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For Immediate Release 

April 23, 2024

Football Ontario Announces U16 Male Tackle Team Ontario RedBlack Roster

Football Ontario Announces U16 Team Ontario Top 90 

Hamilton, Ontario – Football Ontario has officially unveiled the U16 Tackle Team Ontario Roster that has been selected and invited to attend RedBlack Weekend, the weekend of May 4 and 5. The Top 90 athletes from Phase 1 and Phase 2 have been selected and invited to attend this weekend.

The event will be held at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, ON and will be hosted by the Waterloo Warriors football program and local community partners the Waterloo JR Warriors..

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 list of athletes invited to Red Black Weekend:

Football Ontario is thrilled to have the opportunity to host RedBlack Weekend at the University of Waterloo alongside the organization’s community partners and looks forward to a spectacular weekend. 

“Congratulations to all of our U16 Men’s Tackle student-athletes who were invited to move onto our Top 90 RedBlack Weekend at the UniversIty of Waterloo. A special thank you to our U16 Head Coach Kamau Peterson and his coaching staff for their ongoing help and support through this process. We look forward to seeing all of you out next weekend!” says JT Tsui, Football Ontario’s Director of Culture and Sport.

The U16 Game will be held at the University of Waterloo on May 5, with the official kick-off time scheduled to take place at approximately 12:30pm ET. Make sure you purchase tickets before it is too late. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

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

RedBlack 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 U16 Male Tackle Top 40 will be selected to take part in the Eastern Challenge in Antigonish, NS.

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Our U14 RedBlack Roster announcement is still to come


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