About 2024 U18 Girls Program

With the recent announcement of hosting the U18 Women’s Nationals this July in Fredericton. Football New Brunswick is ALL IN on competing for a National Championship on home turf! FNB is revamping its selection process to ensure we get every athlete out for an opportunity to make the team!
This year we will be adopting a pillar model where athletes from Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John will have week day practices leading up to the official start of training camp on April 28th. These practices will be run by Team NB coaches in each respective area. Considering we only have 7 coaches on our staff we will be reaching out to local coaches to help us run efficient practices. These Pillar practices are intended to give females high quality practice reps leading into training camp.
FNB will be waving the initial tryout fee for team NB ($275)! These fees will be added to the Provincial Team fees for the 22 athletes that make the final roster.

Please see below on how you get your gear in each respective association to participate in the Pillar Program!

  • Fundy Region – a player must be registered in the associations Spring program to be eligible and receive equipment.
  • Greater Moncton Region – a player must be registered in the associations Spring program to be eligible and receive equipment.
  • Capital Area Region – a player from the Capital Area can pay a rental fee of $150 at our registration checkout.

Note: Any players who have currently registered and paid for the initial tryout will have those fees credited to the Provincial Team fees, or if they don’t make the final 22 will be refunded at that time.

Following the Pillar Program all females registered will be invited to the combine, training camp and McDonald’s Showcase Series where they will be assessed further for their on-field play and personal character. Each athlete will have the opportunity to train and develop under highly experienced coaches from a wide variety of high school, Varsity Girls and Maritime Women’s Football League programs across New Brunswick. REGISTER TODAY and you will participate in over 20 hours of Pillar Programming, the Football Canada approved Combine & Testing, receive minimum 8 hours of Provincial Team practice, classroom instruction and participation in the McDonalds Showcase Series. Additionally all players receive some cool swag, and have the opportunity to compete at the U18 Women’s Nationals in Fredericton, NB this July 20-28! Deadline to register is April 15, 2024.

Steps to get registered

STEP 1 – Register locally for equipment

Greater Moncton (applies to Miramichi and Sackville areas)
Fundy Region
Capital Area (applies to Woodstock area) – select gear rental option when registering for Provincial Team below

STEP 2 – Register for FREE with Team NB

“High Performance football is like nothing else I have ever experienced. The environment drives that desire to be the best YOU at what you do; for you and the women around you”

Trina Graves 4X Team Canada National Team & Team NB Alumni

Coaching Staff

Nick MurrayHead Coach
Michael MangussoOffensive Coordinator
Bob ProsserOffensive Coach
Kara FilmoreOffensive Coach
Shannon MelansonAssistant Head Coach & Defensive Coordinator
Trina GravesDefensive Coach
Jen Brown-OliverSpecial Teams
Alex CrouseAthletic Therapist
Lisa HarlowGeneral Manager
Christiane ChristianAssistant General Manager
Todd DoucetteEquipment Manager

Each athlete will be given every opportunity to try out at the position of their choice, BUT signing up for a certain position does not guarantee that the athlete will play that position. Football New Brunswick and each High Performance Coaching Staff reserves the right to move players to different positions based on team needs for team success.

It is important to note that equal playing time is not guaranteed in High Performance programming.


Note: This does not include each associations pillar schedule. This will be communicated separately. Schedule is still being finalized. Locations and times are not confirmed.

April 28 – Moncton – Planet Fitness Combine
May 5 – Saint John
May 12 – Fredericton
May 19 – Sackville – McDonalds Showcase Game

June 9 – Saint John
June 16 – Sackville
June 23 – Moncton
June 29-30 – TBD
July 7 – Sackville
July 14 – Sackville

July 19 – 20 Fredericton (overnight)

July 20-28 – Fredericton, NB

Program Details


All camps except the combine will require gear including mouth guards. Players are to reach out to their minor associations to receive football equipment. Players will be provided with a practice jersey at the first camp.

  • a player from Fundy Minor or Greater Moncton must play minor football in the Spring to be eligible and receive equipment.
  • a player from the Capital Area can either register for Spring Flag and receive their equipment or pay a rental fee of $150 at our registration checkout
PRovincial Team Fee Breakdown

The U18 program is structured to accommodate both parents and players by taking into consideration other sport schedules including High School Rugby!

Planet Fitness Combine and McDonalds Showcase Series – FREE
Includes: Football Canada Combine, 8 hours of on field instruction, participation in the McDonalds Showcase Series, combine t-shirt and Football NB practice jersey.

Detailed information on the combine can be found further down the page

Fundraising Opportunity
Players will be provided an opportunity to fundraise through our official fundraising partner Momentum Fundraising. These funds are carried over to the final team fees.

Details are provided in a confirmation email upon registering

McDonalds Showcase Series

The McDonalds Showcase Series is an intersquad game versus Team White and Team Maroon. Teams will be selected to create a competitive selection phase for the coaches to evaluate players. Games will be played at Mount Allison on May 19.

Top 22 Phase – $2775 (Due June 23)
Fee includes: Team NB clothing package, team bag, 2 day mini camp at Mount Allison (accommodations and meals incl.), remaining practices in New Brunswick and participation in the Football Canada U18 Women’s Nationals in Fredericton, NB July 20-28. (players accommodations and meals are included in the fee)

Fundraising Opportunity
No final payments will be due until the fundraisers are complete. Final amount owing will then be communicated.

Raffle – Players will be given raffle tickets to sell to help cover the registration fees.

Media Guide – All players participating in the Top 30 selection phase may utilize the Media Guide fundraiser. Players go to local businesses and ask for support. All advertising they get goes directly off their provincial team fees!
The Football NB Media Guide is not only a great way to make back over $500, but also creates exposure for Team NB and the players involved.

More details will be provided at a later date.

Payment Plans

Football NB believes that it’s important for all interested players to have the ability to compete. Therefore, payment plans can be arranged. Please contact Josh Harris at [email protected] to make arrangements. To also help alleviate some of the costs to this great opportunity please take advantage of all fundraising opportunities provided.


Football NB has partnered with Innvest Hotels to offer parents a 15% off best available rate on rooms. All Comfort Inn properties include a free hot breakfast! Please book online here.

The Planet Fitness Combine

The Combine will involve several standardized tests that have been established by Football Canada. The U18 Coaching staff will use these results as an evaluation tool and the results will also be shared on our website.
The Combine Tests include the following:

  • Height and Weight Measurements
  • Standing Broad Jump – athletes are given 2 attempts to achieve their best distance.
  • Vertical Jump – athletes are given 2 attempts to achieve their best height.
  • Standing Reach
  • 40 Yard Dash – athletes are given 2 attempts to achieve their best time.
  • Pro Agility Drill – athletes are given 2 attempts to achieve their best time.
  • Bench Press – Options of 135 lbs, 95lbs or Max Push Up. Athletes will be given 2 attempt to get as many reps as possible. They will be given a brief period to warm up. Weight is scored higher then the number of reps achieved.

Start training NOW, do not wait!

Contact Information

General Manager – Lisa Harlow
Assistant General Manager – Christiane Christian
Head Coach – Nick Murray
Head Athletic Therapist – Gillian Gilmore
Football New Brunswick – Jon Wilkinson