Canada’s top young football players will soon have the chance to prove themselves on an international stage.
The Football Canada Cup National Team – comprised of players born in the year’s 1996 and 1997 – will compete against Team USA in Dallas, Texas as part of February 2014’s international series.
The team will be led by Coach Brad Collinson, who has won 3 consecutive Canada Cup titles with Team Quebec.
Collinson is also an assistant coach with the CIS Laval Rouge et Or.
The following 14 players, representing five provinces, join 26 Football Canada Cup tournament all-stars, who were named to the team in the summer.
Liam Putt, QB, Caledonia Ontario
Tyler Chow, RB, Calgary Alberta
Raishaun Provo, RB, Pickering Ontario
Ben Field, REC. Burlington, Ontario
Félix Laflamme, REC, Sainte-Thérèse, Québec
David Singer, OL, Regina, Saskatchewan
Andrew Pickett, OL, Kitchener, Ontario
Gabriel Simons, LB, Regina, Saskatchewan
Jakob Butler, LB, Sherwood Park, Alberta
Samuel Rossi, LB, Blainville, Québec
Jeffrey Kocins, DL, St. Thomas, Ontario
Shaun Robinson, DL, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Payton Hall, DB, Regina, Saskatchewan
Xavier Gilbert, DB, Sherbrooke, Québec
Complete team and roster information can be found at www.footballcanada.com
The NFL has a long history of supporting amateur football in Canada. Over the past 15 years the NFL Youth Coach of the Year program has contributed more than $170,000 to the programs of the most dedicated volunteer community and high school coaches, and over the past three years NFL on Campus has contributed more than $50,000 directly to Canadian University football programs.