Grab your clipboard and join the OSEG Foundation for the upcoming Football Coaching Clinic hosted by the Ottawa REDBLACKS. The one-day clinic is designed to give youth football coaches the opportunity to learn new skills and techniques that will help them to improve minor football programs. Coaches will be exposed to strategies for all aspects of the game and have the chance to network and learn from professional CFL Coaches. Register today for the OSEG Foundation’s Football Coaching Clinic. Limited spaces available.
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 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!"