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Our condolences to the Papalia family

Peacefully at Villa Marconi on Friday, July 21, 2017, in her 79th year, beloved wife of Giuseppe (Joe Sr.) Papalia passed away.   Many of you know Joe Sr. from visits on our Warriors sidelines or at our annual Warriors golf tournaments and we are certain you all know Coach Joe, his caring wife Veronica and two boys Giuseppe and Jake (both of whom are Warriors alumni).

Fortunata PAPALIA, matriarch of the Papalia family.

Our thoughts, prayers and very sincerest condolences go out to the Papalia family.

Friends may pay respects at:
Kelly Funeral Home Barrhaven Chapel
3000 Woodroffe Avenue
Nepean, ON 613-823-4747
on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens. If you wish to make a donation in memory of Fortunata, please consider the Alzheimer Society of Ontario.


22nd Annual Warriors Golf Tournament Tickets

Super door prizes, a great BBQ lunch & relaxing day golfing with friends, family & our Warriors and an outstanding sit down dinner to finish the great day.

Saturday, July 22nd      Amberwood Village Golf and Country Club (Stittsville)
BBQ Lunch 11:00 A.M.       SHOTGUN START AT 1:00 P.M.

Open to anyone.  This is a major fundraiser for the club so the more the merrier but on a first-come-first-serve basis. We’ll be looking for Hole Sponsorship opportunities that will also qualify you as a FRIEND OF THE WARRIORS SPONSOR. 100% of monies raised go to support player fees.


$99 per player.   We are looking for local businesses to donate prizes. Contact Dan Crabtree at 613-794-6716 or email dan, for more details.  Don’t Miss Out!


Our Condolences to the Rodney Moors & his family

Paul Stewart, President of the Warriors, says “My friend since grade 7.   Rodney Moors stopped by tonight to talk about the Girl’s Touch Football Championship this weekend even though he and his family are dealing with the loss of his mother after an amazingly fruitful life at the age of 90 yesterday.  Rodney coaches and oversees the Girl’s program for our team and the entire league.  Read this obituary to get a glimpse of what the Moors family is all about.  Rodney is a teacher, elite athlete but most importantly a caring father, husband and relentless volunteer in our community. ” 

Joan Moors obituary

Our sincerest condolences to you and your family Rodney.


10 Years but worth the wait – FLAG IS BACK!

It’s been over a decade since the Warriors hosted their successful Spring Flag Football Program but it’s back and with great enthusiasm! “I wouldn’t have been involved with the club if it wasn’t for flag nor would my past DC Terry Schaefer or current OC  and Club VP Tim Sheahan.  It was a very important program to get youth introduced into our great sport back then.  Unfortunately over time, we lost some key volunteers and it fell by the wayside”, states Paul Stewart, Warriors President
This past winter Charlie Keenan reached out to the Warriors.  Charlie is attending Queens University but had some time that he wanted to dedicate to giving back to his old club.  Charlie not only started playing football with our flag program but he became one of the very best players our club had at the time.  “Charlie was athletic, ultra-intelligent and driven”, states Stewart.  “I had the fortune to coach Charlie and when he chose to reach out to help our club, I was determined to find him a job.  Together we soon landed on Charlie being an instrumental volunteer to re-introduce our Spring Flag Football Program.”
The league started Saturday morning and fielded 7 full teams ages 7-13 with over 60 players.   Another key component of the re-launch was the use of Warriors alumni as coaches and referees for the program “We couldn’t be happier with the re-launch.   We volunteer to set an example for our youth and to see Charlie and so many Warriors alumni return to do the same is simply amazing”, concludes Stewart.

Tyke players Avery Stuart (left) and Louis Turpin are reunited week 1 of the Warriors 2017 Spring Flag Football Program. They were buds last year and will be leaders on our Tyke Tackle Football team this year.

Wariors Alumni Jack Rabb is one many ex-Warriors that have returned to coach our program. Gotta luv the way our Warriors are giving back! Class Act Jack!

THANKS CHARLIE KEENAN for taking on the task and making our re-launch of our Spring Flag Football Program a resounding success!


Largest Turn out for Girl’s Touch Football Yet!

Year after year after year, the Warriors’ Spring Girl’s Touch Football program continues to set new records. “I say there are two key factors that are driving the programs growth” , states Paul Stewart (Bell Warriors President).  “Our boosting of our communications with social media certainly have played a significant role in increasing the awareness of our program.  The primary contributing factor however is our own Rodney Moors.  Rodney has so much drive and determination to grow girl’s football in Ottawa.  He’s a teacher.  He’s a Canadian champion as a player and a coach and his passion for the sport is driving the growth of our Girl’s Touch Football Program without a doubt“, sums up Stewart.
The Warriors will be fielding 6-7 full girl’s touch football teams this year and we have offered programs for girls 10-23 year of age.  As with our tackle football program, the Girl’s Touch Football Program is affordable and accessible to all.   We think it is the ideal sport for girls to play in the Spring.

Games started this past week and will continue until the beginning of July.  The Warriors can’t thank Rodney Moors enough for his drive and dedication.  Rodney gets it.  It’s all about growing the sport and Rodney is our not-so-secret weapon.  THANKS RODNEY!!!


6th Annual Warriors Day a Hit

The Warriors didn’t let a little rain dampen their enthusiasm  this past Saturday.  The event was moved to a new location this year which was the partial result of the wildly wet spring and restricted field access.  This year’s Punt-Pass-Kick Competition and Registration Day was held at Bayshore Park in the outdoor Sens rink.  The last minute switch worked out perfectly and when all was said and done, everyone left having had a tonne of fun.
Dan Crabtree, VP of Finance for the Warriors, said of the event, “we have to work hard to get word out about our programs.  This event has always been a great launch of our registration season so we were glad to find a new location that would allow us to host Warriors Day again this year.  It was a great day.

Bay Ward Councillor Mark Taylor came out to show his support. L to R: Dan Crabree (VP); Paul Stewart (President); Paul Gowans (Pee Wee Coach); Mark Taylor (City of Ottawa Councillor)











Tyke Winners: 1st Overall – Louis Turpin (two footballs in the middle); 2nd Overall Avert Stuart (kneeling); 3rd Overall Kingston Pappas (far right) with Paul Stewart (President ) and Phil Laviigne (Pee Wee Coach)

Mosquitto Winners:
Paul Stewart (President with L to R: Mohammed Zayed (3rd Overall); Tyler Gordon (2nd Overall); and Mason Jude (1st Overall)

Pee Wee winners: L to R: Owen Lavigne (3rd Overall); Jonathan Humby (1st Overall); Daniel Buckley (3rd Punt); (Paul Stewart (President); Avery Osborne (2nd Overall)



















Thanks to everyone that came out.  BBQ was great and the free Warriors event saw lots of new faces which were getting exposed to our great sport.  Next up – Girl’s Spring Touch Football, the return of our Spring Flag Football after a 10 year hiatus and of course our Spring Tackle Football tryouts.  Never a dull moment with our Warriors!


6th Annual Warriors Day in Bayshore this Year

The 6th Annual Warrior Day will be held at the Bayshore Park Sens Rink this year, Saturday, May 13th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   The annual FREE event is always full of excitement and a lot of fun.   The event this year will combine a Free Punt-Pass-Kick Competition with our Flag and Tackle Football Registration Day.   In addition to a load of prizes that the youth will be competing for, every participant will receive a free BBQ hot dog and drink.

Warrior Day is a fun event that we host annually for free.  It’s a chance for young players to get introduced to our great sport and for those that already play, it is an opportunity to get registered for the upcoming season while competing with some friends. Warriors Day is a sure sign that spring is upon us and that means football is just around the corner.  We can’t wait. ” states Tim Sheahan VP of the Warriors.
Email for more details.  DON’T MISS OUT!


Region-Wide QB Clinic a big hit!

Rodney Moors stepped up this year (to no ones surprise).  Rodney, who played 5 years as a QB at for the U of Toronto Blues, is a 8X Canadian Flag National Champion, 2X Nike Player of the Year and 5X Canadian Girl’s Flag Football National Champion as a coach.  He has been a renowned  QB coach in the local football community for years.  He not only organized our QB Clinic this year, Rodney donated his time to coordinate and coach at it.

NCAFA and Warriors Director of Non-Contact Football Rodney Moors donating his time to lend his QB expertise to some eager participants

Young players from across the region attended and profited from Rodney’s experienced instruction.  Can’t thank you enough Rodney for giving back to our football community. #ClassAct



Hello Warrior Families,

As you may have heard or seen on the news – the Ben Franklin Dome is undergoing some major repairs after the collapse last week, and unfortunately will not be available for the last Winter workout session.
We have secured the OZ Dome in Carp for the last session Sunday April 23rd from 3-4 p.m.

Address is: 221 Westbrook Rd, Carp, ON K0A 1L0 (MAP)

Ben Franklin Dome will be unavailable until May 2017 due to collapse. Last Winter Workout will be held at the OZ Dome, Carp. Please make note of the new location AND TIME. It’s now at 3-4 p.m. Sunday, April 23.

We are very sorry for the schedule change – however it is out of our control. Hope you can make the new time and place.
See you all Sunday!


LiquidGym Partners with the Warriors!



The Bell Warriors Football Club and LiquidGym Rehab and Training Centre of Bells Corners, Ottawa are pleased to announce a partnership for the 2017 football season.  The Warriors are a non-profit football club based in the communities of Crystal Beach, Bayshore, Bells Corners, Richmond, Stittsville and Munster.  For 62 years, the Warriors have been offering assorted football programs for boys and girls ages 7-23.


“The Warriors are excited to announce our new partnership with LiquidGym.  We supply all of our players’ equipment and dedicate a ton of time to ensure we offer youth programs that are rewarding and fun.  This takes energy, time and commitment.  It also takes willing partners in our community to help us meet our key mandate which is to keep our great sport affordable and accessible to all.  LiquidGym is stepping up to become our newest Gold Sponsor and we are glad to expose our active Warriors families to LiquidGym’s expansive facility and array of extensive services.” – Paul Stewart, Bell Warriors Football President


“LiquidGym is thrilled to partner with the Warriors for the up-coming season. We like to be involved with the community and share the same values as the Warriors.  The Warriors have a committed team of leaders to assist the area youth in developing skills that will be useful on and off the field and we are happy to support their work. LiquidGym welcomes players and their families to explore our facility and our services as we work to improve your health and performance. We wish the Warriors best of luck for the up-coming season and look forward to a long and committed partnership with the club.” – Karen Snyder, CEO, LiquidGym

Pictured L to R: Vicki Wong (LiquidGym Clinic Manager & Physiotherapist); Paul Stewart (Bell Warriors Football Club President & Coach); Karen Snyder LiquidGym CEO and Co-Founder)

In addition to financial support for the Warriors youth football program, LiquidGym will be hosting a Warriors Day Open House early this spring.  Warriors’ families and supporters will be welcomed to an on-site BBQ and the opportunity to tour and try out some of their very specialized services which includes LiquidGym’s unique dryland training and hydro-training on underwater treadmills, underwater bikes and the endless pool swim current.


“The Warriors share a similar outlook with LiquidGym.  We both believe strongly in the importance of healthy lifestyles and the value sports teams can play in the development of our youth.  Football is the ultimate team sport.  It is affordable and encourages hard work, commitment, responsibility, dedication but most importantly, it is fun.  The Warriors couldn’t do what we do without the generous support of companies like LiquidGym.” – Paul Stewart, Bell Warriors Football President


For more details contact,


Paul Stewart, Bell Warriors Football Club President,
Karen Snyder,  CEO, LiquidGym,


Stefano Napolitano Chasing His Dream

Huge CONGRATULATIONS to Warriors alumni Stefano Napolitano who has been invited to the 2017 CFL East Regional Combine.  Stef went all the way through the Warriors program and even played Midget with our sister club the Bel-Air Noresmen where he finished his NCAFA career by winning the league A-Cup Championship.  Since then, Stefano has been playing football for the Carleton Ravens as a fullback.  The last two-years, he has been named an OUA All-Star and his most recent honour is just one more notable step in his football journey.
When asked about the opportunity, Stefano said, “I am extremely grateful and honoured to be able to experience the combine.  It  was definitely an experience of a lifetime.”  Stefano has always been a driven, focused and competitive young man.  He’s a natural leader with a warm personality and unquestionable character which was formally recognized in 2013 by the Warriors when he was named a Jim Wagdin Post-Secondary Scholarship winner.

Keep excelling Stefano!  The Warriors are proud of you!


Pictured from L to R: Stefano Napolitano in his 1st year of football with the Warriors in 2005; Stefano with his parents Frank & Cathy Napolitano; Stefano in his last Warriors year; Past-President Jim Wagdin presenting Stefano with his Warriors Post-Secondary Scholarship cheque with Warriors President Paul Stewart


Teacher Paul Gowans Returns to the Warriors

The Warriors are excited to announce some great news for the upcoming 2017 tackle football season.  Paul Gowans will be returning to the Warriors to join our Pee Wee staff.  Paul is a Warriors alumni and coached with our program for years.  Most recently, Paul is the Athletic Director at South Carleton H.S.  He currently coaches their wrestling team and for many years, Paul was head coach of the football program at South.  Unfortunately, South no longer has a football program which is their loss but our gain.
Paul will be working on the offensive side of the ball for our newly named Pee Wee Head Coach Richard Baylin.   This will not be the first time the two men shared time on the gridiron for the Warriors.  Many years ago, the two played together with our Club.  “Rich is a class act.  His last stint as head coach was with our Mosquito club in 2015 where he oversaw an 8-0 season.  Rich was with our Pee Wees last year preparing for his transition to Head Coach.  We’re excited to have Rich in this new role and back together with his old Warriors teammate” – Paul Stewart, Warriors President
Rounding out our Pee Wee core coaching staff are Geoff Forsyth.  Geoff is a long-time Warriors coach and was our Mosquito Head Coach in 2016.  Joining the three men will be George Stengel who was our Mosquito OC last year.
Best of luck this upcoming season gentlemen!

Pictured from L to R: Paul Stewart (Bantam Head Coach & President), George Stengel (PW OC,) Richard Baylin (PW Head Coach), Geoff Forsyth (PW DC), and Paul Gowans (PW Assistant Head Coach)


Be a Warriors Program Recruiter

Our 2017 football programs poster is now available. Download it, send it out, print it off, post it.

2017 Warriors Football Program Poster


Whatever you do, know that we all play a role in getting boys to come out to play tackle football ESPECIALLY THIS YEAR.  Age changes mean that we will need lots of new players for our younger levels. TYKE STARTS at 7 years of age.  Friends, families & neighbours have always been our best recruiters.  Help get the word out.

BE A WARRIORS RECRUITER!! Email for inquiries.


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.



For more details, email