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Football Canada – Action begins on July 9 at IG Field

 

Winnipeg, MB (July 5, 2016) – Watch eight teams from seven provinces compete at Canada’s premiere under-18 tackle football tournament, the 2016 Football Canada Cup, July 9-15 by visiting www.footballcanada.com on game day.

 
The tournament hosts under-18 provincial teams from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and two teams from host Manitoba from July 9 – 15 in Winnipeg. The first and final game days will take place at Investors Group Field while the action on Tuesday July 12 will take place at East Side Field.
 
Each team plays three full games in the weeklong tournament. The tournament’s two undefeated teams will battle for gold on Friday July 15 at 8 p.m. CT to close out the tournament.
 
The Canada Cup returns to Manitoba for the first time since 2006 and boasts a number of notable alumni including Israel Idonije, Andy Fantuz, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Tyler Crapigna, David Foucault, Tevaun Smith and Mehdi Abdesmad. Six of the last seven CIS Rookie of the Year Award winners – Mathieu Betts (2015); Hugo Richard (2014); Daniel Vandervoort (2013); Shaquille Johnson (2012); Tyler Varga (2011); and Linden Gaydosh (2009) – are also tournament alumni.
 
For more about the tournament, please visit www.footballcanada.com. Use the hashtag #FCC2016 to join the conversation on social media.
 
Media accreditation
Media interested in attending the event are asked to email Kevin.Hirschfield@sjrb.ca or communications@footballcanada.com.  
 
 
Schedule
Saturday July 9, 2016 – Game Day 1 (Investors Group Field)
Game 1 – Nova Scotia (5) vs. Alberta (4) @ 11:00 a.m. CT
Game 2 – New Brunswick (7) vs. Ontario (2) @ 2:00 pm CT
Game 3 – Manitoba-Gold (6) vs. Saskatchewan (3) @ 5:00 p.m. CT
Ceremonial Kickoff, 8:00 – 8:15 p.m. CT
Game 4 – Manitoba-Silver (8) vs. Quebec (1) @ 8:30 p.m. CT
 
Tuesday July 12, 2016 – Game Day 2 (EAST SIDE FIELD)
Game 5 – Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 3 @ 10:00 a.m. CT
Game 6 – Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 4 @ 1:00 p.m. CT
Game 7 – Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 4 @ 4:00 p.m. CT
Game 8 – Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3 @ 7:00 p.m. CT
 
Friday July 15, 2016 – Game Day 3 (Investors Group Field)
Game 9 – Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6 @ 11:00 a.m. CT (7th & 8th Consolation)
Game 10 – Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 @ 2:00 p.m. CT (5th & 6th Consolation)
Game 11 – Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8 @ 5:00 p.m. CT (Bronze medal game)
Game 12 – Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 @ 8:00 p.m. CT (Gold medal game)
 

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About Football Canada

Established in 1884, Football Canada is the national governing body of amateur football in Canada and a proud member of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). Working closely with the provincial football associations, we develop programs and resources for players, coaches, officials in the three disciplines of Tackle, Flag and Touch Football. Football Canada’s vision statement is “from playground to stadium” where players can participate in the game of football throughout a lifetime recreationally, competitively and internationally. 
 
Contact Information:
 
Patrick DeLottinville
Coordinator, Communications
613-564-0003 x 226