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Football Canada Job Posting

03/11/2021, 1:30pm PST
By Supplied

Manager, Non Contact Football

Football Canada is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability.

MANAGER, NON-CONTACT FOOTBALL

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Lead the development of Football Canada’s non-contact programs and events in conjunction with the Provincial Sport Organization. Football Canada is seeking an individual to serve as Technical and Events staff. This individual will report to the Executive Director and will be responsible for coordinating, developing and administrating all activities related to National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) and the Football Canada Officials Certification Program for non-contact football (flag, Sevens, and touch). The individual shall guide and support the efforts of the National Office Staff, Directors/Chairpersons, Committees, and other Volunteers in the fulfilment of their roles and duties.

Areas of focus will include the following:

• Manage Player Development

• Manage Officials Development

• Manage Coach Development

• Manage High Performance

• Manage Rules and Safety

• Manage Non-Contact Events

The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications and experience:

• Post-secondary degree preferably in Physical Education/Coaching or Sport Management.

• Coaching background – certified NCCP Training or equivalent experience.

• Experience delivering sport clinics and / or camps

• Works well with others as a team player.

• Be an effective communicator (writing and speaking).

• Strong organizational skills. • Experience coordinating events • Computer knowledge in Windows, Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft Office (incl. Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Publisher) and Microsoft Outlook.

• Ability and willingness to work some extended hours, and • Have the ability and willingness to do some traveling approximately 5-7 weeks per year.

• Non-contact football experience will be considered an asset

• Ability to fluently communicate in both official languages is an asset.

Salary for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Position type: 2 Year Contract

Location: Option to working remotely within Canada

Application deadline: March 14th, 2021 please send applications to sdonovan@footballcanada.com

Expected start date: March 31st, 2021

All responses are appreciated, however, only those selected for an interview will receive a reply.

You must include the following in your submission:
A) Three references (including addresses and phone numbers).
B) Salary Expectations; and
C) Date of availability to commence employment.

Football Canada approves the CJFL

03/03/2021, 2:15pm PST
By Supplied

Football Canada is proud to welcome the CJFL as an Associate Member.

Football Canada is proud to welcome the Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) as an Associate Member.

The approval of the CJFL marks the fourth Associate Member to join Football Canada in the last year, joining the Canadian Football League, U SPORTS and the Canadian Football Officials Association.

“Football Canada is now the hub of communications for our national contact football organizations to connect, collaborate and partner with grassroots football across the country,” Football Canada President Jim Mullin said.

“Coming out of this pandemic, it is critical that all football organizations within Canada work together as one instead of against each other to get all of our teams and players back on the field safely,” added CJFL Commissioner Jim Pankovich.  “I’m excited to be able to share best practices and ideas across the country to not only build our CJFL game, but football as a whole.  This partnership with the other organizations will give more opportunities for young men and women to play this game.”

The alliance creates pathways for expanded work on CJFL teams to participate in developing the game at the community level with Football Canada programming like First Down and CFL Futures focused on participation for youth under-12. It is also a catalyst for discussion with the CFL and U SPORTS to align areas of operations and events.

“We have already started a dialogue between the partners about how we can work together as a football community to maximize our high-performance events and contribute to minor football, and the CJFL is at the centre of that discussion,” continued Mullin.

The CJFL’s membership in Football Canada was facilitated by the recent ratification of Ontario Football Conference (OFC) Juniors return to the Ontario Football Alliance (OFA), the responsible body for football’s governance in Ontario. The OFC is set to host the CJFL championship Canadian Bowl this November, showcasing the talent and level of enthusiasm for junior football in the province and across the country.

ABOUT FOOTBALL CANADA: Established in 1880 and reconstituted 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.

Member Monday: London Beefeaters

02/01/2021, 10:15am PST
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The Ontario Conference defending champs

Photos courtesy of Joanna Kurowski Photography

The London Beefeaters have been a long standing franchise in the Canadian Junior Football League.  They first joined the Ontario Conference (OFC) in 1975 when the Conference had three divisions and 14 teams.  In that first season they finished with a 5-3-2 record and qualified for the post season, where they would fall in the quarterfinal.   The very next year the Beefs finished on top of the Western Division and won their first playoff game.

Since entering the CJFL the Beefeaters seem to be always in the mix and pushing for a Conference title running stride for stride with perennial powerhouses the Hamilton Hurricanes and Windsor Fratmen.    In their 38 playing seasons in the CJFL the Beefeaters have compiled a record of 141-191-2.   On three different occasions they have missed a season(s) in the OFC; 1984, 1993-1995 and 1999-2000.

As the Beefeaters have changed and grown in the CJFL so have their home fields.   They have had seven official homes since 1975 and most would argue their current home field is the best they have played at.  For the last several years they have played at TD Stadium in London on the campus of Western University as they share the field with the Mustangs.  They have also played at Labatt Park, Beck Secondary School, Montcalm Secondary School, JW Little Stadium, John Paul II Secondary School, Regina Mundi College and City-Wide Sportsfield.

Throughout their time in the CJFL the Beefeaters have finished first three times and have a pair of Conference titles.  The first in 2012 and are currently the defending Ontario champs after winning the title in 2019, then hosted the National Semi-Final game.  Oddly, their only two national game appearances have come against the Saskatoon Hilltops.

That 2019 title is arguably the greatest moment in Beefeaters history, winning the title on the road in Windsor against their bitter rival the Fratmen 28-20.

Over time there have been several talented players to come through the Beefeaters system including Tom Cudney (1976-1979) who played for the Kansas City Chiefs, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Argos, Ian Sinclair (1979) who won a NCAA national championship with the Miami Hurricanes and a Grey Cup with the BC Lions and Shaq Johnson (2015) who currently plays for the Lions.

Two other Beefs’ alum have seen action with the Lions including Hakeem Johnson and Josh Woodman.  Defensive back Tanner Gaskill-Cadwallader was selected by the Bombes in the 2020 CFL Draft.

Quick Beefeaters Facts:
Conference - Ontario Conference
Location – 100 Philip Aziz Ave, London, ON
Team President – Rob Annen
Head Coach – Gavin Lake (entering his first in 2021)
Stadium – TD Stadium
Social Handle - @LondonBeefeaters, @BeefeatersFtbl, @londonbeefeatersfootball
Motto – “Committed to Excellence”
Primary Colours – Blue / Red / White