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Monday Night NCAFA Flag Football at TD Place 

Monday Night Football is coming to TD Place. Join us on Monday June 6th for an opportunity like no other. You and your team are able to register for the NCAFA Flag football event happening from 6-10pm. Teams will have the chance to play one of their flag football games on the same field as the REDBLACKS. On top of this, every player participating in the event will get a ticket to the REDBLACKS game on June 30th! Registration is $35 per player. Contact your coach or club to express interest in having your team participate. 


NCAFA Flag Football Night at TD Place on Thursday June 30
Come out to celebrate a great season of NCAFA flag football on June 30 as the RedBlacks take on the BC Lions. The RedBlacks are elated to host the year end party for anyone associated with NCAFA Flag Football. Depending on sales players attending the game will be invited to take part in experiences before the game and at half time. Please contact Mitch Schnitzler @ 613-696-9994 or to get your team  or club set up with tickets. Attendees will be receiving NCAFA discount prices. 

Volunteers Needed See Below

Volunteers needed to help with the tournament. Scores, statisticians and general helpers. Please email (NCAFA VP non-contact) to apply or learn more about these volunteer positions. This is a great way to get involved and see the action and great players up close. 

National Women's Football Weekend

Come out and watch two great aspects of women's football. The first ever women's intercollegiate flag football championship and the National Women's tackle football tryout. All of the action is at Carleton University. 

Pre-Season Football Sessions Nepean Sportsplex Minto Field

Saturday April 2 and 9: Flag Football

 9:30 - 11 am

-lots of football movement and footwork, throwing, catching, offense and defense

-led by Bell Warrior coaches

-open to all 6-19, boys and girls

-$5 per person per session

City of Ottawa has closed the Sportsplex field April 2 so no session April 2. 


Sunday April 3 and 10: Quarterback sessions

9:30 - 11 am.

-footwork, throwing technique, dropbacks, shotgun, throwing on the run

-open to all tackle and flag players

-experienced qbs, inexperienced qbs or players who just want to throw better

-$5 per person per session

-Rod Moors will be leading the sessions

City of Ottawa has closed the Sportsplex field April 3, so no session April 3. 

2022 NCAFA Flag Football Season

The 2022 season is rapidly approaching. Please check the contacts for participating clubs below. We have flag (open) and flag (girls) divisions. Last year NCAFA offered U12, U14, U16, and U19 teams. This year some clubs are offering U8 and U10 programs as well. Girls have open boundaries for registration while the open division has the same boundaries as tackle programs. If a club does not have a flag program then players from that region are free to go to other clubs in NCAFA.  Remember you must always return to your home club for the tackle season (no exceptions). 

The flag season begins Friday May May 27 and runs for 5 weeks total on Fridays and Sundays culminating in the championship on Sunday June 26. 

Any general questions or questions that can't be answered by the contacts below can be directed to

Please check out Jumpstart and Kidsport at right for financial assistance if needed. 

NCAFA Flag Football Club Contacts

Club Open Girls Contacts
West Carleton Open: U10, U12, U14, U16 Girls: U12, U14, U16, U20 Open:
Kanata Open: U10 Girls: U12, U14, U16, U20 Open:
Bell Open: U8, U10, U12, U14, U19 Girls: U12, U14, U16, U20 Open:
Bel-Air Open: U10, U12, U14, U16, U19 Open:
Nepean Open: U8, U10, U12, U14, Girls: U12, U14, U16, U20 Open:
Gloucester South Open: U10, U12, U14, U16, U19 Open:
Ottawa South Open:U10, U12, U14, U16 Open:
Cumberland Open: U8, U10, U12, U14 Girls: U12, U14, U16, U20 Open:

2021 Mini-Flag Season Wraps Up

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

NCAFA Flag Football Program

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 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.

2019 Season Finishes Up

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

2018 NCAFA Girls Touch Football Championships

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. 

2018 RedBlacks CFL Flag Tournament a Success!

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!

Recent News

Ready to Launch!

Team Ontario Flag Football female (U16 U18 U20 Senior)

Here is a plan for Team Ontario Flag Football 2022.

Selection camp (U16, U18, U20, Senior)

Saturday April 16 Megadome 5315 Abbott St E, Stittsville, ON K2S 0X310 am - 1 pm (younger groups probably first, older second), fee-about $60

Ottawa tournament : Saturday April 23, Minto field sportsplex. fee-$40 or less for U16, U18, U20, $30 or less for Senior

Ontario Provincials: London May 21-23, fee-about $40

Nationals (Senior): Ottawa August 5-7, fee-about $40

Eastern Regionals (U16, U18, U20): PEI August 9-14, fee-about $40

U16, U18, U20 practices and exhibition games would be scheduled so as not to conflict with the NCAFA season. 

Senior exhibition games and practices would be scheduled after consultation with participants. 

We have a great deal of talent in the Ottawa area. I hope Ottawa can be a great contributor to Team Ontario. I know involvement can be tricky since schedules are busy and we are trying to do this for the first time. There will be no conflict with the NCAFA flag football season. 

The goal of the selection camps is to find 1-2 teams that will attend the provincials. From the provincials a single team will be selected to attend the regionals or nationals. 

Participation in any event can be helpful to the development of the program. For example if you can attend the first two events but no others this can be very helpful to the program and it can help your involvement in this program in future years. 

Please answer the questions below so we can get an idea of the interest and commitment to dates of each person. Email responses to


Date of Birth:

Please state which events you can commit to at this time. (Apr 16, Apr 23, May 21-23, Aug 5-7 (Senior), Aug 9-14 (U16,U18, U20)

Feel free to email me any questions. 

Rod Moors (

NCAFA Vice-President (non-contact)


Carleton Ravens Girls Football Camp Winter 2019

Football Ontario Flag Football High Performance

This past year Football Ontario  held its first high performance sessions for it male and female flag football teams (U16, U18, U20, Senior). They also held futures sessions for U14 and younger. Sign up (free) at this Football Ontario site to be informed of any high performance sessions (for this year and all subsequent years until you ask to be removed from the high performance list).

Flag Football videos

Looking for flag football videos? This Panamanian site has many videos (male and female). Scroll way down to the bottom and there are many world championship videos which are great. One could also search "mundial flag football" to find them as well.


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