Spring League Schedule
The 2013 Spring Schedule is now ready for download. It can always be found in the schedules link (left side). Have a great warm up everyone, summer`s just around the corner!
2013 Spring League Schedule
Spring League Schedules/ONTFL Milestone
Spring league schedules have been sent to team managers (great work Barry Lauzon!!), however, I'm going to hold off on posting them while extra eyes look for errors. Hopefully we're error free in that regard, and that everyone has a great season!
This Wednesday marks a historic event as one of our longest running teams, the Ambulance Chasers, will play their 750th touch football game this Wednesday, 7:25pm, at Sir Guy Carelton. Click their logo below to view their website for extended statistics and nostalgia. Congratulations gentlemen, we're always delighted to have you as part of the ONTFL family!
A side note, their manger, Rick Kraft, was the first person to be awarded with the Ross Angus Award at last year`s banquet, which pays tribute to unsung heroes of any football team, the manager. Well deserved Rick!!!
2013 Registration Updated
Hey all, we've updated our registration page to reflect the upcoming season. There are very minor changes taking place, as I want to keep things as smooth as possible during our transition. As I take over the books and learn the budget, I'm keeping costs near identical. There were some inconsistencies, but those have been rememdied in our registration page.
The next time we raise our league fees, which will probably be in 2014, it will only be implemented to raise the pay of our referees.
For any questions and concerns, I can always be reached via email (preference) or text/phone, see below.
Youth Football Opportunity
Our friends at the Canadian Football Institute (CFI) are bringing the NFL Youth Flag Football Program to the Ottawa area starting this Spring (May 25th 2013). This is a non-competitive league and is all about the kids getting ACTIVE, PARTICIPATING (everyone plays every position) and most importantly having FUN while learning the game of football. We are very excited about the possibilities of this program and what it could mean for football in the area.
Our mission is to promote confidence and motivation in every player by providing a safe and positive sporting environment in which every child succeeds.
Youth NFL Flag Football Program (Co-Ed) ages 7-14
Starting May 25th 2013 at Carleton University.
Register before March 31st 2013 for the Early Bird Discount ($25 OFF!) Visitwww.cfionline.ca
"Like Us" and "Share" our promos for a chance to win great prizes
- NFL Jerseys
- Sens Tickets
- Movie Passes and much more
Indoor Second Session/Site Redesign
Hey all, sorry for taking so long with putting out availabilities for our second session, however, with random dome closures for repairs, and web difficulties, circumstance has graced us again. Please see times below and look forward to an overdue ONTFL site redesign.
Please note that times may share dates with the current schedule, however, with limited dates due to delays, we have no choice but to blend our sessions slightly. Sunday and Monday start times will begin later as we wrap up existing seasons, but will be adjusted early in March.
Wednesday and Thursday nights are designated as coed and our most competitive divisions respectively, however, Sunday and Monday nights, depending on the interest, can have levels adjusted.
At the moment we don't have enough interest for an all female division, but we are always open to making room.
Second Session Times/Costs:
Start: March 17 to April 21 (5 games + playoffs)
Cost: $750 -- Time 6pm and on
Start: March 11 to April 15 (5 games + playoffs)
Cost: $750 -- Time 7pm and on
Wednesday Nights (Coed)
Start: March 6 to April 17 (6 games + playoffs)
Cost: $850 -- Time 7:15pm and on
Thursday Nights (Top Division)
Start: Feb 28 to April 18 (7 games + playoffs)
Cost: $950 -- Time 8:45pm and on
Interested teams, and for suggestions for the upcoming site redesign, please contact me, Gordie Laverty, via our "Information" page.
Snow Tournament Info
I just wanted to clear up rumours surrounding our snow tournament . It's been a few years since we ran Superbowl Saturday, the warmth of our popular indoor sessions has killed interest, however, there are still options out there.
Our friends at the Bytown league are once again hosting their "Blizzard Bowl" on February 9th. For those who don't know, Bytown has been in operation for decades, a more eastern destination that has long been filled with several ONTFL players, and vice versa.
Visit their website (below) if playing in a snow tournament is something you're looking to do, men's teams only.
Tonight's Games Cancelled (Jan7)
The Dome was hoping that replacement parts for their lights were going to arrive today, as they were damaged over the holidays, but they have not so games tonight will have to be cancelled.
I fully expect Wednesday games to be on, but we'll definitely be in touch with teams otherwise.
Sunday (Jan 6) Games Cancelled Monday on Standby
The Dome sustained damage over the holidays, and will be closed this Sun Jan 6, just got word of it. Monday games are on stand by, we'll know in the morning.
Teams affected Sunday are being contacted.
Happy New Year!!
We hope everyone's having relaxing holiday moments with friends/family!
Cheers to a bright 2013!
Injured Player Update & Schedules Info
Last week a player in coed (Eve) had a heart attack on the field, however, thanks to Melissa Diogardi and Alex Tousignant, she is recovering at the heart institute. If not for their efforts to maintain a pulse, Eve would have died on the field. There aren't enough words to thank them, and everyone else who chipped in that night. EMT's that arrived on the scene were incredible too! They never gave up while they worked on Eve.
We're planning on holding a group CPR course in the near future, so stay tuned for that! The last few days have been such a traumatic time for all of us involved that night, I think taking a CPR course together will be great therapy! Everyone and anyone will be included of course, strong skills to own!
Indoor schedules are being retooled a little, as late second entries are being included. I'm still trouble shooting my computer issues as well, but expect updates in the coming days. Managers have available schedules, so be sure to check with them!
If anyone has any concerns, I can always be reached via email@example.com, or 613-983-4687
Indoor Cancellation From Wednesday Nov 7
I apologise to anyone who wasn't notified about the field cancellations for last night. Since our banquet on the weekend, I have had issues with my computers, and could not update the site with a message, just as I haven't been able to upload the schedules. Barry, however, put the message out to managers.
One of our coed players (I will just say Eve for now) fell into what is believed to be cardiac arrest. Thankfully heroine/hero nurses (Alexanne & Melissa notably) were on hand to apply CPR until EMT's arrived. Alexanne Tousignant, took control of an incredibly difficult and traumatic situation.
Because of Alex, and a group effort, she’s at least stable, but in critical condition. I will update the site on her progress when the time is right.
On Behalf of the ONTFL and Algonquin College, we wish Eve a complete and speedy recovery. Countless prayers and thoughts are with her and her family.
ONTFL Charity Tournament
The ONTFL's "Underwear Affair", a tournament for charity, draw has been uploaded. Please download below. Have a great time all!!
2012 Underwear Affair
2012 ONTFL Banquet & Awards Night
St. Anthony's Banquet Hall - 523 St Anthony St off of Preston Street
Saturday November 3rd, dress remains semi-formal.
For tickets or blocks of team tickets please contact Gordie Laverty (me) @ firstname.lastname@example.org or cell 613-983-4687 (texting is best) as soon as possible to reserve for yourself or your team.
It will be buffet style and the tickets will be $30.00 each. The food promises to be much better!
The league will run its own bar so beverages will be more affordable
(example a beer $2.50 and coolers $3.00.) We could have gone with $27 tickets, however, they would run their own bar and drinks would have been far more expensive, as in $5.50 a beer.
Even if your team has not won any awards you are invited! It's always an outstanding evening and a wonderful way to celebrate another ONTFL season!
Award Winner pics
Award winner pictures will take place at the ONTFL's HQ (Oct 24th) tomorrow night ,which is at 37 Rita Av, Nepean. Please wear your jersey as photos will be from the waist up and be displayed at our banquet during your award. For any issues, text me (Gordie) through 613-983-4687, or email email@example.com.
Banquet Update/Award Winner pics
Our meeting today to finalize details has been moved to this Wednesday at noon. I'm 99% certain that the banquet will take place on Nov the 3rd at the Palace (Cleopatra) but until I sign the contract, I do not want to sell tickets.
We'll be having two picture taking evenings prior to the banquet, with the first taking place this Wednesday, 7pm, with the location tbd. Stay tuned to the website! Award winners can also email their pictures using my email address below.
Again, if anyone has any concerns, you can contact me (Gordie) via email/text, firstname.lastname@example.org, 613-983-4687.
Fall Classic Final Scores
Another fun Fall Classic is in the books and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of the people who made it happen. Ron Sorrel helped me put together the draw. Sharon and Mike Charon were their usual helpful selves with the bbq, clean up, and all things invloving fun. Ray St Louis helped with set up/take down duties. Hopefully I'm not missing anyone , as it's impossible to thank all of the extra hands. I'd also like to thank everyone who stepped up to fill in for our missing team, ensuring everyone had opponents.
It was blast to organize and execute, thank you all for participating!
Fall Classic Final Scores
The ONTFL's annual Fall Classic Draw is now available for download. Results will be posted on this site Saturday night to help determine placement for Sunday, or you can text me, Gordie, via 613-983-4687, or email, email@example.com. Have a great tournament everyone!
2012 Fall Classic Draw
Banquet Info/ Award Winner Pics
We're still finalizing details for our new banquet location. We will inform teams as soon as we're 100% certain., as well as post on this page. We still plan on using Saturday November the 3rd as our date.
Award winner pictures will take place next Wednesday, 7pm, location TBD. For any concerns feel free to email me (Gordie) via firstname.lastname@example.org
Indoor Registration Last Call
This Thursday, October the 18th, is the final day to register for Indoor. Algonquin will release all reserved ONTFL blocks of time at that point, so we cannot guarantee entry after that date. Email me (Gordie) by clicking here.
The ONTFL is holding its annual Fall Classic this weekend (OCt 20/21). We'll cut off entry by Thursday, so get your teams in asap! Interested parties can email me (Gordie) by clicking here.
Coed Classic Draw
Congratulations to Working On It for taking the Coed Classic A crown. Our B championship was interrupted by injury, however, with everyone chipping in to play on the Bullets, which lost players the night before, there was plenty of action for anyone who wanted it!
Thanks to everyone who attended, it was a blast!!
Coed Classic Draw
Indoor registration is almost complete. There's limited space this year due to Landsdown being closed down, so we cannot guarantee entry at this point. Register with us asap through registration link (left) and we'll do our best!
Voting Reminder 7pm Tonight!
We'll be hosting our annual voting meeting tonight in preperation for our Banquet & Awards night next month.
Voting is tonight, 7pm, at the Royal Oak on Centerpoint, full address below. Teams will vote on MVP's, top rookies and top sportsmen (men) and most improved (women).
117 Centrepointe Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6P9
Starting at 9:45am, at Hunt Club Fields, the ONTFL presents its final day of the season. Featuring 7 championship games, including men's and women's football, there will be plenty of action for everyone! Good luck teams!
Sizzling Sows (Win) vs Bend & Snap
Tanks (Win) vs Outta Control
Mavericks vs Pirates (Win)
Angels (Win) vs Fury
Hitmen vs Untouchables (Win)
Devils (Win) vs Jets
Capitals (Win) vs Seminoles
Hired Goons (Win) vs Wolfpack
Adrenalin Rush (Win) vs Chuck Norris
Noles vs Alouettes (Win)
Gamblers vs Outsiders (Win)
Savages vs Blaze (Win)
Senior/A Schedule Revision
Losing a couple of fields just as the schedule was initially coming out made for uneven placements, and strange gaps in games for teams, hence this final revision, please update accordingly thanks!
2012 Senior/A Schedule
Coed 2nd Half Schedule
The 2nd half coed schedule is now ready for download. Let's give Sharon a big virtual cheer for putting this together for us. This is something she had to whip up on short notice. We love our "Mamma Sow"!!!
2012 Coed 2nd-Half Schedule
Senior & Intermediate Schedules
After several field issues the Senior and Intermediate schedules are available for download. Thanks for your patience as we worked through the changes.
The intermediate schedule was giving Barry some issues with the formatting. I was able to make some adjustments, so times are visible outside of this week. If you still have any issues, however, text me asap, 613-983-4687.
Have a great season everyone!! Gordie:)
2012 Senior/A Schedule
2012 Intermediate Schedule
Senior Player Rule -- Roster Deadlines
There has been some confusion regarding the senior player rule, our rosters, and who can, or can’t be a lower team quarterback. Allow me to use this space to clear things up. When I redesign the site in the off-season, I'll have a better section for these types of regulations, any feedback prior is welcome too.
Please click the below link for or memo regarding the aformentioned.
Senior Player Rule -- Roster Deadlines
As we iron out the kinks for the new season, namely field placement, as losing Brewer has caused some issues, we'll hold off on posting the full schedule. Managers are getting their schedules from the office, so communicate through him until they are posted.
I'm scheduling al lreferees from here on out, so if you have any issues, please forward them to me. Have a great season all!
Women's Merivale/Brewer Games to Gowling This Week
This is just a reminder to our women's teams, who have seen their managers contacted, that our games scheduled at Merivale/Brewer are moved to Gowling, as Spring finishes up its season.
Women's Team Looking For Coach
Jennie Esnard's long compeiting Ottawa Angels are looking for a coach to help them out. Anyone selected as their coach will have their tournament travel and accomodation costs covered, as the Angels partake on Touch Football Ontario's Trillium Tour.
For anyone interested, please use the following contact options.
Women's Field Change
There's an issue with our permits at Brewer, so we're moving all Brewer games to Merivale HS until further notice. We'll be using the main field with the stands. Ed is over at Brewer guiding stragglers, in case some weren't notified from their managers. We'll delay games slightly if players are a little late, at least we have enough light at this time of the year.
I'm really sorry for the hassle ladies, at least the referees are notified!
The Women's schedule is now ready for download. Please click the below link, or find it in our "schedules" link, clickable in the left hand collum.
I'd like to take this time to acknowledge the amazing efforts of Joanne Pinkney, our coordinator, for putting this together, I wouldn't want to run this league without her consistent professionalism propping us up, thank you Jo!!
2012 Women's Schedule
The Coed schedule is now ready for download. Please click the below link, or find it in our "schedules" link, clickable in the left hand collum.
I just want to thank Sharon Charon for her amazing efforts, trying to work around everyone's preferences is never an easy task, but she alwasy does it with a warm smile, Thank you "Mamma Sow", we love you! :)
2012 Coed Schedule
Stats Issue-- Resolved
The stats issue hs been resolved. I'd ike shout out a huge thanks to Steve for fixing us up!! Barry has already been catching up with the Spring results, and I'l have the women's up to speed over the weekend, thank you all for such patience.
Women's Division Week 1 Games
While we review the schedule that our trusty coordinator Joanne completed this past Monday, we're going to post the start times for week 1 on the homepage, they are as follows;
Monday May 28 -- Moffat
6:15pm Fury vs Warriors
7:25pm Mavericks vs Skyhawks
Tuesday May 29 -- Ridgemont
6:15pm Untouchables vs 2nd & Long
7:25pm Sizzling Sows vs Wildcats
Wednesday May 30
6:15pm Alley Cats vs Pumas
6:15pm Chaos vs Pirates
7:25pm Devils vs Jets
7:25pm Angels vs Tigers
Thursday May 31 -- Moffat
6:15pm Outta Control vs Tanks
7:25pm Saints vs Twisted Sisters
Teams Looking for players
We have a few teams looking for players, males and females, so if you have a friend who's looking to play, or are a new player seeing this, please contact Gordie Lavertyy through email or text, via email@example.com, or 613-983-4687.
2012 Referee Guarantee
We've had a blown assignment at Woodroofe tonight for the first game. While I figure out what the error is, this is a good opportunity to remind teams that we are guaranteeing two officials per game all season for our men's and women's league play. Should only one official show up, or the second arrives late in the second half of the game, both teams will be reimbursed the cost of the official for the conests missed.
2012 Spring Schedule Online!
2012 Spring League Schedule download link
2012 Roster-Release Form -- Spring News
The roster/release form has seen its verbage updated to include libaility protection for coaches/managers. The copy was also a partial mish-mash of Touch Football Canada and Touch Football Ontario, a working file really, and should not have been posted. Thanks goes out once again to our trusty eyes in the virtual sky, Rick Kraft, for noticing the errors first!
Please download, sign and submit your 2012 roster and release forms for the 2012 season by clicking the below link. This form will be in our registration section as well.
Roster-Release Form (pdf)
Our Spring league is only days away from launching. Team managers have their schedules/start times, and once I'm confident that the last bug is squashed, we'll post it online. Have a great season everyone, the warm weather has arrived!
Registration for Spring/Summer
Registration for spring and summer has begun. Please visit our now updated Registration page for contact info, as well as all related information.
2011 Outdoor/Indoor Video & Pictures Online
Please visit our "Multimedia" section (left column) to view and download video/pictures from the 2011 Outdoor season, as well as the 1st session from Indoor. I only have a tiny fraction of the videos uploaded to our Youtube Channel (below samples), and expect at least a couple of more picture galleries.