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29
Apr

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 info@bellwarriors.ca for more details.  DON’T MISS OUT!

29
Apr

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

20
Apr

CHANGE IN VENUE & TIME FOR LAST WINTER WORKOUT

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!

23
Mar

LiquidGym Partners with the Warriors!

LIQUIDGYM BECOMES WARRIORS NEWEST GOLD SPONSOR

 

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, president@bellwarriors.ca
Karen Snyder,  CEO, LiquidGym, info@liquidgym.ca

7
Mar

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

19
Feb

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)

16
Feb

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 info@bellwarriors.ca for inquiries.

22
Jan

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.

REGISTER NOW

 

For more details, email info@bellwarriors.ca.

21
Jan

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!

8
Jan

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!
8
Jan

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!
8
Jan

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
8
Jan

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!
31
Dec

Happy New Years to our Warriors Family.

Happy New Years to our Warriors Family.  Here is to a great 2017!