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For Immediate Release 

June 1, 2023

Football Ontario Announces Final 2023 Eastern Challenge Roster

Football Ontario Announces U16 Team Ontario Eastern Challenge Roster

Hamilton, Ontario – Football Ontario has officially unveiled the U16 Male Tackle Team Ontario Final Roster that has been selected and invited to represent the province at the Eastern Challenge  in Sackville, NB this summer.

Football Ontario is excited to unveil the final U16 Male Tackle Top 40 after months of hard work from all of the athletes, coaches, and volunteers throughout the entire identification and evaluation process. 

“Picking the top 40 players in the province has been a gruelling process at every cut, which is exactly what you want when you’re building a team hoping to perform against some of the best provinces in the country. These young men have been tremendous at each level, and the top 40 are not only talented but also highly competitive. We are ALL IN and excited for the final phase of this journey.” says U16 Head Coach, Kamau Peterson.

See the full roster and positional breakdown below:

Football Ontario is thrilled to have the opportunity to return to the Eastern Challenge in 2023 and compete for the gold medal.

“Congratulations to these strong and powerful young men who have earned the privilege to represent our province at the 2023 Eastern Regional Challenge this July in Sackville, New Brunswick. Thank you to all of our student-athletes, parents and community partners who have been part of the Team Ontario process this year. A special thank you to our U16 coaching staff led by our Head Coach, Kamau Peterson, for being great teachers and mentors to these young men. I am enthused to see what this group is able to accomplish together moving forward.” says Football Ontario’s Director of Sport, JT Tsui.

The Football Ontario U16 Male Tackle Top 40 will take part in the Eastern Regional Challenge in Sackville, NB. For the full 2023 Eastern Challenge CLICK HERE.


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