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Nipissing Wild Fold

In light of the recent announcement by The Nipissing Wild to conclude operations as reported by our media partners The North Bay Bulldogs release this statement.

Official Press Release.

This was not what we anticipated because the 2017 season ended with very positive progress following the forum style meeting with the Nipissing Wild leadership and local football supporters. The objective of the meeting was to generate ideas to work together in providing a positive football experience for local football players.

Following the forum, a small working committee made up of Wild and Bulldogs executive along with strong community football supporters met to put these ideas into action for 2018.

The news of the Nipissing Wild folding comes as a surprise to us. We know that the Wild have some very good people who worked hard to provide a place for kids to play football. These volunteers, like us and so many others in the community, do this work because of their passion for the game and to watch the kids develop.

Given these new developments, our group feels it is our duty to put forward whatever effort we can muster to provide a football program for all the players from the North Bay area who are looking forward to playing football in 2018. This past fall we provided coaching, administrative and equipment resources to the Chippewa Raiders for the sole purpose of helping the 30+ kids who desperately wanted to play football for their school.

The job of expanding to the Senior Varsity football level will be a very challenging project for the Bulldogs and we will need help from the community and football volunteers.

As expressed during our meetings with the Wild, working together would produce the best result. It is our hope that members of the Nipissing Wild will consider continuing to be involved in providing those players with a good football experience in 2018 and work with us in that effort.

Many of the affected players are graduates of our Junior Varsity program and we will be reaching out to them very shortly to get feedback in connection with Senior Varsity for 2018. Hopefully, we will be in a position to make an announcement next week as I know there is a lot of uncertainty out there at the moment.

Enter the 2017 Season

The North Bay Bulldogs are constantly on the move. Our registrations for the upcoming Bantam, Junior Varsity summer programs to represent North Bay on the provincial stage has opened.

Bantam is for players born 2003 or later.  For our Bantam players, you can not be turning 15 in 2017.
Junior Varsity for players born in 2001 or 2002 but you can not be turning 17 in 2017.

We will be starting in the gym in February, a schedule will be available shortly when we receive confirmation from the school board as to gym availability.

Although payment for the season is not required until May 1st, 2017 we do require registrations as soon as possible to allow you to participate in the in gym sessions.  If you are just trying it out, we still need the registrations in order to be covered under our insurance.

Please, include jersey size and number preference as we have to order the jerseys shortly.  If you don’t register and provide your size and jersey number one will be picked for you, returning players are given first choice of numbers then it is on a first to register basis.

There are plenty of payment options as well, you can do an email transfer to Christa Morgan at this address email, Source for Sports takes, debit, credit, cash or cheque, you can come by Demarco-Lucenti with cash or cheque or once we start in the gym payments can be made in personChrista Morgan.  You can also pay in installments between now and May 1st.  Kidsport and Jumpstart are also available to apply for up to $400.

Registration forms are here JV OVFL Reg Pack 2017 for offline printing or venture to our online registration form

2016 – Youth League Championships

Just a reminder for game times Sunday at Algonquin High School.  11 am we have the Grey and Gold Tykes in the gold finals, followed by the Bantams at 12 noon Grey and Gold battle it out in the Silver Finals.  1 pm will have the Black and White Tykes Going for silver champions, followed by Black and White Bantams going for the Gold.

We will be selling 50/50 tickets both at the games as well as at the banquet.  The draw will be made at the banquet and you do not have to be there to win.  Tickets will be $2 each, 3 for $5 or 10 for $10.

The banquet will start at 5:30 at the Callander Community Centre.  Each player will be given a drink ticket which will get them a pop or water with your meal.   Drinks after will be sold at a cost of $1 each.  There will be a dinner, followed by awards and photos being handed out.  There were a few kids that missed have the individual photos taken, for couple of you, if you wish to forward a photo you would like us to use, we can have one printed up for you.  Just let me know.  And if there is any spelling mistakes, also please let us know so that we can have it corrected.

I will have the clothing at the banquet for sale as well.  If you purchased clothing and have not yet paid for it, please remember to bring it to the game or banquet.  For any personalized clothing you may want to order as Christmas gifts, the deadline to get your order by Christmas is November 20th.  But you can order anything year round either from the website or through myself directly.

After the game we ask that you return the shoulder pads and helmets in the trailer we will have there and make sure the player sees someone with a clipboard to get marked off.  They get to keep their game jerseys, but we ask they bring back the practice jerseys they were given at the beginning of the season as well as the pants.  If they can bring these to the banquet that would be great!

Good luck to everyone, but most of all have fun!

2016 Youth League Playoff – Bantam Semi Finals

The Bulldog Youth League Bantam playoffs begin at Omischl Sports Complex on October Monday, the 17th.

At The Bantam Grey team will look to become the immovable object to the White’s unstoppable force in the first game at 6:45pm. The White team has been on a rampage but undefeated teams can become complacent and Grey will be there to take them down if they are.

In the Black and Gold team meet in the late game at 8:30pm. These two teams have traded wins in the regular season but now this is to move on to the championship match. Gold with it rampaging defense and reworked offense battle the all-around refined skills of the Black team.