For the last ten years, the U.S. National Football Team has taken the field against other countries to compete for worldwide bragging rights. The best high school football players in the world, these athletes bring it all on the gridiron.
At the 2019 International Bowl X, there will be international opponents from all over the globe. Get to know them before game day!
Since establishment in 1884, the role and associated objectives of Football Canada has grown and changed over the years. They have developed into the national governing body of all Canadian amateur football, representing tackle, touch and flag components. Football Canada promotes the pursuit of excellence, achieving equity and fairness, fostering personal growth and physical development, encouraging sportsmanship and ethical participation, fostering a fun and safe environment, advancing accessibility, practicing responsibility and accountability.
In 2016, the Japan American Football Association (JAFA) started a program to send its own National Team, made up of 40 high school all-stars. The team is coached by American coaches and plays against U.S. National Team. This program helps younger players get educated on a higher level, learn different culture, and lead the upper-class national teams in the future.
The Ontario Football Alliance is the Provincial Sport Organization for Football in Ontario. Currently, their head office is located in Guelph, ON. As well as being the official PSO in Ontario, the Ontario Football Alliance is also proud members of our National Sport Organization, Football Canada. Each year the Ontario Football Alliance selects top talent from across the province to compete in the Football Canada Cup, U16 East Challenge, & International Bowl. For more information about upcoming tryouts & selection camps, please visit www.OntarioFootball.ca.
The Instituto Politécnico Nacional
The Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN) is one of the largest public universities in Mexico with students at the high school, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. IPN fields 27 varsity teams in sports and maintains a fierce rivalry with the athletic teams from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
In 2018, LIFAL started as an association in the state of Coahuila, to help grow and teach the sport of American football. LIFAL is federated by the FMFA and sends teams to flag and tackle tournaments with the blessing of the Mexican Federation. All LIFAL Coaches are USA Football certified, a first in the country of Mexico. This team is comprised of 50 players from all over Northern Mexico.
Tamaulipas is the defending D3 Onefa National Champion. They will be led by coach Oscar Perez and his staff, who just took part in the Aztec Bowl. Tamaulipas North and South Campus played in the Championship the past two years, and just recently combined for one team, in order to move up D2 Onefa. Tamaulipas is backed by the Sports Institute of Stage of Tamaulipas and the Afaft Assocation.
Now that you know the opponents, you’re ready for International Bowl X! Get your tickets today at internationalbowl.com.