News and Announcements

The Cumberland Panthers are now accepting head coaching applications for the 2017 NCAFA seasons. The Mites (6-7), Tyke (8-9), Mosquito (10-11), Peewee (12-13) & Bantam (14-15) head coach positions are all open for applications.

Interested candidates should have a strong knowledge of the game of football, have some playing and/or coaching experience (head coaching experience not mandatory), and be highly motivated and extremely well organized. Applicants should be prepared to include members of their coaching staff in their application and be prepared to present a recruiting plan and player development plan for the season.

Tyke through Bantam programs will be expected to run a spring mini-camp in May/June prior to opening main camp in July/August, this is dependent on registration numbers and to aid with NCAFA mandatory date specific roster limits. Football Canada has mandated that starting in 2017 the first week of camp must have a focus on safe contact principles. The Panthers will adopt this and add that the first week must contain no contact and focus on individual skill development and athletic development.

Interested candidates should email their intention to apply to Mike Rouleau ( before January 13, 2017. A full application review and potential interview process will occur after the deadline.

Effective for the 2017 season, NCAFA tackle football programs will offer programs region-wide with new age groupings.

The move introduces the option for seven year olds to formally join our programs in 2017 while putting more focus on our developmental age groups.
The Cumberland Panthers will be keeping our Mites program alive for the 6 & 7 year olds within our program. The Panthers tyke team will consist of 8 & 9 year olds.

League wide the Tyke level will now consist of 7-9 year olds (Panthers will be 8-9, 7 year olds will remain at Mites); Mosquito will be 10-11 year olds; Pee Wee will be 12-13 year olds; Bantam 14-15 year olds and Midget will consist of 16-18 year olds.

To clarify (if player born in year below, they will be a specific level)
Mite (2010-2011)
Tyke (2008-2009)
Mosquito (2006-2007)
Peewee (2004-2005)
Bantam (2002-2003)

On the announcement, Steve Dean (NCAFA President) stated, “Our goal is always to serve our community while growing the great sport of football. We know that this re-alignment of ages will position NCAFA to continue our proud and respected history for years to come. The change aligns with Football Canada direction and opens the doors to exciting opportunities…"

For more information please contact Mike Rouleau, VP Football Operations,


The moment you’ve all been waiting for!

Cumberland Panthers OPFL Varsity registration is now open!

The time is now to start your journey. The OPFL is full of exciting new opportunities. We have the top coaches in the City; we’ll be playing the best Clubs the province has to offer; and we’ll be pioneers in the most exciting league in the country.

Any questions can be directed to Varsity Governor, Dennis Vowles at

The Cumberland Panthers would like announce the 2017 Executive Committee elected at our AGM on Wednesday night.

Here is your management group for 2017:

Mark Ouellet – President
Mike Rouleau – V.P. Football Ops.
Sarah Baptiste – V.P. Admin
Steve Koscher – Treasurer
Dennis Vowles – Varsity Coordinator
Heather de Repentigny – Past President
Sarah Schmidt – Secretary
Mike De Melo – Head Trainer
Ron Raymond – Club Head Coach
Jacques Coulombe – Equipment Officer
Tracey Fitzpatrick – Director of Special Events
Steve Pranschke – Director of Non Contact Programs

We have many other position announcements coming in the new year as well as many unfilled positions that we will be looking to add volunteers to. If you have any interest in discussing open positions please email Mark Ouellet <>

This was another successful season for the Club. Overall registration is at an all-time high and we have plans to continue growing our programs well into the future.

Club’s Annual General Meeting on Dec 7th, 7:00pm at Ray Friel Centre (Programs Room, upstairs) and will be voted on by all members of the Club.

All parents of players registered in 2016 are eligible to vote at the AGM, along with any Club volunteers and players age 18+. Attendance at the AGM is greatly encouraged. Not only will you hear updates on our programs going into 2017, you’ll have opportunities to ask questions and provide feedback to the Board. Every attendee also has an entry into a draw for one free Club registration in 2017.

Our ability to deliver the best programs in the City rely on the continued dedicated support of our volunteers. As our program grows, so does our need for more help, both on the field and behind the scenes. Our Club is managed by a fully elected Board of Directors who each have specific responsibilities within the Club. . We have existing positions are expected to see the current incumbents hope to return to their positions, some current members interested in new positions, brand new positions, positions with expired terms and one position that has come available mid-term.

Positions available are:

  • Vice-President, Football Operations (VP-Ops)
  • Vice-President, Administration (VP-Admin)
  • Secretary
  • Head Trainer
  • Dir, Varsity Administration
  • Dir, Sponsorship & Fundraising
  • Dir, Game Day Operations
  • Dir, Non-Contact Programs
  • Club Head Coach

We look forward to seeing you their. If you have any questions or comments before the AGM please feel free to contact us:

Mark Ouellet

Mike Rouleau
VP, Operations