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!
2015 Senior World Championship
American football evolved in the United States, originating from the sports of association football and rugby football. The first game of American football was played on November 6, 1869, between two college teams, Rutgers and Princeton, under rules based on the association football rules of the time. During the latter half of the 1870s, colleges playing association
football switched to the Rugby Union code, which allowed carrying the ball. A set of rule changes drawn up from 1880 onward by Walter Camp, the “Father of American Football”, established the snap, eleven-player teams, and the concept of downs; later rule changes legalized the forward pass, created the neutral zone, and specified the size and shape of the football.