Sunday, September 20, 2009

Women National Tackle Football Team to travel to Stockholm Sweden

I know many of you have heard the rumours, and yes there will be a National Team for Women's tackle football this year. The World Championships will take place in Stockholm Sweden June 26th to July 4th.

Larry Harlow from the east coast league has been chosen as the head coach, Bach and I have been asked to join the coaching staff, Bach as the Defensive Ccoordinator (congrats Bach).

We will be hosting the first round of Western Canadian Tryouts here in Winnipeg on October 11, the time is TBD but we are trying for 1-3 PM at CanadInn Stadium. There will be no cuts after this evaluation camp, it truly is only and evaluation camp.

If you want to make the National Team however you are required to participate at all of the scheduled evaluation camps.

There will be a cost of $40 per player trying out, the cost will go to paying for the stadium, the remainder will go to helping fund the National Team for the 2010 season. This is a player pay program, the total cost for each player is $4000, however football Canada and the Coaching staff will be procuring sponsorship to help offset the costs. We hope to keep the player costs to $1500 each.

The first evaluation camp will consist of fitness testing. This will include, running a 40, doing push ups, sit-ups, standing long jump, vertical jump and agility.

Requirements for eligibility
  • You must be 18 years old as of December 31st, 2009
  • You must be an member of Football Manitoba /Football Canada, as a player (flag or tackle) as of Oct 11, 2009
We hope that everyone comes out and joins us for this history making event.

I will be posting more information as it becomes more solid.