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Rebels Alumni

Our Rebels family has had many members that have gone on to do incredible things after their playing time at Vaughan is over. This page is meant to show appreciation and bring light to some of these incredible individuals. We are so grateful for having them as apart of our family, and we want to show off our appreciation through this page. These men serve as examples of what the Vaughan Rebels are all about, family culture and excellence.

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Former Rebel Nino Franacavilla Commits to Miami

At 7:02 on July 31, former Vaughan Rebel Nino Francavilla announced he was committing to the University of Miami under a full football scholarship. He was a very sought after recruit, having 8 other offers from Division 1 level schools (Yale, Harvard, Columbia, UPenn, Delaware State, Dartmouth, Stonehill, and Florida Atlantic) before finding his home at the Power 5 football program Miami Hurricanes. Nino has been an important member of the Vaughan Rebels and has been playing for the organization since he was a kid. Nino started his football journey with the Rebels and continued to play for us right up until high school. He always has been a very talented player and leader, winning a championship and being elected captain for many of the Rebels teams he was on.


When asked about his time playing with the Rebels he had this to say: "I would give the Vaughan Rebels a lot of credit for my early success in football. They were my first team and helped me gain the skills needed to improve my game and take it to the next level." Everyone who knew Nino within the Vaughan Rebels family would tell you that he is an incredibly talented football player and person. An example of this is Ninos former Offensive Line coach Mario Dimarino, who had this to say about him: "I coached Nino from 10U to JV and he was the type of player who showed up to practice on time gave 110 percent always. Willing to learn and strive to be the best he can.He didn't just perform on the field but he also performed in the classroom. I found out that he was expected to Havard but chose Miami. Nino deserves to be where he is at because of the dedication and hard work he put in. Very happy for him and hope one day to see him play I'm the NFL. It was a pleasure coaching him."


Nino was a huge part in making the Vaughan Rebels one of the most successful youth football organizations in Ontario and we are so proud to hear that he will be continuing his football journey at the highest level of University football. We look forward to following the rest of his incredible football journey and wish him the best of luck at the University of Miami.


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