York University Partnership

The York Region Football Association is proud to be the only football club in York Region with a University partnership. Thanks to Past President Dave Lovegrove and Warren Craney - who came together in 2016 to build a partnership and rebrand the York Simcoe Bucs - Lions are able to access additional resources through the University. Together with York University we are promoting football as a pathway to post-secondary, and to date are proud to share that over 33 of our alumni are playing football in the CIS/OUA.

Benefits of the Lions Partnership:

  • CIS level coaching (York University Varsity Football coaches our Spring varsity program, players coach our Winter Academy)
  • Coaching development 
  • Resources (York University Varsity Football jerseys for senior teams, access to branded swag + suppliers)
  • Football expertise (access to Football Canada board members)
  • Pathways (York University volunteers work with our players to build post-secondary pathways)
  • Volunteers (York University varsity football players run a free camp annually for youth aged 5-9)
  • Facilities (YRFA accesses a free stadium annually for Spring training camp)

Learn more about the York University/YRFA partnership here:

YRFA - Original Agreement - 2017

YRFA - Update to Members on Partnership - 2021

Interested in speaking with a York University Varsity Football recruiter? Fill out a recruiting form here:



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Apr. 24, 2024 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

U14 Practice
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Apr. 25, 2024 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Apr. 29, 2024 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

U14 Practice
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