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14
Jan

2012 Warriors Auctions a Huge Hit

Silent Auction

 

The Bell Warriors Football Club has reached out to local companies and supporters. The response was fantastic Saturday night (January 13/13) at their Team Banquets. Two Club banquets were held. One for the two youngest teams (Tyke ages 8-10 and Mosquito ages 11-12) and one for the Warriors two oldest teams (Pee Wee ages 13-14 and Bantam ages 15-16) and a new feature this year was a Silent Auction that was held at each banquet. In all, the Warriors Club raised $3,200 which will go directly back towards football operations.
 
“Our Club is admired league wide for our commitment to our player’s safety. Being in a position to continually upgrade our equipment and re-condition our existing equipment is a one of our Club’s primary goals. Having said that, we also strive to keep our sport as affordable as possible. It’s a constant challenge to balance. Our Silent Auctions were both received with enthusiasm and will be a feature that we will continue to expand and improve,” says Paul Stewart, Bell Warriors President and Bantam Head Coach.
 
Stewart continues, “We introduced the Bell Warriors Sponsorship Program two years ago and introduced two new fund raising efforts in 2012. One was our Silent Auctions which were a huge hit and the other was our Sponsor a Player Program or the Warriors Play Ball Program. With so much of our volunteers’ time dedicated to fielding four tackle football teams and 4 touch girl’s football teams , it does not leave much for hitting the streets to solicit local businesses to support our efforts. We were fortunate enough to solicit some new support including our Exlcusive Gold Sponsor of the 2012 Banquets – the Huntmar and Hazeldean CIBC and our first Play Ball Sponsor the Richmond Lions Club. Our challenge now is to get the word out to more businesses and individuals that value their youth learning the value of hard work by working hard. You’ll never succeed or inspire your friends to if you don’t challenge yourself and if you don’t challenge yourself, you’ll never succeed. Our motto is Warriors For Life and that’s exactly what our program is all about.”
 
Rodney Moors, the Warriors Girl’s Touch Program Coordinator, led our 4 teams to a Regional Championship at Pee Wee, a 4th at Pee Wee,a 8th at Bantam 8th and another Regional Championship with our Midget team. Last night’s banquet saw the celebration of our tackle program which saw all 4 teams in the City Championship
 
The 2012 Bell Warriors tackle program Individual award winners were:
Tyke: Most Valuable Player – Trey O’Brien; Coaches Choice – Max Johnston; Outstanding Offensive Player – Nathaniel Lawlor; Outstanding Defensive Player – Shyreek Phillips; Rookie of the Year – Owen Preston; Most Versatile – Jacob Smith; Most Improved Player – Andrew Decarie; Best O-Line – Thom Dulmage; Best D-Line – Eben Dibula.
 
Mosquito: Most Valuable Player – James Keenan (Stittsville); Coaches Choice – Shayne Forsyth; Outstanding Offensive Player – Josh Streng; Outstanding Defensive Player – Malik Yusuf (Stittsville); Rookie of the Year – Andrew Fullerton (Stittsville); Most Versatile – Kyle Crabtree (Stittsville); Most Improved Player – Kane Obas (Stittsville); Outstanding Offensive Back – Charlie Harris (Ashton); Outstanding Defensive Back – Jake Papalia; ; Best O-Line – Conor England (Stittsville); Best D-Line – Ryan Pacholik.
 
Pee Wee: Most Valuable Player – Dilan Perry; Coaches Award – Andrew Beattie (Richmond); Outstanding Defensive Player – Sheldon Thomas; Outstanding Offensive Player/ Warrior Award – Jack Rabb (Richmond); Rookie of the Year – Josh Howatt (Stittsville); Most Versatile – Brendan Sheahan; Most Improved – Tyler Brown (Ashton); Outstanding Offensive Back – Craig Dawe (Stittsville); Outstanding Defensive Back – Sam Roberts; Best O-Line – Liam Cochrane; Best D-Line – Theo Quattrocchi (Stittsville); Best Linebacker – Brad Cowan (Ashton).
 
Bantam: Most Valuable Player – Mitchell Henselwood (Stittsville); Coaches Choice – Charlie Keenan (Stittsville); Outstanding Offensive Player – Jesse Skucas; Outstanding Defensive Player – Mike Walsh (Stittsville); Rookie of the Year – Kurtis Schaefer (Stittsville); Most Improved – Nick Curran (Stittsville); Most Versatile – Tyler Scott; Best O-Line – Conor Redmond (Stittsville); Best D-Line – Tyrell Haye; Best Defensive Back – Tremayne Rockburn.

15
Dec

Charlie Keenan Wins NCAFA Bantam Bursary

The Bell Warriors Football Club are proud to announce that Charlie Keenan has been selected as the Most Outstanding National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA) Bantam Graduating Player. NCAFA is the largest amateur football association in Canada. Charlie recently played the NCAFA Bantam All-Star Game (on behalf of the Warriors) and was named the Offensive MVP of the 2013 All Star game. He’s a great young man and his commitment is compelling.

CONGRATULATIONS CHARLIE!

Charlie Keenan - 2012 Bell Warriors Bantam Coaches' Choice Award Winner and Winner of the NCAFA Bantam Bursary.

Charlie Keenan – 2012 Bell Warriors Bantam Coaches’ Choice Award Winner and Winner of the NCAFA Bantam Bursary.

7
Dec

Jim Wagdin Becomes the First Inductee into the Bell Warriors Hall of Fame

Jim Wagdin was bestowed two honours last night at the Bell Warriors Volunteer Appreciation Night.  The Warriors have created a Bell Warriors Hall of Fame and the first inductee is Jim Wagdin of Richmond.  Going forward, the Bell Warriors post-secondary bursaries will be known as the Bell Warriors Jim Wagdin Scholarships.  Each year since Mr Wagdin introduced the Bell Warriors Scholarship Program, the Warriors have given up to two $1,000 scholarships.  The three main selection criteria are Athletic experience, Academic achievement, and Community volunteerism.  In all, the Warriors have given out $26,000 to ex-Warrior players in support of their scholastic goals and aspirations.  On and off the field, the Warriors stand by our players and believe in giving back to our community.
 
A committee will be struck in the New Year to source out a suitable location for the Bell Warriors Hall of Fame.  Jim started with the Warriors Club in 1989.  Over his 24 years with the Warriors, Jim  was involved with mentoring over 3,000 young boys and girls and won many Regional Championships.  Jim also sat on the NCAFA (National Capital Amateur Football Association) Board of Directors.  Jim was a VP on the Board and was the Chair of their Disciplinary Committee.
 
“Jim’s impact in our community with his commitment, his dedication, his resourcefulness and competence will be felt for years to come.  He just didn’t do the work, he made it work.  He has touched so many young peoples’ lives and that of their families.  He understood that setting an example with your actions can be contagious.  He has been a true leader in our community. He deserves every ounce of credit that comes his way.  The Warriors family is proud to rename our Scholarship Program after Jim and to bestow Jim with the honour of becoming our Club’s first inductee into the Bell Warriors hall of Fame.”  – Paul Stewart, Bell Warriors President

Pictured L to R:  Paul Stewart, President; Tim Sheahan, VP; Trish Redmond, VP: Jim Wagdin, Past-President and Inductee into the Bell Warriors Hall of Fame

Pictured L to R: Paul Stewart, President; Tim Sheahan, VP; Trish Redmond, VP: Jim Wagdin, Past-President and Inductee into the Bell Warriors Hall of Fame

11
Nov

Warriors Win!!!

All four Warrior tackle teams played in NCAFA’s region-wide championships this weekend. “It was a heck of a weekend for our players and Warrior families. It was an amazing two days and when it was all over, our Tykes and Mosquitos were crowned champions.” – Warrior President Paul Stewart
 
Tyke:  The Bell Warriors Tykes played the biggest game of the year and the defense pulled through to win the Chorney Conference Championship over a tough Nepean Redskins squad 14-12.  Led by  defensive players Max Johnston, Andrew Decarie and Shyreek Phillips, who made several key tackles throughout the game, all led by example and played through some minor injuries. Offensively,the Warriors team played confidently with James Lawlor and Trey O’Brien scoring the two Warrior TD’s on impressive runs.

 

2012 NCAFA Tyke B-Cup Champions: Bell Warriors coached by Head Coach Brian Patterson

2012 NCAFA Tyke B-Cup Champions: Bell Warriors coached by Head Coach Brian Patterson

2012 Mosquito B-Cup Champions:  Bell Warrior Captains Pictured L to R:  Connor England, Malik Yusuf, James Keenan, Joshua Streng, Shayne Forsythe

2012 Mosquito B-Cup Champions: Bell Warrior Captains Pictured L to R: Connor England, Malik Yusuf, James Keenan, Joshua Streng, Shayne Forsythe

Mosquito:  The Bell Warriors mosquito squad held off a tough Bengals side to capture the Chorney Conference Championship Cup this past weekend at Millenium field, the fourth straight Mosquito Division City Championship.  Another multiple touchdown performance from Joshua Streng with strong performance at Quarterback from James Keenan. The defence was led once again by Malik Yusuf and Shane Forsyth.

 

2012 NCAFA Mosquito B-Cup Champions:  Bell Warriors coached by Head Coach Michael Polito

2012 NCAFA Mosquito B-Cup Champions: Bell Warriors coached by Head Coach Michael Polito

Pee Wee:  The Bell Warriors Peewee Team, in the third straight A-Cup appearance by the Warriors, fought hard against The North Gloucester Giants in a battle of the leagues 2 best offensive teams. Neither side giving in completely, bend but don’t break, the game needed OT to decide the outcome. The Giants prevailed 26 – 20 , with Dilan Parry (The MVP of the game ) amassing 266 yards rushing in a losing effort.

 

Bantam:  The Bell Warriors Bantam club just didn’t have enough to shut down the undefeated Myers Riders and came up short 40-2.  The Warriors Bantam Club had an impressive 7 an 1 season and won both their sudden-death playoff games to appear in the A-Cup Gilchrist Conference Championship.  As had been the case all season long, Mike Hoecht, Charlie Keenan and Jesse Skucas ran hard for the Warriors.  Defensively, Josh Bailey and Mitchell Henselwood led the Warriors throughout the game.

 

Combined, our 4 levels had the best record in the league this year.  We were #1 in the league for Points For (1205), #1 for Points Differential (+773 points), #4 for Points Against (432), #1 for Average Points Per Game (38) and all 4 levels can boast about winning seasons.  With all 4 clubs competing in the City’s Championship and our Tykes and Mosquitos winning, this has certainly been a banner year for the Warriors.

5
Nov

Norsemen Win it All

The Bell Warriors partner with Bel-Air at the Midget level (ages 17-19) and the team is called the Bel-Air Noresmen. 14 Ex-Warriors played for the Norsemen this year and they went on to win the A-Cup Midget Championship over the Nepean Redskins 4-3.
 
A big congratulations goes out to the long-time Bel-Air President John Smith and the Norsemen’s fantastic head coach Tony Violante!  WELL DONE!
 

14 Warrior Alumni are part of the 2012 NCAFA A-Cup winning Bel-Air Nosemen line-up. CONGRATS LADS!

14 Warrior Alumni are part of the 2012 NCAFA A-Cup winning Bel-Air Nosemen line-up. CONGRATS LADS!

28
Oct

All 4 clubs are playing in the Regional Championships next weekend

Our Warriors Mosquito team (11-12 years old) and Pee Wee team (ages 13-14) won yesterday. Our Mosquito Club will go on to compete for the NCAFA Chorney Conference Championship for the 3rd straight year on Saturday. The Pee Wee Club will be competing for the Overall Championship (also for the 3rd straight year) or the Gilchrist Conference Championship on Sunday.

Our Tyke team (ages 8-10) won their sudden-death semi-final game today 27-6. They’ll be competing on Saturday for the Chorney Conference Championship and our Bantam team (ages 15-16) won our sudden-death final against the South Gloucester Raiders today 56-35. The Bantams will be competing next Sunday for the Overall NCAFA A-Cup Championship – the Gilchrist Conference Championship on Sunday. For some of our Bantam players this will be their 4th straight year competing for an A-Cup Overall Championship.

Warrior Bantam FB Mike Hoecht rambles for big yards in the Bantams huge 56-35 A-Cup semi-final win over the South Gloucester Raiders

Warrior Bantam FB Mike Hoecht rambles for big yards in the Bantam’s huge 56-35 A-Cup semi-final win over the South Gloucester Raiders

16
Oct

Bell Warriors Gear up for the Playoffs

A few things for you about the regular season which finished up this past Sunday.  Pee Wee Head Coach Tim Sheahan was presented with the NCAFA Western Conference Championship Trophy.  Pee Wee players are aged 13-14.  Our club had never won this trophy before until 2010.  We have now won it for the past 3 seasons!!! Our Mosquito team, who won the league-wide B-Cup Chorney Championship for the second straight year last year, went on this year to be 8 and 0 in the regular season winning the O.C.M.F.A Western Conference Championship Trophy.  Mosquito players are 11-12. Our Bantam team went 7 and 1 this year (ages 15-16).  This is our best record at Bantam in the past 10 years ago.  Our Tyke team had a winning season as well (ages 8-10).
 
All four clubs compete this weekend in the A-CUP Quarter-Finals!
 
Here are some 2012 season Aggregate Warrior Club stats that we are extremely proud of:
#1 in league                       Points For                                                      1205

#1 in league                       Points Differential (points for vs. against)  +773

#4 in league                       Points Against                                               432

#1 in league                       Average Points For                                        38 (average 5 TD’s for)

Average Points per game against                                                            13.5 (<2 TD’s avg. points against)

#1 in league                       Wins                                                               26

#1 in league                       Fewest Losses                                               5

#1 in league                       Overall League Points                                  53 (out of a possible 64, 32 games)

Undefeated Season, Western Conference Champions                           Mosquito

3-Peat Western Conference Champions                                                 Pee Wee

Winning Seasons                                                                                      Tyke, Mosquito, Pee Wee, Bantam

Paul Stewart (President) presents Michael Polito (Mosquito Head Coach) with the 2012 NCAFA O.C.M.F.A Trophy  (Mosquito Western Conference Championship Trophy)

Paul Stewart (President) presents Michael Polito (Mosquito Head Coach) with the 2012 NCAFA O.C.M.F.A Trophy (Mosquito Western Conference Championship Trophy)

 

Paul Stewart (President) present Pee Wee Head Coach Tim Sheahan with the Pee Wee NCAFA Trophy for winning the 2012 Pee Wee Western Conference

Paul Stewart (President) present Pee Wee Head Coach Tim Sheahan with the Pee Wee NCAFA Trophy for winning the 2012 Pee Wee Western Conference

 

9
Aug

2012 Warrior Scholarship Winners Announced

In 1999, the Bell Warriors Football Club introduced a Post-Secondary Scholarship Program.  Every year since, the Warriors have given up to two $1,000 scholarships.  The three main selection criteria are Athletic experience, Academic achievement, and Community volunteerism.  This year’s two winners are two brothers from Stittsville:  Sam Sabourin and David Sabourin.  In all, the Warriors have given out $26,000 to ex-Warrior players in support of their scholastic goals and aspirations.  On and off the field, the Warriors stand by our players and believe in giving back to our community.

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2012 Bell Warriors Scholarship Winners:  Warrior alumni and brothers Sam Sabourin (currenlty with the Queen's Gaels) and Dave Sabourin (currently with the Acadia Axemen)

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2012 Bell Warriors Scholarship Winners: Warrior alumni and brothers Sam Sabourin (currenlty with the Queen’s Gaels) and Dave Sabourin (currently with the Acadia Axemen)