Category: OPFL

2018 Season Schedule Update

Summer is fast approaching and the OPFL and the NFC have issued their tentative drafts of the game schedule. This article is a compilation of information to help you navigate the game schedule and add clarity to the dates and time for practices and games.

NorthbayBulldogs.com have provided a calendar with dates, times, and google map locations that can sync with your device at the links listed. Keep in mind that change happens so check back on a regular basis to ensure you have the current information. Please understand that the practice schedule is the same week in – week out so we are not going to show it on the website but it is on our printable calendar.  For updates or changes, NorthbayBulldogs.com, your coaches, and our Facebook pages will keep you informed of upcoming events and changes.

Bantam Game Day Schedule:  http://northbaybulldogs.com/calendar/2018-bantam-game-calendar/
Junior Varsity Game Day Schedule:  http://northbaybulldogs.com/calendar/2018-jv-game-calendar/
Varsity Game Day Schedule:  http://northbaybulldogs.com/calendar/2018-varsity-game-calendar/
NFC  Game Day Schedule:  http://northbaybulldogs.com/calendar/2018-nfc-game-schedule/

For those who want to have a physical copy here is the printable media in PDF format: 2018 Dogs Game Sched Rev

Weather will not cancel practice unless there is lightning in the immediate area or the city closes the field. We will let you know when the practice is called off. Otherwise, dress for the conditions.  As you will notice practices are heavy up until our first game as we prepare to be ready game one May 19th here at home. (11 practices before game one).  Please note all practices up to and including May 17 are at Omischl on Lakeshore.  Starting May 18th onwards will be at Rolly Fisher behind the memorial gardens.  Please try to make as many practices as possible as every practice there will be new plays being added.  

The Bulldogs are looking forward to a great season of action so we don’t want you missing any of the lead-up or the games.

OFA Registration

Since 2013 we have been part of 3 different football leagues and this year marks the 3rd league as the OVFL has folded. We are excited about our groups and joining the OPFL. In joining the OPFL, there is a requirement for all players to become nationally registered into the Ontario Football Alliance system. This facilitates access to OFA programming as well as medical insurance coverage. This insurance coverage will cover medical expenses related to treatment and rehabilitation from a football injury that is not covered by OHIP.  No Bantam, JV or SV player in Ontario can participate in OPFL or OFC without acquiring this coverage.

In addition to the sports injury medical insurance benefits, this membership opens players up to the opportunity to participate in Provincial, National and International Football events and programs. Team Ontario, Team Canada, etc…

At the same time this process will deem players eligible for the coming season in their respective age group (Bantam, JV & SV) in the OPFL. It should be pointed out that OFA Registration is a requirement for all football players across the province playing summer football in Senior Varsity levels or below.

It is not required for NFC as it is an open league.

Please go to the following link and complete the registration process. There is a fee required and is payable online.

https://site2075.goalline.ca/register.php?reg_form_id=20167

Indoor Gym Sessions

The 2018 Pre-Season is about to get underway.  These indoor sessions are for our OPFL players.  We have mentioned that in our preseason ramblings that we will be hitting the gym. This will involve: skills training and development and a host of other fun football-related activities to get the winter rust out of the system.

These sessions are hosted at the Widdifield Secondary School gym – 320 Ski Club Rd, North Bay, ON P1B 7R2.

Reminder our In  Gym Sessions dates and times:

March 24, March 31, April 7, April 14, April 21

Bantam 3-4:30 pm
JV 5-6:30 pm
SV 7-8:30 pm

Remember to bring water, gym appropriate clothes, indoor shoes and a positive Bulldog attitude.

2018 Registration Open

Merry Christmas Bulldogs,

2018 will be an exciting year for the Bulldogs family as we are hard at work planning for another great fun year of football. We are pleased to announce that we have moved from the OVFL and will be competing in the OPFL AA division and will be facing our old adversaries such as TNT, Toronto Jets, and Orangeville among others.

For Christmas, we have released our early registration program to get as many players registered during this Christmas holiday season as we can.

We will be holding a draw for an authentic NFC jersey in January for early-bird registrations.

In order to qualify, you must submit the registration forms to the Club along with a $150 deposit.

**VERY IMPORTANT**

Getting your registrations in earliest will give you priority over your choice of available jersey numbers. Returning players within the team will get first rights to their jersey numbers, however, newly available jersey numbers will be handed out on a 1st come 1st serve basis based on registration & deposit date.

We have had many people asking us for registration forms so we will be getting a heavy run on registrations during this Christmas…so be sure to register early to ensure you get your choice of jersey number. DON’T WAIT!!! Register ASAP!

On another note….we are excited & looking forward to a positive fun & competitive football season in 2018…together.

Have a great Merry Christmas and don’t hesitate to contact any member of our executive.

Bantam age group is those born in 2004, 2005 and 2006
Junior Varsity age group is those born in 2002 and 2003
Varsity age group is those born 1999, 2000 or 2001
Senior age group is open age group

Hope over to our online registration: http://northbaybulldogs.com/registration/

Marc Mathon – President 705-200-4856
Christa Morgan registrations 705-498-5929