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New Canaan Football Player Competes For Regional Team

Norwalk's Kelly Gouin is one of the players on the seventh-grade Connecticut South team in this weekend's Football University regional championships.
Norwalk's Kelly Gouin is one of the players on the seventh-grade Connecticut South team in this weekend's Football University regional championships. Photo Credit: Contributed
Norwalk's Chandler Greene is one of the players on the seventh-grade Connecticut South team in this weekend's Football University regional championships.
Norwalk's Chandler Greene is one of the players on the seventh-grade Connecticut South team in this weekend's Football University regional championships. Photo Credit: Contributed
Norwalk's Michael DiIorio is one of the players on the seventh-grade Connecticut South team in this weekend's Football University regional championships.
Norwalk's Michael DiIorio is one of the players on the seventh-grade Connecticut South team in this weekend's Football University regional championships. Photo Credit: Contributed
Norwalk's James Henry-Townsend is one of the players on the seventh-grade Connecticut South team in this weekend's Football University regional championships.
Norwalk's James Henry-Townsend is one of the players on the seventh-grade Connecticut South team in this weekend's Football University regional championships. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Young football players from Norwalk, Stamford, Greenwich and New Canaan will be among the participants in the Football University regional championship beginning Saturday at Brunswick School in Greenwich.

The players will represent Connecticut South on sixth-, seventh- and eight-grade teams. Games begin at 8 a.m. Saturday. Teams from New York and New Jersey also will be competing.

Norwalk seventh-grade players include James Henry-Townsend, Kelly Gouin, Michael DiIorio and Chandler Greene. New Canaan’s Owen Shin, Greenwich’s Nicholas Henkel and Jack Montinaro, and Stamford’s Jeff Bivona also will play for the Connecticut South seventh-grade squad.

Norwalk players on the eighth-grade team include Deandre Russell and Courtlyn Victrum.

The winners from this weekend’s games head to a tournament in Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 8-9. The winner of the Ohio bracket will be one of four teams invited to play for the Football University national championship Jan. 6 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Football University is an invitation-only training program for boys in grades 6-11. Players receive training from NFL coaches and players, including technique by position evaluations.

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