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. I would personally like to thank Darren Hackwood and Andrew Wakefield for their leadership and commitment to make this site is a tribute to the TFOA.

TFOA’s rich history commenced in 1943. In 2016, TFOA will be entering its 73rd 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. It will be an exciting year with the Grey Cup being held in Toronto and the Vanier Cup being held in Hamilton.

We would like to congratulate our members who will be officiating in the Ontario University Association (OUA) and the Canadian Football League (CFL) in 2016. As well, there will be several members who will be working on stick crews, timing crews, ball boys, and instant replay for both leagues.

As an association, we are busy year round. The TFOA Executive meets monthly from January to June. Summer football commences in May with the OVFL, OFC, CFL, and NFC in full swing. The fall season includes High School Football (CISAA, TDCAA, TDSSAA), OVFL , OUA, and CFL. The 2016 season will conclude with the OFSAA Football Bowl Series at the end of November at Tim Horton’s Field in Hamilton. We continue to offer training for our officials with Spring Clinics in April followed by weekly meetings commencing in September.

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. Tony’s email is anthonypuopolo20@gmail.com..

I am looking forward, personally, to working with all TFOA members especially our Executive: Greg Aletto, Henry Chiu, Don Ellis, Ted Goldberg, Tobin Horton, Aaron Kohn, Vito Curalli, Bob Pawlowsky, and Andrew Wakefield. Bob Pawlowsky has been appointed as the assignor of officials for the 2016 season.

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


Best wishes to everyone,

Peter Morris