Articles by: Ben Browne

DID YOU KNOW (37): Inaugural Fantuz courage award, sportsmanlike conduct, 6-on-6 in York Region? Quinte gets OVFL team

DID YOU KNOW (37): Inaugural Fantuz courage award, sportsmanlike conduct, 6-on-6 in York Region? Quinte gets OVFL team

June 18, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly instalment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition Learning and leading through football Canadian NFLer teaches the value of sportsmanship 6-on-6 coming to YRAA? Quinte lands an OVFL teamRead More

COACHES SPOTLIGHT (CIRCELLI): “As coaches, we are teachers trying to pass on our own knowledge and passion to our players”

COACHES SPOTLIGHT (CIRCELLI): “As coaches, we are teachers trying to pass on our own knowledge and passion to our players”

June 16, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Jean-Paul Circelli, current Head Coach of the Ontario Provincial Football League’s (OPFL) London Jr. Mustangs Varsity team (formerly of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) and Offensive Line Coach of the Western Mustangs of the OUA is a true player’s coach. Perhaps that could explain why he has coached atRead More

DID YOU KNOW (36): More to life than the game, guest appearance at practice, Western women’s final set, play by the rules

DID YOU KNOW (36): More to life than the game, guest appearance at practice, Western women’s final set, play by the rules

June 11, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly instalment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition A life lost far too soon BC players greeted by special guests at practice WWCFL’s Calgary Rage look to make historyRead More

DID YOU KNOW (35): Hosting the big game, conquering cancer with humility, come to Order, tricky turf transformed

DID YOU KNOW (35): Hosting the big game, conquering cancer with humility, come to Order, tricky turf transformed

June 4, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly instalment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition Grey Cup game returns to the City of Champions Former Bomber living life to the fullest in spite of uncertain futureRead More

DID YOU KNOW (34): Fresh starts, new homes, and giving back to the less fortunate

DID YOU KNOW (34): Fresh starts, new homes, and giving back to the less fortunate

May 28, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly instalment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition: Former X-Men heads indoors to start pro career PEI club team rebrands, restructures and rejuvenates ahead of 2017 season Winnipeg teamRead More

COACHES SPOTLIGHT (MOORE): “At the beginning of the season, 12 individuals walk onto that field, but at the end of the season, one team takes the last snap”

COACHES SPOTLIGHT (MOORE): “At the beginning of the season, 12 individuals walk onto that field, but at the end of the season, one team takes the last snap”

May 23, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Coaches play a big role in the development of their players, not just on the field, but off the field. There are thousands of community/high school coaches that sacrifice countless hours of their own time to make sure that amateur football is an opportunity presented to young people all acrossRead More

CFC100 QB Calvert pleased to be among Canada’s top talent

CFC100 QB Calvert pleased to be among Canada’s top talent

May 22, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

6’2, 210-pound pivot, Michael Calvert, who recently earned a spot on the CFC100 Class 2018 1st edition rankings, calls football a “central” part of his life. He has been playing for 11 years now, and has no plans of slowing down anytime soon.

DID YOU KNOW (33): Culminated careers, messy merger, and early ending

DID YOU KNOW (33): Culminated careers, messy merger, and early ending

May 21, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly instalment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition: Longtime player, coach & media member retires Diving accident paralyzes Halifax Xplosion player Association amalgamation has Alberta football community on edgeRead More

DID YOU KNOW (32): Growing the game coast to coast, Prairie pros give back, Association of the Year award

DID YOU KNOW (32): Growing the game coast to coast, Prairie pros give back, Association of the Year award

April 30, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly instalment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition: Football arrives at three B.C. middle schools Growing the game out East Former Riders host “Playground to Pros” Camp in SaskatoonRead More

DID YOU KNOW (31): Termination, recognition, education and inspiration

DID YOU KNOW (31): Termination, recognition, education and inspiration

April 23, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly instalment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition: CFL parts ways with Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge Red Deer coach wins provincial bragging rights Flag football camp takes over Investors GroupRead More

QB Morgan treats every game as if it’s his last

QB Morgan treats every game as if it’s his last

April 15, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Although only 16 years old, Justin Morgan has already been playing football for a decade. The Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia native has spent six seasons with the Bedford Sackville Minor Football (BSMF) Saints organization, has played with the Metro Mustangs of the Nova Scotia Indoor Spring League (NSISL), and currently playsRead More

DID YOU KNOW (30): Commemorating the past, creating the future

DID YOU KNOW (30): Commemorating the past, creating the future

April 9, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly instalment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition: Manitoba player attends Vimy Ridge 100th anniversary celebration Bison O-Lineman catching the eye of NFL scouts Simon Fraser reveals plans for newRead More

DID YOU KNOW (29): Shaving for cancer, Dunigan speaks at OHA’s, Reed giving back to Riderville

DID YOU KNOW (29): Shaving for cancer, Dunigan speaks at OHA’s, Reed giving back to Riderville

April 2, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly instalment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition UBC athlete shaves head for paediatric cancer Dunigan headlines BC awards in support of amateur football Former Rider’s heart and soulRead More

DID YOU KNOW (28): Canadian twins excelling down South, Canucks heading to Europe, life after football

DID YOU KNOW (28): Canadian twins excelling down South, Canucks heading to Europe, life after football

March 26, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly instalment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition Twin brothers showcasing talent South of the border Players making transcontinental journey to Europe The importance of supporting players as peopleRead More

DID YOU KNOW (27): Auclair holds pro day, GeeGee QB up for OUA MVP, volunteer award, speaking football at UBC Okanagan

DID YOU KNOW (27): Auclair holds pro day, GeeGee QB up for OUA MVP, volunteer award, speaking football at UBC Okanagan

March 19, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly instalment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition: Laval’s Anthony Auclair holds NFL Pro Day Ottawa GeeGee’s pivot wins OUA MVP Grand Prairie volunteer recognized by Football Alberta SpeakingRead More

CFC100 Stevenson strives for greatness on the gridiron

CFC100 Stevenson strives for greatness on the gridiron

March 19, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

“I want to be the best.” That’s the attitude of CFC100 Kaine Stevenson of Windsor, ON. He has played the game for 13 years and says the sport means “everything” to him.

DID YOU KNOW (26): Mayes was a tall task for defences, CTE with no concussion history, U Sports bragging rights on CFL Draft Day, Bombers, Winnipeg Police team up

DID YOU KNOW (26): Mayes was a tall task for defences, CTE with no concussion history, U Sports bragging rights on CFL Draft Day, Bombers, Winnipeg Police team up

March 12, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly instalment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition Despite injuries, Rueben Mayes was a force to be reckoned with CTE diagnosed in brain patient with no concussion background WhichRead More

CFC100 Ngongo exhibits team-first mentality

CFC100 Ngongo exhibits team-first mentality

March 6, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Windsor, Ontario native and L’Essor Aigles star Tommy Ngongo is new to the CFC100 Final Rankings for the Class of 2017. The linebacker/safety combo also recently committed to the Western University to study Business.    

DID YOU KNOW (25): Another athlete shares battle with mental illness, a life-altering event on the field, CFC50 school set to close? Eskimos aid Alberta football community

DID YOU KNOW (25): Another athlete shares battle with mental illness, a life-altering event on the field, CFC50 school set to close? Eskimos aid Alberta football community

March 5, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly instalment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition Alberta lineman shares his story of fight with mental illness A Windsor player’s story of fortitude and perseverance Fate of CFC50Read More

DID YOU KNOW (24): Hardcourt to the gridiron, proving doubters wrong, hard work pays off, former X-Men signs with German club

DID YOU KNOW (24): Hardcourt to the gridiron, proving doubters wrong, hard work pays off, former X-Men signs with German club

February 26, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly instalment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition: Muamba’s journey to the CFL Cook stands small, but plays big Perseverance in the classroom leads to U Sports scholarship FormerRead More

 
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