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The inaugural IFAF Junior World Championships was held in Canton, OH, USA. Canada won a silver medal, losing to Team USA in the Gold Medal game.

The tournament consisted of 8 teams representing some of the best U-20 football players in the world from Saturday, June 27 to Sunday, July 5 2009 at historic Fawcett Stadium, home of the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Game.

The eight teams representing 4 different IFAF regions included Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Germany, Sweden, Japan and New Zealand

Canada entered the tournament ranked #1.





Coaching Staff
Name Position
Glen Constantin Head Coach
Warren Craney Defensive Coordinator
Justin Ethier Offensive Coordinator
Mickey Donovan Special Teams
Carl Brennan Offensive Line
Stefan Ptaszek Receivers
Marco Iadeluca Running Backs
Jeff Cummins Defensive Line
Kyle Walters Defensive Backs


2009 Roster
No. First Last Pos Hometown
45 Mehdi Abdesmad DL Laval, QC
84 Adam Thibault REC Quebec, QC
12 Jeremi Doyon-Roch QB Lasale, QC
83 Julian Bailey REC Lasalle, QC
11 Alexandre Branco DB St-Jean Sur Richelieu, QC
20 Vincent Chabot DB Sherbrooke, QC
70 Matt Sewell OL Milton, ON
32 James Safakis RB Montreal, QC
81 Sebastien Blanchard REC St-Sabine, QC
14 Lirim Hajrullahu K St. Catherines, ON
61 Karl Lavoie OL Laval, QC
40 Ron Omara DL Aylmer, QC
2 Thomas Girard DB Quebec, QC
25 Jesse Briggs LB Kelowna, BC
85 Vincent Cleroux-Gaudreau REC Laval, QC
82 Alexandre Desharnais REC St-Georges, QC
31 Ed McNally LB Moncton, NB
75 Jake Thomas DL Fredericton, NB
23 Steven Lumbala RB Calgary, AB
24 Guillaume G. Bourassa RB La tuque, QC
73 Linden Gaydosh DT Peace River, AB
60 Kirby Fabien OL Calgary, AB
64 Carson Rockhill OL Parksville, BC
80 Taylor Nill REC Calgary, AB
10 Jordan Duncan DB Grimsby, ON
87 Alex Anthony REC Victoria, BC
7 Brandon Bridge QB Mississauga, ON
46 Jean-Samuel Blanc DL Laval, QC
74 Simon Rahal DL Montreal, QC
52 Rami Saintus DL Laval, QC
21 Philippe N'Djore-Acka DB Gatineau, QC
51 Byron Perez-Archambault LB Montreal, QC
41 David Plourde LB Drummondville, QC
5 Kristopher Robertson DB Pickering, ON
50 Luka Ricard LB Ile Bizard, QC
6 Alboury Ndao REC Laval, QC
44 David Menard DL Jonquiere, QC
30 Jean-Philippe Bolduc LB Montreal, QC
22 Mike Dubuisson DB Saint-Leonard, QC
71 Danny Groulx OL Windsor, QC
62 Pierre Lavertu OL Charlesbourg, QC
72 Olivier Quevillon OL Quebec, QC
63 Frederik Landry-Simard OL Berthier-sur-Mer, QC
33 Franck Marvel RB Laval, QC
34 Maxime Boutin RB Quebec, QC





Montreal, July 5, 2009 – The United States defeated Canada 41-3 in the final on Sunday at the 2009 IFAF World Junior Football Championships in Canton, Ohio


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Head Coach – Glen Constantin

Prior to becoming the head coach for the Canadian junior national team, Constantin was the defensive coordinator for five years under Dany Maciocia that lead Canada to 2 gold medal finishes and 3 silver medal finishes during that time frame. In his first year as head coach, Glen Constantin won the NFL Global Junior Championship in Miami in 2007. In his second year as head coach, Glen Constantin is leading the #1 ranked Canadian Junior National Team into inaugural IFAF Junior World Championships.

Carl Brennan
Offensive Line
Universite Laval

Blake Nill
University of Calgary

Justin Ethier
Offensive Coordinator
Universite Laval

Stefan Ptaszek
McMaster University

Warren Craney
Defensive Coordinator
Concordia University

Marco Iadeluca
Running Backs
St. Leonard Cougars

Jeff Cummins
Defensive Line
Acadia University

Mickey Donovan
Special Teams
University of Western Ontario

Kyle Walters
Defensive Backs
Guelph University

Since Canada’s first participation in the NFL Global Juniors in 2000, the team has won gold four times (2000, 2005, 2006, 2007) and finished second another four times (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004).