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Football Manitoba 2020 – Mega Raffle

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Win some big money while supporting the Eastman Raiders

Here’s your chance to win some big money all while supporting the Eastman Raiders.

The Football Manitoba 2020 – Mega Raffle could win you some big money. The draw takes place on November 14th, so just in time to top up your Xmas funds.

Just follow this link to buy your tickets and be sure to select the Eastman Raiders from the competitor selects.

Good luck everyone.

Return to Play – Tackle Football

Tackle Football

Club Statement – Return to Play

Following the release of the Football Manitoba’s (FM) Return to Play protocols just over a week ago, the Club underwent an extensive review of the protocols and came to the decision that in the interests of player safety, we will not be undertaking a tackle program this year.

The Club also recognized that with the FM Return to Play requirement that players do not participate in any other organized sports, our numbers would be so depressed that we wouldn’t be able to have enough players to play games internally.

Our decision not to offer a tackle program this year has been mirrored by all of the other Manitoba Minor Football Association (MMFA) Clubs, who have also confirmed that they will not have a tackle program this year.

Looking ahead, the Board will now be looking at setting up a Winter/Spring indoor camp with a view to, hopefully, having a more normal season in 2021.

Tackle Football – Return to Play

Tackle Football

Club Statement – Return to Tackle Football

As many of you may have seen, Football Manitoba’s Tackle Football – Return to Play protocols have been approved by the Province.

We know that many of you will be as excited as we are at the prospect of tackle football returning this season and you will have questions.

We’re looking at the protocols to see how we can make this work and we’ll hopefully be able to make a further announcement soon. Thank you all for your patience.

Take Pride Cleaning

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We Need to Say Thank You!!!!

We’d like to thank Take Pride Cleaning for coming out to camp and helping us keep our facilities clean.  You can find out more about the services they offer at their website http://takepridecleaning.ca/

Take Pride Cleaning is a local Steinbach based cleaning company providing professional commercial and residential cleaning services in Southeastern Manitoba and Winnipeg.

Summer Camp 2020

A huge thank you to everyone who has signed up for Summer Camp.  Registration is now closed.

We’re Back with our Summer Skills Camp

Raiders Summer Skills Camp

We’re Back!!!!

After a long shutdown, we’re finally able to get back to some football. Although we may not be back to full play (yet), we are able to offer our Summer Skills Camp.

In order to get us back on the field, we’re introducing some new protocols for our players and staff.  You can read more about those by clicking on this link.

Back to Play Update

As many of you will have seen, Football Manitoba have reopened the registration portal for their flag football program. After several months of uncertainty this is a welcome development in the process of getting us back on the field.

The club is currently working with Football Manitoba and the Manitoba Minor Football Association to come up with a “Return to Play” policy that would allow us to offer skills-based/position training camps and 1st Down programs for the Raiders community. We are also looking at ways in which we can start moving towards playing tackle football, although due to the necessary close proximity of players, this may prove a bit more of a challenge.

Once we have a clear path forward and registration is open for our various programs we’ll be posting here and through our various social media platforms.

Gavin Don – President

Message From Football Canada

On behalf of our football nation, we would like to express our most sincere gratitude to the front-line and essential workers across Canada. Their commitment and courage in the face of daily adversity is a testament to the strength of our communities.
 
A ‘Return to football’ is something our Members, stakeholders, partners, local associations, volunteers and fans anticipate as an annual calling.
 
In 2020 the return is facing challenges on many fronts due to the Coronavirus pandemic which will demand a thoughtful strategy.

 

2020 – Spring Flag Football

Fancy trying something different. This year for the first time the Eastman Raiders in association with Football Manitoba are bringing flag football to the Eastman area. The program is open to all players aged 7-18. This is an ideal introduction to football for those who have never played before and a great way for our tackle players to get in some additional game time before tackle season.

For the program to be a success, as always we’ll need volunteer coaches. Details on how to become a coach will be posted soon and we’ll provide all the necessary training.

Also, we’ll require some referees. If you’ve ever fancied donning the black and white strips and earning some extra pocket change then we’ll be posting more information soon. In the meantime head over to the Football Manitoba website for more information.

As this is a Football Manitoba program and not an MMFA program, the usual catchment areas are not in effect, meaning anyone can come and join the fun in Steinbach.

Flag Football Comes to Ecole Ste Anne Immersion

Earlier today Bill Johnson of Football Manitoba and I had the privilege of providing some flag equipment to the PE department at Ecole Ste Anne Immersion. This joint initiative between the Eastman Raiders and Football Manitoba aims to see flag football taught as part of the PE curriculum at the school, in the hope that more kids are exposed to football with the hope that they become future Raiders.

Spring Flag Football – 2020

Fancy trying something different. This year for the first time the Eastman Raiders in association with Football Manitoba are bringing flag football to the Eastman area. The program is open to all players aged 6-18. This is an ideal introduction to football for those who have never played before and a great way for our tackle players to get in some additional game time before tackle season.

For the program to be a success, as always we’ll need volunteer coaches. Details on how to become a coach will be posted soon and we’ll provide all the necessary training.

Also, we’ll require some referees. If you’ve ever fancied donning the black and white strips and earning some extra pocket change then we’ll be posting more information soon. In the meantime head over to the Football Manitoba website for more information.

As this is a Football Manitoba program and not an MMFA program, the usual catchment areas are not in effect, meaning anyone can come and join the fun in Steinbach.

Peewees Progress to the Semi-Finals

  1. The Peewee team beat the St James Rods 44-14 to progress into the Division A Semi-Final next week.
  2. Our next game will be against the Fort Garry Lions @ 2.00 pm on October 26, at Dakota Collegiate.