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For Immediate Release 

April 19, 2023

Football Canada Announces 2023 Eastern Challenge Schedule 

Football Canada Announces U16 Male Tackle Schedule

Hamilton, Ontario – Football Canada has officially announced the 2023 schedules for this year’s Eastern Challenge, the country’s tackle football showcase for athletes under the age of 16.

The 2023 East Challenge will be held July 3-8, returning to Alumni Field in Sackville, NB, with games on July 5th and 8th. Team Ontario will look to battle back from a tough loss to Quebec in last year’s final.

The U16 Eastern Challenges is  part of a packed summer for tackle football events, alongside the Football Canada Cup (FCC) and the U18 Women’s National Championship, all set to be held across the country in July and offering athletes of all ages the opportunity to exhibit their athletic abilities, football skills, and team spirit on the national stage. Visit for additional details on all Football Canada’s domestic competitions. 

Schedule – U16 Eastern Challenge

Wednesday, July 5th

1             4:00pm                Ontario (2) vs Nova Scotia (3)

2             7:00pm                Quebec (1) vs New Brunswick (4)

Saturday, July 8th

3             4:00pm                BRONZE: Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 2

4             7:00pm                GOLD: Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 2


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