We are back and stronger than ever!
Myers Riders Football Club is happy to be part of the upcoming 2023 Provincial OSFL season. Below are details associated with the upcoming season. Be sure to visit often as indoor practices will be starting up in the new year when possible. Until then…keep working…keep pushing….Summer is coming!
Coach Nalli has been involved in coaching in Ottawa football since 2008 at various levels of coaching from the Glebe Gryphons – OLine coach (2008), Belair Norsemen – OLine/Offensive Coordinator (2010-2014), AIA HS Allstar Coaching Staff – OLine (2014-2016), Kanata Knights – Offensive Coaching assistant (2015), OVFL Cumberland Panthers SV – OLine (2015), Ottawa Sooners CJFL – Offensive Coordinator (2016-2017), Orleans Raftsmen – Offensive Coordinator (2018-2019). Coach Nalli’s played his football with the Glebe Gryphons, then moving on onto the Ottawa Sonners 1997 QMJFL Championship team. As a coach that has won championships as the offensive coordinator with the Belair Norsemen (2012 – NCAFA) and the Orleans Raftsmen (2019 – QMFL), Coach Nalli is looking forward to being part of the resurgence of the Myers Riders Senior Varsity summer provincial football program in 2022. Let’s Ride!
Coach Ralph has been coaching with the Myers Riders Football Club since 2002 after playing for the same club from 1989 to 1996. He has coached at the Mosquito, PeeWee, Bantam and Midget levels at NCAFA (National Capital Amateur Football Association) and has been the Ottawa Myers Riders Bantam OVFL (Ontario Varsity Football League) Head Coach since the team was awarded in 2008. Ralph has lead teams to championships at both NCAFA and OVFL and was inducted into the OVFL Hall of Fame in 2015. As a certified NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) Level 3 coach, Coach Evaluator and Learning Facilitator, he currently teaches the NCCP Safe Contact module to NCAFA coaches. Ralph has also taken numerous Coaching Association of Ontario courses over the years. Born and raised in Ottawa (Graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2002), he practices as a professional mechanical Engineer in the private sector of the building construction industry and he is fully bilingual.
Ntare is currently an educator at Ottawa Technical Secondary School, and the video coordinator for the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees football team. A 5 year university football starter, he was the recipient of the OUA Russ Jackson Award in 2004, given to the player exemplifying the attributes of academic achievement, football skill and citizenship and is named in honour of CFL hall of Famer and former Ottawa Rough Rider Russ Jackson.
Ntare began coaching in 2002 and holds a level 2 coaching certification. He was awarded the NCAFA Midget Coach of the year in 2011, the OVFL JV coach of the year in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He was the Offensive coordinator for Myers Riders 2015 and 2016 teams winning back to back championships, and head coach of the 2017 Myers JV team who too won the OVFL JV provincial title.