Articles by: Ben Browne

DID YOU KNOW (44): Living the dream, hitting a growth spurt, cross-country cycle, getting robotic

DID YOU KNOW (44): Living the dream, hitting a growth spurt, cross-country cycle, getting robotic

August 13, 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: Chris Rosetti’s journey to Miami Dolphins’ pro scout B.C. native Jonathan Kongbo finding himself at Tennessee Former Queen’s star cycling acrossRead More

COACHES SPOTLIGHT (KNIGHT): “The game has been very instrumental in shaping me into the person I am today”

COACHES SPOTLIGHT (KNIGHT): “The game has been very instrumental in shaping me into the person I am today”

August 11, 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

DID YOU KNOW (43): Unfinished business, having a ball, bucket list item, from far and wide

DID YOU KNOW (43): Unfinished business, having a ball, bucket list item, from far and wide

August 6, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly installment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition: Former high school, CIS star continuing career overseas Cancer survivor receives TD ball at Riders’ game Ontario universities partner to formRead More

COACHES SPOTLIGHT (CHAPUT): “You must care about your players for any program to be successful”

COACHES SPOTLIGHT (CHAPUT): “You must care about your players for any program to be successful”

August 2, 2017 at 6:25 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

COACHES SPOTLIGHT (ZARRON): “If you’re going to coach, always coach for the right reasons”

COACHES SPOTLIGHT (ZARRON): “If you’re going to coach, always coach for the right reasons”

July 31, 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

DID YOU KNOW (42): Pro Day – Als partner with QJFL, Lions aid autistic fans, Stamps denounce violence against women, CFL video game?

DID YOU KNOW (42): Pro Day – Als partner with QJFL, Lions aid autistic fans, Stamps denounce violence against women, CFL video game?

July 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: Montreal Alouettes come together with Quebec junior league B.C. Lions make fan experience more autism-friendly Calgary Stampeders take a stand onRead More

COACHES SPOTLIGHT (McKAY): “As a head coach, you have to decide if you want to lead a ‘team’ or a ‘program'”

COACHES SPOTLIGHT (McKAY): “As a head coach, you have to decide if you want to lead a ‘team’ or a ‘program'”

July 28, 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

DID YOU KNOW (41): Following in the footsteps, equipment evaporation, fighting fire with funds, announcer absent

DID YOU KNOW (41): Following in the footsteps, equipment evaporation, fighting fire with funds, announcer absent

July 23, 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 Family, football, school important to Keyshawn Manning Ottawa team left scrambling in wake of equipment heist CFL unites to fund BCRead More

DID YOU KNOW (40): Playing for Pops, Dr. Lineman, Alberta field named after coach, autopsy reveals another case of CTE

DID YOU KNOW (40): Playing for Pops, Dr. Lineman, Alberta field named after coach, autopsy reveals another case of CTE

July 16, 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 keeps youngster going in wake of tragedy Canadian NFLer puts on the scrubs Sherwood Park Rams name field in honourRead More

DID YOU KNOW (39): Fantuz courage award #3, Chevrier retires in red & white, CEGEP coaching change, Canadian notches Swedish rushing crown

DID YOU KNOW (39): Fantuz courage award #3, Chevrier retires in red & white, CEGEP coaching change, Canadian notches Swedish rushing crown

July 9, 2017 at 6:05 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: Perseverance at its finest Longtime Stampeder Randy Chevrier retires Deschamps out as Champlain Saint-Lambert Cavaliers’ Head Coach Young Canadian tailback winsRead More

COACHES SPOTLIGHT (SIMPSON): “Bill loved each kid he coached as if they were his own sons”

COACHES SPOTLIGHT (SIMPSON): “Bill loved each kid he coached as if they were his own sons”

July 8, 2017 at 6:25 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

DID YOU KNOW (38): Second Fantuz Courage recipient, starring down South, end of football eras

DID YOU KNOW (38): Second Fantuz Courage recipient, starring down South, end of football eras

July 2, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly installment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition Fantuz hands out second courage award Ottawa native making waves South of the border 2017 Hamilton football scene looking bleak FormerRead More

COACHES SPOTLIGHT (ONORATI): “There are few things that can match the feeling of being on a sideline watching everything come together”

COACHES SPOTLIGHT (ONORATI): “There are few things that can match the feeling of being on a sideline watching everything come together”

June 30, 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

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 1 comment

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.

 
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