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Please join us at East Athletic field on Saturday August 17, 2019 for football, cheer, chicken BBQ, and vendor fair!

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Posted by Shawn Mangold at May 4, 2019 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

TFC Football & Cheerleading


Mohawks (90 lb),  Renegades (110 lb),

Braves (135 lb), & Warriors (160 lb)



To provide our children a positive, fun and safe environment to play and learn the fundamentals of football and cheerleading.  We are dedicated to giving them the opportunity to develop strong values in teamwork, sportsmanship, respect, responsibility and skill development.




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Posted by Shawn Mangold at Mar 23, 2019 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )






TFC has been teaching children the game of football and the skills of cheerleading since 1958. 2018 was our 60th season of football in Tonawanda. This organization competes within the Western New York area as a founding member of the Niagara Erie Youth Sports Association (NEYSA).  Our facilities are located along the historic Erie Canal in the City of Tonawanda. Many alumni have returned to have their children play for TFC, others have returned as coaches. The different age groups and weights for football players are as follows: (ages as of July 31st)

Mini- Mohawks              6-7 yrs old            90lbs       (UNLIMITED striper weight)

(*NOTE: 5 year olds who turn 6 ON OR BEFORE October 31 of the current year will be allowed to play on the Mini Level)

Freshman- Renegades   8-9 yrs old           110lbs.     (UNLIMITED striper weight)

JV- Braves                   10-11 yrs old       135lbs      (UNLIMITED striper weight)

Varsity- Warriors        12-13 yrs old       160lbs      (UNLIMITED striper weight)

(**NOTE: 13 year olds who turn 14 ON OR AFTER July 1st of the current year will be allowed to play on the Varsity Level)  

Cheerleading registration is broken down by school grades:

Mini (1st-2nd)  Freshman (3rd-4th)  JV (5th-6th)  Varsity (7th-8th)

Official weigh-ins occur prior to the 1st regularly scheduled game of the season. An additional weigh-in is optional before the 4th regularly scheduled game for those "striper" players striving to be reclassified as a "non striper". For more information regarding striper and non stripers, please contact our football commissioner, using the contact info listed below.

Make sure to check out the concession stand!  Run with the help of volunteers, the TFC Concession stand is a favorite of just about anyone that comes to enjoy a day of football and cheerleading. From ice cold drinks on those long summer days, to hot beverages for those games late in the year, make sure to stop in and support the organization.

Please join us for our monthly membership meetings. Check out the calendar to find out when the next meeting will be. New members welcome to apply. If you would like information on registering your child for football or cheerleading, please call Dan Coad at 716-598-8290 (football) or Lisa Finiki-Hitzges at 716-444-8979 (cheerleading)

Registration includes Football & Cheerleader games and practices, end of season banquet & banquet book. All equipment (pads, pants, helmet-to be returned) is provided for football and they are also given a jersey and mouth guard to keep. Cheerleading uniform (to be returned) is provided and cheerleaders are also given a pair of sneakers, briefs, crop and a bow to keep (additional fee may be assessed for warm-ups). All participants are required to participate in fundraising in addition to the registration fee.  A separate check of $50.00 is REQUIRED but will be returned upon completion of set volunteer time. Volunteer hours can be signed-off on by any TFC coach, board member or officer.

Members can join our Facebook group page "Tonawanda Football Clinic", located in the Facebook section for additional up to date communications.


2019 Football Coaches:

Mokawks 90lb (Mini’s): Shawn Keleman

Renegades 110lb (Freshman): Jimmy Stevens

Braves 135lb (JV): Rich Pierce

Warriors 160lb (Varsity): N/A


2019 Cheer Coaches 

Mohawks (Grades K-2): TBD

Renegades ( Grades 3-4): TBD

Braves (Grades 5-6): TBD

Warriors (Grades 7-8): TBD 


2018 TFC Officers:

Commissioner: Dan Coad

President: Phil Shields

Vice President:

Cheer Coordinator:

Recording Secretary: Debbie Di James

Corresponding Secretary: Jimmy Stevens

Treasurer: Janelle Stevens


Board of Directors:

Dan Coad

Debbie Di James 

Jimmy Stevens

Scott Reed

James Will

Brandon McGuire 


TFC Committee Leaders:

Concessions: Debbie Di James

Building & Grounds: James Will

Equipment Manager: Brandon McGuire

Banquet/Fundraiser: Lisa Finiki-Hitzes

Website Administrator: Todd Gallo + Richard Pierce

Facebook Administrator: Richard Pierce