Capital Area Minor Football Association
"Between the Uprights " Newsletter-  2010 Edition
      2010 was another year of growth for the Capital Area Minor Football Asc. A total of 928 players age 6 and up played in 15 different programs. This represents an increase of 7% from our 2009 numbers. 871 players played in 2009.
Congratulations are extended to the Fredericton Junior Black Kats on winning their 3rd CAMFA Championship (Mike Dollimore trophy) and 3rd Provincial Championship (Samuel Babb Bowl). 2010 saw the Oromocto Panthers win their first CAMFA Championship (Dan McCullough trophy) and their 1st ever Provincial Championship (Bob Pierce Memorial trophy). In the Maritime Championship games but teams came up short in their bid for Maritime supremacy.
The summer of 2010 saw CAMFA run its first NFL/CFL Flag football league. We had 42 players in 2 age divisions. From time to time the kids also played a few games against parents and players from both the men’s and women’s senior teams. The kids really enjoyed these games. We hope this new flag program grows in 2011.
In spring football the Capital Area Gladiators 15U program had two teams participate in tournament games against each other and Football NS‘s 15U. The 2 teams combined to play in Hampton Invitational tournament in which they won. In our 13U we had four teams again and on the May long weekend we hosted a team from Fundy in a series of tournament games. It was a great time had by all kids that weekend. In 11U we had 4 teams and played games against each other.
In August CAMFA hosted its 2nd annual Future Stars Football Camp. We had a good mix of CIS, high school and minor coaches attend last year was it was a great success once again.
CAMFA also recognized its very important volunteers. The associations “Coach of the Year” was head coach of the Oromocto Blues Joey Smith. The Ted Mather Trophy for Volunteer of the Year went to Tanya Kitchen who was CAMFA’s registrar.
In 2010 CAMFA was able to have games and practices on 3 turf fields and a fourth field is to start to be built on the Northside of town and should be ready for when CAMFA hosts the Provincial Championships.
Andrew Allaby
President Capital Area Minor Football Assoc.