2017 FOX 40 PROSPECT CHALLENGE (#CFCFPC) kicks off Saturday, May 6th in Ottawa

MAY 2, 2017 – Fox 40 Prospect Challenge (FPC): Fox 40 and Canadafootballchat.com (CFC) are pleased to announce online broadcast schedule, BATTLE OF BEST game, CFL official evaluation

* 2017 FOX 40 PROSPECT CHALLENGE (FPC) football tournament 2nd WEEKEND kicks off Saturday, May 6th at MNP Park (Carleton) in Ottawa

* Canadian Football League (CFL) to evaluate potential future CFL officials during four FPC games, including BATTLE OF BEST game in Ottawa

* BATTLE OF THE BEST features the top grade 11s from Central (Ontario) region versus the top grade 11s from the West Coast (British Columbia) region Saturday 7:30pm

(Cambridge, ON) May 2, 2017 – Quarterbacks James Keenan, Jack Zergiotis, Liam Kennedy, Huzaifah (ZEE) Rana, Ryan Licandro, Connor Irwin-Lewis, Nate Hunt, and Benjamin Robinson 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 second weekend of the tournament kicks off Saturday May 6th (MNP Park – Carleton) at 1:00pm when the Quebec Bantam League all-stars play the East Sophomore FPC all-stars. The game is followed at 4:00pm with the Quebec Midget League all-stars playing the East Varsity FPC all-stars. The day culminates with the showcase ‘BATTLE OF THE BEST’ game featuring the top FPC British Columbia all-stars (grade 11 – Team BCHS) versus the top FPC Ontario all-stars at 7:30pm. The following day features five Youth age games at Millennium Park starting at 8:45am.

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 for MNP Park will be available on-site only. General Admission day passes include Adults ($10), and Students ($5).

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). 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.



# 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
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


Percy Perry Stadium Coquitlam, BC Region   Region Kick Off
1 SATURDAY MAY 13TH FRESHMEN & GR 8 West vs. East 11:00 AM
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 [email protected] >>

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

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 “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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