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2020 Season Update

“Good evening Bulldogs family,

Well, this weekend was supposed to be our OPFL game 1 which because of the pandemic did not take place. As things stand now, all sports fields not being rented to football and other sports involving close contact with other athletes. The Province will be releasing the opening up of Ontario, including outdoor sports through the next several weeks. It is expected that municipalities will be making fields available to football once the Province deems it safe to do so.

We hope this will take place in July, but depending on the region, some municipalities may not open fields to football until later. North Bay has the lowest statistical number of COVID19 cases in the province so we expect that we will be among the first to see fields become available for football, but we don’t expect this until late June or early July.

Since 3/4 of the OPFL season is completed by July 4 it is clear the Provincial State of Emergency has caused the OPFL to suspend all football activities which means the 2020 football season as planned is canceled. As we learn what municipalities will be re-opening fields to tackle football and when the OPFL will look to put together scheduling in the various divisions and levels with available teams to conduct 6 or 4 game schedule. We need to identify the clubs that will have field availability for July and rework football scheduling around that group.

As you can imagine, where the schedule will be significantly less than the 8 game season, we will also be adjusting the player fees to reflect the shorter season we may be playing.

As a result, refunds will be issued to those who have paid their fees for 2020 and we will look to re-collect fees when we have firm information on start dates and game schedules.

We hope everyone has a great week and we will update you as more information becomes available both from the OPFL and from the government.

Sincerely,

Marc Mathon – President

Stay Positive Message Ray Lewis

Hi everyone,

Coach Mathon here. I know its tough waiting this out knowing we should be on the field by now. Ray Lewis is one of the toughest linebackers every to play the game and no matter what the circumstances he was always ready. Please watch the following message from the newest friend of the Bulldogs. #StayPositive

CTV news article –  https://northernontario.ctvnews.ca/super-bowl-champion-ray-lewis-sends-inspirational-message-to-north-bay-bulldogs-1.4933306?cache=%2F5-things-to-know-for-tuesday-november-26-2019-1.4702572#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=yVO3pEa

North Bay Nugget article on the message from Ray. https://www.nugget.ca/news/local-news/super-bowl-champ-inspires-local-football-players

In Honor of Rhys Teeple

It is with our deepest condolences and heavy hearts that we pay respects to Rhys Teeple, a lost member of our Bulldog family. The big man with a big heart will be sincerely missed. “You will be missed by your football brothers and sisters both on and off the field – Coach Christa”. Rest well Bulldog/Trojan. Rhys’ celebration of life will be held at a later date.

https://www.mcguintyfuneralhome.com/obituary/Rhys-Teeple

2019 Youth Football League

Bulldog fans we are back with a new season of Youth League football. Here is an information blast to get you started.

Equipment handout for youth August 20 & 21st from 6-7:30 at Krown on Gormanville.

Tyke Camp for Grade 6 and under is August 26/27 6-7:30 at Rollie Fisher.

Pee Wee Camp for grades 7 & 8 is August 28/29 6-7:30 at Rollie Fisher.

Coaches will hold a draft August 30th so you should get an email as to which team your player is on.

September 3 and 4th we will do a group training for all players 6-7:30

After this, your team’s head coach will provide you with a practice schedule for the remainder of the season.

Season Game Schedule:
Online Calendar https://northbaybulldogs.com/calendar/2019-youth-league/
Downloadable PDF: 2019 BYTFL Schedule

Cost is $250 for the season and can be sent by email transfer to Christa or in-person via debit, credit or cash at Source for Sports. Payment is due by September 1st., register now and pay later

https://northbaybulldogs.com/registration/