Representatives from Eight International Teams to Take Part in Flag Raising Ceremony for IFAF Junior World ChampionshipBy Steve Alic Tue, 05/05/2009 - 7:24am
WHAT Official Flag Raising Ceremony for the 2009 IFAF Junior World Championship
WHERE Downtown Canton, Ohio - Market Street Plaza (Corner of Market & West Tuscarawas)
WHEN 11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., Friday, May 8
WHO Head coaches and official representatives of the eight teams competing in the inaugural 2009 IFAF Junior World Championship will be in attendance, including:
*CHUCK KYLE (Cleveland Saint Ignatius High School) - Head Coach, USA Football
*RICHARD MUNRO - CEO, Football Canada
*ERNESTO ALFARO DEL VILLAR - Head Coach, Mexico
*SHINZO YAMADA - Japan American Football Federation representative
*PETER SPRINGWALD - Director of Youth Operations, American Football Verband Deutschland (AFVD), Germany
*JAN JENMERT - Head Coach, Sweden
*VINCENT MIRAVAL - Technical Director, Fédération Française de Football Américain (FFFA), France
*MICHAEL MAU'U - Head Coach, New Zealand
Officials from the International Federation of American Football:
*TOMMY WIKING, President
*ROOPE NORONEN, Chairman, IFAF Junior World Championship Tournament Committee
Officials from the City of Canton:
*MAYOR WILLIAM J. HEALY II
*BOB BELDEN, JWC Host Committee Chairman
*TODD BLACKLEDGE, Event Keynote Speaker
WHAT Kickoff Media Luncheon for the 2009 IFAF Junior World Championship
WHERE Pro Football Hall of Fame
WHEN 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 8
WHO All representatives of the teams competing in the inaugural 2009 IFAF Junior World Championship, IFAF officials and event officials will be available for interviews immediately following the flag raising.
The 2009 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Junior World Championship - the world's first football tournament featuring the best high school-aged national teams from four continents - kicks off in Canton, Ohio, on June 27. All games will be played in historic Fawcett Stadium, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game and Hall of Fame Enshrinement ceremonies. All-day general admission tickets are $10; reserved tickets to all 12 tournament games are $50 and are available at www.jwcfootball.com and via phone at 1-800-574-5874.
National football teams, aged 19 and under, from the following eight countries have qualified for the right to play in the first IFAF Junior World Championship (listed in order of seeding): 1. Canada; 2. United States; 3. Mexico; 4. Japan; 5. Germany; 6. Sweden; 7. France; and 8. New Zealand.
Games will be played on the following days:
Saturday, June 27: Round 1, Opening Ceremony and four games beginning at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, July 1: Round 2, four games beginning at 10 a.m.
Saturday, July 4: Medal Round, three games beginning at 1 p.m.
Sunday, July 5: Gold Medal Game and Medal Ceremony, Kickoff TBD
IFAF Junior World Championship Ticket Packages:
Tournament Package $50
Reserved ticket for all four rounds, including all 12 games
Round One & Two Package $25
Reserved ticket to all four games on 6/27 and all four games on 7/1
Championship Package $25
Reserved ticket to all three games on 7/4 and Gold Medal Game on 7/5
All-Day Game Tickets
Reserved - $15
General Admission - $10
General Admission, Under-18 - $5
Football fans wishing to travel to Canton, Ohio, to enjoy the spectacle of eight nations competing at the 2009 IFAF Junior World Championship can take advantage of a full travel package service offered by Sports Travel & Tours. Full details and prices are available at: http://www.usafootball.com/jwc/tickets.