The championship tournament features teams from each CFL market competing for the opportunity to play in the NFL FLAG Championship in Orlando, Florida during Pro Bowl weekend.

TORONTO (November 13, 2017) – After nine regional CFL NFL Flag tournaments across the country, where more than 50 teams and over 500 kids played, nine teams have emerged and qualified for the CFL NFL Flag Championship in Ottawa during Grey Cup week.

On Tuesday, November 21st the CFL/NFL Flag Championship will take place at Gee-Gees Field beginning at 10 a.m. ET. with playoffs beginning at 2:45 p.m. ET. The championship game is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. ET.

The teams will be playing for a berth in the NFL FLAG Championship during Pro Bowl Weekend (January 26-28, 2018) in Orlando, Florida where they’ll participate with teams from across the United States as well as other international entries.

Below are the teams that qualified for CFL NFL Flag Championship in Ottawa:




North Surrey Tigers


Spruce Grove Cougars


Sigma Football


Jr. Riders


Winnipeg Hawks


Hamilton Rebels


Oakville FC


Ottawa Gee-Gees


Beliers de Montreal-Nord

In itheir first year partnered together, both the CFL and NFL were thrilled with the results from the regional tournaments.

“The first year of this important partnership with the National Football League was an overwhelming success,” said Glen Johnson, Senior Vice President, Football. “Seeing more than 500 kids participate in the regional tournaments and the amount of talent across the nation was special to see. It’s important to have kids living a healthy and active lifestyle while still being engaged in team sports like flag football.”

“The tournaments this year, leading up to the Championship in Ottawa, demonstrates the enthusiasm and excitement, young players have for the great game of football across Canada,”, said David Thomson, Managing Director, NFL Canada.  “As stewards of the game, the collaboration between the NFL and CFL, represents a tremendous opportunity to continue to open up the game, to a wider group of young athletes.  We’re excited to have a team from Canada, participate and compete at the NFL Flag Championships during Pro Bowl week.” 

Darlene Capiro

Director, Media Relations & International Communications, National Football League

Lucas Barrett

Coordinator, Communications, Canadian Football League

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