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  1. UPDATED ** COVID-19 Guidelines. Youth Development Camp – August 8th
  2. CB Desron Keir Returning for 2020
  3. 2019 AFL Leading Rusher Returning to the Hangar
  4. Former Fighter Jet Ready To Show Off Skills in Mexico
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Our history

League Championship Format

In 1999 the AFL started a National Championship game which would see the winner of the Alberta Conference play the winner of the Eastern Conference.

Since then that game has changed to playing against the Northern Football Conference with teams in Ontario and Quebec. Since then only three Alberta organizations have won the National Championship title with the Calgary Wolfpack, the Lloydminster Vandals and the Ft. McMurray Monarchs.

In 2018 the Fort McMurray Monarchs won the National Championship VS GTA by a single point, making this seasons road-to the finals, go through the most northern city in the league.

The brand new state-of-the-art stadium at The Energy Centre

The Cold Lake Fighter Jets will play all home games at the recently built Energy Centre Field.

The stadium has seating for over 1,000 guests, with bleacher seats or grass seating. The beautifully landscaped, open bowl style set-up, welcomes  fans to enjoy football, soccer, lacross or any other event held by the city. Including concerts and Movie Night‘s on the outdoor, inflatable video screen.

The Alberta Football League (AFL) is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a venue for football athletes to continue to play after they have finished their career in high school, junior, university or even after their time spent in the CFL.

The AFL was first started in 1984 with the Calgary Crude and the Calgary Cowboys. It has grown over the years from as many as 10 teams spanning as far north as Ft. McMurray to Calgary. With franchises started in Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Edmonton, Airdrie, Okotoks, Lloydminster and Wainwright.

The AFL has recognized talent from many different Universities all over Canada as well as top notch players who dressed for different organizations within the CFL.

Cold Lake Fighter Jets Join AFL

The introduction of the Fighter Jets to the city of Cold Lake and AFL was made in March of this season, bringing senior men’s football to the city for the first time ever.

Practices and recruiting efforts began in early spring with various community and area businesses and groups, joining the team in support of the first season.

The team played game #1 on May 25th in what would be an eventual 27-6 win over the Airdrie Irish.

Joining the team captains were Chief Warrant Officer’s from  4 Wing Cold Lake, and City Councillor Jurgen Grau.

Thanks everyone who has helped build the organization into a team the community can call their own!

Canada participates in the first Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba
American football as a whole is the most popular sport in the United States; professional football and college football are the most popular forms of the game, with the other major levels being high school and youth football. As of 2012, nearly 1.1 million high school athletes and 70,000 college athletes play the sport in the United States annually.
The Canadian Men’s National Team is named the Team of the Year
The term "football" was officially established in the rulebook for the 1876 college football season, when the sport first shifted from soccer-style rules to rugby-style rules; although it could easily have been called "rugby" at this point, Harvard, one of the primary proponents of the rugby-style game.
Canada successfully hosts the Women’s World Championship in Toronto, Ontario
In the United States, American football is referred to as "football. In English-speaking countries where other codes of football are popular, such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia, the terms "gridiron" or "American football" are favored instead.
The Canadian Men’s National Team is named the Team of the Year
What is considered to be the first American football game was played on November 6, 1869 between Rutgers and Princeton, two college teams. The game was played between two teams of 25 players each and used a round ball that could not be picked up or carried.

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