Bell Warriors Enter Our 64th Year

2018 marked the 63rd anniversary of our league (NCAFA) and the Bell Warriors Football Club.  The good we do and good we have done is a simple product of setting a proud example of selfless commitment to our community, our club, our players and each other.  We are stronger and better when we work together as a team and whether our youth appreciate the example we set at the time, someday they will.  Those that can do.  Those that can do more volunteer.  Our success as a non-profit community association and football club is a product of years of building on our successes.  We have much to be proud of and it is in situations like this that we have a forum to praise our many caring volunteers; to be grateful for the experience; and proud of our many accomplishments.   2018 was a great year and I am excited to see what we can achieve.”  – summed up Paul Stewart, Bell Warriors President at the Warriors AGM held Feb 21.

Here are some highlights from the President’s report:

Elections determined that the 2018 Bell Warriors Executive would be:

  • Paul Stewart, President
  • Paul Gowans, VP of Player & Field Equipment (NEW)
  • Richard Baylin, VP of Facilities (NEW)
  • Christine Lavigne, VP of Administration (NEW)
  • Dan Crabtree, VP of Finance

Please join us in welcoming our three new club Executive Members Paul Gowans, Richard Baylin and Christine Lavigne.  One last note, we would like to thank BARB DODGE.  Barb Dodge decided to step down as VP of Administration but will retain her role as our Club Registrar.   Thanks for all you have done and continue to do for the Warriors Barb!

Barb Dodge being recognized at our ’18 Team Banquets (LtoR: Paul Stewart, President; Barb Dodge Past VP of Admin & Club Registrar; Kelly White, Volunteer; Jen Daniels, Volunteer; and Christigne Lavigne NEW VP of Admin)

We’d also like to thank our long-time Warriors Coach, VP of Operations and friend TIM SHEAHAN who is stepping away from the Warriors after 10+ years of volunteering for our Club.  Tim had two boys go through our program (Kyle and Brendan) and remained to give back to the Warriors long after both boys had graduated from our program.  When it came to passion for our sport and our club, Tim was second to none.   His contributions to our club led to his being honoured with the 2015 United Way Community Builder Award.   We all owe Coach Tim a debt of gratitude for all he gave to our proud club.   THANK YOU TIM!

2015 United Way Community Builder Awards Ceremony at the Hall of Inspiration in Jean Pigott Hall at Ottawa City Hall.

Director positions are listed on our Contact page and supporters are encouraged to contact the Warriors at if they are interested in applying to fill any vacant positions.

Jacob Baylin receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

CONGRATULATIONS to Jacob Baylin who was recognized and honoured today with the City of Ottawa Mayor’s City Builder Award.
Mayor Jim Watson made the presentation to the young Warriors alumni for “his outstanding act of kindness and inspiring charitable work” in association with his support of the Bell Warriors Football Club and their goals to keep sport “Affordable for All”.
Earlier in the year Jacob Baylin became our youngest Friend of the Warriors sponsor in our 62 year history when he made a donation to our Warriors with money he had earned working last summer.  At the time, Paul Stewart (Warriors President) commented, “Jacob was an award winner and his call to contribute to the cause continues still even after his playing days.   Not many 16 year olds would think of giving their own money to a sports club.  Jacob, however, saw the financial challenges that so many Warriors families face and he chose to step up.  True leaders strive to be part of the solution and that’s what Jacob is all about.”  He continues, “His selfless contribution set an example of leadership and thoughtfulness that our community’s youth should all aspire to.  It also became a focal point in our Club’s communication efforts that ultimately led to more than a half dozen more sponsors for our non-profit sports club.
The Warriors support our players on and off the field.  It is so impressive to see one of our most recent alumni learn from that example and recognize that they too could be a catalyst for change.  The Bell Warriors are proud of Jacob and our Warriors family are moved and motivated by this impressive young man’s actions

Mayor Jim Watson presents Mayor’s City Builder Award to Jacob Baylin (middle). with Bayward Councillor Mark Taylor (right)

Jacob Baylin gives his acceptance speech at City of Ottawa Councillor’s meeting today

From L to R: Josh Baylin, Zachary Baylin, Jacob Baylin, Richard Baylin and Natasha Thiessen-Baylin

2017 Mayor’s City Builder Award winner Jacob Baylin


Congratulations JACOB!!! Read more about Jacob’s big day:  City of Ottawa Press Release

2018 Head Coaches Are Announced

It is easy to feel exhilarated and immensely satisfied with the direction the club will be taking this year.   We have 4 great men that have all stepped up to continue our club’s long and great legacy.  We hand-chose