Kerrobert Rebel’s QB Clark Snider always dreamed that football would be the sport he moves forward in, and he will be getting that opportunity with the Kamloops Broncos this upcoming season.

“I’m pretty excited.”


Thanks to the pandemic he was forced to miss his senior season of Rebel’s football, but Snider has still been getting ample on-field opportunity through Saskatoon Minor Football.


“I started off in the fall actually at the SMF academy. It was 3 or 4 weeks of football because we got shut down for a couple of weeks, and we played three games and practiced everyday.”

Snider went on to explain that they eventually got shut down, but the fall camp was different than anything SMF had done before as they tried to get as many games in as possible due to the ongoing situation with school sports. The spring session began with just masks and cleats according to Snider as players got familiar with their teams, but has since ramped into gear. Him and his Kerrobert teammates Jacob Ambros and Ben Walz are back practicing with the program, and are hoping they can make the team come selection day, and make some noise in the upcoming Prairie Bowl Series against Regina Minor Football.

The process to get into junior football is usually a self started one. Typically a tryout is held by Kamloops on the May long weekend, but with BC shut down and no such event taking place this year, all Snider had attached to his name was game-film. Participating in the Saskatchewan based camp was immense when it came to getting on the field and opening some eyes for Snider.

View Snider's film profile here.

He was initially offered a letter of intent for the upcoming season from the Broncos’ head coach, but not long after, Snider was assured that he had a spot on the roster. He let coach know immediately that he was in, and the news became official on CJFL signing day.

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Snider has 100% intentions of showing out as a QB when he arrives in Kamloops, hoping to show a nice mix of proper mechanics to go along with his 6-man flare. With Snider’s build and the way the 6-man game is typically played, it would be understood if the high school senior opted to use his legs more than his arm. Snider isn’t afraid to use his legs, but does fancy himself as more of a thrower. He seemed comfortable sliding into the 12-man game as evidenced by a player of the game performance in the fall. Snider finished the game 17/34 for 169 yards, contributing two touchdowns for Team White as well.

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Snider’s excitement for his move to Kamloops cannot be understated as moving on in football has been one of his goals since he was younger. His father Troy is the Rebel’s head coach and offensive coordinator, and his mom one of his biggest supporters. Roughriders fandom also has a lot to do with Snider’s passion, but incredible family support towards his dreams has no doubt been a main factor in getting him get to this point.

Snider should know some of the Saskatchewan players on the roster when he heads into camp, and he believes the experience will be just the start to some fun and exciting times. The Broncos’ have also signed a few ex USPORTS athletes according to Snider.

With all of his time spent in Saskatoon, Snider likely knows all about the history of the local Hilltops franchise. The Canadian Junior Football League has been around since 1883, always providing players a good spot to show off their game. Players could join junior leagues for a multitude of reasons, and footballs disciplinary nature helps make it a positive experience for anyone who comes through.

Former Kindersley Kobra and current University of Regina Ram Derek Walde became one of the most accomplished Broncos’ after his time out west, and several other Kobras would try out for Kamloops in the following years thanks to Walde’s success.

It will be nice to see another west central product suit up for the Kamloops Broncos. Some of the recent local tryouts for Kamloops have been for skill positions such as receiver or running back, but Snider will be the first quarterback from the west central region to try and crack the Broncos’ roster.