Vancouver, BC (August 4th, 2019) – Football Canada has announced a 40-player roster along with nine alternates for its under-18 National Team. The BCPFA would like to extend it congratulations to the five players selected from British Columbia:
· Nolan Ulm, Wide Receiver (Kelowna)
· Kaishun Carter, Defensive Line (Surrey)
· Corbin Grant, Defensive Back (Surrey)
· Noah Anderson, Running Back (Surrey) – alternate
· Mathew Ounstead, Offensive Line (Victoria) - alternate
The final roster of players will represent Canada at the 2020 International Bowl in Arlington, Texas on January 15, 2020 at AT&T Stadium.
The five players were BC players were selected as all-stars from the 2019 Football Canada Cup which was held earlier this month at Queen’s University’s Richardson Stadium in Kingston, Ontario. The 2020 Canada Cup will be hosted in British Columbia.
As part of the pathway for the Junior National Team selection for the 2020 IFAF World Junior Championships in the United States, players who made the under-18 roster are also being evaluated to potentially make the under-19 national team.
This year was particularly challenging task for the selection committee to choose all-stars and narrow down the roster for the 2020 International Bowl while looking ahead to the 2020 IFAF World Junior Championships.
The top 40 that we selected from this year’s Football Canada Cup has been one of the hardest ones I have ever been involved with,” commented Junior National Team Head Coach Steve Sumarah. “The talent at this year’s Football Canada Cup was exceptional all through the tournament; each team and each player at each position made for an incredible tournament.
The full roster can be found here: http://footballcanada.com/2020-under-18-national-team-announced
British Columbia Provincial Football Association
The British Columbia Provincial Football Association (BCPFA) is the governing body for amateur football in British Columbia. The BCPFA is a full voting member of Football Canada. Our members include the BC Community Football Association, BC Football Conference, BC Football Officials Association and the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.