CFL NFL FLAG CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET SET FOR OTTAWA

CFL NFL FLAG CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET SET FOR OTTAWA

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.

Monday, November 13, 2017 — 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:

Region

Team

BC

North Surrey Tigers

Edmonton

Spruce Grove Cougars

Calgary

Sigma Football

Saskatchewan

Jr. Riders

Winnipeg

Winnipeg Hawks

Hamilton

Hamilton Rebels

Toronto

Oakville FC

Ottawa

Ottawa Gee-Gees

Montreal

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.”