Orazietti will head to China to coach Team Canada


OTTAWA, ON - Football Canada announce the addition of Spiro Feradouros and Paul Orazietti as the 2016 Junior National Team's respective defensive backs and running backs coaches. The coaching staff will guide Canada into the 2016 IFAF U19 World Championship, June 28 - July 10 in Harbin, China. Head coach Warren Craney will continue as Canada's defensive coordinator for a fourth consecutive IFAF U19 World Championship after serving the role under head coaches Glen Constantin (2009) and Noel Thorpe (2012), before adding the head coach responsibilities heading into 2014. "Both Spiro and Paul are excellent additions to our Junior National Team," Canada's head coach, Warren Craney said. "Their character and experience compliments an established core group of coaches who are preparing to lead our national team program in China."

"As a staff and team, we now need to come together during training camp as we prepare to represent our nation on the world's stage and work towards our goal of capturing gold." Canada, the defending silver medalist, has met the U.S. in each of the first three IFAF U19 World Championship gold medal games. In 2012, Canada defeated Team USA 23-17 in Austin, Texas.

Canada's final roster will be announced in the coming weeks, just prior to the team's June 21 departure for China where they will hold training camp in preparation for the tournament. The Canadian Junior National Team opens the 2016 worlds on June 30. They will then play on July 3, July 7 and July 9 or 10, depending on game results of the championship's double-elimination play.

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