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NCAFA re-introduces the position of NCAFA Midget Director

By Jesse Card 01/22/2019, 12:45pm EST

Matty Chartier is named NCAFA Midget Director

NCAFA is proud to re-introduce the position of NCAFA Midget Director, and extremely excited to welcome Matty Chartier into the role.

NCAFA Midget Director will be responsible for working along side the Inter-Provincial commissioner and helping coordinate Ottawa Midget & Bantam related issues, including quality control, recruitment, improving relationships with universities and CEGEP and disciplinary matters.

First off, NCAFA would like to thank all those that have helped maintain the Midget level throughout the OVFL / OPFL summer Football tenure. These new initiatives would not be possible without the dedicated work of Lyne Viau, Tony Violante, and Steve Dean.

Matty is a true #local example of how to improve your community. He started his Football journey at the age of 7 for the Bel Air Lions and played with the organization until age 19; playing Tyke through Midget.

After Midget, Matty applied to the University of Ottawa in hopes to play at the University level and attending the UOttawa Gee-Gees Football winter camp. With education being a priority, he decided to leave Ottawa U and attend Algonquin College He continued his playing career at the Junior Level, in the OFC, with the Ottawa Sooners Football (until age 22). 
During his time with the Ottawa Sooners he was also coaching with the 
Bel-Air Lions & Norsemen Football Club Group bantam team as the Offensive Coordinator. Splitting time as a player and coach, he was offered to step in as the Head Coach at Bantam.

People will remember Matty taking a 4-4 Lions team on to win the A Cup that year. He actually went on to be the Head Coach with Bel-Air from 2014-2016 and as a team they were able to win back to back champions in the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

Matty was also receivers coach on the 2017 OPFL JV Championship team with Jeff Koradi

"Stepping away from coaching, I am looking forward to the new challenges ahead as the NCAFA Midget Director and I am excited to be part of the growth for Ottawa Football".

#NCAFA #finishwhereyoustarted

Head Coaches 2019 Summer Elite Teams (SET) Program.

NCAFA is proud to announce the two Head Coaches who will be leading the 2019 Summer Elite Teams (SET) Program.

Jeff Koradi (U15) and Dan Lachance (U17) both thoroughly impressed the Selection Committee and will take the reigns of their respective teams effective immediately.

As a long-time Cumberland Panthers Head Coach, Coach Koradi has guided multiple NCAFA teams to A Cup championships. In addition, he led the Panthers OPFL Junior Varsity squad to a Provincial Championship in 2017. Coach Koradi has a storied history in Ottawa football and he now brings his experience to the SET Program with a goal of uniting the Ottawa football community under the best coaching and developmental process this City has ever seen.

As President of the Kanata Knights, Coach Lachance has guided his Club to become one of the most consistently successful minor football programs in the region. In addition, Coach Lachance has long been a coordinator with the Myers Riders OVFL Bantam Varsity team, a team that was among the top in the Province for many years. Coach Lachance is excited to showcase the 15 and 16 year olds in a critical season for their ongoing development.

For the first time in almost 20 years, all football players in the Ottawa region are eligible to join forces under a single banner and prove just how strong of a football community we are. No territories. No excuses. 


Ottawa Football. UNITED!"

Summer Elite U15 and U17 Teams Program!

NCAFA Announces the Launch of Summer Elite U15 and U17 Teams Program!


December 10th, 2018

Ready! S.E.T.! Hut!

The National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA) today announced the launch of a new spring/summer program. The NCAFA Summer Elite Teams (NCAFA S.E.T. Program) will begin play in 2019 with the objective to identify the top 88 players between the ages of 13-16 in the National Capital Region to form a U15 and U17 team. The players will be exposed to the highest level coaching, including university, high school and community-level coaches and which will create a tremendous summer football experience. The S.E.T. Program will place a strong emphasis on skill development, speed training and creating an understanding of how to get to the NEXT LEVEL.


Up to six games will be played by each team against opponents in Ontario and Quebec culminating with the Montreal tournament formally known as the Spalding Cup (July 7-14). Dates are currently being finalized for a series of dome session try-outs beginning in February. Practices (two per week) and games will be held at central locations in the city. The program will not play games every week nor will there be any activities during high school exam week, allowing families to better enjoy their summers and players to focus on their academics. Players will represent their NCAFA and high school programs by wearing their own helmets while coming together under a single banner. A Program-branded clothing package will be included with registration.


As of December 10th, the Coaching Applications are open for submissions. Any coaches interested in participating in the S.E.T. Program can submit an application to Interested Head Coach candidates should have a strong knowledge of the game of football, have some playing and/or coaching experience, be highly motivated and extremely well organized. Applicants should be prepared to include members of their coaching staff in their application and be prepared to present a recruiting plan player development plan for the season. In addition, all individuals interested in support staff positions (coordinators, assistant coaches, mangers & trainers) should also submit their interest to the above email address.


Player registration is now open at the following link A try out fee of $50 is required at registration with the full registration fee of $400 due at a later date.


NCAFA S.E.T. Program Management Team

Steve Dean - President, NCAFA

Mark Ouellet - General Manager, NCAFA S.E.T. Program

Gawain Harding - Quebec Ambassador, NCAFA S.E.T. Program

Gord Champaigne - Treasurer, NCAFA

Jesse Card - Media Coordinator, NCAFA S.E.T. Program

Larry Ring - Player and Coaching Coordinator, NCAFA S.E.T. Program

Mike Rouleau - Business and Facilities Coordinator, NCAFA S.E.T. Program


NCAFA is an amateur youth football organization in the Ottawa area with teams for children up to the age of 18 since 1955. There are a total of 15 organizations across Ottawa and have worked in partnership with the Ottawa REDBLACKS Foundation to provide opportunities to low-income families.

For more information, please contact Mark by email at