For Immediate Release
November 2, 2022
Football Ontario Announces 2022 Canadian Collegiate Women’s Flag Showcase
Canadian Collegiate Women’s Flag Showcase to be Held November 25th
Hamilton, Ontario – Football Ontario has announced the 2022 Canadian Collegiate Women’s Flag (CCWF) Showcase to be held at Western University in London on November 25, 2022. All games will be held on Mustangs Field as a part of Football Weekend in Ontario.
The event will feature 12 women’s flag teams from both Quebec and Ontario that will participate in a single day tournament (round robin and playoff) to both showcase their talents and attempt to earn Gold at the event.
“Women’s collegiate flag football continues to grow rapidly in Ontario and across the country and we could not be more excited to help showcase the teams and athletes that are on the forefront of this growth. Having this event as one of our main pillars for Football Weekend in Ontario is a great way to show future collegiate athletes that women’s flag football is an amazing option as you move into post secondary life. We hope to have lots of people from the community come check out these great athletes.” said Aaron Geisler, Executive Director of Football Ontario.
Action will get underway at 12:00pm EST with round robin play, the Quarter Finals are currently set for 6:00pm EST, the Semi Finals are currently set for 7:00pm EST, with the Championship Game following at 8:00p.m EST.
“The CCWF Showcase sets a precedent that women in football have a space in collegiate sport, provincially and nationally. With Quebec and Ontario teams coming together for a showcase in parallel to the USports Vanier Cup and in front of a football crowd and city, we hope to inspire young girls, women, and allies to try football and see its potential for high performance. More importantly, these are some of the top women’s flag athletes in the country, all while being students who continuously advocate for their right to play. A cool feature about Friday’s showcase is that we’ll be playing a version of football (5-a-side flag) that will be featured at the 2028 Olympics for both men and women. We hope everyone’s excited to watch!” says Olivia Ghosh-Swaby, Executive Director of OWIFA.
There will be no admission charge for those who wish to watch in person, the venue is: Mustangs Field | 1064 Western Rd, London, ON N6G 1G4.
The full list of teams and the entire schedule will be announced at a later date, make sure to stay tuned in to the Football Ontario official socials for this announcement.
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