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Registration Dates

Posted by Cumberland Panthers Football Club at Feb 9, 2016 9:06AM PST

Sunday March 6th
12pm-3pm
Ray Friel Center – Programs Room

Sunday, April 3rd
12pm-3pm
Ray Friel Center – Programs Room

To all players, coaches and team volunteers, the OFA has opened the National Football Registry (NFR). Every player, coach and volunteer in the country is required to be registered BEFORE any league registrations are completed.

Players are registering for the NFR independent of the Cumberland Panthers. The ID # you receive will be valid for any club you play for for the duration of 2016, meaning you only must do this once regardless of how many teams/clubs you join this year. All leagues, teams, camps, try-outs, tournaments, etc. are covered by this one registration.

Players can join the NFR here → https://site2075.goalline.ca/register.php?reg_form_id=6365 . There is a $36 fee to join. Players are responsible for this fee.

Coaches can join here → https://site2075.goalline.ca/register.php?reg_form_id=6422 . There is a $21 fee for coaches and volunteers which will be reimbursed by the Panthers. Please provide your receipt to your team manager.

Understand that due to insurance reasons, under no circumstances will a player or coach be permitted to participate in any practice until they can provide their NFR #.

Please direct any questions to:

Mark Ouellet
President
Cumberland Panthers Football Club

OVFL Registration is now open for 2016.

Click here to visit the OVFL Website to register: http://www.ovflontario.com/join.php

We will also be hosting an in-person registration session on January 17th at Ray Friel (Lori Nash Room, library entrance) from 12:30pm to 3:00pm. Coaches will be there, as will the Panthers’ OV Governor and President to answer any questions you may have.

As many of you have heard, Football Canada (FC) has implemented a new, National Football Registry for 2016. Through the Ontario Football Alliance (OFA), our provincial governing body, FC has mandated that all participants in the sport of football must first be on the Registry before they can register for any club or team. This is a significant change to the structure of football in Canada, and there is a cost to participants.

Previously, a portion of every player’s fee was forwarded to the OFA to cover insurance. Under the new system, in addition to the OFA fees raising, FC will be collecting $11 per participant who registers with the National Registry. This applies to all players, coaches and field staff.

To register for any program in Canada, participants will first need to provide their National Registry ID#. Forms cannot be completed without the ID#.
It is unclear how clubs across the country plan to manage this new program and therefore the Cumberland Panthers have yet to decide on how we will implement it ourselves. OFA/FC expectations are that participants will join the National Registry themselves, prior to registering for a team or club, paying the fee as they do so. Most organizations do not think this is a reasonable approach and are examining ways to make the process easier.

What we do know is that OVFL registration will open before the National Registry is open, which creates for an awkward transition period. Rest assured when we know exactly how we will be changing our OVFL and NCAFA registration procedures to get in line with these mandatory changes, we will let everyone know immediately.

Link to the OFA’s FAQhttp://cpfc.cumberlandpanthers.com/clubs/2931/documents/132258

Thanks,

Mark Ouellet
President
Cumberland Panthers Football Club

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2016 Executive Group

Posted by Cumberland Panthers Football Club at Dec 4, 2015 9:20AM PST ( 0 Comments )

The Cumberland Panthers would like announce two new members of the Panthers’ Executive group, elected at our AGM on Wednesday night.

Mike Rouleau joins as the VP, Football Operations. Mike is an experienced coach with the Panthers and the Bengals before that, notably winning many NCAFA A Cups as Head Coach Jeff Koradi’s offensive co-ordinator. Mike was also OC of the Bantam Varsity Panthers who went all the way to the OVFL championship game in 2015.

Sarah Baptiste joins as our Registrar. Sarah has much experience successfully managing Panthers’ NCAFA teams and has great ideas on how to guide us into the new online registration world.

Here is your management group for 2016:

Mark Ouellet – President
Mike Rouleau – V.P. Football Ops.
Steve Koscher – Treasurer
Michel Charron – Dir. OVFL Governor
Heather de Repentigny – Past President
Joanne Koradi – Secretary
Sarah Baptiste – Registrar
Ben Desjardins – Head Trainer
Jacques Coulombe – Equipment Officer
Lauren Constantini - Director – Sponsorship & Fundraising
Tracey Fitzpatrick – Director – Special Events
Chris St Amour – Director at Large