Burlington Minor Football Association.

Burlington Minor Football Association.

March 02, 2011 15:02 ET

Burlington Braves Gear Up for National Championship

BURLINGTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 2, 2011) -

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With new front office staff for the Burlington Braves, the team is gearing up for a run at a national title which will be hosted in Ontario this year, hopefully at the newly turfed Nelson Stadium.

The Braves named a new head coach. Neil Lumsden, the prominent Canadian sports personality who will take the reins for 2011. Lumsden will bring his award-winning player experience from the Ottawa Gee Gees and Edmonton Eskimos, management experience with the Ti Cats, and his championship coaching experience, most recently with the Burlington Varsity Stampeders where he logged a 28-4 record and two titles in three years.

Lumsden joins the legacy of Braves head coaches who include former canadian football greats Dick Brown, Bobby Dawson, Ian Sunter, Al Brenner, Tony Marrone and hall of famer Bernie Custis. 

"With Neil's in-depth football knowledge, extensive experience and excellent coaching skills we are putting the Braves back on the map." said Larry Irish, president of the Braves.

Irish has also put in place a new general manager, Michael Ramsay, and assistant general manager Scott Boumeester. Together they have created a large team to support the Braves effort to reach the Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) championships.

The Burlington Braves have been a force in Canadian football for 54 years with seven national championship appearances. The team's heritage includes the likes of David Braley, Peter Dalla Riva, John Michaluk, Lee Knight, John Bonk, Tony Gabriel, Dave Dinnall. The Braves rich heritage is part of its sustainability. The team's alumni are the driving force in the on-going support and development of the Braves organization. 

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    Nancy MacMillan
    Director, Communications