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  • Built Foord Tough

  • 09/25/2020, 12:15pm PDT , By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)
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Welcome Quinte Skyhawks

09/28/2020, 8:00am PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The CJFL expands in Ontario to its 18th team

The Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) is elated to announce the expansion Quinte Skyhawks will begin play in the Ontario Conference in 2021.

The Skyhawks become the 18th team in the CJFL and sixth in the Ontario Conference.

“My goal and vision has always been to bring next level football to our region, being in a smaller market I wanted to give athletes opportunity to showcase the love they have for football,” says Skyhawks’ President Peter Gabriel.  “Joining the CJFL was a natural progression giving athletes the opportunity to continue to play the sport they love after high school. For me it’s about creating opportunities for our youth. The CJFL provides for many athletes that think their football days are behind them, the opportunity to continue to live out their passion and dream of playing football at a higher level. Football is more than a game, it’s a life journey that mentors and guides young men preparing them for the next phase of their lives. That’s the CJFL factor!”

Players of the Skyhawks will not only come from Belleville, but the team plans to draw players and coaches from Kingston to Oshawa to Peterborough.  This area of Ontario has an established flag football league, has strong high school programs and an extremely talented bantam league with nine teams in the Quinte Skyhawks Minor Football League.

“It’s a very exciting day for all of us in the CJFL,” says Commissioner Jim Pankovich.  “With the cancellation of our 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is a welcomed announcement.  This shows the CJFL continues to head in the right direction and we believe Peter has the right people in place and the right plan to be a successful franchise for years to come.”

The Skyhawks will play out of Mary Ann Sills Park in Belleville, which is a field turf surface.   It is a multi-use facility hosting the Ontario OFSAA Track and Field meet and the Junior Ultimate Frisbee Championships.

The club will have another major announcement on Wednesday, followed by the naming of the team’s first ever head coach on Friday.

Belleville Ontario is 188kms east of Toronto and 230kms west of Ottawa.   The last census in 2016 counted 50,720 people living in the Belleville area which is home of the Bay of Quinte.  Locals and visitors can enjoy world class wine and amazing farm to table restaurants.

Another strong region for the Skyhawks is Quinte West (formally known as Trenton) which has a population of 43,577 and is 25 minutes from Belleville.  It is also the home of the National Air Force Museum of Canada.

Built Foord Tough

09/25/2020, 12:15pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Receiver Iassc Foord of the Regina Thunder

Photo courtesy of Wanda Harron Photography

In 2019 Isaac Foord of the Regina Thunder had an All-Canadian season.

He was an offensive weapon through the air for the Thunder often coming up with some outstanding, eye popping catches.  In all he finished with 31 receptions for 605 yards and had a pair of touchdowns.  He and fellow receiver Ethan Douglas were a deadly 1-2 punch.

Not only named an All-Canadian, but Foord was also named the Prairie Conference most Outstanding Receiver.

He also was dangerous on special teams returning 19 punts for 176 yards.

Check out his highlights …

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Highlight Package: Bobo Kisusari

09/11/2020, 7:15am PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Regina Thunder Safety

Photo courtesy of Wanda Harron Photography

The Regina Thunder had one of the best defences during the 2019 season with a great pass rush and a secondary full of ball hawks.

The Thunder’s safety Bobo Kisusari a second year player from Prince Albert never would shy away from a big hit.  He recorded 16 thundering tackles, had seven assisted stops and two interceptions. 

When the 2021 season opens Kisusari will be looked upon to be one of the leaders on the defensive side of the ball.  

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