2015 Men's & Women's Flag Football Season Starts Jan 25 (01/07/2015)

The 2015 season for men's & womens flag football start on Jan 25 & registration is now open on the new FNS Flag Football website www.fnsflagfootball.ca by selecting the FAQs tab & then either the MMFFL or MWFFL links.


Halifax Xplosion Looking for Coaches for the 2015 Season (11/18/2014)

Halifax Xplosion Football are looking for Positional Coaches for the upcoming 2015 season.  If you are a passionate coach looking for a great opportunity please contact the Xplosion Football Team at xplosionfootball@gmail.com


University of Waterloo Looking for Head Coach and Manager of Football Operations (11/13/2014)

Univeristy of Waterloo-

We are excited to announce that the University of Waterloo is currently recruiting for a new Head Coach and Manager of Football Operations. This position reports to the Associate Director, Athletics and is responsible for all areas of the football program including recruitment, financial management and leadership development. You will be accountable to create a strategic multi-year program plan that includes assessment and evaluation of football staff, student-athletes and team performance.

Please us the following link for Full Job Posting-

Waterloo Football Head Coach



The following coaching clinics will be offered in the upcoming months.

Competition Introduction Positional Coach.  November 28-29th in Truro, NS at CEC

SAFE CONTACT.  February 21st.  East Hants Sportsplex

Competition Introduction Postional Coach.  March 13-14th East Hants Sportsplex

Competition Introduction Postitional Coach. August 28-29th East Hants Sportsplex

To register on-line follow the link or contact jwarren@sportnovascotia.ca




Football New Brunswick Women's Provincial Tackle (10/02/2014)

Football New Brunswick is proud to offer females 18 years & Over the opportunity to try out for Team NB.

This opportunity will consist of a combine and several camps starting in 2014 and finishing early 2015.

Those chosen to Team NB will participate in the Football Canada National Championship for females in tackle football. Athletes and coaches will also be eligible for selection to the National Team for World play in 2017.

Upon registration, athletes will be directed to a Facebook group for further information and coaches will be asked to file an application soon.

This opportunity in female tackle football high performance is open to any female 18+ in NB, NS or PEI and subject to all the rules and regulations of Football New Brunswick and Football Canada regarding membership

If interested please use the following link for more info: Women's Provincial Tackle 

If you would like to know more about the program please contact Larry Harlow, Chair, Female High Performance for Football New Brunswick via email: lhseabee76@gmail.com 


Atlantic Football League Schedule (08/19/2014)

The Atlantic Football League will kick off their 2014 season with two exhibition games in the United States. Last year's AFL champion, Holland College Hurricanes , will visit Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine on Saturday, September 6. The next day, Sunday, September 7, the University of New Brunswick - Saint John Seawolves will be in Bangor Maine to face Husson University.

League play for all four AFL teams kick off the following weekend on Saturday, September 13 as Holland College travels to Saint John to play the UNB -Saint John Seawolves and Dalhousie University Tigers will host University of New Brunswick - Fredericton Red Bombers at Wickwire Field in Halifax.

This will be the sixth season for the four team community-based league. All teams will play six league regular season contests. Semi-finals are set for the weekend of October25-26 with the final slated for November 1.

Use the Following Link for the Full Schedule:



NSMFL - Nova Scotia Minor Football League Age Limits (08/11/2014)

Age Groupings and Divisions:

The NSMFA shall operate four age group divisions.  With respect to ages for minor football teams, the following shall be the age restrictions as defined by the Nova Scotia Department of Education:

Mite – Grades 2 & 3.  Must be 8 years of age or under before Dec 31 of the current year.

Atom – Grades 4 & 5.  Must be 10 years of age or under before Oct 1 of the current year – Moves to 10 years of age or under before Dec 31 in 2013.

Pee Wee – Grades 6 & 7.  Must be 12 years of age or under before Oct 1 of the current year – Moves to 12 years of age or under before Dec 31 in 2015.

Bantam– Grades 8 & 9.  Must be 14 years of age or under before Oct 1 of the                                 current year – Moves to 14 years of age or under before Dec 31 in 2017


Making Head Way in Football NOW FREE!!! (07/30/2014)


Making Head Way in Football now offered for free



Ottawa - Football Canada in partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada is proud to announce that the award winning e-learning module, Making Head Way in Football will now be offered free of charge.

This football specific NCCP Professional Development module covers: what to do to prevent concussions, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, what to do when you suspect an athlete has a concussion, and how to ensure athletes return to play safely.

The module can be taken through coach.ca's database The Locker. To begin, you will require an NCCP#. If you have never taken an NCCP course and need an NCCP# one can be created upon registration with The Locker.

The module takes approximately 60-90 minute to complete. Once completed the module will be recorded on your coaching transcript as professional development.

Players and parents are also encouraged to take the e-learning module to help increase their knowledge and awareness.

Click here to visit the module (be sure to click on football and then sign-in): 


About Football Canada

Established in 1884, Football Canada is the national governing body of amateur football in Canada and a proud member of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). Working closely with the provincial football associations, we develop programs and resources for players, coaches, officials in the three disciplines of Tackle, Flag and Touch Football. Football Canada's vision statement is "from playground to stadium" where players can participate in the game of football throughout a lifetime recreationally, competitively and internationally.



Ottawa - Football Canada en partenariat avec l'Association Canadienne des Entraineurs est fier d'annoncer que le module d'apprentissage en ligne Prendre une Tête d'Avance sera maintenant offert gratuitement.

Ce module de développement professionnel du PNCE spécifique au football couvre les points suivants : quoi faire pour prévenir les commotions cérébrales, comment reconnaitre les signes et symptômes des commotions cérébrales, quoi faire lorsque vous soupçonnez un athlète a une commotion cérébrale, et comment s'assurer que les athlètes aient un retour au jeu sécuritaire.

Ce module peut être suivi par le biais de la base de données Le Casier du coach.ca. Pour débuter, vous devrez avoir un numéro de PNCE. Si vous n'avez jamais suivi de cours du PNCE et avec besoin d'un numéro de PNCE, vous pouvez en créer un en vous inscrivant sur Le Casier.

Le module est d'une durée approximative de 60-90 minutes. Une fois complété, le module sera inscrit sur votre relevé comme développement professionnel.

Les joueurs et les parents sont également encouragés à suivre le module d'apprentissage en ligne pour les aider à accroitre leurs connaissances sur le sujet.

Cliquez ici pour consulter le module (assurez-vous de cliquer sur Football et ensuite sur connexion) :



À propos de Football Canada

Fondé en 1884, Football Canada est l'organisme national de régie du football amateur au Canada et un fier membre de la Fédération internationale de football américain (IFAF). Travaillant de près avec les associations provinciales de football, nous élaborons des programmes et des ressources pour les joueurs, les entraîneurs, les officiels dans les trois disciplines du football avec contacts, de flag-football et de touch-football. Football Canada fait la promotion du sport du football « du terrain de jeu au stade » où les joueurs peuvent prendre part à un match tout au long de leur vie de façon récréative, en compétition et sur la scène internationale.



Selection Process & Criteria Provincial Flag Teams (04/29/2014)

Nova Scotia Provincial Flag Football Teams are looking for athletes to represent Nova Scotia in this year Flag Football Nationals.  The Nationals will be held this year in PEI from July 24 to July 27 2014.  Please click the following links for further details on the Selection Process and Criteria for each team.

Provincial Flag U18 Womens

Provincial Flag U16 Womens

Provincial Flag U16 Mens 


For any further information please contact: Jason Warren, Technical Director. jwarren@sportnovascotia.ca or Bryce Fisher, Program Coordinator. bfisher@sportnovascotia.ca


Football NS office is Moving (03/31/2014)

Football NS has moved back into Halifax on March 28, 2014.  Our offices are now in the Sport Nova Scotia building at:

5516 Spring Garden Road

Halifax, NS  B3J 1G6

Tel: 902-425-5450

Fax:  902-425-5606

The East Hants Sportsplex will remain the site of the Provincial Team programs and we will still have one office in the Sportsplex.


2014 Senior Men's Flag Team Announced (03/25/2014)

Football Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the Provincial Team Roster for 2014, both staff and players.  

Player and Staff Roster

The team will compete in a best of three (3) series versus Team SK on April 26-27, 2014 at the East Hants Sportsplex, Lantz, NS.  The winner will earn the right to represent Canada at the 2014 World Senior Flag Championships.


2014 Tackle Rule Changes (03/25/2014)

Football Canada has made a number of rule changes for the upcoming edition of 'The Canadian Amateur Rule Book for Tackle Football'. See the link below for the details of changes. We will have the new Tackle Football Rulebook for sale through our office starting in May of 2014.

2014 Rule Modifications



New Football Nova Scotia President (08/09/2013)


Lantz, N.S. – Former Football Nova Scotia Vice President of Sport Development, Keith Skiffington, has been appointed as interim President. Keith replaces Richard MacLean, as he is the new President of Football Canada.

Skiffington commented on his new position, “I am honored to be appointed as the President of Football in Nova Scotia.  This is an exciting time for football in our Province and there are a lot of great committed volunteers who are passionate about the sport.  I look forward to leading and working with them to grow and develop football to its potential.”

Keith Skiffington has been involved in football from a young age. He played for the Acadia Axemen for five years (1978-82) as a Defensive Back. During this time he was named team captain and played on two Vanier Cup Championship Teams. Due to his success playing with the Axemen, his 1981 team is being inducted into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of fame this November. After graduating with a BBA, Skiffington coached the Axemen for one year.

Currently Skiffington is the Defensive Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach of the Dalhousie Tigers Football Club and has been coaching under-17 and under-18 Provincial Teams since 2010. Keith has served as the President of Nova Scotia Minor Football for many years, contributing to the establishment of many new Associations at the Mite and Atom level.