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For Immediate Release 

April 18, 2023

Football Ontario Announced U18 Male Tackle Team Ontario Top 90

Football Ontario Announces U18 Team Ontario Top 90 and Team Red and Team Black Rosters

Hamilton, Ontario – Football Ontario has officially unveiled the U18 Male Team Ontario Top 90 who have been selected and invited to attend RedBlack Weekend, the weekend of May 6 and 7. 

The event will be held at Western University in London, ON for a second consecutive year and will be hosted by the Western Mustangs football program and local community partners the London JR Mustangs, the London Beefeaters and the Forest City Thunderbirds.

RedBlack Weekend is one of the largest football events across the province with coaches from the OUA, CJFL, and U Sports all in attendance.

Ticket sales for the event are now officially live. Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis: PURCHASE HERE

See below for the full Top 90 Invited to Red Black Weekend:

The two experienced coaching staffs  that have been put together have performed a draft in the selection of their teams as they prepare to take on each other in a spirited scrimmage. 

See the roster makeup of Team Red and Team Black below:

Football Ontario would also like to recognize the list of RedBlack Alternates, selected by the coaches, that could be contacted if one of the Top 90 players is unable to attend:

Kershawn Alexander – RB

Logen Brown – DL

Landin Carrigan – OL

Brycen Clayton – OL

Lucan Clewlow – DB

Max Van Hoek – DL

Jerry Paonessa – OL

Grayson Patry – DB

Bruno Perino – OL

Brandon Riggan – RB

Simon Thompson – LB

Cody Walker – LB 

Football Ontario is thrilled to have the opportunity to host RedBlack Weekend at Western University alongside the organization’s community partners for a consecutive season after a great experience at the 2022 event. 

“We are incredibly excited to showcase the talent and dedication of these exceptional U18 athletes at this year’s RedBlack Weekend. Our partnership with Western University, the Western Mustangs football program, and our local community partners will provide these young players with the opportunity to compete at a high level and further develop their skills. We are committed to fostering the growth of football in Ontario and can’t wait to see what these athletes accomplish on the field and beyond.” says Aaron Geisler, Executive Director of Football Ontario.

The U18 Game will be held at Western University on May 7, with the official kick-off time still to be determined. Make sure you purchase tickets before it is too late. All tickets are valid for the entire day with the option to watch the U14, U16, and U18 games. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

The game itself will be filmed and streamed live on the Official Football Ontario YouTube Channel.

Red-Black weekend is the final process of the evaluation and selection process for the Team Ontario Male Tackle program. Following the event, the Team Ontario coaches will make their final decisions and the Football Ontario U18 Male Tackle Top 40 will be selected to take part in the Canada Cup in Edmonton, AB.

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Our U14 and U16 RedBlack Roster announcements are still to come


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