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Canada national football junior team

Nickname(s) Team Canada (Équipe Canada)
Association Football Canada
General Manager Rick Sowieta
Head coach Noel Thorpe
Assistants Warren Craney
Pat Boies
Team colors               
Canada national football junior team
Medal record
Men’s American football
Competitor for  Canada
World Championship
2009 United States Team Competition
2012 United States Team Competition
2014 Kuwait Team Competition

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.[1]

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.


  • History 1
  • Team roster 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Football Canada became a full member of the IFAF in 2004.[2] Thereafter Canada competed in international junior, flag, and women's football events.[3]

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 2011 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.

Team roster


  1. ^ "2009 Junior National Team".  
  2. ^ "A Brief History of Football Canada".  
  3. ^ "Canada".  

External links

  • IFAF U19 World Championships Official Site
  • Football Canada Official Site
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