NCAFA Clubs held a mini-flag season in July and August that was a great success. Cumberland Panthers, South Gloucester Raiders, South Ottawa Mustangs, Nepean Eagles, Bell Warriors, Kanata Knights and West Carleton Wolverines fielded boys and girls teams. Over 1000 players took part in this summer initiative that culminated in a Cumberland tournament in late July and a Bell tournament in early August.
This was the first time for interclub flag football play in NCAFA and everyone learned a great deal about how to make it even better in the years to come. With the smaller flag field the whole new flag football dynamic was great to see. 3-4 flag football fields fit into a full sized field creating a great energy among players, coaches and parents as they could see so many other teams playing before during and after their games.
NCAFA looks forward to having flag football in its regular May and June time slot in 2022. Football Ontario has more flag football opportunities planned for next year such as provincials and Ontario representative teams in older age groups. NCAFA will keep you updated on this page. Also check out ontariofootball.ca
NCAFA - Changing the way we play Non-Contact
Monday January 25, 2021
(OTTAWA) – The National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA) is excited to announce changes to their non-contact programs offered throughout the National Capital region. Building on the great success of its girls touch football program, NCAFA will be transitioning to now offer flag football to both Girls and Boys (ages 8 - 21). This transition to flag football will provide a new and better opportunity for girls who participate in the non-contact program. The introduction of the boys flag football program is a wonderful development to the programs offered by NCAFA. Keep your eye on www.ncafa.ca for further updates.
The season is scheduled to run from May through the end of June 2021, while continuing to follow provincial and municipal directives associated with COVID-19. The safety of players, coaches, referees and families remains paramount while seeking innovative solutions so our valuable sports programs can endure and thrive.
“ the introduction of flag football programs for both girls and boys within our participating clubs is a great opportunity for kids to get on the field and experience a great sport. Whether it be tackle or flag or both, NCAFA has a goal to make sure that every child interested in football has a chance to experience it - no matter what and we look forward to making this a reality with the continued support of the OSEG Foundation.” said Gawain Harding, President - NCAFA.
Through NCAFA's continued partnership with the OSEG Foundation, “Our huddle includes everyone” remains a mission at the forefront of our objectives to ensure that all players have the opportunity on the play either contact or non-contact football on the field, with the aim to build not only essential football skills but also develop life skills and friendships for years to come. The league encourages sportsmanship on and off the field, and provides fun and exciting competition while promoting a healthy, active lifestyle for Ottawa youth.
National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA) - A 66 year old league and counting, NCAFA is the oldest and largest youth football league in the Ontario Football Alliance. With over 2200 players from Ottawa and the surrounding areas, NCAFA is one of the most inclusive leagues, providing opportunities to kids from the ages of 8 - 21 to learn the game of football in all formats (contact and non-contact).
OSEG Foundation – The OSEG Foundation goal is to ensure all children and youth in our community have the opportunity to play, learn and develop through sports. At the OSEG Foundation, we believe that by sharing our passion for sports through structured youth development programs, kids will have an opportunity to excel and reach their full potential. The OSEG Foundation will be a catalyst for social change by leveraging the power of sport to improve the lives of children and youth.
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Here are links for girls touch football registration. All players are eligible for any of our programs because of an open boundary policy for girls touch football. The season runs from Friday May 24 to Sunday June 23 (Fridays and Sundays). Preparation for the season begins in April.
Myers Riders: Director Scott Boxall email@example.com
Nepean Eagles: registration, Director Lina Evraire firstname.lastname@example.org
Cumberland Panthers: registration, Director Kirk Culkin Coachculkin@gmail.com
West Carleton Wolverines: registration, Director Marty Bean email@example.com
Kanata Knights: registration, Director Amy Kirkpatrick firstname.lastname@example.org
Bell Warriors: registration, Director Rodney Moors email@example.com
Beckwith Irish: registration co-chair Tina Stevens firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check out Jumpstart and Kidsport at right for financial assistance if needed.
The 2019 NCAFA Girls Touch Football season finished with a wonderful championship tournament at 6 fields of Ben Franklin Park. The weather was great the fields were fantastic and the football even better.
Thank you to the referees for the great work you did all season. We couldn't have the season without you. Your commitment to youth sport is appreciated.
Thank you to all of the coaches. Your dedication to helping girls learn the game of football and develop their athleticism, football iq and sport values is important and appreciated.
Congratulations to our AA division winners.
Mosquito Kanata Knights Blue coach Isabelle Saint-Jacques
Peewee West Carleton Wolverines Gold coach Alan Matheson
Bantam Nepean Eagles Evraire coach Lance Evraire
Midget Bell Warriors Frugo coaches Hugo Bouchard Frank Manson
Our championships were a great success Sunday June 24 in Barrhaven. The Nepean Eagles hosted a final fantastic day at South Nepean Park. The weather was great and the action was even better. Thanks so much to Stephen Dean (Nepean Eagles President) and Lina Evraire (Nepean Eagles Touch Director) for organizing a wonderful event. Check out the Schedule page for all of the results. Our photo stream on this page will have photos of the championship day and our season.
The Ottawa RedBlacks held their annual flag football tournament on Sunday October 14 at TD Place for nine U12 flag football teams. This was a 50% increase over the number of teams that participated last year. All teams were treated to a wonderful day of great flag football competition and sportsmanship.
The FPF Cougars won the tournament with a thrilling last second 7-6 victory over Extra Point Flag Football. The Cougars will represent Ottawa at the Grey Cup Flag Football tournament with all of the other CFL team representatives. Good luck Cougars!