Monday, 5 December 2016

2016 Season Wrap Up

The Valkyries wrapped up their 2016 season and put plans in motion for our 2017 at our AGM/Awards Night at the end on November.

To start things off, the Valkyries elected their new executive members to take us into 2017 and beyond. Congratulations to our new members and a special thanks to all of our outgoing members.

After we finished up with the AGM, we moved on to our 2016 Team Awards. Congratulations to LB/OL Denise Kolosky (Green & White Award), LB Beth Thomson (Defensive Player of the Year) and RB Julene Friesen (Offensive Player of the Year).

Green & White Award: Denise Kolosky
Defensive Player of the Year: Beth Thomson
Offensive Player of the Year: Julene Friesen

Along with our Team Awards, we were also able to present some of our student-athletes with Football Saskatchewan scholarships. Congratulations to Aly Bell, Samantha Matheson, Betsy Mawdsley, Jaime Lammerding, Kelsey Murphy, Shay De Jong and Alex Wojcichowsky.

We also took the time to thank some of our volunteers who work tirelessly to make sure that our game days run smoothly. We've said it time and again, and we'll continue to say it, but there's no way we'd be successful on the field, if it weren't for all the help we get off the field. So thanks to all those people who take the time to help us out.

Finally, the Valkyries bid a farewell to a successful 2016 season with the presentation of our 2016 WWCFL Championship rings.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Changes to Valkyries Head Coach position

With mixed emotions, the Saskatoon Valkyries are announcing the resignation of Head Coach and President Jeff Yausie. Coach Yausie has been instrumental in the creation and success of the Saskatoon Valkyries over the last six years. He has surrounded himself with an outstanding group of coaches over the years and has shared his enormous amount of expertise in coaching on and off the field. He has been a great mentor to our board of directors and brought a wealth of football management experience to the organization. We are very fortunate to have had someone as dedicated, passionate and committed as Coach Yausie has been to our team since its inception. We are happy to announce that Coach Yausie will remain as one of our positional coaches for the upcoming season.

With this, the Saskatoon Valkyries are excited to announce the acquisition of a new head coach – Pat Barry. Coach Barry was the Valkyries defensive coordinator/assistant head coach this past season, where the Valkyries won the WWCFL title in an overwhelming victory of 81-6 over the Edmonton Storm. He has coached the defensive backs and linebackers in our organization for the last 3 years. Coach Barry was on the coaching staff for Team Saskatchewan Senior Women’s tackle football team who clinched the national championship in Regina this summer. He has been a high school coach in Saskatoon for many years, as well as a provincial team coach. After high school, Coach Barry was a member of the Saskatchewan Huskies and the Saskatoon Hilltops. We are excited to welcome Coach Barry into his new role as the Valkyries head coach.

For any further questions or information, please feel free to contact Michelle Duchene – GM Saskatoon Valkyries at (306)220-9619.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Valkyries Fall Camp 2016

Did you miss your chance to play for the Valkyries last season? Did you come to one of our games and think "THAT is what I need to be doing next year"? Or maybe you want to try a new sport?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions we've got your perfect first step:
The Saskatoon Valkyries 2016 Fall Camp!
As long as you're 14 or older (no maximum age!), come out to our camp. No experience required!
For only $50 we'll supply you with your football equipment, two practices and one scrimmage, a Valkyries shirt and an unforgettable experience.
Practice sessions run on Saturday, September 10 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 pm. to 3 p.m., and the scrimmage is scheduled for Sunday, September 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Everything is at SMF Field at Gordie Howe Park.

Click here to register! You can also check out our Facebook event page for more information and updates!

Monday, 27 June 2016

2016 WWCFL Playoffs

On Saturday, June 25 the Valkyries defeated the Edmonton Storm 81-6 at the WWCFL Championship in Lethbridge, reclaiming the league title and winning their fifth championship in six seasons.

The Valkyries would like to thank all of our sponsors, volunteers and fans for supporting us throughout the season. We would not be able to have the success we do on the field without everything you do for us off the field!

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

2016 WWCFL Playoffs

With a 29-14 victory over the Regina Riot in Sunday's Prairie Conference final, the Saskatoon Valkyries have earned a berth at the 2016 WWCFL Championship in Lethbridge where they will face the Edmonton Storm. The game is a rematch of the first WWCFL Championship from 2011 when the Valkyries also played the Storm in Lethbridge.

The Valkyries celebrating their win in the Prairie Conference Championship.
Photo courtesy of Darren Steinke.

Information for the 2016 WWCFL Championship in Lethbridge.