CCWFL raised awareness with presence at National Women’s Show

At the 2014 edition of the National Women’s Show, the Central Canadian Women’s Football League was among the exhibitors proudly hoping to make its presence felt. Hosted in Toronto from November 7-9, it wa a sterling opportunity for the league to raise awareness concerning its on-field product.

Part of an exciting new chapter for women’s sport in the province of Ontario, the CCWFL has already attended various events in the past six months. As a side note, the league has also seen the addition of people in its administrative function, helping to bring more leadership and ideas.

Back on June 28, Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne attended a CCWFL event, showing her support. It is the type of momentum that the league hopes will only continue to build.

Of note, its booth was located at the travel and adventure section of the show (at booth number 504), the league is within one month of opening registration with anticipated practices beginning in January 2015. In 5 months, the budding league has already 100 soft registrants, enough to fill two rosters.

All individuals were welcome to drop by the booth to learn more about the league and present any inquiries. Information shall also be provided about the All-Canadian All-Star camps.

Established as a not-for-profit organization, the inspiration for the league was the brainchild of Aaron Ellis. Of note, Ellis was proudly among the league executives representing the CCWFL at the Women’s Show. He was joined by Cheryl O’Leary, who shall make her first appearance representing the league. She has joined the league as the VP of Operations, with experience ranging from the MWFL to the Canadian National Team.


Author: markstaffieri

A proud supporter of women in sport. My influences in covering women's sport include Andria Hunter and Jaclyn Hawkins. Both are former women’s hockey players who created their own websites, providing a deeper insight for their respective sport. Unable to identify with multi-millionaire male athletes, the role of women in sport is one that provides inspiration while preserving the spirit of sportsmanship. My first exposure to women and sport came through Geraldine Heaney and her legendary goal at the 1990 Women's World Hockey Championships. By composing player profiles on women from all sports, it is my opportunity to give back to the female sporting community by showing gratitude for their hard work and effort. While women's hockey opened the door to a larger yet remarkable world of sport, the quantum leap in women's football and global growth of women's basketball have only helped to fuel my interest in the female game. Some of the athletes that I admire include Caroline Ouellette and Natalie Spooner (hockey), Lolo Jones (track), Connie Fekete and Sami Grisafe (football) plus Anne Erler and Heather Furr (LFL football). Other athletes consist of Sue Bird and Katie Smith (basketball) along with Barbara Mervin and Heather Moyse (rugby). In addition to my efforts on WordPress, I have also contributed to Bleacher Report, the Canadian Women's Hockey League, Hockey Canada, LFL Canada and Women's Hockey Life.

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