The new Spring and Fall Championships will launch in 2024, with Ontario awarded hosting duties for the first two years
Ottawa, ON, September 27, 2023 – Football Canada is thrilled to announce a completely revamped Flag Football Championships series, now featuring Flag Football National Championships and Flag Football Club Championships, set to launch in 2024. The fresh new Flag Football National Championships will take place in the Spring and feature provincial all-stars, while the Flag Football Club Championships will be held in the Fall. Both competitions will bring together athletes from the U14, U16, U18, and 18’s age categories in both boys’ and girls’ divisions from across the country.
“We are excited to expand on our previous flag football championships format to create even more opportunities for flag football to grow across the country,” said Shannon Donovan, Executive Director of Football Canada. “We are particularly electrified by the prospect of offering distinct club and all-stars competitions since they both offer very different experiences to participating athletes and fans alike.”
Football Ontario was awarded the hosting of the new Flag Football Championships series for the next two years, including the inaugural edition that will be held in Kingston, ON, in the Spring of 2024. Specific locations and dates of the Fall 2024 and Spring/Fall 2025 editions will be announced at a later date.
“Football Ontario is absolutely thrilled to have been selected to host the 2024 and 2025 Flag Football national events, as part of Football Canada’s visionary new event model,” said Aaron Geisler, Executive Director of Football Ontario. “This exciting opportunity not only highlights the unwavering dedication and passion of our football community but also underscores the immense potential of flag football. Hosting the national event for all provincial all-star teams in Kingston in early spring 2024 is a tremendous honour.”
“We also want to express our gratitude to Football Canada for their forward-thinking approach to flag football. Their vision for the sport has opened up incredible opportunities, and we look forward to exploring the potential for a bid process to host the remainder of these prestigious events. Together, we are shaping the future of flag football in Canada, and we couldn’t be more excited about what lies ahead.”
“Football Canada and Football Ontario look forward to working together to create a great experience for all participants as well as partnering to find title sponsors for the events,” concluded Shannon Donovan on behalf of Football Canada.
The Flag Football Championships series will replace the U16 and U18 Flag Football Championships and be added to the existing Senior National Flag Football Championships and Canadian Collegiate Flag Football National Championship to create extensive programming for male and female athletes of all ages across the country.
Football Ontario will be seeking hosting applications over the upcoming months.
Further details will be shared on footballcanada.com as they become available.