Fox 40 Prospect Challenge (Central): REC Hanna ready to put on a show

Albert Hanna’s almost five year football career has been a roller coaster, but also very fun.

He first got his start in the National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA) with the Myers Riders at the age of 12.

The following season, the receiver made the switch to the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) to play with the Myers Riders. They had a really good season, but lost their playoff game and did not make it to the championship.

That fall, he went to the Gloucester South Raiders and had one of his best seasons of football, but unfortunately came short of the championship game again.

Last year, Albert returned to the Riders, where they won the OVFL Championship and that was a big accomplishment of his.

He also played with the NCAFA Riders, and he got to play both sides of the ball, which was a fun experience.

This upcoming spring, the Rider will be returning to the OVFL.

“My goals for FPC this year is to be the best player I can be and to put out as much talent as I can and to really show what I got to everyone,” said Albert.

During the offseason, he goes to the gym once or twice a day everyday and works on himself to be better physically and mentally.

He also goes to fields and works on his agility, route running, catching and speed.

On the field, his role models are his coaches, Ralph Siciliano and Ntare Bainomugisha, because they are the ones that made him into the football player he is today.

“I love to play football because it really is the best sport in the world and nothing can beat it,” commented Albert, “before football I didn’t have anything going on in my life, football built me to the person I am today.”

The Rider met all his friends through football and all the things he’s learned, he learned from football.

“It really is the best sport,” added Albert.

Albert Hanna
Position: Receiver
Height/Weight: 5’10”, 178lbs
Team: Myers Riders (junior varsity – OVFL)
Class: 2019


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