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DID YOU KNOW: Linemen love, Bahamian baller, fantasy football, Raging on

DID YOU KNOW: Linemen love, Bahamian baller, fantasy football, Raging on

November 5, 2017 at 6:20 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly installment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition: Teammates on the field, brothers off the field The inspiring and improbable story of Acadia’s Eugene McMinns B.C. Lions give superRead More

A beaming Gomes with her mother proudly on-hand (Image obtained from Facebook)

Friendship and family adds luster to gridiron pinnacle of Lisa Gomes

September 15, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

The privilege of competing on home soil for Canada represented the culmination of a grand gridiron dream for Lisa Gomes. Having long established herself as a fixture for the Calgary Rage’s running game, simultaneously adding to an admirable legacy as one of Canada’s most admirable ambassadors at the Women’s WorldRead More

(L-R) Iwaasa, Wilson and Henderson donning Canada's colors. (Wilson image obtained from Facebook, Other images by Diz Ruptive Photography)

Superstars from WWCFL’s Western Conference clubs shine in Vancouver

August 26, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

As the decade has represented the formative years for the game in Canada, a remarkable contribution for such an unforgettable era involves the empowering women from Alberta. Over the course of the last year, a tremendous triptych of women such as Tanya Henderson, Wendy Iwaasa and Alicia Wilson have helpedRead More

Momentous series of milestones part of captivating time for Courtney Dawson

Momentous series of milestones part of captivating time for Courtney Dawson

August 1, 2017 at 5:50 amby 0 comments

From a football perspective, 2017 may be the most monumental year that Courtney Dawson has experienced. From the outset, Dawson contributed towards the Calgary Rage reaching a series of elusive pinnacles. Not only did the Rage post an undefeated regular season, which saw Dawson honoured as the Special Teams PlayerRead More

Becky Heninger brings big game ability to Canada’s roster

Becky Heninger brings big game ability to Canada’s roster

July 31, 2017 at 5:50 amby 0 comments

A multi-talented athlete with a driven passion for the game, Rebekkah (Becky) Heninger is a reliable and dedicated competitor, whose efficient efforts and willingness to go the extra mile established her as one of the WWCFL’s hardest-working heroes of the gridiron. Such hard work paid positive dividends, as Heninger’s heroics,Read More

Longtime Regina Riot competitor Claire Dore walks away a winner

Longtime Regina Riot competitor Claire Dore walks away a winner

June 27, 2017 at 5:50 amby 0 comments

A charter member of the Regina Riot, the second WWCFL championship in the illustrious career of Claire Dore helped bring her career full circle. Making the decision to retire from the game, hanging up her cleats following the championship confrontation with the Calgary Rage, it marked the end of aRead More

Regina Riot add to Saskatchewan gridiron legacy with second WWCFL championship

Regina Riot add to Saskatchewan gridiron legacy with second WWCFL championship

June 15, 2017 at 5:50 amby 1 comment

Capturing their second Western Women’s Canadian Football League championship in team history, the Regina Riot are part of a shared dynasty with the Saskatoon Valkyries. As these clubs hold a vice-like grip on the first seven championships in league history, their place in league lore is secure. The road toRead More

DID YOU KNOW (36): More to life than the game, guest appearance at practice, Western women’s final set, play by the rules

DID YOU KNOW (36): More to life than the game, guest appearance at practice, Western women’s final set, play by the rules

June 11, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly instalment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition A life lost far too soon BC players greeted by special guests at practice WWCFL’s Calgary Rage look to make historyRead More

First Western Conference title captivating achievement for Calgary Rage

First Western Conference title captivating achievement for Calgary Rage

June 10, 2017 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

As 2017 signified the seventh sensational sensation for the Western Women’s Canadian Football League (WWCFL), it was a lucky number in terms of unfolding history. Fielding the most successful team in franchise history, the Calgary Rage captured its first-ever Western Conference championship, resulting in a watershed moment. While the firstRead More

Western Conference crown point of pride for Calgary Rage veterans

Western Conference crown point of pride for Calgary Rage veterans

June 9, 2017 at 5:50 amby 0 comments

Among the feel-good stories in this remarkable run to the Western Conference crown for the Calgary Rage is the chance for the veterans to savor in this long-awaited moment. Complemented by an undefeated season, the first in team history, there is no question that the jubilation of winning, that tremendousRead More

Team Alberta competitors from Calgary Rage (Candice Ward Photography)

Lessons learned from Team Alberta to shape and strengthen Calgary Rage

April 11, 2017 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

As the Calgary Rage prepare for the 2017 Western Women’s Canadian Football League (WWCFL) season, there is a stronger sense of unity among these wondrous gridiron goddesses. It shall also comprise one of the club’s core values, as it looks to advance to its first-ever championship game. Should such unprecedentedRead More

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Gomes looks to strong season after sensational Women’s World Football Games

April 1, 2016 at 6:10 amby 0 comments

After a breakthrough 2015 season that saw the Calgary Rage qualify for the WWCFL’s Western Conference championship game, optimism is high heading into 2016. Among the Rage’s gridiron heroes is running back Lisa Gomes. As one of the Rage’s veteran leaders, she has already made a statement, participating in aRead More

Empowering before and after images (Obtained from Facebook)

Rage Coach Fekete shows tremendous leadership with charitable cause

October 25, 2015 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

While the women of football continue to build a legacy as positive role models, such inspiration goes beyond the gridiron. Calgary Rage defensive backs coach Connie Fekete demonstrates that such drive can follow into the offseason, instilling hope for the less fortunate while setting a positive example. A remarkable sportingRead More

Woodroffe on the cover of the Calgary Rage program for their season opener (Photo credit: Candace Ward Photography)

Woodroffe among the exciting new faces on Rage

October 3, 2015 at 6:05 amby Comments are Disabled

Over the last two seasons, the Calgary Rage has seen a share of new faces don its team colors. Among the new generation of enthusiastic women gracing the gridiron, the result was an exciting 2015 campaign that saw the Rage appear in the Western Conference championship game. With a willingnessRead More

Photo credit: Candice Ward Photography

Former WWCFL star Vidal chasing the rainbow

September 19, 2015 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

One of Western Canada’s gridiron greats, Kora-Lea Vidal carved a remarkable legacy. Establishing herself as one of the Edmonton Storm’s star players, her world-class athletic skills brought her to the inaugural IFAF Women’s World Football Championships. Wrapping up her career with the Calgary Rage of the Western Women Canadian FootballRead More

Photo credit by Candice Ward

National pioneer

June 27, 2015 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

Brewer gridiron hero on both sides of the country Among a group of pioneers who helped contribute to the first decade of MWFL football, Jaclyn Brewer has spent the last two seasons across the country, competing with the Calgary Rage. Despite the adjustment to a new league and a teamRead More

Former Xplosion teammates Murphy (left) and Holly Arthur before game time with the Calgary Rage (Image obtained from Facebook)

Proud Maritime Rager

June 13, 2015 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

Murphy part of proud Maritime contingent suiting up for Rage One of the most important aspects in female football is the sense of friendship and family that exists within teammates. Murphy’s time with the Halifax Xplosion was certainly no different. Although a new chapter in her life has brought herRead More

Photo credit by Candice Ward

Rage pride

June 1, 2015 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

Seven-year veteran Stuppard proud to suit up for Rage As one of the veterans for the Calgary Rage, Venessa Stuppard is an integral component of the team’s offense. Having first suited up for the team in 2008, she has not only seen the game experience unprecedented growth, she is trulyRead More

Making her debut with the Calgary Rage (Photo credit: Candice Ward Photography)

Determined gridiron gladiator

May 31, 2015 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

Arthur brings prominent game to the Rage For the fans of the Maritime Women’s Football League who appreciated Holly Arthur’s teamwork and perseverance, an entire new league of fans shall be introduced to this graceful yet determined gridiron gladiator. Her efforts as one of the pioneers of modern female footballRead More

Esther Hong, courtesy of Candice Ward Photography

Labour of love

May 29, 2015 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

Third series of Rage photos by Ward a tremendous success In the aftermath of an emotional win over their archrivals, the Edmonton Storm, members of the Calgary Rage took part in an empowering photo shoot with superlative photographer Candice Ward. Having issued excellent portfolios of Rage players in seasons past,Read More

Posing with the Grey Cup (Image obtained from Facebook)

Leadership momentum

May 23, 2015 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

Kellsey-Shoemaker enters sophomore season as Rage signal caller In the aftermath of the 2014 Western Women’s Canadian Football League season, Ashley Kellsey-Shoemaker approaches the 2015 campaign with great confidence. As a rookie in 2014, where she served as the starting quarterback for the Rage, it was a difficult season thatRead More

Arthur still showing her support for her former club, the MWFL’s Halifax Xplosion. Arthur would post this image on social media, stating, “Repping Xplosion Football all the way from Alberta. Missing you ladies! Xo” (Image supplied by Holly Arthur)

Westward journey

May 21, 2015 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

New WWCFL player Arthur still holds place in heart for MWFL Having relocated with her family from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Calgary, Alberta, it represented a significant life change for Holly Arthur. One of the leaders for the Hailfax Xplosion in the Maritime Women’s Football League, Arthur was dedicated toRead More

 
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