Mens & Womens Pre-season Rankings Posted
We were unable to procure fields from the City of Ottawa for tournament play this year. Given this, we unfortunately have no choice but to announce the cancellation of the Ottawa tournament.
Stage 2 of the Province's pandemic re-opening plan is in place in Ontario and it now looks like Stage 3 is around the corner.
We are hopeful that when the Ontario Government announces the start of Stage 3 it will include the opening of gyms and fitness facilities, allow for teams to play and practice sports, and permit the increase in the size of public and private outdoor gatherings.
This would give us some flexibility to put forward a tournament proposal to local municipalities.
With these hopes in mind we will look to prepare for the Unionville Tournament on August 8th & 9th, 2020 as our first event. We have a meeting with the City of Markham recreation officials on July 21st that will determine the feasibility of the Unionville tournament. If that conversation is positive, we will move quickly with team registration for Unionville.
Stay healthy and hopeful,
1. Brampton May 23/24 2020
2. Kingston June 27th & 28th, 2020
3.Ottawa July 18th & 19th, 2020
4. Unionville August 8th & 9th 2020
5. Provincials - Belleville Sept. 12th/13th, 2020
6. Nationals Markham Oct. 10th, 11th, 12th, 2020
Nationals fee - $625
Provincials fee - $600
Tournament fee - $500
THE MEMORY OF ED LAVERTY
Ed was the driving force behind the Ottawa Nepean Touch Football League. Under his guidance and leadership the ONTFL reached it's 50th year; where he excelled as an athlete, administrator, leader, builder, role model and noted ambassador. He also presided over Touch Football Ontario for nearly a decade and helped launch Touch Football Canada.
Ed was instrumental in enabling 40 years of Provincial and National Touch Championships across the country to take place. He introduced thousands to the sport of touch football; with second and third generations now playing.
His selfless efforts were acknowledged in 2013 when he was awarded the Mayor’s Cup Award for his Outstanding Contribution to Sport in Ottawa and in 2014 when he was inducted in the prestigious Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame where he was recognized for his 50 years of contribution and dedication as a community builder.
He was a special man, who would give you the shirt off his back. He was always quick to lend a helping hand and extend an open door to whoever needed it. He was a jokester, famous for his one liners and a loyal friend.
He’s an irreplaceable “One of a Kind” humble man who is missed beyond measure but who's legacy is carried on through his family, colleagues and the many lives he touched in world of sport and community.