The Canadian Junior Football league recently released the results for their all decade team vote. The vote saw nominated players from all the leagues across Canada pitted against each-other to create an all star team
Kindersley's Derek Walde was a nominee for the list, after his CJFL career with the Kamloops broncos granted him a chance to play for the Regina Rams in U Sports. His 5 years and various accomplishments were not enough for him to make one of the 5 offensive line spots, but he still carries a football legacy out of his hometown
Several Kobra players followed Walde's footsteps after high-school, and tried to make the jump to junior football, especially in Kamloops
The player that took the most of the vote was Logan Ferland, a player with connections to the area. Ferland was a 3x CJFL All Canadian and is signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders
Derek Walde is an offensive lineman who is currently suiting up for the University of Regina Rams. He made the move to U Sports last year, after spending five seasons with the Kamloops Broncos, of the BCFC.
After finishing his high school career playing for the Kindersley Kobras, Walde went onto Kamloops and inspired a few other former Kobras to tryout for the team, forming a Kindersley pipeline of players to Kamloops for a few years.
He was recruited to the university, after playing guard and centre for the Broncos. Walde was a BCFC All-Star in 2015, and named a CJFL All-Canadian, and the top offensive lineman for the BCFC in 2018.
These accomplishments resulted in his CJFL career being one for the books, and it was announced he is being nominated for one of the five offensive lineman spots on the leagues All-Decade Team. He is honoured to be nominated for the list. Logan Ferland is another nominee with connections to the area, who played his junior football for the Regina Thunder, and is currently with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He was signed from the practice squad in December of 2019.