Post Tagged with: "Football Canada"

DYK: Sudbury Spartans revive JV program, the hard knock life of a Concordia football player, and more

DYK: Sudbury Spartans revive JV program, the hard knock life of a Concordia football player, and more

April 13, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels.  In this edition: Sudbury Junior Spartans revive summer football program The incredibly busy life of a Concordia University offensive lineman Football Canada announces age limit restrictions for contact football

DYK: Raiders coming to Canada? German QB invited to CFL Intl. combine, and more

DYK: Raiders coming to Canada? German QB invited to CFL Intl. combine, and more

March 18, 2019 at 6:10 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels.  In this edition: Oakland Raiders look to schedule exhibition game in Canada German quarterback competing at CFL’s international combine Former Montreal Blitz player making waves in CFL’s front office Player safetyRead More

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WOLFE: Changing the game? What do the numbers say

October 29, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

I have offered several articles on the need to create the safest possible game, and that player safety is an ongoing challenge. I believe this to be so important an issue, that I return once again. I like many who have been a part of football for years, want toRead More

Mind of McCabe: With all the rule changes, don’t forget referees are struggling too

Mind of McCabe: With all the rule changes, don’t forget referees are struggling too

September 23, 2018 at 7:00 amby 0 comments

Photo courtesy of cfl.ca I don’t like referees, coaches don’t like referees, players don’t like referees. They are essentially the one thing that keeps all fans united across sports. I do, however, have more respect for them now more than ever before in a football landscape that changes like theRead More

Matwyczuk (#98) in action with Team Canada at the 2013 IFAF Women's Worlds

Alexa Matwyczuk majestic with second stint on Canada’s team

February 16, 2018 at 5:48 amby 0 comments

One of Manitoba’s most inspiring female athletes, Alexa Matwyczuk continues to carve an admirable sporting legacy. Known in the Western Women’s Canadian Football League (WWFL) as a world-class football player, that chapter in her athletic endeavors has run parallel to another formative time. A prominent competitor in track and fieldRead More

Coaching Canadian Football book, a “labour of love” for Ryan Hall

Coaching Canadian Football book, a “labour of love” for Ryan Hall

January 30, 2018 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

Coaching. It involves passion, endless hours of dedication, and the ability to connect with and help develop players and future coaches. Coaching Canadian Football has been a “labour of love” for Coach Ryan Hall who wrote and complied a book that encompassed the Canadian game with contributions from Canadian coachesRead More

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WOLFE: The importance of Referees

November 24, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

(Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) I have previously written about the importance of referees and they’re being super vigilant with respect to the safety of the players; and in particular, penalizing any and all contact with the head, and to the head. The dialogue regarding brain injury and football continues,Read More

Football Canada U19 National Team includes 20 CFC100s, 3 CFC60s [ROSTER]

Football Canada U19 National Team includes 20 CFC100s, 3 CFC60s [ROSTER]

November 2, 2017 at 5:43 amby 0 comments

Football Canada has announced the first set of players which will be part of the national under-19 team that will participate at the 2018 International Bowl in Arlington, Texas this upcoming January. So far, the roster consists of 37 players and come from Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick,Read More

2017 National Team Roster announced, including 14 CFC100s

2017 National Team Roster announced, including 14 CFC100s

August 18, 2017 at 3:45 pmby 0 comments

Football Canada announced on Thursday a 40 player all-star roster which was selected from pool of talented standouts that competed in the 2017 Football Canada Cup last month in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Highlighting the list of all-stars are Quebec’s Kalenga Muganda, Saskatchewan’s Joshua White and British Columbia’s Tyson Philpot whoRead More

Nova Scotia wins gold at U16 Eastern Challenge (RECAP)

Nova Scotia wins gold at U16 Eastern Challenge (RECAP)

July 23, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

Host Nova Scotia wins gold at #FCU16EAST:https://t.co/cwrUlUvGTj pic.twitter.com/JaRh2E9J9k — Football Canada (@FootballCanada) July 22, 2017 Ontario takes home silver, Saskatchewan earns bronze Wolfville, N.S (July 22) – Under Friday Night Lights, Nova Scotia gave the home crowd something to cheer about. The team won the gold medal on Friday nightRead More

Ontario and host Nova Scotia to play for gold at U16 Eastern Challenge

Ontario and host Nova Scotia to play for gold at U16 Eastern Challenge

July 19, 2017 at 7:42 pmby 0 comments

New Brunswick and Saskatchewan will battle for bronze Wolfville, N.S. (July 19th) – Ontario and host Nova Scotia opened the Football Canada under-16 Eastern Challenge with victories on Tuesday. With their wins, that sets up a contest on Friday July 21st for the gold medal between the two squads.  KickoffRead More

Ontario and host Nova Scotia to play for gold at U16 Eastern Challenge

Ontario and host Nova Scotia to play for gold at U16 Eastern Challenge

July 19, 2017 at 12:27 pmby 0 comments

New Brunswick and Saskatchewan will battle for bronze  (Wolfville, N.S. July 19th) – Ontario and host Nova Scotia opened the Football Canada under-16 Eastern Challenge with victories on Tuesday. With their wins, that sets up a contest on Friday July 21st for the gold medal between the two squads.  KickoffRead More

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FCC2017 RECAP: Quebec 3-peats for gold medal

July 17, 2017 at 5:40 amby 0 comments

#FCC2017: Last minute touchdown gives Quebec third consecutive gold medal:https://t.co/qMGWiKasSO pic.twitter.com/hWQA2jmEUZ — Football Canada (@FootballCanada) July 16, 2017 (feature image credit: FotosByFitz / Glenn Dickson) Wolfville, NS (July 15, 2017) – Under Friday Night Lights, Saskatchewan was only less than minute away from pulling off a major upset at the 2017Read More

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#FCC2017 Day 2 Recap

July 12, 2017 at 3:50 pmby 0 comments

Wolfville, NS (July 12, 2017) – With semi-final victories on Tuesday July 11, Quebec and Saskatchewan advanced to the gold medal game at the 2017 Football Canada Cup at Acadia University’s Raymond Field. The gold medal game is a rematch of 2016 final in which Quebec defeated Saskatchewan 25-8 to captureRead More

Alberta goes undefeated to win gold at U16 Western Challenge

Alberta goes undefeated to win gold at U16 Western Challenge

July 10, 2017 at 11:03 amby 0 comments

Alberta goes undefeated to win gold at U16 Western Challenge #FCU16WESThttps://t.co/1T8OWK1ZiY pic.twitter.com/liGoTRFtYg — Football Canada (@FootballCanada) July 10, 2017 Lethbridge, AB (July 10, 2017) –  Alberta capped off a perfect week at the Football Canada U16 Western Challenge with the gold medal. Alberta ended the tournament undefeated with a 3-0Read More

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FCC2017 Day 1 (RECAP): Tough day for coastal provinces

July 9, 2017 at 8:05 pmby 0 comments

Wolfville, NS (July 9, 2017) – Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec were all winners on the opening day of the 2017 Football Canada Cup at Raymond Field at Acadia University. On Tuesday July 11, Alberta will face Quebec in the first semi-final while Ontario will face Saskatchewan in the other semi-final.Read More

Alberta and Saskatchewan earn shutout victories at U16 Western Challenge

Alberta and Saskatchewan earn shutout victories at U16 Western Challenge

July 6, 2017 at 2:29 pmby 0 comments

Lethbridge, AB (July 6, 2017) – Host Alberta is the only team that is only 2-0 after play at the under-16 Western Challenge. On Wednesday night at University of Lethbridge Community Stadium, the team earned a 38-0 shutout victory over Manitoba. Meanwhile, Saskatchewan got their first win of the tournament withRead More

Manitoba and hosts Alberta open U16 Western Challenge with wins

Manitoba and hosts Alberta open U16 Western Challenge with wins

July 3, 2017 at 2:54 pmby 0 comments

Lethbridge, AB (July 3, 2017) – Manitoba and hosts Alberta won the first games of the inaugural U16 Western Challenge on Sunday at University of Lethbridge Community Stadium. In the earlier game, Manitoba defeated British Columbia 26-7. Alberta won the second game against Saskatchewan 48-3. On Wednesday July 5th, British Columbia willRead More

Canada Silver medalists IFAF WWC 2017 (Photo credit: David Zuskind)

Canada claims silver in IFAF World Championship

July 3, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

Langley, BC (July 1, 2017) – Football Canada’s women’s national team claimed silver on June 30 at the 2017 IFAF Women’s World Championship at McLeod Stadium in Langley, BC. The United States defeated Canada 41-16 to capture their third straight gold medal. “They’re (the US is) a very balanced team soRead More

CA vs GB (photo credit: David Zuskind)

Canada on their way to Gold medal round

June 28, 2017 at 7:01 pmby 0 comments

Langley, BC (June 28, 2017) – Football Canada’s women’s national team will go for gold on June 30 at 7:30 p.m. PT at the 2017 IFAF Women’s World Championship after defeating Great Britain 35-0 on June 27 at McLeod Stadium in Langley, British Columbia. Canada handed Great Britain their first-ever tournamentRead More

Aus v Can (Geoff White, gw-images)

Canada defeats Australia to open Women’s Worlds

June 26, 2017 at 12:00 pmby 0 comments

Langley (June 25, 2017) – Football Canada’s women’s national team opened the 2017 IFAF Women’s World Championship with a convincing 31-6 win over Australia on June 24 at McLeod Stadium in Langley, British Columbia. “I thought it was a very good football game. We really didn’t know what to expect goingRead More

2017 IFAF Women’s World Championship begins Saturday in Langley

2017 IFAF Women’s World Championship begins Saturday in Langley

June 22, 2017 at 12:48 pmby 0 comments

Get pumped as Canada hosts the IFAF Women's Worlds Championship June 24-30.#WWC17cahttps://t.co/kAxG7qWEuE pic.twitter.com/dOJVqUXIC8 — Safe Contact (@SafeContact) June 22, 2017 Ottawa (June 21, 2017) – The top women’s tackle football players from around the world are set to take part in the third edition of the IFAF Women’s World Championship, JuneRead More

Langley to Host 2017 Women’s World Championships

Langley to Host 2017 Women’s World Championships

June 8, 2017 at 4:20 pmby 0 comments

(Original release date February 17, 2017 by Football Canada) Canada will host the third edition of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Women’s World Championship from June 24 – June 30, 2017 in Langley, British Columbia at McLeod Stadium. The event will be hosted by Football Canada in partnershipRead More