Frontenac student headed to CFC football prospect games

Anderson Stronach, a grade 11 student at Frontenac Secondary School (FSS) will play in the Canada Football Chat (CFC) 2024 Prospect Game on Friday, May 31, 2024. Graphic via CFC website.

A local grade 11 student is set to attend the national Canadian Football Chat (CFC) Showcase and represent Kingston as one of the 75 high school students from across Canada, heading to Ottawa to compete in the Prospect Games.

The CFC Prospect Games (CanadaFootballChat.com) is an opportunity for high school football players to show off their talents and get the chance to play against, and with, other top players from across the country. The event will take place on Friday, May 31, 2024, beginning at 11:15 a.m. at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa, and the game will be available to watch on TSN.

Anderson Stronach, a grade 11 student at Frontenac Secondary School (FSS) has been playing football his whole life and his hard work has paid off. Stronach fell in love with the game around the age of four — when he first became aware of what the sport was — and his parents Shannon and Richard Stronach enrolled him to play at age nine.

“I always enjoy watching it, that’s something I like to do [and] I enjoy the getting active and the training part of football,” Stronach stated.

Stronach’s parents describe him as a hard worker, who is proud to represent his city and the clubs he has been a member of, like the Kingston Grenadiers Football Club and his high school team, the Frontenac Falcons.

“Anderson had always been bigger than the other kids, and he talked about playing football. When we moved to Kingston, the second he was old enough for the Thousand Islands Minor Football League, he was in,” said his mother, Shannon.

“We are so proud… Our philosophy has always been to make opportunities available, and it’s his responsibility to take advantage of them, and we are so excited to see that he has done that. We are so excited as his parents to see where this goes.”

Anderson Stronach, number 54, as he plays for the Frontenac Falcons. Photo via Anderson Stronach on X.

Stronach is looking forward to continuing to play in post-secondary and shared that he thinks it would be a very fun career to pursue in the future. He has had a very successful high school football career and looks to make an impressive appearance at the CFC Prospect Game, showing everyone his O-Line skills and his tackle.

Stronach thanked all of his coaches for their support of his football career, particularly Grenadiers Coach Mark Magee and Frontenac Head Coach Doug Johnson. However, the whole Stronach family gave a nod to Matt Day, who has been coaching the now-grade 11 since he started at Frontenac over two years ago. The Stronachs pointed to Day as deserving some credit for helping Anderson become the player he is today, as Day continues to mentor him as Frontenac’s Offensive Line Coach.

For Day, Stronach’s upcoming game in Ottawa is an opportunity, and one that’s well deserved.

“I hope he has a really enjoyable experience; I hope he is able to show off the hard work that he has put into his last few years of football. He is exceptional to coach, he has a really high football IQ, and it has been really fun to see his improvement in the technical side of playing the position.” Day stated.

“I hope he has a good time. For a kid his age to be on TV, playing the sport he loves…” Day continued, trailing off because the blanks can fill themselves in.

“He is a good kid,” the O-Line coach concluded.

At the 2024 CFC Prospect Game, Stronach will be playing on the offensive line under head coach Davis Sanchez, as they face off against the team of Milt Stegall.

For more information on Friday’s CFC Prospect Game, visit the organization’s website.

Rylie Snider is the inaugural member of the Kingstonist NextGen team, dedicated to fostering the passion and knowledge of local youth writers and reporters while highlighting the vibrant sports, arts, and social scenes of the younger generations in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington.
A Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School student, Snider is dedicated to keeping people updated on everything going on in our schools, and her coverage focuses on everything, from local sports and theatre, to fundraising events and opportunities for students in the area.
For more information on the Kingstonist NextGen team, email Editor-in-Chief Tori Stafford at [email protected].

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