On behalf of the Cumberland Panthers 2019 Executive Group, I want to welcome everyone to the 2019 Panthers football season!
Registration is officially underway for all of our programs, the link for which can found above. Below is a useful table to note the programs we are offering in 2019:
|Program||Type||Birth Year||Head Coach||Time Frame||Fee|
|Bantam||Tackle||2004-2005||Sean Baptiste||Jul - Nov||$520 + OFA fee|
|Peewee||Tackle||2006-2007||Mike Schmidt||Jul - Nov||$520 + OFA fee|
|Mosquito||Tackle||2008-2009||Erik Anderson||Jun-Nov||$520 + OFA fee|
|Tyke||Tackle||2010-2011||Steve Pranschke, Jay Grossett||Jun-Nov||$520 + OFA fee|
|Jr Panthers||Non-Contact||2012-2014||Mike Rouleau||Jul-Oct||$250 + OFA fee|
|Girls' Touch||Non-Contact||1997-2010||Kirk Culkin||Feb-Jul||$175 + OFA fee|
|Co-Ed Flag||Non-Contact||2007-2011||TBA - Feb||Apr-Jul||$99 + OFA fee|
|Cheerleaders||Recreational||2006-2014||Jennifer Ouellet||Jun-Nov||$200 + OFA fee|
What's the OFA fee, you ask? The Ontario Football Alliance (OFA) is the Provincial Sporting Organization (PSO) that governs the sport of football in Ontario. This fee, which is different depending on if your program is tackle or non-contact, goes toward player insurance, governance, policy and program development. This fee is collected by the OFA and is not handled by the Panthers. More information can be found here.
Finally, a note about territories. In NCAFA, all tackle programs are sorted into one of 15 territories in Eastern Ontario. For Tyke, Mosquito, Peewee and Bantam players, you must live east of Tenth Line or east of Mer Blue to be eligible for our club. Generally, players outside of the City of Ottawa are deemed "Open" and also eligible for the Panthers.
All of our non-contact programs (Touch, Flag, Cheer, Jr Panthers) are not restricted by territories and open for all! Please feel free to reach out to Sarah for any questions about your eligibility. If you aren't eligible for the Panthers, we will help you find your correct Club.