skip navigation

Call for Coaches

The Cumberland Panthers are now accepting head coaching applications for the 2021 NCAFA seasons. Head Coach positions are all open for applications including our U8 development program.

Interested candidates should have a strong knowledge of the game of football, have playing and/or coaching experience, be highly motivated and extremely well organized.

Applicants should be prepared to include selected members of their coaching staff (coordinators & support staff) in their application and be prepared to present a recruitment plan & player development plan for the season.

Interested candidates should email their intention to apply to our NCAFA Director Eric Parent ( before January 10, 2021.

Only candidates moving forward in the process will be contacted for a full application review and potential interview after the deadline.


Covid Update

Our Board of Directors met on July 27, 2020 about a return to the field initiative. We are pleased to announce that we all agreed that we will be taking the safest approach to putting a Skills and Drills/Flag Camp and a Girls only Flag program together.

We are currently working on our program documents for approval by Ontario Football and are looking to open registration later this week with camps opening the week of August 10.

Covid Update

As you all know the Covid landscape is ever changing and although we have seen great strides over the past month, we still have some work to do in order to return to play. Our club and our league still continues to be in a holding pattern when it comes to the 2020 season. Our league (NCAFA) has made a decision to suspend activity until September 1st. This date will be assuming the province does not lift restrictions earlier. If the provincial or municipalities ease into Stage 3 then the league will re-evaluate and decisions will be made sooner and quicker.

As you may or may not know, the Cumberland Panthers, like many youth sports organizations rely strictly on registrations fees to keep the club going. Expenses and bills have not stopped coming in because of Covid. As anticipated we have seen our registration process slow down and have even issued refunds to those families who have requested. The Panthers have every intention to put a product on the field while keeping our players and families safe and healthy.

We have made a difficult decision to cancel our Girls Tackle Program and we will also be canceling our Co-Ed Flag program for this year. Our NCAFA Tackle, Jr Panther, Girls Touch and Cheer Programs all have potential from where we stand right now.

With all of this being said, we cant run a successful program without the amazing support of our families. Refunds are an option, so is rolling your already paid registrations into the program for 2021 if need be. As a club we would certainly prefer the later, as I mentioned, we are a non profit club that relies strictly on registration fees to run the club.

Please feel free to reach out to myself or any of our Executives if you have any questions or concerns.  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates as they come through.

I thank you all for your support over the years in making the Cumberland Panthers the premier football club in Ottawa for our kids. We will all get through this together and Football will come back stronger than ever.



Mike Schmidt


Cumberland Panthers Football Club

2020 Registration is Open for All Programs

By Mark Ouellet 01/12/2020, 4:00pm EST

Registration is now open for all Cumberland Panthers 2020 Programs.

Click on the Registration Sub Header at the top of this page to enter the registration portal.




  Roster Size  

Girls Tackle 

U13    (2008-2011)

U16    (2005-2007)

U19    (2002-2004)





Girls Touch 

U13    (2008-2011)

U15    (2006-2007)

U17    (2004-2005)

U21    (2000-2003)




Co-Ed Flag 

U10    (2011-2012)

U12    (2009-2010)

U14    (2007-2008)





U9       (2012-2013)

U11    (2010-2011)

U15    (2007-2009)



Max. 60

Junior Panthers 

U8       (2013-2014)



Max. 30

NCAFA Tackle 

 U10    (2011-2012) Tyke

U12    (2009-2010) Mosquito

U14    (2007-2008) Peewee

U16    (2005-2006) Bantam

U18    (2002-2004) Midget



Max. 36





Registration Update

Our online registration is now open for the 2020 season. Please click the Registration link at the top of this page.

If you have any questions, please contact our club registrar, Sarah Baptiste at

Good luck to all of our teams this season.

Cumber_Panthers Cumberland Panthers Cumber_Panthers