4-Game Home Stand this Saturday

It will be all hands on deck this Saturday as our Warriors host 3 games vs our across river friends the Gatineau Vikings Tykes, Mosquitos and Pee Wees.

wrs vs VikingsTo finish up the big day, our Bantams will be facing the always tough Gloucester South Raiders.

wrs vs raiders1The Warriors Canteen Team will be out in full force for the day and please show your support of their hard work.  It’s well deserved and is an important fundraiser for our club annually.  Our Canteen Team will also have order forms for our ONE-DAY-ONLY GAME DAY PROMO ITEM PRE-ORDER.  We’ll be offering Hooded Sweat Shirts and Performance T-Shirts for Pre-Order for $35.  Plus sizing options are also available as are multiple personalisation options for a nominal additional fee.  Want some special Warrior Wear for your special player of Warrior supporter?  Don’t Miss Out!

Promo Items 2015 for saleLastly we have a very large assortment of great Warrior Wear and Promo Items available on site to wear or take home Saturday in our Warrior Promo Items Inventory Clearance Sale.  Supplies are limited so again DON’T MISS OUT!  Show your Warrior Pride by getting some excellent Warrior Wear & Promo Items!  See you Saturday.  #Warriors4Life

Promo Items 2015 for sale_lowres

UNREAL – Stolen Game Pants Returned!

Joe Papalia went out this morning for an early trip to the store. What he found on his return blew him away. In his drive way was a Riddell bag that he hadn’t seen before he left. Sure enough it was the same bag that had been stolen from his yard 6 days earlier! ….and in it were all of the missing stolen Warrior game pants.
 
Check out some of this news coverage for more of this amazing story.

CTV Ottawa – Bell Warrior Game Pants Returned

CTV Ottawa (full story) – Stolen Game Pants Mysteriously Re-Appear

CFRO – Thief returns football team’s pants

Ottawa Citizen – Stolen Bell Warriors football pants returned

Ottawa SUN – Bell Warriors stolen football pants returned

Bell Warrior Bantams holding up the stolen game pants that were anonymously returned 6 days after being stolen.

Bell Warrior Bantams holding up the stolen game pants that were anonymously returned 6 days after being stolen.

This is the case of the good that can come of a lot of good people getting engaged.  The outrage that followed the senseless theft woke up Ottawans and the outreach and support was amazing.  There is no question that the return of the stolen pants was 100% due to the awesome support of our community and for that, the Warriors want to say THANK YOU ALL!!!!

Game Pants Stolen from Manager’s Car

Bell Warriors game pants were stolen from Veronica Papalia’s (Bantam team manager) car Thursday night.

Warrior Bantam team manager Veronica Papalia

Warrior Bantam team manager Veronica Papalia (photo by Sam Cooley, of the Ottawa Sun).

GAME PANTS STOLEN FROM THE BELL WARRIORS (Video CTV Story)

OTTAWA SUN COVERAGE: Bells Corners football team pantsed by thief
 
The game pants are valued at about $1500 to the Bell Warriors Football club.  For the 15 and 16-year-old players , it means they’ll have to play like a team despite the fact they won’t look like one.   They will be wearing old practice pants until the replacement pants arrive.
 
Team manager Veronica Papalia was shocked to discover the equipment bags open in her car Friday morning and one bag missing.  ‘This is what we are talking about,’ says Papalia, as she holds up a medium-sized pair of pants, ‘game pants; roughly 30 pairs of large to 3XL pants were taken.’   While the jerseys were messed up, the bag they were in was too heavy to carry. Papalia figures thieves made off with what they could after breaking into another car across the street.
 
It’s just devastating that a club that works so hard based on donations and volunteers has to endure this loss to start our season off,’ says Papalia.  The Bell Warriors are a Bantam level team, a competitive football league in an area with many low-income households.  The loss is tough, especially with their first game this Friday.  Jake Papalia is 13 years old and plays at the Pee Wee level with the Warriors,  ‘I don’t know what a person like that would want with football pants,’ he says, ‘and the coaches just preach playing like a team and now they won’t look like a team when they’re playing on Friday.’   (credit to Joanne Schnurr, CTV Ottawa for the story)

FINAL LEAGUE SCHEDULE IS OUT!

IT’S FINAL! The 2015 NCAFA final schedule is out.  Watch for emails from your team manager, check our Warriors Facebook Events Page and our Warrior Events Calendar Page for all of the details.  On this page, you can see your team’s monthly calendar of events listed conveniently at the bottom of the page.  There is also a short summary of all Warrior events in the right column on the page and of course a monthly calendar at the top.  Click on the highlighted date you are interested in to access all of the Warrior events occurring on that date.

For each event listed, we have a date, duration, team that will be playing, instructions and a map with links.  It’s convenient and easy to use. 

HOME GAMES:  A special note for home games –  our club will be responsible to bring and set up the game yard markers, goal post pads  and yard sticks.  We will also be in charge of sticks and timing and we will be hosting a BBQ for the full-day event.  This means food and supply purchases, getting everything to the event, BBQ crews and tear down (tents, bbq’s, tables, supplies, etc….)

We’ll need ALL HANDS ON DECK.  Watch for emails from your team manager and please lend a hand.  BE A WARRIOR VOLUNTEER.  Aside from being our job as hosts, it’s important to reflect well on our sport, our league, our Warrior Club and to set an example for our youth to aspire to!  Remember to bring water, lawn chairs and your Warrior Spirit! Go Warriors! #Warriors4Life
 
2015 FINAL Schedule

20th Annual Warriors Golf Tournament was Fantastic!

A full slate of golfers were on hand Saturday July 25th for the 20th Annual Bell Warriors Fundraiser Golf Tournament at the Richmond Centennial Golf Course.  A record amount of money was raised which will all go to support the purchasing and recertification of player equipment.  The Warriors supply all of players’ equipement and player safety is of the utmost importance to the club.  Fundraisers like our annual golf tournament are vital to the Warriors ongoing efforts to provide our young athletes with the best of equipment.

A HUGE THANKS to our many contributors and hole sponsors:

Hole Sponsors:

BMO Global Asset Management
Bradley’s Commercial Insurance
Danby’s Bar & Grill, Munster
Don Cherry’s Sports Grill, Eagleson Rd
Jill Dulmage Broker, Royal LePage
King’s Independent Grocer, Richmond
Primo Self Storage, Nepean
Rona Building Centre, Stittsville
The Glen Scottish Restaurant & Pub, Stittsville

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Mosquito Team Manager Ed Goffin gave it a go with his family. Great to see you all!

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The Ladies (L to R): Darlene Kelly-Stewart, Lisa Lambert, Veronica Papalia and Natasha Baylin.

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NCAFA.TV’s Jesse Card (Warrior Alum) with 3 friends including another Warrior Alum Ryan Garay

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L to R: Dan Crabtree (coach), Jake Papalia, Joe Papalia Sr., and Joe Papalia (Bantam Defensive Coordinator)

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The Baylins (l to r): Zach, Jacob, Josh and their dad Rich (Warrior Mosquito Head Coach)

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The Schwartz family having fun with Daniel, Steven and their father Ken (Warrior Director of Equipment) and Ken’s brother-in-law.

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Steve Dean (NCAFA & Nepean Eagles President) joins Jim Wagdin (3rd from left, Warrior Past-President) and two friends.

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VP and Bantam Assistant Head Coach Tim Sheahan with 3 buddies.

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Quinn Stewart (9 yr Warrior player & alum) with his dad, Paul Stewart (Warrior President) & Warrior VP Carmen Schwartz.

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THE WINNING FOURSOME (L to R): Warrior Alum Stefano Napolitano with his father Frank; Tony Violante (Norsemen Midget Head Coach) and Warrior Alum David Aiello

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Warriors Faithful (l to r):  Rich Baylin, Dan Crabtreee, Joe & Veronica Papalia, Quinn Stewart, Tim Sheahan, Jim Wagdin, Paul Stewart, Steve Dean, Ken Schwartz.

The Warriors Faithful (l to r): Rich Baylin, Dan Crabtreee, Joe & Veronica Papalia, Quinn Stewart, Tim Sheahan, Jim Wagdin, Paul Stewart, Steve Dean, Ken Schwartz.

Attend our 21st Annual Bell Warriors Fundraiser Golf Tournament next year!
It’s always a hoot (whether you can golf or not)!