Flag Football is Back for 2017!!!

The Warriors are excited to announce that we are reintroducing our immensely successful Spring Flag Football Program in May-June 2017!  For boys ages 7-13, this is a friendly introduction to football for new players and a challenging experience for experienced players.

The program will be running for 6 weeks in May-June at Bell High School (Nepean) on Saturday mornings.  Warriors alumni Charlie Keenan will be the Flag Football Program Coordinator.  Charlie was a tremendous athlete during his time with the Warriors and he now wants to give back to his community by taking on our Flag Program.  “Both my boys played in the program years ago and we became a Warriors family largely due to our experience with the program close to 15 years ago.  Kids should be running around, competing, throwing, catching and having fun.  That’s what Flag Football is all about.  Our Club is really excited to have Charlie stepping up to reintroduce this great Spring activity” ~ Paul Stewart, Bell Warriors President.

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For more details, email info@bellwarriors.ca.

2016 Warriors AGM Date Set

This year’s AGM will be at the Richmond Arena on the 1st level in the Senior’s Room. Welcome to all members of the Bell Warriors Football Club.  There will be Director and Executive reports, a financial year-end presentation and elections of officers for the 2017 season.  Afterwards, the Warriors will be holding a planning session to map out events, roles and goals for the upcoming Warrior season.

Those interested in showing a greater level of support and involvement in the Club are invited to contact president@bellwarriors.  It takes many hands to host our football programs and we rely heavily on the dedication and expertise of our valued volunteers.  See you there!

Carl-André Potier – Our NEWEST FOTW SPONSOR!

University of Western Mustangs alumni and ’16 Bantam Special Teams & DB Coach Carl-André Potier has just become our newest Friend of the Warriors Sponsor!  Not only did Coach Carl-André dedicate his summer and fall coaching our Warriors Bantams, he donated a signed Edmonton Eskimos jersey to our 5th Annual Bell Warriors Silent Auction.  A very respectful and valued young man, Mr. Potier also took the occasion to present our Bell Warriors with a cheque to formally become a FRIEND OF THE WARRIORS Sponsor.

Coach Carl-André Potier (who works as an Advisor for Sun Life Financial) donates a cheque to the Bell Warriors to become our 1st Friend of the Warriors Sponsor of 2017. Picture L to R: Paul Stewart (Bell Warriors President), Carl-André Potier (Sun-Life Financial Advisor)

Carl-André’s donation to our 5th Annual Silent Auctions Fundraiser an official Edmonton Eskimos Jersey signed by Calvin McCarty.

THANK YOU for giving back to our community’s youth and our Warriors Club Carl-André!

Bell Warriors Banquets – A Celebration of Greatness

Two sold-out Bell Warriors Team Banquets were held Saturday, January 7th and the spirit of celebration couldn’t have been better.  The event was hosted for the 1st time at The ALE – Amberwood Lounge & Eatery in the heart of Stittsville.  The food and atmosphere couldn’t have been better for our 2016 year-end awards ceremony.
 
The 2016 Bell Warriors Tackle Football Major Award winners were:
 

Tyke Major Award Winners Front Row from L to R: Nolan Dulmage (Offensive Player of the Yr), Josh Olubajo (MVP), Mason Jude (Coaches’ Choice). Back Row L to R: Tyler Davies-Gordon (Defensive Player of the Yr), Jack Ellis (Best OL) and Louis Turpin (Most Improved Player). Missing from photo: Mason Quinn (Rookie of the Yr), Jesse Arts (Most Versatile Player) and Quinn McLeod (Best DL)

Tyke Head Coach Brian Patterson with Tyke MVP Josh Olubajo. CONGRATS JOSH!

Mosquito MVP Avery Osborne with Mosquito OC George Stengel (far left), Head Coach Geoff Forsyth (middle) and Don Osborne Mosquito DC (far right). CONGRATS Avery!

Pee Wee Major Award Winners: Front Row from L to R: Tobi Gale-Fields (Most Improved Player), Joshua Chambers (Most Versatile Player), Matt Sheehan (Best DL), Dakari Baskin (Outstanding LB), Jacob Dugas (Offensive Player of the Yr). Back Row from L to R: Kai Padamshi (Best OL), Seb Ismail (Outstanding Offensive Back),Brandon Graff (Coaches’ Choice), Armando Pascual de la Cruz (Best DB), Trey O’Brien (MVP), Ethan Ryan (Warrior Award), Daniel Briere (Special Award). Missing from photo: James Pendlebury (Rookie of the Yr), Shyreek Phillips (Defensive Player of the Yr),

Pee Wee Major Award Winners: Front Row from L to R: Tobi Gale-Fields (Most Improved Player), Joshua Chambers (Most Versatile Player), Matt Sheehan (Best DL), Dakari Baskin (Outstanding LB), Jacob Dugas (Offensive Player of the Yr). Back Row from L to R: Kai Padamshi (Best OL), Seb Ismail (Outstanding Offensive Back),Brandon Graff (Coaches’ Choice), Armando Pascual de la Cruz (Best DB), Trey O’Brien (MVP), Ethan Ryan (Warrior Award), Daniel Briere (Special Award). Missing from photo: James Pendlebury (Rookie of the Yr), Shyreek Phillips (Defensive Player of the Yr),

From L to R: Head Coach Mike Polito, Jason Mousseau, Trey O’Brien (MVP), Don Wallace, Dan Crabtree (VP of Finance), Brendan Stack and Tremayne Rockburn

Bantam MVP with Coaches from L to R: Paul Stewart (Head Coach), Joe Papalia (DC), Scott Statham (DL), Tim Sheahan (OC), Carl-André Potier & Jesse Card (DB) CONGRATS NICK!

Bantam Award Winners: Front Row from L to R: Shayne Forsyth (Outstanding Defensive Player), Josh Streng (Most Versatile Player), Connor England (Best OL), James Keenan (Most Outstanding Offensive Player – for the 2nd straight year!). Back Row from L to R: Cedrik Rumbold (Best DL), John Lubemba (Rookie of the Year), Andrew Fullerton (Coaches Choice Award and Leadership Award), Cameron Campbell (Best DB), Nick Simms (MVP) and Tyler Courtland (Most Improved Player

Sadly Carmen Schwartz (VP of Administration) and her husband Ken Schwartz (Director of Equipment) are stepping down in 2017. Both were recognized at the event and will be sorely missed. Pictured from L to R: Paul Stewart (President), Joe Papalia (Bantam DC), TIm Sheahan (VP & Bantam OC), Carmen Schwartz (VP), Ken Schwartz (Director of Equipment), Jesse Card (President, HESN) and Carl-André Potier

 

To everyone in attendance, we hope you enjoyed our event(s) and Celebration of Greatness!

Silent Auctions set New Record

The 5th Annual Bell Warriors Silent Auctions were held in conjunction with our annual team banquets Saturday, January 7th at The Ale – Amberwood Lounge & Eatery.   The new location for our banquets combined with a very competitive group of parents led to a record-setting two events.  In all, when we took in revenues from the Raffles and Silent Auctions from our Tyke/Mosquito Awards Brunch and Pee Wee/Bantam Dinner, the Warriors brought in over $6,000 which will be set aside to ensure we keep our club and sport Affordable for All“.

1st of two Silent Auctions are set up and ready for the onslaught of excited bidders.

The competitive scrutiny begins at our Record-Breaking Silent Auctions!

Some of our many door prizes which included a really-nice Warriors Helmet signed by the entire Warriors Mosquito team. What a great keepsake!

Some late items for our annual Raffle which included this very nice basket from Coach Normand Fortier (or Pattison Outdoor Advertising) and a terrific “Warriors Cake” made especially for our event by The Sweet Room Bakery and Boutique (of Stittsville)

Our RAFFLE which included a fantastic BBQ donated by Brown’s Independent Grocer in Stittsville

To everyone who helped line-up donations, organize the auctions, donated to our fundraiser and bought items, we say a huge THANK YOU!    #warriors4life

Local Community Youth Football Legend Passes Away

It is with profound sadness that we pass on news of Sandy Ruckstuhl’s passing last night.   Sandy has been a fixture in the Ottawa football community, serving nearly 37 years as President of the Myers Riders Football Club.  To say that he will be missed is an understatement.  Condolences to Linda and the entire Ruckstuhl and Myers Riders families.  

Visitation will be Thursday,  January 12 at the Kelly Funeral Home, 3000 Woodroffe Avenue (2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.). Location of the funeral Friday (January 13) is still to be determined.
Sandy, you will be missed.  RIP Sandy!