News for WTFL Wpg. Touch Football League

10 Days to Chase the Cure

Posted Tue Jun 09, 2009 - 10:59 AM

Thanks to all the WTFL players and refs who donated to this worthy cause. Every nickel makes a difference...was also great to see WTFL folks roaming the Pal at the fundraiser. A class-act all around guys and gals! Thanks again everyone!

The WTFL is excited to announce June 9th to 18th as the 'Chase for the Cure' portion of the 2009 season. Lyle Bauer's son Wes is biking across Canada raising awareness about cancer ( As many of you know Lyle Bauer is the President of the the Winnipeg Blue Bomber and won his personal battle with throat cancer a few years ago. Wes Bauer will be peddling through Winnipeg mid-June and this is a great opportunity for the football community to show our support!

Nicole Laping of the Iron Maidens and Jim Bell of the Eagles are challenging all teams and have commitments from The Sunparties, The Woodys, Streak, Flash and others in the league to help raise awareness and money for the Chase.

You may find people at the fields collecting loonies or toonies during this time OR teams may email to arrange pick up of their team's donation. Let's pick up the ball and support a great cause. Challenge your teamates to donate and challenge your opposition to beat your team's donations!

There will also be a fundraiser at the Palomino Club from 5-9 p.m. Thursday June 18th (10 dollars a ticket). Prize packages will include Bomber gear, Moose gear, and tons of other great stuff. Tickets are selling very fast and willbe sold out soon.

Email for more information.

The members of the WTFL Board thank you for helping a great cause!

Field Location Changes

Posted Fri May 22, 2009 - 11:27 AM

I had to move a few monday night games from Maple Grove to Optimist due to field availability. We only have 1 field at Maple Grove on monday nights and I had booked a bunch of games thinking I had 2 fields there.

July 17th they have super spike at maple grove as well, so I moved to HS Paul.

Also Aug 29th I had booked a day at Maple Grove, but they have a Rugby thing going on, so I moved that day to Optimist.

So, please check your schedule over again and let me know if there are any issues. In particular make sure you look at mondays and the above dates I mentioned.

My apologies for any confusion. Hopefully this work out fine for everybody.

As usual, any questions you can email

FREE Women's Skills Clinic - May 9th

Posted Fri May 08, 2009 - 04:03 AM

Thanks to all the ladies and volunteers that ignored the weather forecast and came out to enjoy a beautiful day for our Women's Skills Clinic! It was a blast and I hope everyone had a great time! For questions or comments please feel free to email Thanks again everyone!

(Rain or shine...or snow, we'll have a good time!)

Once again, the WTFL will be hosting a free Women's Skills Clinic! All ages, All skill levels welcome! No pre-registration and no commitments! Prizes to be won! Details below:

When: Saturday May 9th
Time: 2-4pm
Where: Tec Voc High School, 1555 Wall st, on the football fields
Cost: FREE!

Parking: Street parking available next to the fields on Wall St.

The clinic will run several stations providing you with the basics of all the touch football positions. We will also go over some of the important rules and basics of the game itself. After, we will follow it up with a short scrimmage! Instruction will be provided by experienced men and women with many years of experience in touch football!

Please wear comfortable clothing appropriate for the days weather and running shoes, or cleats (soccer or football) if you have them. Everything else will be provided!

All attendees will be entered into several prize draws including a FREE month's membership at Shapes!

Don't forget to tell your girlfriends, wives, sisters, mothers and all your friends! It's free, it's fun and it's a great way to meet new people and get into the sport!

We are also looking for volunteers, men and women, to help out with the clinic stations as well as greeting, chatting and answering questions. There will be 4 stations (QB/throwing, Defense, Offense/route running and Centre/Rusher). If you're interested in helping out, please email and indicate any preferences you have.
For any questions, please contact

Love summer cash? Love football?

Posted Mon Apr 27, 2009 - 06:29 AM

All welcome – whether you’re experienced or green – we’ll get you ready for the season!
We provide ALL the training for FREE!


Saturday, May 2nd
CanadInns Fort Garry Ambassador C (1824 Pembina Highway)

Linesman (Level 1) @ 9:00-1:00pm
Back Judge (Level 2) @ 2:00-6:00pm

Sunday, May 3rd @ 1pm

· Referee at the level you are comfortable
· Referee men and/or women
· YOU choose your schedule – we hold a ref draft where YOU tell US when you’d like to work!

$$$ Pay structure:
o Head Official: $32/game
o Back Judge: $27/game
o Linesman: $21/game
Want more? You got it! * Bonus Structure available (please see below)

Questions or to register for the 2009 WTFL REFEREE TRAINING CLINIC contact:

***Referee Draft - YOU choose when YOU want to work:

Monday, May 4th @ 7:00pm Head Officials choose their games - Nicolino's/Orbit Room (4-2077 Pembina Hwy)
Wednesday, May 6th @ 6:30pm Back Judge & Linesman choose their games - Canad Inns Polo Park (1405 St. Matthews Ave)

Food and Beverages provided FREE

(Another Referee Draft will be held mid-season to schedule the second half. Details TBA)

* WTFL Referee Bonus $$$ Structure:
o $2 bonus for 51st game to 75th game
o $3 bonus for 76th game to 100th game
o $5 bonus for 101st game and higher

Wishing you a stellar and safe 2009 WTFL season!


Posted Fri Mar 27, 2009 - 10:05 AM

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