Spring Flag Nationals 2011

British Columbia Wins Gold At National Championships

HALIFAX, N.S. – The Coquitlam Falcons, representing British Columbia, have won the gold medal at the Flag Football 2011 Canadian National Championships in the male under-16 division after scoring a 48-12 victory over Team Alberta on Monday in the gold medal game held at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The U-16 Falcons finished the tournament undefeated posting an overall record of six wins and no losses while out-scoring their opponents 269-43. The U-16 Falcons were led by coaches Paul Lancaster, Eddie Ferg and Steve Marshall, along with team manager Jayne Ogundehinde. The members of the U-16 Falcons are Chase Malcolm, Malcolm Lee, Tristan Sands, KJ Johnson, Kevin Marshall, Jalen Jana and Shane Noel.

The U-16 Falcons are the second team representing British Columbia to capture a national medal in the sport of football this summer following Team BC’s bronze medal performance at the 2011 Football Canada Cup held in Lethbridge, Alberta.

British Columbia was also represented at the Flag Football 2011 Canadian National Championships in the male under-18 division by the Vancouver Westside Packers.

 The U-18 Packers concluded their tournament in fourth place after dropping a 27-20 decision to Team Manitoba in the bronze medal game. The U-18 Packers were led by coaches Mike Pauls and Doug Pauls. The members of the U-18 Packers are Eli Pauls, Liam Mahara, Andrew Pauls, Angus Ker, Cam Bonoc, Mitch Corea, Daniel Laventure, Justin Sanvido, and Lucas Domingo.

Full tournament results for the Flag Football 2011 Canadian National Championships can be found at www.footballnovascotia.ca