Alberta Football League

Alberta Football League

The Alberta Football League (AFL) is an amateur Canadian football league. For the 2008 season, 8 teams will be competing for the league championship. The league's schedule runs from the start of June through to the end of September.

The Alberta Football League was established in 1984 so that men over the age of 21 could continue to play organized competitive football within the province of Alberta. Before the creation of the league, the only way to play competitive football after University or Junior was the CFL.

In 1984-85 the League consisted of seven teams. They were: the Calgary Raiders, the Calgary Cowboys, the Calgary Crude, the Red Deer Redskins, the Rocky Warriors, the Hinton Grizzlies, and the Brownfield Bruisers.

Today in 2008 the league consists of 8 teams. They are: the Calgary Gators, the Calgary Wolfpack, the Red Deer Buccaneers, the Lloydminster Vandals (the only team to be based outside the province of Alberta), the Parkland Panthers, the Grande Prairie Drillers, the Edmonton Stallions, and the Edmonton Seahawks.

In 1999, the AFL became a founding member of the "Canadian Senior Football League", which is now known as the Canadian Major Football League. The CMFL is the national governing body for semi-pro Canadian football. Every September the AFL champion meets the champions of the other semi-pro leagues across the country to determine the national champion.

League Champions/Finalists

*2007 - Edmonton Stallions: 21 - Calgary Gators: 16
*2006 - Calgary Wolfpack: 31 - Calgary Gators: 7
*2005 - Calgary Wolfpack: 42 - Edmonton Stallions: 28
*2004 - Calgary Wolfpack: 51 - Edmonton Stallions: 46
*2003 - Calgary Wolfpack: 56 - Calgary Thunder: 35
*2002 - Calgary Wolfpack: 49 - Calgary Gators: 15
*2001 - Calgary Thunder: 16 - Calgary Gators: 14
*2000 - Calgary Wolfpack: 30 - Calgary Thunder: 14
*1999 - Calgary Wolfpack: 17 - Calgary Gators: 2
*1998 - Calgary Gators: - Calgary Wolfpack:
*1997 - Red Deer Sooners: 7 - Edmonton Icemen: 3
*1996 - Calgary Wolfpack: - Red Deer Sooners:
*1995 - Calgary Wolfpack: - Red Deer Sooners:
*1994 - Red Deer Sooners: - Edmonton Seminoles:
*1993 - Red Deer Sooners: - Calgary Wolfpack:
*1992 - Calgary Wolfpack: - Red Deer Sooners:
*1991 - Red Deer Sooners: - Calgary Crude:
*1990 - Calgary Wolfpack: - Calgary Crude:
*1989 - Calgary Wolfpack: - Red Deer Sooners:
*1988 - Calgary Raiders: - Calgary Crude:
*1987 - Calgary Raiders: - Red Deer Redskins:
*1986 - Calgary Raiders: - Calgary Crude:
*1985 - Calgary Raiders: - Calgary Thunder:

Current AFL Teams

*Calgary Gators
*Calgary Wolfpack
*Edmonton Seahawks
*Edmonton Stallions
*Grande Prairie Drillers
*Lloydminster Vandals
*Parkland Panthers
*Red Deer Buccaneers

Defunct AFL Teams

*Brownfield Bruisers - "(1984-1985)"
*Calgary Cowboys - "(1984-1988, 1991-1996)"
*Calgary Crude - "(1984-1992)"
*Calgary Raiders - "(1985-1988)"
*Calgary Coyotes - "(2001-2003)"
*Calgary Razorbacks - "(2004-2005)"
*Calgary Thunder - "(2000-2007)"
*Edmonton Seminoles - "(1993-1994)"
*Edmonton Icemen - "(1995-2004)"
*Hanna Rams - "(1976-1984)"
*Hinton Grizzlies - "(1984-?)"
*Medicine Hat Marauders
*Okotoks Bearcats - "(1995-1997)"
*Red Deer Redskins - "(1985-1987)"
*Red Deer Sooners - "(1988-1999)"
*Rocky Warriors - "(1984-?)"
*Rocky Raiders - "(1983-1984)"
*Wainwright Longhorns

External links

* [ AFL official website]
* [ Calgary Gators Official Website]
* [ Edmonton Stallions Official website]
* [ Calgary Wolfpack Official Website]

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