Canadian Flag Football League (CFFL) Regional Challenges and National Championship locations and dates unveiled
Football Canada has announced more details regarding the inaugural season of the Canadian Flag Football League (CFFL).
Dates and locations have now been set for the three regionals championships, which is the second stage of the national pathway. Provincial sport organizations determine the selection process (first stage of the pathway) for teams to move out of their provincial leagues and onto to their respective conferences. Provinces can send up to two teams to from each division to compete in the Regional Championships. For more information please contact your Provincial Sport Organization – www.footballcanada.com
The first regional championship kicks off with the CFFL Central at University of Ottawa from May 11-13, 2019. Soon after, the other two regional championships will be held simultaneously – the CFFL Eastern Championship at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick and the CFFL Western Championship in Winnipeg, Manitoba from May 17-19, 2019.
At the conclusion of all the regional championships, winners will advance to the final leg of the pathway, the National Championships. It will be held from July 27-29th, 2019 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Prize money will be awarded at each of the regional events as well as the national championships. The winning teams at the Eastern, Central and Western Challenges will get $1500.00 while the runner-up (second place) will get $1000.00. Meanwhile, first place teams at the National Championship will win $2000.00 and the second place finishers will receive $1500.00.
Additionally, the CFFL national champion will become the national team that will represent Canada at the 2020 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Flag Championship, which will be hosted in South Korea.
“With the goal of the CFFL to continue the exponential growth of flag football in Canada, the national pathway will highlight and showcase the best and top talent in the nation,”
commented Shannon Donovan, Football Canada’s Executive Director. “We are looking forward to the coming months with all the excitement surrounding this league, the first of its kind in Canada.”
As previously announced, there will be three leagues in the CFFL – Male, Female and Mixed.
All regional and national championships will use the 5v5 rules as per Football Canada’s Non-Contact Rule Book.
With this being the inaugural year for the CFFL, Football Canada hopes to achieve many objectives in the first year and build upon that momentum in future years in promoting a strong flag football community.
“Our goal in year one is to successfully establish the CFFL’s National Championship pathway while strengthening our National Team ,” explains Aaron Geisler, Manager of Development. “In year two and moving forward we intend to grow the scope of the CFFL as well as strengthening a standard national adult flag football brand.”
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