It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of Neville Scarlett. Neville was a great football player in his own right, but he became an even better coach. Neville coached at Sturgeon Heights then West Kildonan Collegiate before joining the Rifles as the running backs coach. Neville coached the Rifles with essentially no heart, he had a pump that kept his body going while he awaited his heart transplant. He finally received word he was getting a new heart, and before long he was back on the field coaching the young men he loved to work with and the boys were happy to have him back! Neville was a great father, husband, teacher and coach, and he will be missed. May you rest in peace Neville, once a Rifle always a Rifle. Rifle Up!
The Winnipeg Rifles will be holding an information night Thursday, February 6th, at 7:00 pm at our home, the St.Vital Mustangs Clubhouse, located at 100 Frobisher Road. The purpose of the evening is to inform all Winnipeg High School Football league and all Rural Manitoba Football League players and their parents about high level football after High School.
We will cover the following topics:
- Who are the Winnipeg Rifles, what conference and league do we play in.
- The pros and cons of Usport Football and Junior Football
- The partnership between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Winnipeg Rifles.
- The off season conditioning program
- What our in season program looks like
- Our facilities
- Meet our coaches and board members
- Answer any questions you may have about the Rifles.
We want grade as many grade 10, 11, and 12 players, and their parents, from the WHSFL and the RMFL to attend. If you have any questions please contact head coach Geordie Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This camp is for players between the ages of 17-22 who have never played for us. You must attend our Rookie Camp March 14 and 15 at the U of M indoor soccer complex in order to make our team. Follow the registration link to register for camp.
This camp will be in full equipment (what you would where in a game). Please ask your high school coach for equipment for the camp
The cost for the rookie camp is $125. For your registration fee you get a practice jersey to keep, the rookie camp, mini camp in April and Spring amp and spring game vs St John’s University Division 3 NCAA Cschool from Minnesota on May 9th should you get to this point.
These camps are competitive and used to decide our roster for the Spring game and our season. The $125 covers all this provided you move forward with our team.
If you have any questions please email Coach Wilson.
Bomber Rifle Partnership
The Bombers and Rifles have never had a closer partnership then they have now. Thanks to the great support from CEO Wade Miller and GM Kyle Walters, your Winnipeg Rifles will now have their offseason training program at the Bombers weight rooms, run by their head therapist and strength coach Al Couture and his assistant Braiden Miller and Glen Bruce will be the teams speed coach. The Rifles will be training as a team 3 times a week under their leadership and guidance. The team will be meeting in the Bombers meeting room January 16 at 6:30 to lay out their offseason plan. The players will be supplied free of charge supplements from Bodylogix and Kaizan Natural supplements before and after each training session. These are completely natural certified supplements. With the great facilities, the Rifles are training in and under the great guidance of the Bombers staff the sky is the limit! The first training session is Monday January 20th. Rifle Up!
RIFLES RECEIVER AND PUNTER DALLAS OPIOLA joins Darrin Bauming of RiflesFootball.com. Opiola shares his experience handling Winnipeg’s punting duties, the unique skillset required of a special-teamer, what his career has seen through five Rifles seasons, and facing Saskatoon this weekend.
RIFLES LINEBACKER MIKE HART JOINS DARRIN BAUMING of RiflesFootball.com to discuss where Winnipeg needs to be better, the culture shift he has experienced through his five Rifles seasons, and what it will take to come out of Saskatoon this weekend with a win.
COACH STU HEATON CATCHES UP WITH DARRIN BAUMING of RiflesFootball.com to discuss his coaching career, teachable moments in Winnipeg’s season, the impressive depth they hold on offence, and insight into the Rifles’ opponent this week; the Saskatoon Hilltops.
RIFLES HEAD COACH GEORDIE WILSON joins RiflesFootball.com to recap his club’s 38-20 loss at IG Field to the Edmonton Huskies.
RIFLES TAILBACK MATHE MITAYANGO joins Darrin Bauming of RiflesFootball.com to discuss how Winnipeg utilizes his offensive versatility, the 1-2 rushing punch he provides alongside Brandon Urciuoli, and what it will take for the Rifles to get into the postseason.
RIFLES SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR GRAEME JONES joins Darrin Bauming of RiflesFootball.com ahead of their rematch with the Edmonton Huskies at home. Jones dives into Winnipeg’s growth on specials and what it will take for the Rifles to capture a playoff spot.
RIFLES HEAD COACH GEORDIE WILSON joins RiflesFootball.com to recap his club’s 28-2 loss to the Edmonton Wildcats.