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Toronto Triumph
TorontoTriumph

Founded 2011
Based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Home field Ricoh Coliseum
League Lingerie Football League
Division Eastern
Colors Oxford blue, Cambridge blue, white

              

Head coach TBA
Owner(s) Lingerie Football League, LLC
Website Official site

The Toronto Triumph is an expansion team in the Lingerie Football League which began play in the 2011-12 season. Based in Toronto, Ontario, the Triumph plays their home games at Ricoh Coliseum.


PLAYERS COACHES SCORES IMAGES SEASONS

Donna Paul is the team's starting quarterback.[1] and an open tryout was held October 20, 2011.[2]

The Triumph is meant to serve as a preview for the future Canadian LFL league to begin play in 2012, which they will join then along with five teams in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Hamilton, and/or Montreal.[3]

2011Edit

Open try-outs were held at Polson Pier on April 30, 2011. Among those attending was Krista Ford, the 20-year-old daughter of Toronto City Councillor Doug Ford and niece of Toronto mayor Rob Ford; she played touch football in high school.[4] Ford was eventually accepted onto the team, becoming the team's captain.

The inaugural game resulted in a 48-14 loss, with around 20% attendance. The half-time show was a contest to tackle one of the players.[5]

After a loss in the first game, the Triumph "released" four players. Shortly after, sixteen of the twenty players on the team including Captain and star player Krista Ford, quit the team. They criticized the helmets and shoulder pads provided as unsafe, and suggested that the coaching was improper. Their quitting followed the team "releasing" four of the unpaid players. Management suggested that "[m]ost of these women have never touched a football prior. Now they're critiquing on who's qualified to coach football. It's almost laughable."[6] Commissioner Mitchell Mortaza accused the players of having a "lack of heart."[7] Ford had previously publicly commented on the growing expenses not covered by the team.[8] The league made no mention of the mass exodus in its official preview of the following week's game, which the Triumph played with ten replacement players in addition to the few remaining players who did not quit.[9]

The replacement players went onto engage in a bench-clearing brawl in a 74–0 shutout loss to the Philadelphia Passion.[10]

Season schedule Edit

     Win      Loss      Tie

Week Date Opponent Location Final Score Attendance Record
September 17[5] Tampa Breeze Ricoh Coliseum 48-14 1800 (20% capacity) 0-1
October 28 Baltimore Charm Ricoh Coliseum 42-6 0-2
December 9 Philadelphia Passion @ Sun National Bank Center 0-74 0-3
January 13 Orlando Fantasy @ Citrus Bowl

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