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FLAG FOOTBALL ACROSS THE PROVINCE

Flag Football In Ontario

Flag football is rapidly growing in Ontario, with programming at the grassroots, regional, provincial, and collegiate level. Flag football is for everyone and as an Olympic Sport in the 5v5 game, the opportunities are endless!

Learn more about Flag Football in the Olympics and its history here.

Flag in schools - NFL CANADA

INFORMATION

The NFL FLAG In-Schools Program aims to increase physical activity of youth by providing flag football resources to underserved communities. These resources can be used in physical education classes, at recess, for intramurals, and in tournaments.

With this initiative, Football Ontario and NFL Canada hope to introduce more young athletes and fans to the game of football, in an accessible, fun, fast-paced and inclusive format.. The ultimate goal of this process is to create more opportunities and long-lasting programs at schools across the province.

2024 SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED

Age Categories & Divisions

Provincial & National Age Categories

SR Men | Women (2005+)
18 Men | Women (2006)
U18 Men | Women (2007/08)
U17 Men | Women (2008/09) **Summer Games Only
U16 Men | Women (2009/10)
U14 Men | Women (2011/12)

U12 Mixed (2013/2014) **Provincial Only

Divisions

Football Canada offers an Elite (provincial teams only) and Elite Club or Open Club divisions

Football Ontario offers Team Ontario (provincial team) and Open Club divsions in provincial events.

Flag Membership in Ontario may offer more age groups and divisions than provided at the National and Provincial level. Please review membership programming for information.

Collegiate flag is growing!

The Ontario Women’s Intercollegiate Football Association (OWIFA) consists of over 500 athletes and 70+ coaches that participate in women’s flag football programs at 15 institutions across Ontario. 

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ROAD TO ELITE & CLUB NATIONALS

A pathway for men and women from ages 10-18+ in 5v5 Flag Football aligned with Football Canada.

OPTION 1:  Club/Association ———-> Open Provincials ————-> Club Nationals ————> Team Canada Identification

OPTION 2: Individual Athletes ———-> Team Ontario ————-> Elite Nationals ————> Team Canada Identification

CLUB NATIONALS

OPPORTUNITIES

Membership

 

Events

Looking to host provincial-wide tournaments in flag football. Coming soon, members will have the opportunity to sanction their events as either recreational or competitive.

Like the events listed below? Register or find tournaments, clinics, or leagues hosted by Football Ontario! 

Ontario Summer Games - August 1st - 4th, 2024

QUALIFYING TEAMS ONLY | INFORMATION | RESULTS

Location

  • Huron Flats, Western University

For the first time in history, flag football will be a sport at the Ontario Summer Games. Six regions across Ontario represented by the respective top club program from each region will compete at the 2024 Ontario Summer Games. 

Read more about the Summer Games pathway here.

 

Provincial Senior Flag Open Tournament - August 4th, 2024

REGISTER | INFORMATION | TICKETS | RESULTS

Location

  • Huron Flats Field, Western University (across from Arthur Labatt Stadium)

Football Ontario is excited to announce the 2024 Football Ontario Club Senior Flag Open Tournament to conclude the Ontario Summer Games weekend in London, ON.

Flag Football Provincial Championship - August 10th - 11th, 2024

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Location

  • Trafalgar Sports Park –  11494 Trafalgar Rd, Georgetown, ON L7G 4S4
  • Georgetown District High School –  70 Guelph St, Georgetown, ON L7G 3Z5

Football Ontario is excited to announce the 2024 Football Ontario Club Flag Provincial Championships powered by Under Armour Flag. The event will be held over the August 10-11 weekend.

The Football Ontario Club Flag Provincial Championships powered by Under Armour Flag will be held in Georgetown, ON and will be hosted by Under Armour Flag at Trafalgar Sports Park and Georgetown District High School.

Both SR Tournaments (Men’s and Women’s) will take place at Georgetown District High School with the remaining age groups playing at Trafalgar Sports Park.

Club Nationals - August 23rd - 25th, 2024

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Location

  • Creditview Sandalwood Park, Brampton ON

Football Canada is excited to announce the 2024 Football Canada Club Flag Nationals as a part of the 2024 Football Canada Flag Championship Series. The Club Flag Nationals will play home to two separate events over the course of a single weekend.

Brampton, ON will play home to both the Elite Club Flag Nationals and the Open Club Flag Nationals. The event will be hosted at Sandalwood Park in Brampton from August 23-25 and will be hosted by Football Ontario.

Argos Cup - October 21st, 2024

REGISTER | INFORMATION | TICKETS

(Coming soon)

Location

  • Downsview Park (Track Field)

Join us for an exciting day of flag football action, skills competitions, and exclusive Argonauts activations at the #ArgosCup2024!

Ages: Grades 7-8
Teams: Coed

  • Team Size: Minimum 7 players, maximum 10 players
  • Gender Requirements: Minimum 3 represented from boy or girl identifying athletes on a given team, with at least 1 of each gender on the field at all times

 

Football Ontario is proud to announce a partnership agreement with Under Armour Flag Football Under the Lights program to help build and grow non-contact football within the province. The organization is focused on providing as many opportunities for participants as possible and realizes the untapped growth potential that is non-contact football.

Under Armour is a well-respected organization within the sporting community that believes in the community as the ultimate team. They are an organization that sets high standards, implements strong programming and strategies and aspires to drive change. These standards and values align perfectly with Football Ontario’s Mission and Vision.

Under the Lights is an Under Armour Flag Football Canada program currently the fastest-growing National Youth Flag Football League and has a proven system and tools to launch, grow and scale flag football leagues at speed in local communities.

SEE MORE INFORMATION HERE.