For those that took in the first Edmonton Eskimos exhibition game of the 2013 season on TSN’s Friday Night Football, you probably enjoyed a spirited match. Nice to have football back on the tube. For local football fans, the return of football had added significance. The odds of a Canadian football player making it all the way to the CFL are slim at best. To have two local players, who both played for the same minor football team, make it to the football summit and play for the same CFL team is unheard of. Well it happened this past Friday, June 14th with the Edmonton Eskimos for Scott Mitchell of Ottawa and Kyle Norris of Stittsville. Where did they start their football careers you may ask? Ends up both Eskimos players started the football playing days for the our Bell Warriors Football Club.
“It was a great game to watch and I dare say it was an unprecedented CFL event. This is a phenomenal piece of history for our Bell Warriors Football Club. It truly reinforces our goals as an organization and is a great motivator for are many young future stars. Until the Red Blacks are on the field we may have some Eskimos fan wearing Warrior Blue and Gold.” – Paul Stewart, Bell Warriors President
The Bell Warriors are still looking for more players for the 2013 Football Season. With all 4 clubs playing in the 2012 Championships, the Warriors are excited for the upcoming season. For more details, contact the Warriors at firstname.lastname@example.org. Since 1955, the Bell Warriors Football Club has offered football programs for boys and girls ages 8-16 in the communities of Britannia, Bayshore, Bells Corners, Richmond, Munster and Stittsville.