MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010 – Ottawa, ON – The Flag Football Canadian National Championships concluded Monday afternoon on the Carleton University campus in Ottawa. In the largest division of nine teams, the Under 15 division, team Manitoba captured the gold medal with a 26 to 13 win over team Ontario. Team Manitoba’s road to the finals went through a semi- final matchup against team Quebec at 8 A.M. followed by a 31- 7 win against team Alberta in the semi- finals. Manitoba was able to overcome a 12- 6 opening game loss to team Saskatchewan and a 33 to 20 loss in their last round robin game to capture gold.
Team Ontario captured first place against teams from Quebec and Nova Scotia in the U18 female division with a close 7 to 6 win against team Quebec. Team Ontario avenged their 6 to 13 loss to previously undefeated team Quebec in the championship game.
In the U18 Men’s division, Team Quebec won a hard fought game against team Ontario, 13 to 6 to stay undefeated in the three-day tournament. Team Nova Scotia won the bronze medal with a 18 to 13 win over team Manitoba.
The Ontario Football Alliance along with Football Canada hosted the Flag Football National Championships from Saturday August 14 to Monday August 16 at Carleton University’s Keith Harris Stadium and Ravens Road Field. The National Flag Championship is an annual non- contact event which this year brought together teams from PEI, Nova Scotia, Quebec, New Brunswick, Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The annual U15 National Flag Football tournament was expanded this year through the creation of a U18 male and female age divisions. The top Canadian youth Flag Football players battled through heavy rain and multiple thunderstorm delays on Sunday to compete for provincial pride and national bragging rights.
Gold Medal: Manitoba 26 Ontario 13
Bronze Medal: BC 34 Alberta 6
U18 Females Results
Championship game: Ontario 7 Quebec 6
U18 Males Results
Gold Medal: Ontario 6 Quebec 13
Bronze Medal: Manitoba 13 Nova Scotia 18
DEF- Marcus Dilanato, Team Ontario
OFF- Alex Tachinski, Team Manitoba
DEF- Paul Johnson, Team Ontario
OFF- Alex Pilon, Team Quebec
DEF- Faith Gallant, Team Ontario
OFF- Natalie Journeau, Team Quebec
Established in 1884, Football Canada is the national governing body of amateur football in Canada and a proud member of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). Working closely with the provincial football associations, we develop programs and resources for players, coaches, officials in the three disciplines of Tackle, Flag and Touch Football. Football Canada’s vision statement is “from playground to stadium” where players can participate in the game of football throughout a lifetime recreationally, competitively and internationally.