Burlington Minor Football Association

Burlington Minor Football Association

July 20, 2011 09:00 ET

Two Burlington Flag Football Teams Vie for National Championship

BURLINGTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 20, 2011) - Two Burlington flag football teams, one in the under-18 and another in under-16 categories, will represent Ontario at the national flag football championships this week-end in Halifax, a Football Canada event where 24 teams and 216 players and coaches will play July 23-25.

The teams were assembled from Burlington Minor Football Association (BMFA) flag football players available to travel and compete in the week-end event. Many of the athletes play other sports at a rep level and use football as off season training. Flag football is played across Canada from late April to early July.

"This is an excellent opportunity for these fine young athletes," said BMFA president Jay Stillie. "BMFA is proud that our dedication to the grassroots level will be on display on the national stage."

The under 16 roster is: The under 18 roster is:
1. Ben Kukhta captain 1. Richard Froggatt captain
2. Matt Gima 2. Scott Carnegie
3. Ryan Grilli 3. Mitchell Garvey
4. Hunter Martin 4. Daniel Higgins
5. Conor O'Brien 5. Brad Johns
6. Jack Stillie 6. Sam Stillie
7. Evan Thompson 7. Ryan Thompson
Head coach Barry Hutton
Assistant coach Selwyn Daniels
Head coach Dave Thompson
Manager Ron O'Brien

The teams will play five aside on adjusted fields with specific rules. The details can be found on the tournament web site http://www.footballnovascotia.ca/index.php?page=119&sub=238.

More than 1200 youth are part of the Burlington Minor Football Association programs for youth aged 6-22 including flag, house league tackle and rep teams. For more information on all of the minor football programs go to www.burlingtonminorfootball.ca.

Contact Information

  • Burlington Minor Football Association
    Nancy MacMillan
    Director, Communications