2017 FOX 40 PROSPECT CHALLENGE (#CFCFPC) kicks off Friday, April 28th

April 24, 2017 – Fox 40 Prospect Challenge (FPC): Fox 40 and Canadafootballchat.com (CFC) are pleased to announce online broadcast schedule, international entry, CFL official evaluation

  • 2017 FOX 40 PROSPECT CHALLENGE (FPC) football tournament kicks off Friday April 28th at Tim Horton’s Field in Hamilton
  • Canadian Football League (CFL) to evaluate potential future CFL officials during four FPC games, including 2 Varsity games in Hamilton
  • First international entry from Cleveland, Ohio to play in Minor age group

(Cambridge, ON) April 24, 2017 – Quarterbacks Travis Arp, Zachary Beno, Jonathan Cartier, Brian Harkness, John Serrano, Liam Kennedy, James Keenan, Huzaifah (ZEE) Rana, Ryan Licandro, Connor Irwin-Lewis, Austin Reid headline some of Canada’s brightest emerging football stars in the 2017 Fox 40 Prospect Challenge, as Fox 40, Russell Athletic, Big Kahuna, Canadafootballchat.com (CFC), and the Canadian Football League (CFL),  announced the game schedule for the fourth annual edition of the nation’s largest all-star football showcase event.  The first game kicks off Friday April 28 at 3:00pm when the tournament’s first international entry from Cleveland Ohio takes on the West Minor age group, from Tim Horton’s Field in Hamilton.

The CFL will be using four FPC Varsity games to evaluate amateur officials.  “The identification of talent isn’t just restricted to players”, said Glen Johnson, SVP Football for the CFL. “We are excited to use all-star games like the FPC Series to develop and scout prospects as potential CIS and CFL officials.”

CFCs platforms deliver highlights, interviews, and behind-the-scenes content from the 2017 Fox 40 Prospect Challenge. Game rosters will be available at the stadium as well as online the week prior to the event on Canadafootballchat.com.

General Admission tickets will be available on-site only.  General Admission day passes include Adults ($10), Students ($5)).  The food concessions will be open all weekend.  Entrance to the stadium is via Melrose Avenue using the Gate 3 premium entrance.  After going through ticketing, fans will use the stairs to general admission seating sections 104, 105, & 106 (3rd floor).

The FPC gives back to local football teams and players every year.  Last year’s event rose over $5000 for local clubs and many underprivileged players have received full scholarships each year.  In its three years, the FPC has raised over $10,000 in fundraising and scholarships.

About the 4th Annual Fox 40 Prospect Challenge (#CFCFPC)

The tournament, formerly known as the Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) in Central Canada, is a series of elite showcase games that feature the best tackle football players across most of Canada, aged 10-19 years.  The three-phased event, which includes a multitude of competitive evaluations, includes three tournament game locations (Hamilton April 28-29; Ottawa May 6-7; Coquitlam, BC May 13) with Hamilton starting this weekend.   All Hamilton games and Ottawa May 6th games will be live streamed and tape delayed.  Ottawa May 7th and Coquitlam May 13th will be tape delayed.

HAMILTON Game Schedule

# Date Age Groups Region   Region Time
TIM HORTONS FIELD HAMILTON APRIL 28-29
1 FRIDAY APRIL 28TH MINOR West vs. CLEVELAND, OH 3:00 PM
2 FRIDAY APRIL 28TH SOPHOMORE Central vs. Halton-Peel 5:15 PM
3 FRIDAY APRIL 28TH VARSITY Central vs. Halton-Peel 8:00 PM
4 SATURDAY APRIL 29TH MINOR Halton-Peel vs. CLEVELAND, OH 9:00 AM
5 SATURDAY APRIL 29TH FRESHMEN Central vs. Halton-Peel 11:30 AM
6 SATURDAY APRIL 29TH FRESHMEN East vs. West 2:30 PM
7 SATURDAY APRIL 29TH SOPHOMORE East vs. West 5:00 PM
8 SATURDAY APRIL 29TH VARSITY East vs. West 7:15 PM 


OTTAWA GAME SCHEDULE

# Date Age Groups Region   Region Time
MNP PARK (Carleton) OTTAWA MAY 6-7th
1 SATURDAY MAY 6TH Sophomore EAST vs. QBFL all-stars 1:00 PM
2 SATURDAY MAY 6TH VARSITY EAST vs. QMFL all-stars 4:00 PM
3 SATURDAY MAY 6TH Grade 11 – Fox 40 Battle of the Best Fox 40 Central Canada vs. Fox 40 Team BCHS 7:30 PM
# DATE AGE GROUPS Region Region Time
Millennium Sports Park OTTAWA MAY 7th
1 SUNDAY MAY 7TH Grade 7 Central vs. Halton-Peel 8:45 AM
2 SUNDAY MAY 7TH Grade 8 Central vs. Halton-Peel 10:35 AM
3 SUNDAY MAY 7TH MINOR East vs. Central 12:25 PM
4 SUNDAY MAY 7TH Grade 7 East vs. West 2:15 PM
5 SUNDAY MAY 7TH Grade 8 East vs. West 4:05 PM

 

COQUITLAM, BC GAME SCHEDULE

Percy Perry Stadium Coquitlam, BC Region   Region Kick Off
1 SATURDAY MAY 13TH FRESHMEN & GR 8 West vs. East 11:00 AM
2 SATURDAY MAY 13TH SOPHOMORE West vs. East 1:30 PM
3 SATURDAY MAY 13TH VARSITY West vs. East 4:00 PM

 <<NOTE TO MEDIA: For accreditation to the 2017 Fox 40 Prospect Challenge please email press@canadafootballchat.com >>

 

About Canadafootballchat.com by the numbers

  • #1 Amateur football news & recruiting site (source: Comscore.com) +500k unique visitors annually
  • #1 Amateur football tournament – Fox 40 Prospect Challenge (FPC) – Central Canada & West Coast
  • #1 Amateur football social media network
  • Facebook 25k / Twitter 12k

 

CFC Social Media

 “To have the Fox 40 name associated with CFC and the Prospect Challenge is an honour.  Our brands not only share a home country, but we share a long history in promoting amateur football,” said Dave Foxcroft, President & CEO, Fox 40.  “We are thrilled to kick off another chapter in amateur football history and make a statement to the country what football means to the development of youth in our communities.

“CFC and the prospect challenge (FPC) committee are always looking for opportunities to increase player exposure and elite playing opportunities.  said Lee Barette, President, Canadafootballchat.com.  “Fox 40 is a company recognized for its integrity and quality across the world.  At the same time, they are an organization that never forgets their roots and always promotes amateur football.  We feel that this agreement, coupled with the expansion to the West Coast, showcases two of the most recognized brands in the amateur football community.”

About Fox 40

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About Canadafootballchat.com

Canadafootballchat.com (CFC) is the number one national amateur football website (source: ComScore.com) and most respected source for high school and recruiting news in Canada.  CFCs mission is to promote players, coaches, administrators, teams, & leagues from coast to coast. Powered by 40+ local reporters, CFCs content driven network covers Canadian NCAA & CIS recruiting, and high school players & teams like no one else.

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