January 29, 2017
Canada takes on U.S. at North American Championship on Jan. 28 in Orlando
Football Canada – Games to be streamed live online beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET
Orlando (January 27, 2017) – Football Canada’s under-18 and under-19 national teams are set to face their counterparts from USA Football at the inaugural North American Championship on January 28 at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida.
Steve Sumarah and the rest of the Junior National Team coaching staff will lead Canada’s U19 roster in preparation for the 2018 IFAF U19 World Championship. The majority of the roster is comprised of the all-star team selected from the 2016 Football Canada Cup, held July 9-15 in Winnipeg. Joining this core group include four players – Nick Cross, Mathew Goodall, J-Min Pelley and Charles-Émile Bouchard – who helped Canada to gold at the 2016 IFAF U19 World Championship in China.
Marco Iadeluca, head coach of Quebec’s 2016 Canada Cup gold medal winning entry will serve the same role with Canada’s under-18 national team in Orlando. The U18 coaching staff was selected from each of the eight participating provincial teams that competed at the 2016 Canada Cup while the roster is also comprised of participants from the 2016 edition of the under-18 national tackle football championship.
Saturday’s inaugural North American Championship will be streamed live online. Visit www.footballcanada.com on game day for the details. ESPN3 will have live coverage of the game.
Canada’s coaching staffs
Media use photos
Photos, for media use only, will be available here following the two game series: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jd5eval0xg5duvu/AADzVuBJ1wAzx46Md-EF3rRra?dl=0
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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.