Mac’s Glover set to tackle the world

Canada's 2011 Men's National Football team is introduced. The team will make their debut at the 2011 IFAF Senior World Championship in Vienna, Austria July, 2011. (Photo: Football Canada)

When one door closes, another opens and such is the case for former McMaster Marauder football star Justin Glover.

The two-time All-Canadian survived until the final cuts before being released by the Canadian Football League Saskatchewan Roughriders. Upon his release, Glover immediately headed for London, Ontario to join the training camp of the Canadian Senior men’s National team.

Named as a Canadian Interuniversity Sports first-team All-Canadian in 2009 and 2010, Glover was signed by the Green Riders as a free agent in December 2010. In joining Team Canada, he will line up beside a collection of players with CIS, National Collegiate Athletic Association and professional experience. The head coach of Team Canada is former Western Mustangs mentor Larry Haylor.

A Hamilton native out of Delta Collegiate, Glover will be counted on to bolster the offensive line of Team Canada, as it prepares to compete in the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Championship. The event is held every four years and will take place in several cities in Austria from July 8 to 16, 2011.

In addition to Team Canada, competing nations include the USA (defending champs), Australia, Germany, Mexico, France, Japan, and Austria.