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
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 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 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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
If you ordered a Raiders Jacket or Bag they will be available for pick-up on Saturday, October 15th from 5:30-6:30pm at the Clubhouse.
Please make arrangements for someone to be there to pick-up your order if you are unable to make it.
Contact your team manager if you have any questions or concerns.
Bantam – Bye Week
Saturday, October 15th
Pee Wee @ Eastside Eagles – 11:00am
Sunday, October 16th
Atom Black @ Valour Patriots – 12:30pm
Atom Teal @ Corydon Comets – 1:00pm
Crunchers – Bye Week
Pick a game, come on out and cheer on our Eastman Raiders through playoffs!
PICKUP MOVED UNDER THE MAIN PICNIC SHELTER DUE TO WEATHER.
The Mom’s Pantry fundraising orders will be ready for pick up this Tuesday, October 4th; from 4:30-5:15pm.
Pick up will be at the same place that the cookie orders were picked up; the second parking lot (closest to Tim Horton’s) at AD Penner Park in between the baseball diamond and the football field.
We are unable to store any orders so please ensure that you are either able to pick up your orders or arrange for someone to pick it up for you.
If you have any questions, please contact your team Manager.
POSTPONED-SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS
Due to the weather the team pics for Bantam and Atom Black have been postponed.
Saturday, September 17th at the Rugby Field
Bantam – Following your game (at around 11-11:30am)
Atom – Return to Steinbach following yoir game; pics are scheduled for 12-12:30
Please contact your manager if you have any questions.
If you would like to place an order for a jacket or bag, please contact the rep directly using the contact information on the flyer provided to you by your manager.
Raiders Days has come to a close for another year and it was a huge success!
On behalf of the Eastman Raiders Board, thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers. We could never have done it without you.
Thank you to our special guests that came out to celebrate 26 years of football with us; Bomber alumni Rod Hill and Nick Miller, Buzz and Boomer, Mix 96.7 who broadcast live from the field on Saturday, Boston Pizza, Elite Ozone and of course all of our amazing fans supporting the Eastman Raiders as well as the fans supporting our many guests!
The board members are now looking forward to taking a deep breath and diving into the rest of the season.
Go Raiders Go!
Raiders Days Weekend is THIS WEEKEND, August 27th-28th!
Come watch some fast-paced, hard-hitting Raiders Football this weekend and stay for the festivities. Here are just a few of the exciting events, activities and visitors we will have this weekend.
- Buzz and Boomer will be out for both days
- Boston Pizza will be on-site selling pizza by the slice
- Bring a Tin for the Bin and dunk the coaches
Inflatable obstacle course
- Food and drink specials in the canteen
- Clothing vendors on-site (Raiders jackets make awesome gifts!)
- And many many more…
Check out the Upcoming Events list or the Schedule tab for game times.
Go Raiders Go!
You’re looking at the new Eastman Raiders website. We’ve given the site a make-over. Each Raiders team now has its own page where you can see all the latest news and info — look for your team under the ‘Teams’ menu. The ‘Schedule‘ page displays all Raiders games for the current month. Each team has its own color too so you can easily find your team. The upcoming games are also shown on the sidebar of most pages. And clicking on the game will reveal a pop-up screen showing all game details, including a Google map that displays the location of the game. You can get Google to suggest driving directions to the game, and you can even add the game to your own calendar with a simple click!
Mobile website optimized for smaller screens
The new, user friendly, mobile site designed specifically for mobile devices such as smartphones, lets you browse the latest games and keep up-to-date on news about the Eastman Raiders on-the-go.
Equipment Fittings – All coaches are required to assist on their teams fitting day
Crunchers & Atoms: Wednesday, June 8th 6:30-8:30pm
Pee Wee: Thursday, June 9th 6:30-8:30pm
Bantam: Friday, June 10th 6:30-8:30pm
Saturday, June 11th 10am-12pm anyone that couldn’t make their date.
Ensure to bring a Nov 01/16 post-dated cheque for $300. No equipment will be given without a cheque.
You will also receive an email from your team manager once all teams are finalized.
Pre-season meetings – Mandatory meetings, held at superstore community room
Trainers Meeting – Tuesday, May 24th 7:30-8:30pm
Managers Meeting – Wednesday, May 25th, 7:00-8:00pm
Coaches Meeting – Thursday, May 26th, 7:00-8:00pm
You will be contacted shortly if you had volunteered to help out with any of these roles.
Registration Weekend is coming soon!
Clearspring Mall – Steinbach
Thursday, May 5th: 6:30-9pm
Friday, May 6th: 6:30-9pm
Saturday, May 7th: 10am – 2pm
Registration costs have changed for the 2016 season, we accept cash, cheque or credit.
Cruncher – 7 & 8 years old (Born 2008, 2009) – $205
Atom – 9 & 10 years old (Born 2006, 2007) – $230
Pee Wee – 11 & 12 years old (Born 2004, 2005) – $255
Bantam – 13 & 14 years old (Born 2002, 2003) – $280
Your child will be placed in the appropriate age group depending on their year of birth, not their age at the time of registration. E.g. If your child is turning 9 on December 30th, they will still be placed in the Atom age group.
Important items to bring to registration:
– Registration fee
– Proof of age (birth certificate, passport, etc.)
– Proof of residency (hydro bill, phone bill, etc.)
– 2 post-dated cheques of $150 each for volunteering and fundraising (October 1st, 2016)
– Medical card (to fill out the medical forms)
Registration is first come, first served again this year. There is no preference given to returning players.
Pre-Registration is now open!!
Go to www.raidersredzone.ca to sign up your player or potential player.
Once we have final numbers you will be contacted to make payment arrangements on March 1st at the Superstore Community room. Only cash or credit will be accepted as payment.
Indoor conditioning camp coming soon for any players or future players that will be in the Atom (9-10) and Pee Wee (11-12) level this season.
March 3rd, 10th, 17th and 22nd
Atoms – 6-7pm
Pee Wee – 7-8pm
Location: Mitchell Middle School
All kids are welcome, no previous experience necessary. NO CONTACT, please wear indoor non-scuffing shoes, comfortable clothing and bring football gloves if you have them.
Space is limited to 40 players per age group, registration will be online; first come first served. Cost is a very affordable $20 for all 4 sessions and all participants will receive a free Raiders t-shirt!
Stay tuned right here for and to our Eastman Raiders Facebook page for registration details (registration is NOT open at this time).