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1st Down Program

Registration is now open for the 1st Down Program! Follow the link at the bottom of the post to complete the fully online registration process.

1st Down is a program focused on developing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy in a football environment. It will include non-contact games and drills with a focus on fun and skill development that will be of benefit regardless of any sport they choose to participate in as they grow.

Age groups include 4-5 and 6-7 (based on year of birth not age at time of registration).

The format will be 2 – 1 hour sessions per week August through October. We are starting on Tuesday, August 14th and running Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7pm.

The cost for joining the program is set at $59.00 plus GST which will be paid online to Football Manitoba at the time of registration. The cost of registration includes a 1st Down t-shirt which will be yours to keep along with everything needed to participate in the program.
As the program is not run by the Eastman Raiders, if you will be utilizing KidSport or Jump Start for subsidy, the forms will need to go through Football Manitoba for completion. Use the contact information provided throughout the online registration process to arrange.
Refunds will be provided by Football Manitoba less a $25 admin fee up to 7 days prior to the start of the program.

There is a great need for volunteers to run this program as it will be run in conjunction with our regular tackle football league. If you are at all interested in helping out or want to learn more about leading a team or being on the field to help out, contact money.raiders@gmail.com.

1st Down Registration LInk

Brand New Raiders Gear!

Hey Raiders family! We are so excited about our recent collaboration with Silver Eye Sports that we wanted to let you in on a special, limited time opportunity. From now until July 8th you can purchase some Raiders apparel with the brand new, updated 2018 logo!
We will be having a launch day for our newly redesigned jerseys and logo later in July (stay tuned for more details) and want to ensure that you can all get some new gear for the start of the season.
The store is open right now but will only be open until July 8th so hurry if you want to be sporting brand new Raiders gear by August!
Follow the link to start shopping!
www.sesn.ca/Raiders

Cookie Dough Pick-Up

Cookie dough and muffin pick-up is on Tuesday, June 19th at AD Penner Park.
Pick-ups MUST be done that day/time as we do not have room to store the cookie dough or muffins. If you are unable to make it, please make arrangements for someone to pick up on your behalf.

Thanks to your efforts the club was able to raise $8,740 to be used towards safety and equipment upgrades this season. The top sales will be announced and the winners will be given their prizes at our annual Raiders Days celebration coming up at the end of August.

Fundraiser Drop-offs / Late Registration

Drop-offs for the cookie dough fundraiser will be taking place Thursday, May 24th from 6-9pm at the Clearspring mall.
We will be verifying that all cash and cheques match the total stated on the form at that time.
Please ensure that any cheques handed in are made out to Eastman Raiders Football.

If you still want to sign up for tackle football we will be taking registrations that night as well.

IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ

Registration on May 3-5th is for the tackle program only, ages 8-18.
Football Manitoba will be providing more information regarding the 1st Down Program (ages 4-7) to all clubs on Tuesday, May 1st and that will be posted here and on our Facebook page shortly thereafter.

The Eastman Raiders understand your excitement and desire for more information regarding this new program and appreciate your patience as we work towards bringing it successfully to Southeast Manitoba.

2018 Registration Details

Registration is a 2-part process this season. You must register your player and pay for their MMFA membership BEFORE registration weekend at the following link, Goalline Registration. There is no option to pay offline this season, payment can be made online by credit card or PayPal. You will NOT be able to secure a place on our roster until the Goalline portion has been completed.
Registration dates are as follows and will be at the Clearspring mall. Registration is first come first served.
Thursday May 3rd 6-9pm
Friday May 4th 6-9pm
Saturday May 5th 10am-12pm

Cost Breakdown *Club Prices to be updated*
MMFA Registration which includes your player insurance (online) – $35 plus tax non-refundable fee to Football Manitoba/Football Canada and $50 to the MMFA.
In order to keep the cost down for all of our players, the Eastman Raiders have chosen to lower the club fees from 2017 prices for each age group in order to accommodate the increase in the MMFA fees.
Cruncher – $115
Atom – $140
Pee Wee – $165
Bantam – $190

Please bring the following to club registration:
– Manitoba Health Card
– 2 cheques for $150 each for volunteer and fundraising deposits
– Weight and height of your player
– Form of payment – we accept cash, credit or cheque*
*If your cheque is returned, there will be a $40 charge and you must pay cash or credit going forward.

If you register your player for an age group and for some reason we are not able to field a team, your player will either be released to register with an alternate club or will be fully refunded all fees including the club fees and the MMFA fees. Team declaration will be made shortly after registration weekend.

Raiders Red Zone Camp

Spring camp, no equipment/no contact coming soon! Read all of the details then follow the link below to register.

Cost:
$25 – payable on April 9th by either cash or credit card; cheques will not be accepted
Location:
Woodlawn School (Steinbach)
Dates:
April 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th
Times:
Cruncher & Atom (born between 2007-2010) – 7:00-8:00pm
Pee Wee & Bantam (born between 2003-2006) – 8:15-9:15pm

There are only 30 spots available for each group, first come first served. The link will be taken down once full and anyone who registers past the cutoff will be notified.

Register before 5pm on March 23rd to guarantee your chosen shirt size.

Important 2018 Information

Midget Program

The Eastman Raiders have been working hard behind the scenes to field a Midget team this year with the age group change to 16-18 year olds. There will be an information held in the upcoming weeks for anyone wishing to get more info. Please stay tuned to the website and Facebook for more details.

2018 Registration

Registration will take place the first weekend in May. Once dates and times are finalized they will be posted here and on Facebook.

2018 Spring Skills Camp

Details are being finalized for a Spring Skills Camp to take place mid-late April. Again…stay tuned for more details in the next week.

2017 Tax Receipts

If you require a 2017 tax receipt please use the email provided in the Contacts tab to request one as soon as possible.
Please provide the name of the person who made the payment as well as a valid email address to forward the receipt to.
We apologize but receipts will only be sent out in the next 2 weeks.

Raffle Information

The raffle to support Eastman Raiders players travelling with the Manitoba Selects team will be held at a private residence on Friday, February 16th.

The prize is $500 donated by the Eastman Raiders Football Club.

The winning ticket will be drawn by one of our club executives.

Lottery license number LGA 5245-RF-28078.

New Age Divisions for the 2018 Season

New for the 2018 season will be revised age groups for all football levels. This change has been mandated from Football Canada and has been implemented by Football Manitoba to be in effect for the 2018 season.
More information will be available following the next Eastman Raiders board meeting where we will discuss these changes and the impacts they will have for our club moving forward. Please be patient and check back here for any breaking news and updates.

Ages 4-7 – 1st Down Football Program (non-contact)
Ages 8-9 – Crunchers
Ages 10-11 – Atom
Ages 12-13 – Pee Wee
Ages 14-15 – Bantam
Ages 16-18 – Midget
Ages 18-22 – Majors

Please see this as an opportunity for your players to enjoy another season with the teammates they spent the 2017 season bonding and growing with.

Charli Champagne – Vice President

Equipment Returns

LAST DAY for equipment returns is this Thursday, Nov 9th from 6-7pm at the Raiders clubhouse.
Please ensure to make arrangements to have your equipment returned at this time if it hasn’t already been returned. If your equipment hasn’t been returned or arrangements have not been made to extend your rental for spring camps your deposit cheque will be cashed.

Coaches Shirts

Coaches get your orders in before Friday! Email your receipts to your manager for reimbursement for the cost of a coaches shirt or a $20 credit on a sweatshirt.

Raiders Day!

Raiders Day is fast approaching!
This year we are having one solid day of football and fun for our Raiders Day celebration.
Please join us at the Raiders field on Sunday, August 27th when all of our teams will be taking the field throughout the day.
Along with football we have other fun times scheduled for the whole family
– Silent Auction (Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Winnipeg Jets prizes to be won)
– 50/50 at each game
– 15+ Vendor tables set up
– Inflatable obstacle course
– Bomber Alumni Rod Hill, Glen Schapansky and Nick Miller
– Buzz and Boomer will be stopping by between 12:00 and 5:30pm
– Elite Ozone will be onsite to sanitize equipment
– Much, much more

9am – Bantam vs. Fort Garry Lions
11:30am – Pee Wee vs. St. James Rods
2pm – Atom vs. Transcona Nationals
4:30pm – Crunchers vs. Transcona Nationals

2017 Individual and Team Photos

Individual and team photos have been scheduled for the week of August 21st. They will be done at the Raiders field and will be from 6-7 each night. The schedule is as follows, please make every effort to be there as we don’t have alternate days scheduled.

Monday August 21st – Crunchers
Tuesday August 22nd – Atom
Wednesday August 23rd – Bantam
Thursday August 24th – Pee Wee

Please arrive early to get organized.

Your manager will be sending out an email shortly with all of the required details!

Equipment Adjustments

The Eastman Raiders Equipment Manager will be at the clubhouse on Friday, July 14th from 6-7pm to do any remaining fittings or adjustments prior to the start of the season. If your player requires any type of equipment adjustments or fittings please contact your manager to let them know that you will be coming down so that we can staff accordingly.
This will be the last scheduled time prior to the start of the regular season to get these adjustments completed so please ensure that you are able to make it out if needed.

2017 Registration

We are still accepting registrations for all age levels!
If you are ages 7-14 and are interested in playing football this year contact us using our Contact Form (Contact Tab) and we will give you more details.
No previous football experience required and all equipment is provided! Just bring a desire to play, cleats and a mouth guard and we will take care of the rest.

2-Part Online Registration is Here!

Instructions for 2-Part Online Registration can be found in the document below.
ALL PLAYERS MUST COMPLETE ONLINE REGISTRATION THIS YEAR.
Please ensure to read the full document prior to beginning the Online Registration process as all online instructions are detailed as well as further instructions for Club Registration from May 4-6th. The link to take you to the Online Registration page is contained in the attached document.
Coaches, Trainers and Managers; please come to registration night and fill out a paper registration and we will take care of the online portion.
If you still have further questions after reading through the document and going online, please use the contact form found in the Contact tab and we will be sure to answer your questions as soon as possible. Please do not post questions to the Facebook page as it becomes too hard to track who is giving out the information.

2017 Registration

2017 Registration

DETAILS FOR 2-PART ONLINE REGISTRATION COMING THIS WEEK
2017 Registration is coming up!
May 4th & 5th from 6-9pm and May 6th from 10am-12pm at Clearspring Mall
Cruncher – $205
Atom – $230
Pee Wee – $255
Bantam – $280
Registration cost includes all practices, games and tournaments as well as equipment rental. All you need to provide is cleats, mouth guard and excitement for football!
We accept, cash, cheque or credit payment. Please bring along 2 blank cheques for volunteer and fundraising deposits.

Bantam Playoff & Cruncher Schedule

BRING THE NOISE!

Our Bantam team will be taking on the Fort Garry Lions this Sunday, October 23rd at AD Penner Park at 9:00am!
We’re hoping to see all Eastman Raiders fans out bright and early to cheer on our team! Bring as many cowbells and noisemakers as you can find, we need to be loud and proud Eastman Raiders fans!

The Cruncher team will also be playing this weekend. They will be taking on the St Vital Mustangs on Sunday, October 23rd at the Maple Grove Rugby Park at 11:30am.
Head on over to St Vital to cheer them on!