Julian Romano will be continuing his gridiron career in his home province.
Recently, the 6’2, 235 pound defensive end/tight end from Vaughan, Ontario signed with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. Romano will join the team for the 2015 OUA season.
“Aside from being one of the top academic universities in the world with a great business program, University of Toronto offers so much to varsity athletes,” explained Romano of his reasons for committing to the Blues. “The new training facilities and football program are phenomenal.”
“I will begin studying on the St. George Campus and looking forward to being in the heart of the city. The proximity to mom’s home cooked meals may have factored into the decision as well. We also have a family history of University of Toronto graduates, including my parents, so continuing the tradition seemed a natural fit.” Moreover, the Ontario standout is looking forward to joining a team that he sees a lot of potential in future years.
“The team is rebuilding but there are high expectations for the upcoming year to build a powerhouse team,” added Romano. “In meeting the different coaches over the past few months and sensing their enthusiasm, I know this is achievable.”
“I’m looking forward to experiencing a CIS playoff game and possibly Vanier Cup while at University of Toronto. I’ve been to a few practices and had the privilege of meeting some of the players and the team dynamics are awesome; great group of guys and I look forward to playing with them in the 2015 fall season.”
Romano has played for the Vaughan Rebels of the Ontario Football Conference (OFC). He credits the coaches for getting him to this juncture in his career.
“I have been with the club since the beginning and was very fortunate to have had the guidance and support of a very passionate coaching staff,” added Romano, who has been with the Rebels since 2011.
– 2011/12 Accepted to Cardinal Carter Academy of the Arts High School (Toronto) – Drama Major – (ranked # 3 in Toronto – Fraser Institute)
– 2011-2015 Honour Roll (GPA 2.85) 2012-2013
– Selected as school representative for GTA leadership camp 2013-2014
– Selected as school representative for GTA leadership camp 2014- 2015
– Elected to student Council
– 2012 – Defensive Line MVP- Vaughan Rebels
– 2013- Defensive Line MVP and Team Captain- Vaughan Rebels
– 2014 Team MVP and Team Captain-Vaughan Rebels
The Vaughan Football Association and Vaughan Human Performance have come together to get our players amazing value and service in regards to Sport Specific Personal Training as well as Top Medical care in regards to concussions!
Baseline concussion testing is mandatory for all Rebels players in 2015. All players are required to get a baseline test done prior to the start of the season to be eligible to participate. Konkussion, one of the North Americas most reputable Concussion Care Clinics will be setting up dates in April for all of our players to attend. The Rebels will receive their Baseline testing at a discounted rate of $50/player.
Vaughan Human Performance will now offer both a 2 day/week personal training, geared toward developing our athletes and preparing them not only for the upcoming season, but to score well on future football testing when they are ready to play at the next level. This program will also cover all players initial Fitness Assessments as well as their Baseline Concussion Testing at very discounted rate, for Rebels Football Players only. Training sessions will work out to under $10/session, which is approximately half the industry rate.
State of the art equipment and World Renown Trainers! Vaughan Human Performance and KONKUSSION are both located at Anytime Fitness on Weston Road in Woodbridge. This will be a one stop shop for all of our players needs!
Begins March 7th (Atom, PeeWee, Bantam) and March 8th (Junior and Senior Varsity) and will end prior to the first game of our season in late May. Access to the clinic will be all year round.
Villanova College is proud to present our annual March Break Lineman & Passing Camp 2015, for children ages 12-19. The camp will run Monday, March 16th to Friday, March 20th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Early drop-off and late pick-up is available.) Participants will receive personalized instruction from quality and experienced high school and university coaches.
The camp focuses on the development of overall positional football skills, conditioning and nutritional awareness, body and mind development, and leadership growth in a positive, safe and fun learning environment.
Contact information is in the brochure
Registration deadline is March 6th, 2014. Space is limited, so don't delay and register today!
Our Bantam Rebels have won the OFL 2014
Championship 19-16 against the Etobicoke Eagles! After being up 12-6 in the 2nd quarter the Eagles took the lead 13-12. The Rebels tied it up with 1min left in the game to take the game into Overtime at 13-13.
We held the Eagles to a field goal in OT, and finished the game with a 35yd TD-pass to win the Championship! Congrats Boys!
The combines are targeted towards football athletes who plan on attending post secondary education with the goal of playing football at their respected institution.
- If athletes wish to participate in Team Ontario tryouts which take place in early January they must attend at least one combine.
- Tthese are the only combines in Ontario that will have ALL OUA COACHING STAFF at every combine.
These combines will provide football youth with a chance to showcase their talent in front of the OUA staff like never before.