Canada national football junior team
The Canada national football junior team represent Canada in international gridiron football competitions. The football program is part of the football development program and is controlled by Football Canada and is recognized by the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). While Football Canada is the governing body for amateur Canadian football, IFAF-sponsored games are played using American football rules. They competed for their first IFAF Junior World Cup in 2009.
|Nickname(s)||Team Canada (Équipe Canada)|
|Men's American football|
|2009 United States||Team Competition|
|2012 United States||Team Competition|
|2014 Kuwait||Team Competition|
|2016 China||Team Competition|
|2018 Mexico||Team Competition|
Canada has also developed the Canada national football junior team as an elite developmental program which participates in the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Under-19 World Championship planned to be held every 2 years. This tournament was previously known as the IFAF Junior World Cup.
The roster of the Canada national football junior team is players aged 19 and under and are typically from CIS University, high school or community football programs. The head coach for the program is selected by Football Canada and appointed prior to selecting the remainder of the tournaments coaching staff or players. Noel Thorpe, the 2012 Head Coach, is also employed as Defensive Coordinator with the Université de Montréal. The Defensive Coordinator is Warren Craney from York University, participating in his 2nd tournament, and the Offensive Coordinator is Pat Boies from McGill University.
2012 Canada National Football Junior Team roster
Roster updated 2012-05-20
2012 Canada National Football Junior Team Staff
Special Teams Coaches
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- "A Brief History of Football Canada". footballcanada.com. Football Canada. 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved February 8, 2011.
- "Canada". ifaf.com. International Federation of American Football. 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2011.