#GirlsPlayFootball is a free 4-session program for girls aged 9-13 currently running from February 26 to March 19. The goal is to encourage girls to try football through a variety of skills and drills in a safe and fun environment. This program is held on Sundays at WSF South.
Currently in session until March 19, 2023, the W Football Academy is a free program for youth football players who want to develop their football skills, knowledge, and conditioning in the off-season. Players develop fundamental skills and grow their football IQ while increasing their resilience, discipline, and perseverance both on and off the field. This program is held on Sundays at WSF South and WSF North.
Currently in session until March 19, 2023, the W Football Academy is a free program for high school football players who want to develop their football skills, knowledge, and conditioning in the off-season. Players develop fundamental skills and grow their football IQ while increasing their resilience, discipline, and perseverance both on and off the field. This program is held on Sundays at WSF South and WSF North.
The Winnipeg Youth Football Club is an after-school flag football program and an extension of the Inner-City Youth Football League delivered in partnership with Sport Manitoba, University of Winnipeg and Spence Neighbourhood Association. Over 150 kids are currently participating in this free program held once a week for 8 weeks. Kids are provided with transportation to and from the sessions, as well as meals and t-shirts.
The Jr. Bombers Football Skills Camp gives kids ages 9-14 a chance to develop their football skills. The camp is free and held at IG Field annually in April. The goal of this camp is to introduce kids to football through drills and skill-specific training challenges so they can improve their fitness and knowledge of the game in a safe and fun environment. Registration for this program will open in March 2023.
Launched in 2018, the Blue Bombers Futures Kick-Off Program is designed for youth ages 4-8 and is based on Football Canada’s First Down Program. This program is free and registration will open in March 2023.
The Blue Bombers Kick-Off program was a 4-session program held in December of 2022 and we welcomed over 100 children to the field. This free, non-contact program is designed for children ages 4-8, with the primary focus to get children active and engaged in football. Registration for the 2023 Blue Bombers Kick-Off Program will open up in October of 2023.
#TryFootball was a free 6-week program for boys and girls ages 9-13, held in 2023 from January 8 to February 12. We welcomed over 200 youth to #TryFootball through a variety of skills and drills in a safe and fun environment. This program will be held again in 2024 and registration will open up in November of 2023.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Bell MTS are committed to making youth tackle football more accessible by supporting families who may require financial assistance. All 13 clubs affiliated with the Manitoba Minor Football Association (MMFA) will benefit from a grant program funded by Bell MTS to cover registration fees associated with their tackle football program.
Youth must be between the ages of 8-16 years old and must be enrolled in school. Registration for this grant program will open up in May of 2023.
The Blue Bombers want you to join us in honouring youth football coaches (tackle) through our annual Youth Football Coach of the Week Program. The goal of this program is to give youth football coaches the recognition they deserve while promoting the development of youth football throughout the province. The Blue Bombers will select several coaches during the 2023 football season. Each winning coach will receive a Bombers gift pack, a commemorative game ball, and be honoured during a Bombers regular season home game. Nominations for the 2023 season will open up in the summer of 2023.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
The Winnipeg Football Club has a mandate to advance and support amateur football throughout Manitoba. One of the ways we do this is by recognizing high school football coaches who are making a difference in the lives of their players and our community. Successful recipients are presented with a $100 gift card to the Bomber Store and a $500 cheque for their school’s program, made possible through the Blue Bombers 50/50 program. They are also recognized during a regular season home game. Nominations for the 2023 season will open up in Summer of 2023.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers High School Game of the Week kicks off in the fall annually, with the selected game of the week being promoted through the Blue Bombers social media channels. The Game of the Week schedule will be announced in August of 2023.