falling 41–24. The final game of the year was in Chilliwack against the Valley Huskers, ending in a tight 32–29 loss for the Broncos.


BCFC All-Stars & Conference Awards (as of 2010)

Canadian Junior Football League All-Canadians

Broncos who played in the pros

Notable Bronco alumni achievements