On March 1st 2017, Blyth Academy Ottawa student Kieran Flannery-Fleck announced his commitment to Queen’s Football. The kicker/punter was named Third Team All-Canadian, AIA High School All Star Game MVP and Bel-Air Norsemen Special Teams Player of the Year. Flannery-Fleck went 75 percent on field goals and had high averages on both punt and kickoff.
When asked about his decision to attend Queen’s Flannery-Fleck said “They hold their academics to such a high regard and that was an important factor in my decision to come here”. He understands the importance of organization and the responsibility that comes with being a student athlete. Those responsibilities include being on top of school work, having time to study, and being committed to the football team.
When being interviewed, Flannery-Fleck expressed his gratitude to everyone who helped him achieve his goals of making it to the next level and to attend his “dream school”. He thanked his teammates, family, friends, teachers, and coaches because “they all played a role in helping me get to where I wanted to be”. Working hard off the field is a major priority for Kieran. After the football season ended, Kieran committed all his free time to his off-season training program and his studies at Blyth Ottawa, increasing his average by a large percentage which allowed him to get accepted into Queen’s.
After only eleven months, Kieran Flannery-Fleck went from being a small, undersized wide receiver with two catches for twelve yards in a season, to being one of the nation’s most highly recruited kickers with a strong academic presence. Kieran hopes to play his first year at Queen’s and have just as much success off the field in his studies.