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For Immediate Release 

February 16, 2022

Football Ontario Announces 2022 5-a-side Flag Regional Tournaments 

Football Ontario Announces 2022 5-a-side Flag Regional Tournaments Location and Dates

Hamilton, Ontario – Football Ontario is excited to announce the dates and locations of the 2022 Football Ontario 5-a-side Flag Regional Tournaments to be held over the Spring. A total of 5 tournaments will be held across the province to decide who will participate in the Provincial Championships at each age level.

The Five Regional Tournaments are:

  • Southern Tournament – April 2/22 – Niagara
  • North Western Tournament – April 9/22 – Sudbury
  • GTA Tournament 1 – April 16/22 – Burlington 
  • North Eastern Tournament – April 23/22 – Ottawa
  • GTA Tournament 2 – April 30/22 – York







The Provincial Championships will be the culmination of the five Regional Tournaments that Football Ontario has planned across the province with the best teams earning a spot. The winning team from each regional tournament will earn themselves a spot at Provincials over the May long weekend in London, ON and have an opportunity for each athlete to potentially earn a spot with the provincial flag team.

The following age  groups will participate at the Regional Tournaments:

  • U20 Men (2003/04)
  • U20 Women (2003/04)
  • U18 Men (2005/06)
  • U18 Women (2005/06)
  • U16 Men (2007/08)
  • U16 Women (2007/08)
  • U14 Men (2009/10)
  • U14 Women (2009/10)
  • U12 Mixed (2010/11)

The entry fee for the tournament is $400 per team for Football Ontario members and $500 per team for non-members. There are only 4 spots available at each age group per tournament so make sure to REGISTER NOW. Spots will be on a first come first served basis. All team registration is due by March 10th.

Each registered team will be guaranteed a total of three games at each age group. Two round-robin games and one playoff game

Each roster must consist of a minimum of 7 players with a maximum of 12 players total. For the U12 Mixed group there must be a minimum of two players of either gender.

“Flag football is growing rapidly across North America and we at Football Ontario want to make sure we are creating regional and provincial tournament pathways for our athletes to compete. With the push by the NFL and IFAF to get 5-a-side flag into the Olympics for 2028 we want to ensure athletes in Ontario have the best chance to be exposed to the game and hopefully be future olympic athletes” says Aaron Geisler,  Executive Director of Football Ontario.

Flag Football is a rapidly developing part of the football landscape in the province and Football Ontario is incredibly excited to showcase the top flag teams in the province over the next few months.

Stay tuned for more information on the Regional Tournaments and Provincial Championship. If you are interested in playing host to a Regional Tournament in the future please contact 

View More Details on the Regional Tournaments HERE.







If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring the 2022 Football Ontario 5-a-side Flag Provincial Championships please contact or


Aaron Geisler

Executive Director


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