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The Hamilton Football Officials Association (HFOA) is responsible for providing qualified officials for all levels of tackle football within the City of Hamilton: 


  • Hamilton Football Association's Jr. Ticats

  • Public and Catholic high school football

  • Canadian Junior Football (Hurricanes)

  • Ontario University Athletics (OUA)

  • USports Football

  • Canadian Football League (CFL)


With more than 50 years of experience in the Hamilton area, the HFOA is recognized by both the Ontario Football Officials Association, and the Canadian Football Officials Association.

The HFOA is governed by a committee of officers elected by the membership each year.

Current (2024) Hamilton Football Officials Association Executive Committee:

  • President              - Adam Hinks

  • Vice President      - Brian Greig

  • Secretary               - Richard Higgins

  • Treasurer              - Bill Brown

  • Referee-In-Chief  - Tom Vallesi

  • Director                 - Taylor Mickleboro

  • Director                 - Trevor Fuciarelli

  • Director                 - Matt McAllister

  • Past-President     -  Vacant

Responsibilities of the HFOA Executive Committee


Crests, Coins, Website, Insurance, Social Committee, Years of Service, Awards & Recognition, Recruitment, Training, Retention, Financial Stewardship


HFOA in the CFL - 2023

#60  Tom Vallesi 

#68  Rob Hand

#70  Ben Chapdelaine

#89  Marc Cobb

HFOA members in U Sports (OUA)

#6 Ben Chapdelaine       #13  Kevin Mickleboro

#16  Taylor Mickleboro   #32  Rob O'Shea

#43  Adelmo Monaco     #45  Ryan Mickleboro  

#47  Richard Higgins       #52  Adam Hinks

#56   Colin Sutherland    #57  Brian Greig                          


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