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For Immediate Release 

April 4, 2024

Football Ontario Announces 2024 RedBlack Weekend at the University of Waterloo

RedBlack Weekend to be held at University of Waterloo on May 4-5 Weekend  

Hamilton, Ontario – Football Ontario has officially unveiled the date and location of Phase Three of the 2024 Male Tackle High-Performance Program; RedBlack Weekend. 

The event is set to be held at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, ON and will be hosted by the Waterloo Warriors football program and local community partner the Waterloo Jr Warriors.

RedBlack Weekend will take place the weekend of May 4 and 5, following the Team Ontario Male Tackle Development Camps. Tickets are on sale now. You can purchase a ticket to each individual game for $5 or a Day Pass for $10.


“I am happy that Team Ontario is bringing the Top 90 Red Black Selection camp to our great school. Having the Ontario Top 90, U14, U16, U18 student-athletes and the Team Ontario Women’s Tackle Program on our campus and using our incredible facilities will continue to help us showcase our program. This opportunity will truly showcase our commitment to growing football at the grassroots level” says Kevin MacNeill, Associate Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator with the Waterloo Warriors.

The Football Ontario Top 90 will be selected by the coaching staff and general managers at the U14, U16, and U18 age level. The Football Ontario Top 90 (x3) will be personally invited by Football Ontario to one of the largest recruiting events in Ontario with OUA, CJFL, and other U Sports coaches all in attendance.

The U18 Team Red and Team Black will be selected by a virtual draft held and performed by the Coaching Staff of the Team Ontario program leading up to the weekend. The draft will be streamed online via the Official Football Ontario YouTube Channel.

At RedBlack Weekend, players will go through a mini-camp followed by the Red v Black games at each age group that will be filmed and streamed live on the Official Football Ontario YouTube Channel.

“Thank you to Coach Bertoia, Coach MacNeill and our Waterloo Warriors family for stepping up and offering to host our 2024 RedBlack Weekend on short notice. Thank you to Coach Hardman and our Waterloo Jr. Warriors’ family for your continued help and support as well. We are enthused to show our Team Ontario student-athletes, coaches, parents and families all of what the University of Waterloo has to offer” says, JT Tsui, Football Ontario’s Director of Culture and Sport.

RedBlack Weekend is the final step 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 Top 40 will be selected to take part in the Football Canada Cup in Regina, SK (U18) and the Eastern Regional Challenge in Antigonish, NS (U16). For the full 2024 National Championship schedule CLICK HERE.

As a part of RedBlack Weekend, for the first time ever, the Team Ontario Women’s Tackle Program will also be included in the event. They will be hosting their Development Camp at the University of Waterloo over the weekend. Each athlete that attends the Women’s Tackle Development Camp will receive free tickets to the RedBlack games!

Football Ontario is thrilled to have the opportunity to put on another successful RedBlack Weekend and to return to Football Canada’s National Championships in 2024. The organization thanks the University of Waterloo, the Waterloo Warriors, and the Waterloo JR Warriors for their hospitality.


The organization is excited to lead a successful Team Ontario program in order to showcase all the talent the province has to offer. 

If you are interested in sponsoring the event or partnering with Football Ontario please contact 


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