Jesse Card, a resident of Stittsville and Vice-President of the National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA) has proudly announced that the position of Midget Director is being re-introduced to the NCAFA. Being responsible for working alongside the Inter-Provincial commissioner and helping coordinate Ottawa Midget & Bantam related issues, including quality control, recruitment, improving relationships with universities and CEGEP, as well as disciplinary matters, the new Midget Director will be Matty Chartier, a former Ottawa boy who is returning to the league he played for.
Connor Williams (now a U Ottawa Gee Gee) with Matty Chartier (Photo provided by Jesse Card)
As many of those involved in the Bell Warriors know, Jesse Card played for the Warriors, who are a big community youth organization in Stittsville, and he is pleased to make this announcement introducing Matty to the NCAFA family. Matty Chartier, formerly from Kanata, played for the Bel Air Lions and with the Ottawa Sooners Football Club until age 22. While playing for the Sooners, Matty coached the Bel-Air Lions & Norsemen Football Club Group bantam team as the Offensive Coordinator. Splitting time as a player and coach, he was offered to step in as the Head Coach at Bantam. Thanks to Matty’s coaching, he took a 4-4 Lions team on to win the A Cup in 2014. Matty actually went on to be the Head Coach with Bel-Air from 2014-2016 and as a team they were able to win back to back champions in the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Some other notable players that Matty coached on the 2014/2015 teams include: Richard Burton – Queens University; Liam Paquette – Mount Allison University; Brayden Lassenba – Guelph University; and JP Cimankinda – Guelph University.
Jesse has been a great influence on several Bell Warriors players, many of whom come from Stittsville. He has been instrumental in helping to find solutions to youth unemployment in Ottawa. Jesse’s HESN youth sports network and the recent launch of Hot Shoe Productions (in partnership with Youth Ottawa and The Social Planning Council of Ottawa) are social enterprises. Business solutions to solve social problems. You can learn more here from an article that appeared in the Ottawa Business Journal https://obj.ca/article/ottawa-community-foundation-innovative-solutions-tackling-youth-unemployment-ottawa.
To learn more about Jesse’s football background and hopes for the future, you can watch a short documentary video on youtube –
Jesse wants Stittsville football players to know that the Bell Warriors registration is now open for Spring flag football, Girls Touch and Tackle which starts in June/July.
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