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WHSFL appoints new commissioner

By Jeffrey Bannon, Mike Still , 04/08/19, 4:45PM CDT


New WHSFL commissioner Jeffrey Bannon, photo by John Woods (Winnipeg Free Press).

The Winnipeg High School Football League (WHSFL) is proud to announce that it has named Jeffrey Bannon as new commissioner. 

Bannon is coming off two successful seasons at Garden City, where he helped start the program’s nine-man junior varsity team. He’s also past president and coach of the North Winnipeg Nomads and has served as a U16 provincial team coach. He now helps at the U18 level, entering his four year as general manager. 

In his professional life, Bannon held the title of Director of Marketing/Retail and Community Relations with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 2005-2014 and is well versed in all things football both on and off the field. 

“I value the game of football. What it teaches our leaders of tomorrow is more important than the score to me,” Bannon said. 

“It’s about the friendships and life lessons you make along the way and that includes the incredible work our coaches, administrators, volunteers and especially our athletes.” 

Bannon was recruited by outgoing commissioner Rick Henkewich, who served as commissioner for the past six years. 

“I owe a lot to Rick,” Bannon said. 

“He’s been a mentor to me for almost my entire coaching career. He tells you how it is, and is so passionate about the game and the people that work in it, that if I can just capture some of what he did, I’ll be okay. The fact he’s a phone call away, always helps!”

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