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Call For Nominations - Football Manitoba Hall of Fame

The Footballl Manitoba Hall of Fame are putting out a call for nominations for the upcoming 2016 Hall of Fame Luncheon, if you or someone you know fits the criteria for this acknowledgement take a look at the nomination process here.

U16 and U18 Combine Registration Now Open

Registrations are now open for the U16 and U18 Combine happening on Monday, Feb. 15 at the University of Winnipeg RecPlex.  Elite Performance will run the Combine and scores and training feedback will be provided.  The U16 Combine will be held from 9 AM to Noon.  U18 Combine will be from Noon to 3 PM.  Cost of the Combine is $42 which includes GST.  Those who wish to register for the Combine can call Michelle @ 204-925-5902. 

Volunteers Wanted

Football Manitoba has many programs throughout the year and are in need of volunteers to help make those programs possible, read on for more information on how to become a Football Manitoba volunteer.

New Employees at Football Manitoba

Effective February 8th, Marc Pacquette, Program Coordinator and Neil Hansen, Technical Director have joined the Football Manitoba office.


Also effective February 22nd, Tyler Sikorski will be joining Football Manitoba as the Events Coordinator


Please welcome them to the Football Manitoba Team,



Dale Jacobson,

Executive Director,

Football Manitoba,

Bombers Making Splash in the Free Agent Pool

The Bombers have announced the signing of Free Agents: Andrew Harris, Justin Medlock, Ryan Smith & Keith Shologan.  Busy day today for GM Kyle Walters and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Head Coach Women's Provincial Team Needed

Football Manitoba is currently looking for a Head Coach to lead Team Manitoba in the upcoming Football Canada National Championships, July 27 - 31, in Regina.  Please see the listing on the Sport Manitoba website with the link below.


Coach Washnuk & Shae Weekes Help Team Canada U18 beat Americans


Reminder MMFA AGM 

Saturday January 30th 

Sports for Life Building 

145 Pacific Ave. @ 9:30AM



Exciting news as the Bombers have signed CFL Free Agent Weston Dressler to a two year contract.  Welcome to Winnipeg Weston!

Reminder U16 Parent Meeting Tonight

U16 Parent's Meeting Tonight

Sport for Life Building

145 Pacific @ 7PM


Fort Garry Lion Coaching Opportunities

1,700 Coaches Safe Contact Trained in 2015

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2016) -

Football Canada in partnership with the Canadian Football League (CFL) announced that over 5,000 football coaches are now "Safe Contact trained" in the latest tackling and blocking techniques. The figure includes approximately 1,700 coaches who were Safe Contact trained in 2015 alone.

"Football Canada and its member associations are committed to the safety of its athletes," said Football Canada president, Richard MacLean. "As visible through the high number of coaches which have become Safe Contact trained this past year, the response amongst Canadian coaches, teams and associations has been incredible."

"We look forward to building upon this success by working with the provincial football associations and community to increase the number of Safe Contact trained coaches across Canada."

The number of Safe Contact trained coaches will continue to accelerate as the amateur football community gears up to meet a series of deadlines requiring all coaches, under the Football Canada umbrella, to become Safe Contact trained by March 31, 2017. The program, announced in early 2015, require that all head coaches, as well as half of their assistant and position coaches become Safe Contact trained by the end of March, 2016.

An integral part of Football Canada's National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), Safe Contact teaches safe tackling techniques that emphasizes making contact with the chest and front shoulder and not the head.

Safe Contact also emphasizes a blocking technique that stresses making primary contact with the hands, along with safety education and awareness.

Starting in 2014, Football Canada teamed up with the CFL to expand and improve the Safe Contact program as part of a shared commitment to player health and safety.

A blitz of Safe Contact events are scheduled across Canada to help coaches become trained in safe tackling blocking techniques, along with safety education and awareness.

Safe Contact training events planned across Canada

Safe Contact training events are available across the country, leading up to the start of the season. Coaches are asked to visit,'s 'The Locker' or contact their respective provincial football association for more information. Leagues and associations are urged to contact their provincial association, if they'd like to discuss running additional training in their area.

A coach can become Safe Contact trained by following three easy steps:

1. Take the online course "Making Head Way in Football", an e-learning module available through's "the locker".

2. Register for a Safe Contact clinic through his or her provincial amateur football association or by visiting

3. Attend a Safe Contact clinic, which typically spans eight hours taught over one or two days, usually on a weekend.

After the March 21, 2017 deadline, any new coach has a year from the time he or she first steps on the field as a coach to complete Safe Contact training.

Next steps for Safe Contact coaches

Safe Contact trained coaches are encouraged to continue their development through the national coaching certification program. For more information, please visit: 

2016 Flag Football Registration Now Open

Please click on the link below:

Football Manitoba, along with friends from Local Amateur Teams, Canadian Football League, & Finish First Football, will be participating in I Love to Read during the month of February. We will be travelling to schools throughout Winnipeg to read to children, and share experiences about playing football & the importance of physical activity. If this is something your school would be interested in please contact us at

U20 Flag Football Division Starts

The U20 division is completed and can be found below.  The season kicks off with 2 games on Saturday January 30th.

January Sched:
February Sched:
March Sched:

Football Manitoba Job Opportunities

Football Manitoba is dedicated to providing a safe and inclusive environment to develop and grow football in the Province of Manitoba.

We shall develop the professional, organizational and fiscal capacity to become one of the leading amateur football organizations in Canada.

Football Manitoba has the following openings:

Technical Coordinator

Events and Operations Coordinator

& Programs Assistant.

The job descriptions can be found through the Sport MB website


Finish First Football Camp Fast Approaching

Former Winnipeg Blue Bombers Kito Poblah and Carl Volny present the 5th Annual Finish First Football Program during the 2016 winter.

Program Director Kito Poblah has gathered an exclusive staff of CFL professionals to help mentor and guide todays aspiring athletes.

Finish First Football offers a unique and unmatched teaching environment, which allows todays youth to train along side CFL players as they prepare for their upcoming season.

This program will run up to 3 times a week starting in January – March 22 (a total of 22 sessions ages 7-&UP).  The program will be held at the University of Manitoba Soccer Complex and the Broadway Gymnasium. 

 Orientation is being held at the University of Manitoba Soccer Complex on Friday, January 29th at 5pm. Register now to ensure your place as spaces are limited.


* For registration or just more info visit our website

Football Manitoba Board Meeting Change

In order the Board of Directors and Football Manitoba to attend the Memorial Service of Richard Dudek, the Board Meeting has been changed to the following night Tuesday January 19th.

Congratulations to Zach Williams added to the U-19 Team Canada Roster

Manitoba's own, Zack Williams has been added to the U-19 Team Canada Roster.  Zack will be travelling down to Arlington Texas to play in this year's International Bowl.  Congratulations from Football Manitoba!

Transcona Nationals Coaching Opportunities

The Transcona Nationals Football Club are looking for Coaches for all their teams for the upcoming 2016 season.  Please go to their website at to apply for these Coaching opportunities.

Football Skills Camp

The Winnipeg Football Club, in partnership with the University of Winnipeg, is proud to announce the launch of a free, fundamental skill development program for high school aged football players.

The Winter Skill Development Camp is a morning off-season training program run by the Winnipeg Football Club and the University of Winnipeg. Open to all high school aged football players, the program will focus on fundamental skill development, conditioning and goal setting. Registration for the program is required, however sessions will operate on a drop-in basis every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 6:30 am – 8:00 am for 8 weeks (from January 19th-March 10th). Volunteer amateur coaches have been recruited from across Winnipeg, bringing a wealth of expertise to assist in providing youth with mentorship and coaching.  Athletes must bring their own equipment to the camp.  Registration is now open for the camp.

A signed waiver is required before a player is able to participate. The waiver is located @


Wanna win some free Football Manitoba Swag??? Pick the winners of the weekend's NFL Divisional Playoff Games and collect some Football Manitoba gear! Enter on our Facebook Page. Tiebreaker will be total number of points in the Pittsburgh / Denver contest. One entry per person! Deadline is 3:30 Saturday Afternoon...Good Luck

Flag Football Registration Information & FAQs

We are experiencing some difficulties with our registration process for flag football.  We will advise when our registration system is up and functioning properly.  Thanks.


Flag Football FAQs


When is the deadline to register?

Friday, March 4th, 4:30PM


How much does it cost to register?

$190.00; $60.00 of which is non-refundable after registration


What do the fees go towards?

Insurance, game sites, facilities, equipment, referees, & administration fees.


How do I register?

Online (will advise when process is available), via telephone (204) 925-5902, or in-person at the Football Manitoba office (145 Pacific Avenue).


Why can’t I register after the deadline?

Once registration is closed, we have limited time to form teams, schedule games, order jerseys & equipment, etc.. In order for us to maintain our timeline, we must stick to our deadlines. NO EXCEPTIONS.


What does it mean to register as a team or an individual?

If your child has permission to register with a specific team & coach you will register your child under that team or coach’s name.

If your child does not have a team or coach to play with you will register your child as an individual player. Once registration is closed, team registrant rosters will be filled with individual registrants or teams of individual registrants will be formed and coaches will need to be found.


What happens if my child’s team does not have a coach?

In most cases, parents are relied on to volunteer to coach or co-coach. If a coach is unable to be found within two weeks of the registration deadline, the team will have to fold & refunds will have to be issued.


What are the requirements to coach?

  1. NCCP Coaches Certification – 7 hour clinic (free of cost).

  2. Respect in Sport for Football – ~3 hour online course for anyone providing guidance to a team

  3. Making Headway for Football – ~1.5 hour online course regarding concussions

  4. Child Abuse Check


    A NCCP Certified coach must be present at all flag games.


    Coaches must also take on the responsibility of scheduling practices for their teams.


    When and where are practices?

    Coaches are responsible for arranging practice locations & times, so this will differ for each team.


    Will my child’s team only play in our area of the city?

    No. The league is city-wide and Football Manitoba is only allotted a certain amount of facilities & fields throughout the city. We try to rotate locations for each age division, but this cannot always be accommodated; games may be scheduled at the most central location each week.


    What nights will my child play?

    7/8 – Mondays

    9 – Wednesdays

    10 – Thursdays

    11 – Tuesdays

    12 – Wednesdays

    13 – Tuesdays

    14 – Thursdays

    15 – Mondays

    16/17 - Wednesdays


    Flag Kick Off Weekend will take place on a Saturday & Sunday early May


    How many games will teams play during Kick Off Weekend?

    Teams will play either one or two games on either the Saturday or Sunday.


    Will Kick Off Weekend games count towards league play?

    No. The purpose of this weekend is for teams & referees to practice & become comfortable playing/officiating before the season begins.


    How long is the season?

    Season runs during May & June.


    How long are the games?

    Games are approximately 50 minutes long. Two games will be played per evening at 6:30pm & 7:30pm.


    What equipment do I need to buy my child?

    You will be required to supply your child with runners or cleats & pocket-less shorts. Football Manitoba supplies team equipment, jerseys, &mouth guards.


    Do games still play if it is raining or there is an expected thunderstorm?

Yes. Referees will make the decision to call a game at the field site if weather becomes hazardous.

Fundraising Dinner

Football Manitoba 19 Annual

 13th Man Fundraising Dinner
Friday February 5th @ Visount Gort Hotel

Our Special Guest Speaker is Paul LaPolice of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle and Great Grand Prizes by taking part in the Casino Event.

Grand Prize is a Trip for Two anywhere Westjet flies.

Tickets are $75 each or $700 for a Table of 10. For tickets contact Larissa at 204-925-5771.

    Richard Dudek Memorial Service

    Football Manitoba regrets to inform the Football Community that Richard Dudek passed away. Richard loved the game of Football and held numerous positions with various organizations including, Football Manitoba, the Manitoba Minor Football Association, North Winnipeg Nomads and was the founder of the Winnipeg Wolfpack. Richard was inducted into the Football Manitoba Hall of Fame. Our condolences to the Dudek family.  A Memorial Service will be held Monday January 18th @ 7 PM @ the West Kildonan Curling Club.

    Football Manitoba

    Football Manitoba is dedicated to providing a safe and inclusive environment to develop and grow football in the Province of Manitoba.

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    Football Manitoba

    Phone: 204-925-5769

    Championship Weekend 2015

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    • Atom Championship
    • Peewee Championship
    • Bantam Championship
    • Midget Championship
    • Major Championship

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    Our Sponsors

    These fine organizations make what we do possible. Please show your support to these amazing sponsors and thank them for their commitment to our organization.

    Sponsored by Winnipeg Blue Bombers

    Winnipeg Blue Bombers

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    The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian football team based in Winnipeg, MB. They are currently members of the West Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). The Blue Bombers were founded in 1930 as the Winnipeg Football Club, which remains the organization’s legal name today. Since that time, they have won the league’s Grey Cup championship 10 times, most recently in 1990. With 10 wins, they have the third-highest win total in the Grey Cup championship game, among active and defunct CFL teams. No other CFL franchise has as many Grey Cup appearances as the Blue Bombers’ current 24.

    Sponsored by Heavy Metal Design

    Heavy Metal Design

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    Heavy Metal Design Inc (HMD) is a full-service jewelry manufacturer of team, school, corporate and custom jewellery, located in Winnipeg,Manitoba. They take great pride in creating high-quality sterling silver and karat gold pieces at competitive prices. Like the name says, their designs are sturdier than most, ensuring years of enjoyment. All work is completed in- house and is hand-finished to guarantee every detail is perfect. Their goal is to create a treasure for generations to come.

    Sponsored by Football Canada

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    Football Canada is the National Governing Body of Canadian Amateur Football, which represents tackle, touch and flag components including players, coaches, officials and administrators.

    Sponsored by Old Dutch Foods

    Old Dutch Foods

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    Old Dutch first started in Winnipeg, Manitoba as a little chip company with a lot of heart. Soon, their tradition of making and delivering great-tasting snacks spread throughout all of Canada. Since 1954, their windmill has stood for quality and trust, old world charm, and a desire to create a long-lasting chip and snack tradition. Old Dutch isn’t just about chips. All this, plus great service, has kept Old Dutch in stores, in homes, and in the snack bowl, despite competition over the years from other snack-makers. Their customers trust in the high quality, great taste, and long-lasting tradition of Old Dutch.

    Sponsored by Finish First Football

    Finish First Football

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    Finish First Football is an endurance sports training program for young athletes. They prepare a training regimen customized for young people based on hard work, never give up attitude, mentality changing experience, and development of a football culture.

    To go along with a large network of certified trainers, which will provide a highly effective program, they also will help guide young athletes through the proper nutrition, hydration, and preventive medicine techniques around.

    Their elite coaching staff of professional athletes serve as mentors and ambassadors for athletic performance, and are dedicated to changing the lives of young athletes and being positive role models.

    Sponsored by Elite Performance

    Elite Performance

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    Elite Performance, founded in Winnipeg (1998), provides sports specific training and rehabilitation to athlete’s and teams at levels from CFL, NHL, AHL, NFL, WHL, Universities, Junior and High school athletics. Three self contained centers developed by athletes for athletes. With a staff comprised of some of Canada’s top athletes, trainers and therapists, they have provided Manitoba with the rehabilitation and training that has helped create 1000′s of champions and championship teams. Their training programs and therapy sessions are designed for your individual needs and guarantee superior performance and results. Whether you are needing to cut your marathon time or you are straight off of an injury, they will provide you with the tools you need and the people to get you there.

    Sponsored by Viscount Gort Hotel

    Viscount Gort Hotel

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    The Viscount Gort Hotel is a contemporary conference hotel that is a 3-minute walk from the Polo Park Shopping Centre and 5.1 km from the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. The modern rooms feature free WiFi, minifridges and flat-screen TVs. Many rooms have balconies. Suites add a separate sitting area. Freebies include airport shuttle service and parking. The hotel also has an airy indoor pool with a waterslide, plus a hot tub and an exercise room. There’s also a business centre. The on-site restaurant is joined by a lively sports bar. The hotel has 2 banquet rooms that accommodate up to 600 guests

    Sponsored by Sport Manitoba

    Sport Manitoba

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    An athlete-centered Sport Manitoba leads and supports sport for life through access, participation and achievement in sport by all Manitobans.

    Finish First Football



    Former Winnipeg Blue Bombers Kito Poblah and Carl Volny present the 5th Annual Finish First Football Program during the 2016 winter.

    Program Director Kito Poblah has gathered an exclusive staff of CFL professionals to help mentor and guide todays young football players and future stars.

    Finish First Football offers a unique and unmatched teaching environment, which allows todays youth to train along side CFL players as they prepare for their upcoming season.

    This program will run up to 3 times a week starting in January – March 22 (a total of 22 sessions ages 7-&UP).  The program will be held at the University of Manitoba Soccer Complex and the Broadway Gymnasium.   


    * For registration or just more info visit our website J