For Immediate Release
January 31, 2023
Football Ontario Announces Several Women and Girls’ Football Events in Partnership with NFL Canada
Football Ontario to Host Several Women and Girls Football Events
Hamilton, Ontario – Football Ontario is excited to have several women and girls football events across the province in the coming months. NFL Canada, as the official sponsor of Women and Girls’ Football has played a momentous role in being able to have these events and support our women and girls programs across the province.
“February marks an exciting month for Football Ontario with a full slate of events for women and girls across the province. Football Ontario will be delivering flag and tackle events for intro to football all the way to Team Ontario ID camps. We hope to see these events continue to grow and provide more participation in our great sport.” says Aaron Geisler, Executive Director of Football Ontario.
On the tackle football side, Football Ontario will be hosting two Football Ontario Futures and Team Ontario Identification Camps in February. The organization hosted a successful camp at the University of Waterloo and would like to thank both the organizations’ community partners and NFL Canada for their support.
The first Futures and Identification Camp in February is to be held at York University on February 4/23.
The second Futures and Identification Camp is to be held at Carleton University on February 25/23
Football Ontario is also excited to be hosting the U18 Women’s National Tackle Championship. The event will be hosted in the nation’s capital, Ottawa, from July 23rd to July 30th.
In what is the second year of the national event, Football Ontario will be working alongside Football Canada, NFL Canada, Carleton University, and OSEG to make sure that this event is memorable for the athletes, coaches, volunteers, and fans.
On the flag football side, Football Ontario will be again hosting two Football Ontario Futures and Team Ontario Identification Camps in February. These events will take place the same days as the tackle Futures and ID camps – February 4/23 at York and February 25/23 at Carleton.
Football Ontario will also be hosting the Girl’s Flag Super Camp for girls aged 12-18. This event will take place at Soccer World in Hamilton, ON.
Participants will receive coaching from some of the best coaches in Southwestern Ontario, and will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in combine style drills. Participants at this event will also receive an NFL Canada water bottle and T-Shirt.
Football Ontario will also be hosting the Football Ontario 5-a-Side Flag Provincial Championships powered by Under Armour Flag. This event will take place June 3-4 in Georgetown, ON and will contain five different age groups on the women and girls side.
At the Flag Provincial Championships there will be U14, U16, U18, U20, and SR flag age categories available.
Football Ontario and NFL Canada are also proud to support the Central Canadian Women’s Football League (CCWFL) and its two Ontario members; the York Region Lions and the Capital Rebels.
The York Region Lions will be debuting their Sr Women’s tackle program in 2023 for women born in 2005 and up. Check out their website for more information: HERE.
The Capital Rebels will be returning for what aims to be another successful season. If you are interested in registering for the Capital Rebels CLICK HERE. The Capital Rebels will begin their training camp on February 26th at the University of Ottawa.
Both programs will begin their season in May of 2023. To learn more about the Central Canadian Women’s Football League (CCWFL) you can visit their website HERE
Football Ontario and NFL Canada will also play a role in supporting the Women’s FootbALL Conference to be held in Hamilton, ON, at Tim Hortons Field on February 18-19 for women looking to pursue a career in football. The 1st Annual Women’s FootbALL Conference will provide education, guidance, inspiration, and networking opportunities for women and gender minorities.
To register for the conference please visit: https://www.womensfootballconference.com/
The two-day event will consist of a meet-and-greet, clinic-style educational presentations, a panel discussion, a Q&A period, a networking evening, as well as an on-field session. For those attendees local to Ontario, the conference will have an in-person option with the networking component, as well as an online live-stream clinic option for international colleagues. Attendees are actively looking to become a football coach, scout, strength & conditioning coach, official, or to get involved in football operations, administration, or league governance, amongst other opportunities in the sport.
The demand for women and girls football programs and events is continuing to grow and thanks to great partners like NFL Canada, Football Ontario is able to help meet these demands by providing opportunities and events across the province and reducing the barriers of entry to these events. Football Ontario hopes to continue to see an increase in available programming for women and girls in the future.
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ABOUT FOOTBALL ONTARIO: Football Ontario is the sanctioned provincial governing body for football in Ontario, through its focus on transparency, growth, alignment and excellence, is engaged in providing football opportunities for all of Ontario. Football Ontario is driven by a commitment to deliver football programming, opportunities and resources for its members and the provincial football stakeholders. Please visit: footballontario.net