Canada and International competition – IFAF


Canada joined IFAF (International Federation of American Football) in 2004 and is providing leadership and expertise on several IFAF committees including: Governance, Marketing, Technical, and Competition.

In 2008, Football Canada hosted its first World Championship. The men’s and women’s senior World Flag Championships were held in St. Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec where Canada won Gold in the Men’s and Silver in the Women’s competitions. The event returns to Canada when Ottawa hosts the 5th Senior World Flag Championship in 2010.

In Tackle Football, Canada won Silver at the 1st IFAF World Junior Men’s Championshiip held in Canton Ohio in 2009. The Women’s program is preparing for the 1st World Women’s Championship to be held in Sweden in 2010. The Men’s National Team is preparing to be the first Canadian representative at an IFAF Senior Men’s Worlds when it competes in the 4th Championships to be held in Austria in 2011.

Source: “Football for Life: Through Long-Term Athletic Development” Volume one – Overview 2009

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