For Immediate Release - April 7th, 2019
OPFL Announces expansion at Regional Rep
Kingston, ON – The Ontario Provincial Football League (OPFL) has announced the addition of 5 teams to the Regional Rep division for the 2019 season as part of the league’s commitment to growing amateur football in Ontario. York Region Football Association, North Halton Crimson Tide, the Sudbury Spartans Football Club have joined the growing list of teams competing in the OPFL.
“We are thrilled to continue the expansion process with the York Region Football Association, North Halton Crimson Tide, the Sudbury Spartans Football Club, and will continue to work closely with other organizations that have reached out to ensure they are able to secure a suitable home for their players.” said OPFL President Terry Barkley. On the importance to have representation in the various geographical areas, Barkley says "Its great when you see an opportunity for local kids to discover the game, to develop their skills and have that stepping stone when they're ready to make the next step."
“Being the newest member of the Executive board, I’m truly impressed with the organizations and excited about the direction of the OPFL” said OPFL Vice-President Peter Wilkie. “We all look forward to partnering with like-minded football groups committed to developing the sport.”
The York Region Football Association was formed in 2016 when the York Simcoe Bucs merged with the Markham Raiders, both long time members of the former OVFL league. YRFA offers a variety of youth programs including development, flag football, Spring/Summer Rep and Fall Rep and their home field is located at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High on Aurora. York Region Lions will be joining the OPFL with Bantam, Junior and Senior Varsity teams.
The North Halton Crimson Tide (Halton Hills Minor Football Association) are a community owned 'Not-For-Profit' organization, based in Georgetown and will be joining the OPFL with a Junior Varsity team initially and plans are underway for a Bantam team in the next season. The HHMFA offers programs for both boys and girls of all skill levels and promotes a fun, safe, competitive, and confidence building football experience. The North Halton Crimson Tide will be playing out of Kiwanis Field at the Georgetown District High School.
The Sudbury Spartans Football Club are the newest members to join the Varsity football community. Their affiliation with the Sudbury Spartans from the Northern Football Conference offers them over 60 year of football experience to lean on as their organizations grows. The Spartans will be playing out of the James Jerome Sports Complex and are already working on a Bantam and Senior Varsity program for the 2020 season.
Kick-off Weekend begins on May 18th. For the latest in OPFL news, schedule and updates please visit www.opfl.ca
About the Ontario Provincial Football League:
Ontario Provincial Football League is a not-for-profit corporation overseen by a volunteer board of directors and executive council. Our volunteers are committed to four objectives: create an environment where like-minded centers can play football at the highest level, promoting a tiered environment for the development of football in Ontario, providing maximum exposure for post-secondary opportunities and focusing on the physical and mental well being of our players. We that maintaining a competitive football atmosphere combined with our community values make us unique. For OPFL inquires please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org