standard-title Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Are We?

The purpose of York Region Lions Football Association  is to organize, develop and promote minor football for all youth of York, Simcoe and Durham Region. The Lions play in 2 leagues, FALL REP (OVFFL) and the SUMMER REP (OVFL) see league web pages for teams & schedules.

Who Can Play?

Players must be between the ages of 6 to 19 and residents of York, Simcoe and Durham Region. Players from outside this area can play for the Lions if they get a release from their home team. The Rep programs require you to live in Lions territory per the OVFL web site. The following are a list of postal codes that you can live in and play for the Lions. Please check with the Registrar if you have any questions via email info@yorkregionfootball.com
L3X/L3Y-NEWMARKET
L3Z – BRADFORD
L4E – RICHMOND HILL
L4G – AURORA
L0E – JACKSONS PT., PEFFERLAW,ROCHES PT., SUTTON WEST, WILLOW BEACH, ZEPHYR, RAVENSHOE, BALDWIN, CANNINGTON
L0H – GORMELY, LOCUST HILL
L0J – KLEINBURG
L7B – KING CITY
L7E – BOLTON
L9N – HOLLAND LANDING
L0G – BEETON, BONDHEAD, KETTLEBY, MT ALBERT, NOBELTON, QUEENSVILLE, SCHOMBERG, SHARON, TOTTENHAM

BUCS OV SHARED TERRITORY
L3T – THORNHILL
L4A – STOUFVILLE
L4C -RICHMOND HILL
L4H – WOODBRIDGE
L4J – THORNHILL
L4K – MAPLE
L4L – WOODBRIDGE
L4P – KESWICK
L6A – VAUGHAN

Where Do We Play?

House League Football (Mite, Atom, Peewee): House League football practices and games are held at various field locations in the Town of Newmarket and Aurora. This season we host at St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS and Huron Heights Secondary School.

Atom, Peewee, Bantam Fall Rep Football: These teams can play in the OMFL,  the  OVFFL or the OFL. Decisions are made dependent on the upcoming season.

The Bantam, Junior Varsity and Varsity summer playing season is between mid-May and mid-August with indoor practices starting in March. All three teams play in the Ontario Varsity Football League.(OVFL) They play teams from all over southern Ontario. Busing is provided for teams.

What Equipment is Required?

All equipment is loaned to the player, except cleats. A deposit cheque of $500 is required at the time that a player is given equipment. This cheque will be held (NOT cashed) and returned at the end of a player’s season. The equipment must be returned clean and must not be altered in any way.

What is Included in my Registration Fees?

Your child will be under the supervision of National Coaching Certified Program (NCCP) Certified and Safe Contact trained Coaches. Registration fees also help cover the costs of fields, referees, trainers, game jersey, and use of up-to-date equipment. Players also receive a team photo and end of season celebration.