June 25, 2024

Winnipeg Football Club to support Team Manitoba Indigenous High-Performance Program

The Winnipeg Football Club (WFC) today announces its support for the inaugural Team Manitoba Indigenous High-Performance Program.

The team that will take part in the second annual Indigenous Cup, set to take place in Edmonton at the end of June with teams from Alberta, Saskatchewan and for the first time, Manitoba. The WFC is proud to support the team by covering travel fees, uniform costs, accommodations for players and coaches along with coach certification costs for the program.

“The WFC’s involvement in the Team Manitoba Indigenous High-Performance Program and the Indigenous Cup reflects our ongoing commitment to community empowerment, cultural appreciation, and the promotion of sports as a vehicle for positive change,” said WFC President and CEO, Wade Miller.

Running concurrently with the U20 IFAF World Junior Championships, the Indigenous Cup elevates its significance by offering a unique opportunity for Indigenous athletes to showcase their talent on an international stage alongside teams from the USA, Japan, Brazil, Austria, Australia, Panama, and host Canada.

Over 40 athletes from various Winnipeg High School Football League, Rural Manitoba Football League and Northern Ontario school programs competed for a spot on the team prior to the roster being selected. All 27 team members are listed below:

Name Position School
Marley McKinney OL Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
Dayson Anderson-McLean OL Kildonan East Collegiate
Chayde Mcmahon-Peters OL Technical-Vocational High School
Myles Griffith OL West Kildonan Collegiate
Ben Waters QB Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
Fergus Kolida QB West Kildonan Collegiate
Truson Joyal REC Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
Bezh Kinew REC Kelvin High School
Stanley Tait Jr REC Technical-Vocational High School
Tobias Julian REC Elmwood High School
Reid Monkman RB Dakota Collegiate
Kayden Magel RB Sisler High School
Shaiden Garson DB West Kildonan Collegiate
Zayden Ross DB Oak Park High School
Ethan Temmerman DB Churchill High School
Jack Pierre DB Vincent Massey Collegiate
Deacon O’Ray DL Portage Collegiate Institution
Alex Kiernicki DL West Kildonan Collegiate
Cedar Paypompee DL Beaver Brae High School
Graycen Ross LB Oak Park High School
Liam Vincent LB Dakota Collegiate
Preston Osadac LB St Pauls High School
Ryan Bride LB Elmwood High School
Chris Manness DB Technical-Vocational High School
Hayden Carriere QB/DB Elmwood High School
Aiden Temmermen REC Churchill High School
Dale Turcotte OL Technical-Vocational High School