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Fox 40 Prospect Challenge (Central) – Bellefeuille is a leader on defense
By: Adrien Montoya
May 10, 2017
It is often said that football is the ultimate team sport and to win everyone needs to play together as one.
Aldège “Bear” Bellefeuille is the picture perfect example of a force of nature at middle linebacker who cares less about individual glory than he does about team achievements.
“For me, stats are team stats. We went 11-0 in 2016, won the A Cup and our defense allowed the fewest points, passing and rushing yards in NCAFA. I have also been blessed to play on great teams and defenses that won another A Cup,” says Aldège “Bear” Bellefeuille.
The young man has a decorated résumé as he was three-time Defensive Player of the Year, Defensive Rookie of the Year, and won the Vic Tedondo Award for Team Leadership.
Bellefeuille loves football for the concept of the team coming together and the many lessons the game teaches. “Football is a team sport. It teaches you to have honor, respect, and helps you learn how to be part of a team. I also have fun when I hit someone,” says Bellefeuile who adds, “my body will only quit if I say it will.”
Bellefeuille is coming to the CFCFPC with the intentions of socializing and competing with the best players at his age group in Ontario. “My goals for CFCFPC is to have fun, make new friends with players from all around NCAFA, and compete with and against the best players in my age group, and win the game,” says Bellefeuille.
In the off-season, Bellefeuille plays basketball to improve his athleticism, and attends football camps to become a better football player. “I play basketball to become more athletic. I’ve trained with Gridiron Academy and Elite Performance Academy to help with my speed and I also do a lot of push-ups to help me get stronger,” says Bellefeuille. The young man has also attended football camps at Michigan University, Carleton University, and the University of Ottawa.
As a leader on his team, it is only fitting that Bellefeuille idolizes one of the greatest leaders in football. “My role model is Ray Lewis because he is a very inspirational guy and a superb athlete. Even with what happened to him, he is still upbeat,” says Bellefeuille.
Aldège “Bear” Bellefeuille (#52)
Positions: middle and outside linebacker
Height/Weight: 5’5, 135
Teams: Orléans Bengals, OPC Minors (2016)
The Orléans Bengals would like to thank Daytime Ottawa and the whole team at Rogers 22 for having us on to talk about our upcoming season. We had a blast with host, Dylan Black, and were very excited to be given such a great opportunity.
Representing the Bengals were:
Team President: Michael “Chili” Johnson
Mosquito Head Coach: George Zigoumis
Bengals Mom: Heather Godin
Bengals Godfather and the heart and soul of our team: Aldege Bellefeuille
- - Aldege “Bear” Bellefeuille III (Peewee)
- - Christos Zigoumis (Mosquito)
- - Emmett Godin (Mosquito)
If you are a Rogers customer and you missed the live broadcast, you can view it at the following link: http://rogerstv.com/media?lid=237&rid=4&gid=275353.
If you do not have a Rogers account, you can view the first half of the show in the Media section of the website.
Recipient – Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers
The Orléans Bengals are very proud to have the opportunity to inform all of you that on Friday April 28th, 2017, Bengals beloved coach, father, friend, mentor and old-school gentleman whom we all know and love, Aldege Bellefeuille, was awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteer by none other than the Governor General, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston.
Aldege exemplifies the four pillars necessary to build a strong, vibrant community; service delivery excellence, leadership, innovation and relationship building the field. He is always able to handle difficult conversations with honesty, integrity and compassion; this is what continues to earn him the respect of his players, fellow coaches, parents, referees, etc.. Community volunteers gravitate to confident leaders because confidence is contagious, and it helps the entire organization to believe that there are great things are in store. Aldege is not only an incredible volunteer who gives back every day of his life but he is also the Bengals leader on and off the field.
Aldege is one of those people whose skill and dedication motivate those around him, raising the quality of coaching and learning in everyone he touches. There are no words to express the gratitude that the Orléans Bengals feel towards Aldege Bellefeuille and we are honoured that he has chosen to be part of our organization for so many years.
The Orléans Bengals would like to thank our MPP Marie-France Lalonde for taking the time to drop by the club house to discuss the future of amateur football in Orléans. We appreciated being able to talk about the safety measures that are now in place for amateur football including Safe Contact certification for all of our coaches as well as significant improvements in player equipment. We look forward to working with her in the future to continue to improve the accessibility of amateur football in our community.