I see the NFL is spreading their flag football influence into more USports schools. Maybe the CFL should start targeting CCAA schools.
So this is sponsored by the NFL?
I wonder if they allow for fair catches in NFL flag football.
OTTAWA, ON, February 26, 2023 – Football Canada is pleased to announce the return of the National Collegiate Flag Football Championship set for May 5 to 7, 2023 in Montreal, home of the Université de Montréal Carabins, winners of last year’s inaugural championship.
“After a successful inaugural championship in 2022, Football Canada remains committed to providing a positive and inspiring competition,” said Shannon Donovan, Executive Director of Football Canada. “The National Collegiate Flag Football Championship will help promote the growth of women and girls’ flag football across the country.”
The Football Canada National Collegiate Flag Football Championship 2023, which will feature women’s teams from across the country, will begin play at the Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard on the afternoon of Friday, May 5th with games running all weekend until the championship game Sunday afternoon. Registration will take place starting Friday, March 3rd and end on Monday, April 10. The full competition schedule will be announced at a later date.
This doesn't mention specifically that Canadian teams will be playing, but I assume/hope they will be.
Maybe the increase in women's flag football in Ontario USports schools will start to pay dividends in international competitions.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Wednesday, FirstOn the Field Flag Football will be returning for the 2023 season, beginning on Friday, May 5.
“FirstOn the field has become a staple of the many great programs that the Tiger-Cats offer in the Hamilton community.” Said Courtney Stephen, Director of Community Partnerships, Hamilton Sports Group. “It always brings me joy to see the excitement on the faces of the kids and our players as they get to take part in this incredible opportunity and we are extremely thankful to our friends at FirstOntario for helping us put on the most expanded version of the program to date.”
This year’s FirstOn the Field Flag Football will be the largest, most expanded version since the program began in 2017. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and FirstOntario will welcome over 250 students per session from schools from all over the greater Hamilton area to Tim Hortons Field and provide each participating student with unique flag football experience, including their own locker nameplate, a pre-game speech from Ticats players and the opportunity to participate in football drills and games alongside their favourite Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
“We are delighted to see FirstOn the Field growing and benefitting more youth in our community. Thanks to our valued partnership with the Hamilton Sports Group, we’re able to invest meaningfully in the health and wellness of young people in a fun and exciting way. It’s a very rewarding experience for our team here at FirstOntario.” said Joanne Battaglia, SVP Marketing, Communications & Community Partnerships of FirstOntario Credit Union.
Friday’s event will be attended by students from Prince of Wales Elementary, St. David Catholic Elementary, St. Michael Catholic Elementary, George L. Armstrong Elementary, Viscount Montgomery and Glenview Public School and Tiger-Cats Bo Levi Mitchell, Simoni Lawrence, Bailey Feltmate, Tyler Ternowski, Lawrence Woods and Llevi Noel who will be providing the students with a unique FirstOn the Field experience.
Not sure what this cryptic tweet is in reference to, but I’m guessing it’s somehow related to the flag championship going on in Montreal.
Maybe some national funding for a women’s flag team to enter or host a big tournament?
No truth to the rumour that Football Canada bought the SFU football team.
Day 2 Results:
The rest of the country has a lot of catching up to do if they want to be competetive with teams from Quebec. The finals will see UDEM vs UQAM. The bronze game will be Concordia vs Sherbrooke.