Non-Contact Football has a long and glorious tradition in Ottawa. Ed Laverty began it all in 1962 with the formation of the Ottawa Nepean Touch Football League. The league was a country wide trend setter. NCAFA added girls touch football in the mid-nineties and it has grown to four division and over 30 teams. Ottawa is a hotbed of touch football with play in intermediate schools, over 40 high school girls teams and nine divisions of play in the ONTFL.
Flag football has to come to the fore in the past few years as more places in Canada add flag football programs. The Nepean Eagles and Bell Warriors are the flag leaders in NCAFA with strong flag programs in the spring that are open to anyone in Ottawa.
Check out club information to learn more about touch or flag programs. Cumberland, Nepean, Kanata, Bell and West Carleton run girls touch programs at this time. Cumberland, Nepean and Bell run flag programs.
Click on the tabs above for specific pages about girls touch football or flag football. The standings and schedule pages are for girls touch football.
NCAFA flag programs start rolling out this week. Cumberland Panthers, Nepean Eagles and Bell Warriors are running coed programs this year. Check out the flag page (under non-contact) for full details of each program. The programs run on Saturdays from May 11 to June 22 with some free introductory sessions in April and early May.
The 2019 Girls Touch Football season will start Friday May 24 and conclude with our Championship day Sunday June 23. Game days are Friday and Sunday. Check out the touch football page (under non-contact) for full details.
Mosquito aged players are U13 (born 2007 or younger).
Peewee aged players are U15 (born 2005 or younger).
Bantam aged players are U17 (born 2003 or younger).
Midget aged players are U21 (born 1999 or younger).
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!