Each summer provincial teams compete in Football Canada’s regional challenges and national championships. Visit our High Performance page for more information on Team Ontario.
The format of the Football Canada Flag National Championship has changed over the years. Beginning in 2011, in accordance with the growth of flag football and the development of Football Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model, the Flag Football National Championships modified its under-15 co-ed division to separate boys and girls under-16 divisions. The under- 16 (U16) divisions supplemented the pre-existing U18 divisions which were added in 2010. The 2013 edition of the flag nationals was composed of three divisions – male and female under-16 (U16) divisions in addition to a female under-18 (U18) division
In 2017, with the emergence of the U16 Regional Flag Challenge, Flag Nationals shifted to an Under-18 format featuring a male and female division.
Established in 2019, the Canadian Flag Football League (CFFL) provides an avenue for existing adult flag leagues across the country to be integrated in the national structure. Teams will compete in their respective Regional Championships (East/West/Central), where the top two teams from each division will advance to the CFFL National Championship. There are three divisions for the CFFL – Male, Female and Mixed.
The winning team at the CFFL National Championship will have an opportunity to represent Canada at an international competition.
For more information about the CFFL click here.
The event hosts provincial tackle football teams from across Canada and builds off the 2012 Women’s Challenge Cup held in Montreal. The Challenge Cup hosted provincial teams from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec and Atlantic Canada in a week-long celebration of women’s football which included integrated practices, mini-games as well as development opportunities for mentor coaches.
While provinces battle for the title of national champion, the women’s nationals serve as the start of the identification process for Canada’s Women’s National Team [link to Team Canada > Senior Women’s National Team], who compete at the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Women’s World Championship (WWC).
What is the Ontario Community Flag Football League?
The first provincial wide amateur 5-a-side and 7-a-side flag football league in Ontario providing a pathway to provincial championships for males and females from ages 10 -18+ aligned with Football Canada and the Canadian Flag Football League.
Club/Association ———-> Regionals————–> Provincials ————-> Nationals ————> Team Canada
Why participate in the OCFFL?
- Encourage local development of flag football leagues and tournements
- Engage non-traditional football athletes to the game
- Provide regional and provincial championships for flag football in the province
- Provide high performance selection pathways for Team Ontario: Coaches, Athletes and Officials
- Pathway to National and International flag competition delivered by Football Canada and IFAF
Who can participate?
- Any member association of Football Ontario can submit a team.
- Any member association of Football Ontario can submit a bid to host a regional or provincial championship
Note: Due to the limited space available for sport due to COVID restrictions registration will be limited
COVID-19 restrictions for Tournements
Exhibition games, tournaments/festivals and leagues can be organized under the following conditions:
- Organization of such events can only take place in Orange, Yellow or Green restriction zones.
- Multiple teams, from different Clubs/Academies can form groupings (“Competitive Bubbles”) of no more than 50 players to participate in a sanctioned league or sanctioned competition of Football Ontario as per the current government order.
- Note: Any government directives which impact bubble size, etc., will be communicated to membership accordingly.
- Teams must observe a minimum of 14 days of “Team Isolation” before playing games within a different team “bubble” or against a new team outside the “bubble”.
- During the “Team Isolation” period, only activities within the team can take place (i.e. training, inter-squad games.)
Cost to Participate
OCFFL tournment cost is $45 per athlete
Benefits of Participating in the OCFFL?
- No league fees
- Host regional or provincial events
- Participation growth oppurtunity
- Access for members to regional and provincial championship
- Oppurtunity to increase fundraising
- COVID-19 compliant programming
- Male and Female Pathways
- Skill development for traditionally contact players
- Low-cost competition that is COVID-19 compliant
- New oppurtunities for non-traditionall football athletes to participate in football
- Potential cross-provincial competition
- Opportunity to represent Ontario at Regional and National competitions
- Oppurtunity to earn representation with Team Canada at senior level
South Eastern Ontario Regional 1: Date and Location TBD
South Eastern Ontario Regional 2: Date and Location TBD
South Western Ontario Regional 1: Date and Location TBD
South Western Ontario Regional 2: Date and Location TBD
Greater Toronto Area East 1: YORK REGION DATE TBD
Greater Toronto Area East 2:Date and Location TBD
Greater Toronto Area West 1:Date and Location TBD
Greater Toronto Area West 2:Date and Location TBD
North Eastern Ontario Regional 1: OTTAWA DATE TBD
North Eastern Ontario Regional 2: BELLEVILLE DATE TBD
North Western Ontario Regional 1:Date and Location TBD
North Western Ontario Regional 2:Date and Location TBD
Note: Dates and locations for Regional and Provincial competitions will be dependent on local, regional and provincial health restriction and compliance with COVID-19 protocols.
OCFFL Provincial Championship: Date and Location TBD
OCFFL Age Categories/Divisions
Reserve your teams spot in Regionals
Expression of Interest Team Registration: HERE
Under 12 Mixed (10-11)
Under 14 Male (12-13)
Under 14 Female (12-13)
Under 16 Male (14-15)
Under 16 Female (14-15)
Under 18 Male (16-17)
Under 18 Female (16 – 17)
Under 20 Male (18-19)
Under 20 Female (18-19)
Senior Mens 18+
Senior Womens 18+
The Central Canadian Women’s Football League inspires, creates, influences and promotes excellence in women’s football in Canada by providing access to women who wish to participate.
Football Ontario and Football Quebec joined the movement that Les Reines Football started, to create the first women’s football league operating in Ontario and Quebec. To learn more about the league and opportunites it presents please visit their website by CLICKING HERE.