Post Tagged with: "Andy Fantuz"

Fantuz Courage Award: The inspiring comeback journey of Chris Haas

Fantuz Courage Award: The inspiring comeback journey of Chris Haas

October 14, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Every now and then you will come across a story that not only inspires you, but also makes you believe anything is possible. The courageous comeback journey of Chris Haas is one of those stories, as the young man overcame the seemingly impossible and proved that determination and positivity canRead More

Fantuz Courage Awards: Keyshawn Manning excels in school and football with the support of family

Fantuz Courage Awards: Keyshawn Manning excels in school and football with the support of family

July 25, 2017 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

This week’s Fantuz Courage Award nominee is a special young player named Keyshawn Manning. A natural born leader on and off the field, Manning gets good grades in school, shines in the sport of football, and is a great older and younger sibling to his seven brothers and sisters. ManningRead More

Fantuz Courage Awards: Jason Preece overcame tragedy with the help of football

Fantuz Courage Awards: Jason Preece overcame tragedy with the help of football

July 15, 2017 at 5:55 amby 0 comments

In both life and football, a person must overcome adversity and tough challenges to succeed and go far. Few stories echo this sentiment more than the journey of young Jason Preece, a London Minor Football player who made it through one of the most difficult times imaginable and is stillRead More

Fantuz Courage Awards: Call for nominations

Fantuz Courage Awards: Call for nominations

July 7, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

Andy Fantuz wants to continue supporting minor football by honouring players who have displayed courage through overcoming adversity on or off the field during this past season. If you have an athlete who demonstrated outstanding character by overcoming adversity last year, please share their story with us. If they are selectedRead More

Fantuz Courage Awards: David Matias and his Panthers never gave up despite small roster

Fantuz Courage Awards: David Matias and his Panthers never gave up despite small roster

July 1, 2017 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

The ability to persevere and keep going when things get tough is one of the most useful skills the sport of football can teach you. This attitude is embodied perfectly in the story of young David Matias and his atom Panthers of the London Minor Football Association, a team thatRead More

Fantuz Courage Awards: Camden Melrose showed mental toughness during injury comeback

Fantuz Courage Awards: Camden Melrose showed mental toughness during injury comeback

June 25, 2017 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

While it is hard to bounce back from a serious injury as a professional football player, it is even more inspiring when a young player successfully returns from their very first serious injury to play the sport again. Camden Melrose accomplished just that, courageously facing his first major injury atRead More

Fantuz Courage Awards: Pierce Smith overcame adversity while being a team leader

Fantuz Courage Awards: Pierce Smith overcame adversity while being a team leader

June 19, 2017 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

Overcoming adversity is something that we all must do at some point in our lives. For young quarterback Pierce Smith, that challenge came very early on in the form of a learning disability that affected his ability to read and write. But with the help of the game he loves,Read 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

Ferguson: Where do youth football players end up?

Ferguson: Where do youth football players end up?

July 14, 2015 at 6:34 amby 0 comments

Let me first start this article by saying I am incredibly lucky to have triple dipped in all aspects of youth football, professional football and media coverage of both. Through that time I often love when people ask “where did that kid play”? It is a common question that scoutsRead More

Tiger-Cats to help teach players to play smart & safe

Tiger-Cats to help teach players to play smart & safe

April 17, 2014 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

Brains & Brawn: Safe Skills Football Camp coming to London London, Ontario – On Monday, April 21, aspiring young athletes are invited to join CFL football pros on the field at BMO Centre in London to improve their skills and prevent concussion. Brains & Brawn will bring young athletes, agedRead More

10 former Western Mustangs on CFL rosters as season kicks off

10 former Western Mustangs on CFL rosters as season kicks off

June 28, 2013 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

Although the Western Mustangs football season doesn’t get underway until August 25th, the purple and white will be well represented on the gridiron this week with 10 former Mustangs players listed on Canadian Football League rosters as the league’s season begins. “We’re really excited about our players making CFL teams,” saidRead More

 
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