New for 2019, Football Alberta will be hosting a Junior Bowl on May Long Weekend injunction with the Senior Bowl.
The process will start with the Junior Bowl Selection Camps to select Team North and South who will compete in the Inaugural Junior Bowl on May 20. This camp will be step one of the development of the U16 Team Alberta, who will compete in the 2019 Football Canada Western Challenge in Kamloops in July.
Players must be born in 2004 & 2005 regardless of school grade (no exceptions).
Step 1 – Team North/South Selection Camp
- North Junior Bowl Selection Camp March 15, 16 & 17 in Edmonton at Foote Field (dome)
- South Junior Bowl Selection Camp April 12, 13 & 14 in Calgary at McMahon Stadium
- Players must be nominated by their Bantam or High School coach to try-out ($125 fee)
- Players must tryout at their designated North/South Camp
Step 2 – Junior Bowl
- Junior Bowl – May 17, 18, 19 & 20 in Calgary
- 6 practices and a Junior Bowl Game between Team North & Team South
- The Junior Bowl will also be the Final Selection Camp for the U16 Team Alberta
Step 3 – Team Alberta
- Team Alberta U16 Mini Camp – July 12-15
- 2018 Football Canada U16 Western Challenge July 15-21 in Kamloops
- 8-12 practices, team meetings, film sessions and 2 Games. Players will travel and stay as a team
2018 U16 Western Canada All-Star Selections
Congratulations to the following Team Alberta players who were named to the Under 16 Western Challenge All-Star Team.
Luc Nolin – Quarterback – Calgary
Duncan Critch – Runningback – Ardmore
Martin Sialeu – Runningback – Calgary
Elic Ayonmanor – Receiver – Medicine Hat
Ethan Henderson – Receiver – Edmonton
Nicholas Lemay – Offensive Linemen – Beaver County
Deon Williams – Offensive Linemen – Calgary
Jack Dutton – Linebacker – Priddis
Joel DeMale – Linebacker – Red Deer
Michael Peloso – Defensive Back – Okotoks
Maxx Fedoroff – Defensive Back – Calgary
Bryan Galindo – Defensive Back – Calgary
Maxwell von Muehldorfer – Defensive Linemen – Calgary
Adrian Minakata – Defensive Linemen – Calgary
2018 Team Alberta U16 – Roster
Football Alberta hosted the 2018 Football Canada U16 Western Challenge July 3-7 at U of A’s Foote Field. This was the 2nd straight year Alberta hosted the event featuring British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Alberta hosted British Columbia in the first game which marked the Semi-Final of the 2 game tournament. The game didn’t start well for Alberta as British Columbia got on the scoreboard early with a pick six to take a 7-0 lead.
However, Alberta would strike back with just over two minutes left in the first quarter. Quarterback Luc Nolin found Cale Brownell for a touchdown score. At halftime, British Columbia led Alberta 10-7. The teams traded touchdowns in the 2nd half and B.C. lead late in the game until Quarterback Luc Nolin connected with Adrian Minakata for a touchdown pass to seal the win for Alberta 21-16. The Alberta Offensive Player of the Game was Martin Sialeu and the Defensive Player of the Game was Jack Dutton.
Alberta moved onto the finals to take on Manitoba who beat Saskatchewan 20-10. Once again the game did not start well for Alberta as Manitoba lead 14-10 at the half. In the second half, Alberta came alive as they scored 35 unanswered points. Duncan Critch scored back-to-back touchdowns in the third quarter. Then, within a span of 1:08, Ayomanor add two consecutive majors. The final score was 47-21 giving Alberta back to back Western Championships.
The Offensive Player of the Game was Luc Nolin and the Defensive Players of the Game was Jack Dutton. Players of the tournament were Nolin (Alberta) for Special Teams, Elic Ayomanor (Alberta) for offence and Jack Dutton (Alberta) for defence.
Next years Football Canada U16 Western Challenge is in Kamloops, BC July 15-22.
2017 Team Alberta U16
Team South 27 – Team North 8
The concept of the Bantam Bowl is to reward and showcase the best graduating Grade 9 players in the province in an all-star format. The role we at Football Alberta play is to run the event in a manner in which all the coaches have to do is coach and all the players have to do is play. The result has been an extremely enjoyable, once in a lifetime memory for player and coach alike. With the continued development of the Bantam Bowl and the Alberta Summer Games Tournament in off-setting years, we’re hoping to further increase the stature of bantam football province-wide.
Bantam Bowl South Camp – April 7 – 9 – South Team
Bantam Bowl North Camp – April 21-23 – North Team
Bantam Bowl Main Camp & Game – May 19-22 – Edmonton, University of Alberta’s Foote Field
The Bantam Bowl will include practices Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the game on Monday of the Long Weekend. The players are provided with 4 days room & board, an awards banquet and a game jersey.
Bantam Bowl History
2015 – South 31 North 13
2013 – South 19 North 8
2011 – South 28 North 14
2009 – South 13 North 10
2007 – South 17 North 6
2005 – North 21 South 14