MEDIA ADVISORY: CFL NFL FLAG CHAMPIONSHIP

MEDIA ADVISORY: CFL NFL FLAG CHAMPIONSHIP

Teams from each CFL market will compete for the opportunity to play in the NFL FLAG Championship in Orlando, Florida during Pro Bowl weekend

Monday, November 20, 2017 — OTTAWA (November 20, 2017) – Media are invited to attend the CFL NFL Flag Championship, which begins with opening ceremonies at 10:00 a.m. at Gee-Gees Field on Tuesday, November 21st.

Commissioner Randy Ambrosie will be present for opening ceremonies as well as Dr Jennifer Welter, former inside linebacker coach for the Arizona Cardinals and former player for the Texas Revolution of Champions Indoor Football. The championship game will begin at 3:45 p.m. and the closing ceremonies, which will see the winning team receive the nod to participate in the NFL FLAG Championship at Pro Bowl weekend in Orlando, Florida, will begin at 4:15 p.m.

The Championship will feature nine teams, one from each CFL market, who won their bid competing in a series of regional tournaments across the country that saw more than 50 teams and over 500 kids participate.

Details for the media events are outlined below. Please RSVP to Lucas Barrett (lbarrett@cfl.ca) in advance.

What

CFL NFL Flag Championship

When

Tuesday November 21, 2017
10:00 a.m. ET

Where

Gee-Gees Field, University of Ottawa

200 Lees Avenue

Ottawa, ON K1S 5S9

Disregard Google Maps directions - access to the field is via Lees Avenue, not Nicholas Street or Highway ON-417 E.

In attendance

Dr Jennifer Welter, former inside linebacker coach for the Arizona Cardinals and former player for the Texas Revolution of Champions Indoor Football

Glen Johnson, CFL Senior Vice President, Football

Kevin McDonald, CFL Vice President, Football Operations and Player Safety

David Thomson, Managing Director, NFL Canada

Participants from the NFL CFL Flag Championship

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

 

The NFL CFL Flag tournament in Montreal. Photo credit: Dominick Gravel/CFL
The NFL CFL Flag tournament in Montreal. Photo credit: Dominick Gravel/CFL
The NFL CFL Flag tournament in Montreal. Photo credit: Dominick Gravel/CFL
Participants in the NFL CFL Flag tournament in Abbotsford celebrate a victory. Photo credit: CFL
Participants in the NFL CFL Flag tournament in Edmonton. Photo credit: CFL
Participants in the NFL CFL Flag tournament in Edmonton. Photo credit: CFL