The North Bay Bulldogs are returning to the NFC. The North Bay team is gearing up, signing players and ready to begin their new campaign in the NFC for the 2017 season. Their program ended it’s NFC run in 2010. The Bulldogs went back to the drawing board and began a new system that started at the Junior Varsity level. Then a Youth tackle league was created followed by a Bantam program – all successful in their respective divisions. With a culture of football transcending through the age categories a wealth of talent has emerged ready to play in the NFC.
The NFC welcomes the North Bay Bulldogs back into the league. More on the detail later.
Here is their press release and hype video:
From 1952 through 2010 North Bay has fielded Senior teams to compete provincially in the Northern Football Conference.
Since 1991 the North Bay Bulldogs competed in the NFC yet recognized the challenges of fielding a team. Several elements drove the success of the team from talent pool population, to injuries and player retirement.
“By identifying the gaps in fielding a successful team year over year it was decided to take a leave from the NFC in good financial standing and rebuild our talent pool,” stated Bulldogs President Marc Mathon in a release.
“Over the past 6 years the North Bay Bulldogs have focused on building their football club to generate additional football pedigree and hunger for the game.
“Almost 1,000 players later since 2004 through our fall youth and summer programs, our numbers have spoken & we have notified the Northern Football Conference that we will field a team the summer of 2017.”
The Bulldogs will suit up in new black, gold, grey and white jerseys, which was decided by the players.
“We are excited about the prospect of NFC football in North Bay… and so are the number of players asking us to move this project forward,” added Mathon.
To date Mathon says there are a couple dozen players who have formally expressed their intention to play and at a player fee cost of under $300 its going to be very affordable.