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For Immediate Release 

February 17, 2022

Football Ontario Announces 2022 Women’s Intercollegiate 5-a-side Flag Provincial Championships

Football Ontario Announces 2022 Women’s Intercollegiate 5-a-side Flag Provincial Championships Location and Dates

Hamilton, Ontario – Football Ontario is excited to announce the inaugural 2022 Football Ontario Women’s Intercollegiate 5-a-Side Flag Provincial Championship the weekend of April 2-3, 2022. 


The Football Ontario Women’s Intercollegiate 5-a-Side Flag Provincial Championship will be held in Welland, ON at Youngs Sportsplex (570 River Road). This event will play host to a multitude of different teams from all across the province that will compete to earn a spot at the Football Canada Intercollegiate National Championship in Ottawa May 4-7.


The entry fee for the tournament will be set at $300 per team which covers facilities as well as the officials for both days. To register for this event all players must be enrolled in a post-secondary institution for the 2021/22 academic year. Roster sizes will have a maximum of 12 players and a minimum of 7 players Spots will be on a first come first serve basis.

There will be a max total of twenty teams in attendance that will be split into four different pools. These teams will all face off through the round robin and playoff to decide a champion.

Each team will participate in a minimum of four games and have the opportunity to play up to six total games. The top two teams from this tournament will move on to play in the Intercollegiate Nationals the weekend of May 5-7. 

“With the potential demonstration of 5-a-side flag football at the Olympics in 2028 and the growth of the game at the international level, the development of women’s flag football athletes in Canada will be essential to earning a spot on the podium. Ontario intercollegiate women’s football athletes have played various iterations of flag football for the last 10-15 years but without a clear pathway to Team Canada. Now, with the incorporation of a provincial 5-a-side championship as well as a national championship, Ontario intercollegiate women athletes will finally have their shot to play at the next level. OWIFA is proud to be the leading intercollegiate women’s football organization in Canada and we’re excited to develop these opportunities with Football Ontario for our athletes. We hope this will encourage the adoption of the game at the varsity level knowing that we can produce elite athletes.” says Olivia Ghosh-Swaby of OWIFA.


“We are excited to be able to offer the first women’s intercollegiate provincial flag championship in Ontario this April. This will provide a launching point to move our teams to the Football Canada National Intercollegiate championship hosted by Football Ontario in Ottawa in May. We hope that this will provide the infrastructure to help grow the already great work done by the Ontario Women’s Intercollegiate Football Association to get more teams and institutions playing flag football.” Aaron Geisler Executive Director Football Ontario

Both Flag and Women’s Football are a quickly developing part of the football landscape in the province and Football Ontario is incredibly excited to showcase some of the top teams and talent that the province has to offer.

If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring the 2022 Football Ontario Women’s Intercollegiate 5-a-Side Flag Provincial Championships please contact or

Read More on the Intercollegiate Championship HERE.


Aaron Geisler

Executive Director


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