Welcome to the TFOA

From the desk of the President


On behalf of the Toronto Football Officials Association (TFOA), I welcome you to our web site. Please enjoy the many features which we are adding and updating continuously for your pleasure.

TFOA’s rich history commenced in 1943. In 2018, TFOA will be celebrating its 75th year of providing officials for amateur football across Ontario and especially in the Toronto area. We are extremely proud of all officials who have been members of the TFOA and have contributed to our rich history.

We are very proud to have members officiating at the highest levels of football in Canada; in the Ontario University Association (OUA) as well as the Canadian Football League (CFL) again this year. As well, there will be several members who will be serving as members of timing crews, stick crews, and ball boys for both leagues.

As an association we are extremely busy year round. The TFOA Executive meets monthly from January to June. Summer football commences in May with the OVFL, OFC, CFL, & NFC in full swing. The fall season includes High School Football (CISAA & TDSSAA), OVFL, OUA, and CFL. The 2018 season will conclude with the OFSAA High School Bowl Series at the end of November in Ottawa.

TFOA continues to canvas for new members. Tony Puopolo (Recruitment Chairperson) will be working with other TFOA members to recruit new members for the upcoming season. New members quickly become the backbone of the association as well as our future.

We continue to offer training for our officials with clinics in April/May followed by weekly meetings for all officials commencing in September.

If you wish to become a member of the TFOA or know someone who would like to become a football official, please contact Tony at (anthony.puopolo20@gmail.com).

I am looking forward personally to working with all TFOA members especially our 2018 Executive: Greg Aletto, Henry Chiu, Vito Curalli, Don Ellis, Tobin Horton, Aaron Kohn, Bob Pawlowsky, and Andrew Wakefield.

Don Ellis is our current Referee-In-Chief and Bob Pawlowsky is the Assignor of officials for the upcoming season.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at (morrisis@sympatico.ca)

Best wishes to everyone,

Peter Morris – President, TFOA