The OFC Story
The Ontario Football Conference was founded in the mid 1950's by the Toronto Argonauts Old Boys, led by Don Durno and Dan Shaw. The League consisted of several Toronto area teams from Scarborough, Weston, Parkdale and Lakeshore, among others.
In 1957 the Burlington Braves joined the League and then Oshawa and Hamilton followed in the early sixties. In 1970 the OFC and the Junior ORFU (Ontario Rugby Football Union) amalgamated with teams from Windsor, Sarnia and Brantford becoming part of the new League. Later the Ottawa Sooners of the Ontario Quebec League joined the OFC, as did a team from Verdun, Quebec. The Conference provides a place for persons 22 years of age and under, who are not playing in a College or University program, to continue to play the game and to improve their football skills.
Over the years the League has fluctuated in membership with as many as 13 teams and 3 divisions during the 1970's. In 2011, there are 8 teams competing in the OFC, the Burlington Braves, the London Beefeaters, the St Leonard Cougars, the Windsor AKO Fratmen, the Hamilton Hurricanes, the Ottawa Sooners, the Brampton Bears and the Twin Cities Predators.
The OFC is part of the CJFL (Canadian Junior Football League), which consists of Conferences in British Columbia and the Prairies. As of 2011, there are 20 junior teams playing in the CJFL.
Every November the top teams in the CJFL battle for the Canadian Bowl, symbolic of junior football supremacy in Canada. In various forms, this trophy has been competed for since 1908, making it one of Canada's most historic championships.
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