The Winnipeg High School Football League will see a shift in their divisional alignment starting for the 2023 Season.
The traditional A, AA & AAA has been replaced with AAAA & AAA to keep alignment with other MHSAA sports along with having the right level of competition based up on school sizes play each other.
Based upon school population size the Activity Council of the WHSFL this was recommended and voted on this past spring to proceed with scheduling for the upcoming fall season.
The AAAA Conference will feature four geographical divisions:
AAAA Regular season play will have each team play their divisional rivals minimum once per season and they will also play 2-3 crossover games for a total of 7 regular season games.
Crossover games are based on the previous year's standings.
Playoffs for AAAA
The newly formed AAA Division will feature the following teams:
The Junior Varsity Conference will see two divisions this year with a 12 & 9 Person Divisions.
12 Person Division:
9 Person Division:
“These new alignments through our league will bring us closer to the comparison and compete levels of the other major MHSAA Sports while allowing for some friendly rivalries to be built and create lasting friendships on and off the field” noted returning Commissioner Jeffrey Bannon for his second stint in the role since returning from his time with the Edmonton Oilers the past two years.
Also joining Commissioner Bannon is new Junior Varsity Commissioner Michael Garlinksi who has an extensive resume within the football community from this time with the MMFA as President, Coach to his unwavering commitment as Treasurer of Football Manitoba and his years spend with Bannon on the U18 Provincial Team. “The ability to be able to continue to help the football community is what drives me, it’s a passion that for decades has allowed myself, my family to give back to the sport we so much love” said Commissioner Garlinksi.
2023 Fall Camps can open on Monday, August 21st with the Season Opener slated for Thursday, September 7th. The Full 2023 Schedule can be found here.
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