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For Immediate Release 

January 29, 2024

Football Ontario Announces 2024 Summer Games Tour

Football Ontario Opens Registration for Summer Games Tour Regional Tournaments

Hamilton, Ontario – Football Ontario previously announced the various flag football pathways that were available  to clubs and athletes across the province to compete at both the National and Provincial level. If you missed this announcement READ MORE HERE.

One of these pathways for 2024 was the Summer Games Tour. With the Recent Announcement that Flag-Football would be a part of the Ontario Summer Games for the first time in history, Football Ontario is thrilled to offer an exciting opportunity for U17 (2008/2009) clubs and athletes across the province. 

REGISTER A TEAM FOR THE SUMMER GAMES TOUR

HAMILTON REGISTRATION – APRIL 20/24

WATERLOO REGISTRATION – APRIL 21/24

DURHAM REGISTRATION – APRIL 27/24

OTTAWA REGISTRATION – APRIL 27/24

HALTON REGISTRATION – APRIL 28/24

SUDBURY REGISTRATION – MAY 4/24

The Summer Games will be taking place in London, ON from August 1-4, 2024. Football Ontario is excited to reveal the Summer Games Tour which will allow teams to earn their spot at the 2024 Summer Games, with the chance of becoming the U18 Team Ontario Team in 2025 that represents the province at the Elite All-Star National Championship.

The Summer Games will play host to both a U17 Male Flag Division and a U17 Girls Flag Division. Each team will be limited to a maximum of 10 athletes, per the Ontario Summer Games regulations.

The Summer Games Tour will Kick-Off in the Spring of 2024 with 6 Regional Tournaments. These 6 Regional Tournaments are tentatively scheduled to take place in:

  1. Hamilton, ON – April 20, 2024 – REGISTER NOW
  2. Waterloo, ON – April 21, 2024 – REGISTER NOW
  3. Durham Region, ON – April 27, 2024 – REGISTER NOW
  4. Ottawa, ON – April 27, 2024 – REGISTER NOW
  5. Halton Region, ON – April 28, 2024 – REGISTER NOW
  6. Sudbury, ON – May 4, 202 – REGISTER NOW

“This is a historic moment for football in the province. Having flag football in the Summer Games provides our athletes a unique opportunity to participate in multi-sport provincial games as a stepping stone for athletes in their Olympic pathway. We are excited to see all the teams from across the province compete to represent their region in the summer Games and have an experience of a lifetime.” Says Aaron Geisler, Chief Executive Officer of Football Ontario.

These tournaments will be sanctioned Football Ontario events run by the organization’s members and partners. Each tournament will play host to a U17 Boys and Girls Division. 

Teams will be allowed to register for and participate in as many of these tournaments as they wish, however, registration will be limited to 8 teams per division at each Regional Tournament on the 2024 Summer Games Tour.

The winning U17 Boys and U17 Girls teams from each of these Regional Tournaments will earn their spot in the 2024 Summer Games, with a total of 6 spots available at the Summer Games per Division.

With the announcement by the IOC that there will be Flag-Football at the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, the organizations’ flag pathways will aim to provide an opportunity for athletes across Ontario to begin the evaluation process for a possible spot on Team Canada in the future.

 FOR MORE INFORMATION:

www.footballontario.net

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