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Football Canada – Wolfville, NS (July 8, 2017) – Eight teams from eight provinces vie for the title of national champion when the 2017 edition of the under-18 national tackle football championship, the Football Canada Cup, kicks off Saturday July 8 at Acadia University’s Raymond Field in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

The tournament consists of three game days featuring four games each day on July 8, 11 and 14.  Click here to view the full schedule.
With alumni such as Israel Idonije (1998, Manitoba); Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (2009, Quebec); Tevaun Smith (2010, Ontario East); Mehdi Abdesmad (2008, Quebec); Tyler Varga (2010, Ontario West); Hugo Richard (2011, Quebec); and Mathieu Betts (2011-2012, Quebec) – the tournament is one of the top spots for next-level recruiters to evaluate the country’s ever improving talent compete head-to-head.
The tournament is also the start of the identification and selection process for Canada’s Junior National Team. Since 2013, the tournament’s top players have been invited to the International Bowl series to compete against the Team U.S.A.
“The Canada Cup is a chance to identify and speak with Canada’s top players”, said Junior National Team head coach, Steve Sumarah. “We have an incredible talent pool in Canada and high performance pathways such as the Canada Cup and International Bowl help prepare athletes for world championship competition with our Junior National Team.” 
Action kicks off on Saturday July 8 at 10 a.m. AT with fourth place finisher from a year ago, Alberta battling Manitoba. At 1 p.m., New Brunswick will square-off against last year’s silver medalist, Saskatchewan. At 4 p.m.,  Ontario will face tournament host Nova Scotia. To cap off a busy first day of action, defending champion Quebec will take on British Columbia, who is making their return to the national championship at 7:30 p.m.
Games can be seen live online via webcast by visiting on game day. 


Previews and rosters for all eight teams can also be found at


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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. 

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