Canada advances to gold medal game at women’s worlds

Langley, BC (June 28, 2017) – Football Canada’s women’s national team will go for gold on June 30 at 7:30 p.m. PT at the 2017 IFAF Women’s World Championship after defeating Great Britain 35-0 on June 27 at McLeod Stadium in Langley, British Columbia.

Canada handed Great Britain their first-ever tournament loss after Great Britain previously defeated two-time defending bronze medalist, Finland, on June 24 in their women’s worlds debut.

The 2017 gold medal game is a rematch of the 2010 and 2013 finals. Canada will look to avenge a pair of gold medal game losses on home soil.

The host nation will be in for a tough task as the US has yet to lose a game at the IFAF Women’s World Championship. So far in Langley, the US defense has yet to allow a single point scored against them at the 2017 tournament.

Team Alberta U18 and U17 SUPERWEEKEND


Football Alberta has begun the selection process for the creation of our Team Alberta U18, which will represent the province at the 2017 Football Canada Cup in Nova Scotia next July, and our new Team Alberta U17 which will represent the province at Pacific U17 Challenge in Hawaii next August.  The Superweekend is scheduled for:

Friday, January 13 through Sunday, January 15, 2017
Foote Field Indoor Field, Edmonton

Please note that this event is only for players who are 17 years old or younger and born in the years of 2000, 2001 or 2002.  If you were not born in those years, DO NOT CALL asking for an exemption as one will not be granted.

This camp can have over 400 athletes who are nominated by their coaches to come to SUPERWEEKEND.  After this camp, around 80+ players will be selected to advance to the Main Selection Camp for Team Alberta U18 and U17 that will take place the weekend of April in Calgary.  This camp will determine who goes to the Football Canada Cup (Team Alberta U18) and who will go to the Pacific Challenge (Team Alberta U17).

Please note that this is a full contact football camp.  It will feature on-field and off-field sessions.  We are looking for athletes with a great skill set as well as great attitudes and character to move on to the next level.

Any nominated players is eligible to participate in these camps, but more importantly whether they make the next step to the Main Selection Camp or not, they will be exposed directly to quality coaching that will include coaches from the University and Junior teams thus giving players who want to continue on past high school a chance to begin to explore the possibility of post-secondary football. It will also get your name of the Football Canada database for consideration in the future for international teams.  Note that the only way to advance internationally for U20 and Senior Men’s teams in the future is being active in the Provincial Team process now.


Nominations Open for Football Canada Coach of the Year


Ottawa (November 2, 2016) –  The search for the inaugural Football Canada Coach of the Year is now underway. Up for grabs are national U14 and U18 Community Football Coach Awards.

These awards help recognize the positive impact of active community, club, and high school coaches from across Canada who dedicate themselves to the development of youth both on and off the field.

“Coaches volunteer their time so that participants across the country can enjoy the great game of football,” said Shannon Donovan, Executive Director of Football Canada.

“The awards unveiled today help recognize deserving coaches for their contributions. They are not awarded for wins and losses, but rather recognition of the positive impact that coaches have on their athletes and their community.”

Nominators are asked to provide a submission (video or written) recognizing the positive impact the volunteer coach has on young players. Nominators are asked to consider how the coach teaches respect, safety, motivation, leadership and appreciation for the game of football when drafting their nominations.

Nominate your coach today:

  1. Nominate your coach on social media by using the hashtag #FCCOTY
  2. Submit essay to your respective provincial football association. For Alberta, contact person is Tim Enger, 
    • Application deadline is December 1, 2016.

Selection criteria

  • Awards will be given to the volunteer football coach that has the most positive impact on their athletes and community as well as for dedication to the development of youth both on and off the field
  • To be eligible, coaches must be members of Football Canada through their respective Provincial Football Association

U14 Community Football Coach Award

  • Coaches athletes under the age of 14
  • Non-contact (flag/touch) or tackle football coach
  • NCCP trained Community Sport (football)
  • Successful completion of Safe Contact training as well as Making Head Way in Football e-learning module

U18 Community Football Coach Award

  • Coaches athletes between the ages of 14 and 18
  • Non-contact (flag/touch) or tackle football coach
  • NCCP trained Competition-Intro. Position Coach (football)
  • Successful completion of Safe Contact training as well as Making Head Way in Football e-learning module