60th ANNIVERSARY HOMECOMING DAY ANNOUNCEMENT

Chris Hyndman was an exceptional Warrior player and a respected coach.  President Paul Stewart says, “I was lucky enough to coach with Chris and he coached both of my boys.  He is a big hearted guy who exemplifies what it means to be a Warrior.” He’s now on a break to raise his family but he hasn’t forgotten our Warriors. Chris has very generously donated 2 Sens Tickets for the Warriors to raffle off for each of our 4 games this Sunday – our 60th Anniversary Homecoming Day! There is a strict stipulation that the tickets are NOT FOR RESALE.

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Chris truly takes our motto ‘Warriors For Life‘ to heart. THANK YOU CHRIS!!!

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Bell Warriors Alumni Player and Coach Chris Hyndman steps up in a big way to show his support for the Warriors. #Warriors4Life #ClassAct (Photo courtesy of Keenan Sports Photography)

2015 Warrior Wear Catalogue is Out!

The 2015 Warrior Wear Catalogue is now available!
Orders are to be placed by no later than October 4th.

Families can place their order by e-mailing Carmen Schwartz (schwartzgang@sympatico.ca) completed order forms along with credit card info or they can give their completed order forms to the team manager with your payment.  .

2015 Warrior Wear Catalogue
2015 Warrior Wear Order Form

We expect to have the Warrior Wear items back by mid-November in plenty of time for a great Christmas present for your favourite Warrior!

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Time to stock up on your Warrior Colours and show your Warrior Pride! DON’T MISS OUT!

2015 Post-Secondary Scholarship Winners Announced

It’s official! The 2015 Jim Wagdin Bell Warriors Scholarship winners have been announced and this year’s winners are Sean Stoqua of Stittsville and Tyler Scott of Manotick.

Sean Stoqua credits his experience with the Warriors as what ‘jumpstarted my passion for the game of football and the camaraderie that came with it, inspiring me to pursue football at the next level.‘  Sean has just completed his 4th year of university and is returning for 1 semester to complete his  undergraduate degree. He has been a two sport player every year for the Acadia Axemen (football, basketball).  Last year he was named the Russ Jackson nominee for the AUS (http://www.atlanticuniversitysport.com/sports/fball/2014-15/releases/201411066ei17e).  This past year, Sean played Free Safety and Point Guard for the Axemen, leading the football team in interceptions and blocked punts while leading the basketball team in assists and steals.  For the past several years,   Sean has been involved as a coach for a minor basketball team called the Kentville Wildcats.  Last year, he was a volunteer for the S.M.I.L.E program at Acadia University, a program that allows university students such as myself the opportunity to work with children with various physical and cognitive disabilities in a physically active environment once a week.  What a great role model for our Warriors’ program. CONGRATS SEAN!

Tyler Scott describes his years with the Warriors as being ‘more than just a football experience for me. It was a home, a family and had a positive impact on my life that has opened many doors for me.‘  A major award winner every year he played with the Warriors, Tyler also gave back to his community with dedication.  Over a 4 and 1/2 year period, Tyler volunteered over 650 hours to community associations including the Ottawa South Basketball Association, South Carleton High School, University of Ottawa Sports Camps, Westfest Ottawa, Carleton University Sports Camps, Ottawa South United Soccer League and the Nepean Flag Football League.  An impressive multi-sport athlete, accomplished student and immensely dedicated community volunteer, Tyler makes a very worthy winner of this year’s Jim Wagdin Bell Warriors Post-Secondary Scholarship.  CONGRATS TYLER!

For more details about the Warriors Scholarship program, go to our Scholarship page.

Scholarships Winners facebookStittsville News article – “Bell Warriors present two $1,000 scholarships

REDBLACKS – Building Memories for our Warriors

Ottawa is finally a Football Town again with the return of the CFL to Ottawa in 2014 with the Ottawa REDBLACKS inaugural season.  The Warriors quickly embraced the exciting news and that was made incredibly easy with the announcement that Warriors Alumni Justin Phillips would be one of the REDBLACKS inaugural season captains!  Justin was a stand-out while he was with our club and continues to exemplify and represent our Club with the best of intentions and the passion for our great sport that led him to his leadership role with our new CFL team.  More about Justin Phillips can be found in our post from July of 2014 (our announcement of Justin Phillips induction into the Bell Warriors Hall of Fame).

The REDBLACK’s commitment to the football community was again evident last night when the REDBLACKS D-Linemen Zack Evans (#92) and Ettore Lattanzio (#49) showed up to our Warriors Bantam and Tyke practices … to motivate our young players and get some work done with our boys!

A key point that was reinforced was to embrace every moment you get to spend time together playing our great sport.  Use your opportunities in every drill, practice and game to challenge yourself, to grow and to make your new friends (your teammates) better.  When pushed for messages to our older Warriors, our Bantams, two points were reinforced.  Ettore Lattanzio wanted to let the boys who wanted to play football at a higher level know that ‘they need to put the same effort into their schooling that they do into their sport.  This sport will expose you to some amazing people and experiences but not if you limit your options.’  Zack Evans wanted to say ‘that the one thing that distinguishes players that make it to the next level, and the same applied to those that wanted to win championships, was to not be selfish.  Be a team player.  Embrace team.  Make your teammates work ethic better.    Raise the level of competition always and instill that same sense of work ethic, respect and responsibility in your teammates.’

The two REDBLACKS’ D-Linemen had a great talk with both groups at the beginning of practice.  They then moved on to witness and encourage our young tykes going through some fundamentals drills.  (Note:  I’m sure our shiver pads haven’t been hit that hard all year!).  Our young tykes were clearly pumped to show their stuff.  The two guests then went to work coaching our Bantam’s DL group giving some unforgettable one-on-one technique work.  This soon expanded into a spirited OL/DL competition drill which then progressed to a full-on OL/DL/LB/RB competition that had our entire Bantam squad motivated to compete while cheering each other on.  If that didn’t reinforce the importance of motivation, nothing would because this squad was engaged to show the pros that they were all players.  The Warrior pride was on full display!

The night ended with a great picture/autograph session with our tykes and after that, our Bantams got to see more of the character of these two impressive young men.  A thoughtful, heartfelt Q & A session left us all impressed and thankful for the spirited, unique and immensely special night.

L to R: Bantam WR coach (and event organizer) Normand Fortier, Tim Sheah (Bantam OC and Club VP), Zack Evans (DL #92), Joe Papalia (Bantam DC), Paul Stewart (Bantam Head Coach) and Ettore Lattanzia (DL #49)


L to R: Bantam WR coach (and event organizer) Normand Fortier, Tim Sheahan (Bantam OC and Club VP), Zack Evans (DL #92), Joe Papalia (Bantam DC), Paul Stewart (Bantam Head Coach & Warrior President) and Ettore Lattanzia (DL #49)

L to R: Ettore Lattanzia, Owen Lavigne (Tyke standout and hard-hitting LB), Zack Evans

L to R: Ettore Lattanzia, Owen Lavigne (Tyke standout and hard-hitting LB), Zack Evans

Big Zack Evans with Bantam Manager Veronica Papalia, Bantam DC Joe Papalia and NCAFA Alumni (Nepean) Ettore Lattanzia

Big REDBLACKS’ DL Zack Evans with Bantam Manager Veronica Papalia, Bantam DC Joe Papalia and NCAFA Alumni (Nepean) Ettore Lattanzia REDBLACKS DL

L to R: Ettore Lattanzi, Nolan Dulmage (the 5th Dulmage boy through our program) #3 and 2nd year tyke, Zack Evans. Now that's a happy young boy!!!

L to R: Ettore Lattanzi, Nolan Dulmage (the 5th Dulmage boy through our program) #3 and 2nd year tyke, Zack Evans. Now that’s a happy young boy!!!

The REDBLACKS changing lives: with Zack Evans (#92 DL) and Ettore Lattanzia (#49 DL) with our Warriors excited and grateful Bantam and Tyke Players and Coaches

The REDBLACKS Changing Lives: with Zack Evans (#92 DL) and Ettore Lattanzia (#49 DL) with our Warriors excited and grateful Bantam and Tyke Players and Coaches

A night to remember and a monsterous THANK YOU to the Ottawa REDBLACKS and their two amazing D-linemen Zack Evans and Nepean’s very-own Ettore Lattanzia!  A night that our Warriors will never forget!!!

Have an EXCELLENT Labour Day Long Weekend!

Have a well-deserved, excellent Labour Day Long Weekend everyone!

Looking for something to do Sunday, don’t forget our day-long football day against our friends the West Carleton Wolverines.  All games will be played at Beckwith Park, Carleton Place.

Tykes:  9:00 a.m.  (ages 8-10)
Mosquitos:  11:00 a.m.  (ages 11-12)
Pee Wee:  1:00 p.m.  (ages 13-14)
Bantam:  3:00 p.m.  (ages 15-16)

Labour Day long weekend
See you there!

4 Games Sunday moved to Beckwith

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It’s our turn to be hosted this week.  Our friends from the West Carleton Wolverines are coming off a 4-0 weekend last weekend so this promises to be a super day of football.  PLEASE NOTE:  the games have been moved to Beckwith Park Field,  1219 9th Line Beckwith, Carleton Place.
 
Tykes:  9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Mosquitos:  11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Pee Wee:  1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Bantam:  3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
 
Always remember to show sportsmanship and support for the referees, both teams, their players and families.  See you there Warriors!