Maximizing Opportunities for Student-Athletes Who Stay in their Home Communities

UNBSJ Seawolves
Football Club
2010 Executive

2010 Executive

The UNB Saint John Seawolves Football Club, which kicked off its inaugural Atlantic Football League (AFL) season in September 2009, is the product of much volunteer vision and effort over the past several years.  Barry Ogden, President & General Manager of the Seawolves, foresees many benefits that will come to our local community and its young adults through this gridiron endeavour.

"Our goals are clear," says Ogden.  "We want to provide a means for 18-24 year old football players to continue to play the game that they love in their home community after they've graduated from high school.  We want them to "think local" when they're choosing where to get their post-secondary education and training. And at the same time, we want institutions like UNBSJ and NBCC-SJ to be enriched by the presence of these student-athletes.  We see members of the Seawolves Football Club becoming role models for younger high school and minor football players.  As mentors, as coaches for younger players, and through team & individual volunteer activities, we see the Seawolves Football program as a springboard for a group of dedicated student-athletes to contribute to our community."

                             Barry Ogden        Larry Timms         Mark Fournier

Brian Goodwin

Conrad Brock
Heath Lunney
Posters and Programs

Left to Right: Jeff Pond (Halifax), Pat O'Brien (Commissioner - Saint John), Terry McIntyre (Fredericton), Roger Colette (Moncton), Grant Cavin (Charlottetown), Antonio Ladelucia (AGM Guest: President, Canadian Junior Football League, Montreal), Mike Dollimore (Fredericton), Mike Tanner (Halifax), Bob Lewington (Halifax), Mike O'Grady (Charlottetown),  Larry Wizniewski (Fredericton), Rick Rivers (Halifax), Dan Fougere (Moncton), Larry Timms (Secretary-Treasurer -- Saint John), Bruce Watts (Scheduler -- Saint John), Barry Ogden (Saint John.  Absent: Jim Wilson (Halifax), Terry Allen (Charlottetown), Bill Todd (Saint John).

History of the Jack Irving
& Moosehead Cups

I wanted to give you a background to the Jack Irving Cup.  Jack is now deceased, he is the youngest brother of KC's 3 sons [Arthur and JK].  The Irvings are 3 groups, Jack has the building, property side, his son John now runs this [Commercial Properties, Strescon, Ocean Steel, Source Atlantic,FNC Engineering, etc].

 John was one of the first supporters of the AFL.  The trophy is blue crystal and its the most expensive trophy I have ever seen.  It represents Jack well as he was humble, worked hard everyday, was dependable, reliable and consistent.  John is a friend of mine and he often comes to our games.  He believes in what we are doing .

 The Moosehead Cup, Playoff Champs of the AFL was also donated by a friend, Andrew Oland of Moosehead Breweries.  Andrew was also an early supporter of the AFL, believing in creating opportunity for our young people. The Moosehead Cup is a beautiful bronze bust of a Moose.

I approached both John and Andrew when I was formalizing the AFL, they both came on early and supported the concept which was started 10 years ago.  As VOLUNTEERS we all pay for our busing, refs, insurance, equipment costs and are a great benefit to our universities/colleges and our communities.  Kids coming out of high school have a place to play and continue their education, this is an opportunity most of us never had. We are helping to keep our young people home and expand our post secondary opportunities at home. We play in the major centers of all 3 Maritime provinces.  

I hope banners can be put up at the winning institutions of each championship [we did it and it turned out well].

Sincerely, Barry Ogden 

UNB SAINT JOHN SEAWOLVES FOOTBALL TEAM is insured through Football New Brunswick -Go to the Football New Brunswick Website www.footballnb.ca and click on the Membership and Insurance tab. To discuss details and/or the claims process contact the FNB Executive Director – at executivedirector@FootballNB.ca

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