Ottawa Invaders become Ottawa Sooners

Over the course of the last few years the Ottawa Invaders struggled organizationally yet have consistently put out a competitive product on the NFC field. In 2017 the club was formally taken over by Ottawa business owner Jeff Lapensee who infused significant resources to make sure Ottawa was well represented in the NFC.

This year Jeff is happy to announce the joining of forces with the Ottawa Sooners who will be contributing coaching, equipment, staffing and financial backing to take the Ottawa NFC club to a higher level organizationally. Jeff Lapensee reported that these contributions from the Ottawa Sooners is the first step towards formally merging the Invaders into the Ottawa Sooners family of football teams. At the NFC 2018 Fall Meeting there will be an application to the NFC for a change of ownership of the Ottawa NFC membership to the Ottawa Sooners.

Jeff Lapensee having played a crucial role in both ensuring Ottawa football players have a place to play NFC football will continue to operate the Ottawa Sooners NFC team administratively.

John Allarie, Owner of the Ottawa Sooners was happy to meet with the NFC Executive and introduce himself as well as ask questions about the NFC. John looks forward to adding to his football program which, with the addition of an NFC team, will provide football for players from Bantam age through to Senior NFC.

As part of this transition Jeff Lapensee and John Allarie gave notice to the NFC Executive that effective immediately the Ottawa Invaders have changed their team name to the Ottawa Sooners. As a result of the Sooners involvement there has been an increase in player excitement for the 2018 NFC season. We look forward to seeing the Sooners play this year.