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For Immediate Release 

May 28, 2024

Football Ontario Announces 2024 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 Roster that has been selected and invited to represent the province at the Eastern Challenge  in Antigonish, NS this summer.

Football Ontario is excited to unveil the 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. 

“Our staff is very excited to get this team tuned up at our Training Camp in July. We think we have all of the necessary pieces to be competitive at the Eastern Challenge, and our hats are off to all who tried out through this process, it was made very difficult for us. We can’t wait to coach the top 40 players in the province under the age of 16.” says U16 Head Coach, Kamau Peterson.

See the full roster and positional breakdown below as well as the chosen reserve players:



Julian Geraci (Antonio) – OL

Finlay Lorimer – OL

Jacob Brooks – REC

Danylo Ostapyk – REC

Tyson Vong – REC


Evan Bowers – DL

Coleson Gray – DL

Benjamin Libera – LB

Brayden Nickles – LB

Cash Cameron – DB

Nathaniel Gelo – DB

Xavier Wilson – DB

Football Ontario is thrilled to have the opportunity to return to the Eastern Challenge in 2024 and compete for the gold medal.

“Congratulations to each of these young men for earning the privilege to represent our province, as a member of our Team Ontario family. Thank you to our U16 Team Ontario Men’s Tackle Head Coach, Kamau Peterson, and his coaching staff for continuing to invest your energy into developing these young men. We are enthused to see what is in store for our Team Ontario family at the U16 Eastern Regional Challenge in July.” says JT Tsui, Football Ontario’s Director of Culture and Sport.

The Football Ontario U16 Male Tackle Top 40 will take part in the Eastern Regional Challenge in Antigonish, NS. For the full 2024 National Championship schedule CLICK HERE.


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