Sunday, 31 August 2014
The Valkyries will be hosting a women's tackle football camp on Sunday, September 7 at Saskatoon Minor Football Field at Gordie Howe Park. The cost is $35 which includes a free shirt. There will also be a free Football 101 course for women who want to learn the basics of Canadian football. For more information or to register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Saskatoon Valkyries at 22:59
Friday, 18 July 2014
If you weren't at the WWCFL Championship-Bridge City Battle in Saskatoon on July 5, or even if you were, now's your chance to pick up some sweet gear.
We've got some leftover bags from the championship and they could be yours for only $5 (50% discount) or 5 bags for $20!!!
If you would like to purchase a bag please contact
Jaime Lammerding at email@example.com
Posted by Saskatoon Valkyries at 20:59
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
On Saturday, July 5, the Saskatoon Valkyries became the four-time Western Women's Canadian Football League Champions, defeating the Lethbridge Steel 53-0
at Griffiths Stadium.
Thanks to all the fans who came out to the game to cheer us on and to those volunteers, supporters and fans who helped make
it all possible.
Posted by Saskatoon Valkyries at 13:01
Saskatoon quarterback retires after Valkyries win fourth women's football title
by Morgan Modjeski, Metro Saskatoon July 7, 2014
The Saskatoon Valkyries have won their fourth straight Western Women’s Canadian Football League championship — but for veteran quarterback Candace Bloomquist, the victory is bittersweet.
Bloomquist, who completed 21 of 30 passes in Saturday’s title game — a 53-0 romp over the Lethbridge Steel — at Saskatoon’s Griffiths Stadium, told reporters after the match that she’s hanging up her helmet and cleats.
“It’s just time,” Bloomquist, 35, told Metro of her retirement from football, as the rest of the Valkyries celebrated with the championship trophy to cap off their undefeated season. Read more...
Posted by Saskatoon Valkyries at 12:57
Valkyries end perfect season on perfect note
BY DON RICE, THE STARPHOENIX JULY 7, 2014
Coaches expected this to be a rebuilding season for the Saskatoon Valkyries, with new players filling almost half their roster.
Instead, the Valkyries wrapped up the most dominant season in league history, winning a fourth straight Western Women’s Canadian Football League championship with a 53-0 thrashing of the visiting Lethbridge Steel at Griffiths Stadium on Saturday night. The Valkyries were a perfect 7-0 this year, outscoring opponents 339-28. It was the third straight year the Valkyries defeated the Steel in the league final.
“I think we put together a complete game,” said Valkyrie starting quarterback Candace Bloomquist. “Our defence scored a touchdown, our special teams scored a touchdown. It’s when you get those types of situations where everybody’s scoring, you feel like everybody’s playing as a team. It really feels nice to see that fourth one in a row.”
Bloomquist, who has led the Valkyries in passing all four of their WWCFL seasons, announced her retirement following the game. She saved her best performance for her final one, passing for a career high 347 yards and adding two touchdown tosses. She was named the game’s most valuable player.
The strong-armed quarterback distributed the ball to six different receivers, going 21 for 30. The performance was the first time she had thrown for more than 300 yards in a single game while the passing attempts and completions were also a career high. She threw fearlessly into double and triple coverage, hitting the bull’s-eye on several throws.
“It’s the best game I’ve seen Candace play as a quarterback,” said Valkyries head coach Jeff Yausie. “We know she’s a great quarterback, but lots of times we run the ball and get up early and we don’t let her go. But today we let her be Candace.” Read more...
The StarPhoenix also created a photo gallery for the WWCFL Championship. Click here to view the photos.
Posted by Saskatoon Valkyries at 12:53
Woman tackles football as she nears 40
BY DON RICE, THE STARPHOENIX JULY 4, 2014
At an age when most people are slowing down, or retiring from contact sports, 39-year-old Melanie Harris is just getting going.
The married mother of two was talked into trying out for the Saskatoon Valkyries women’s tackle football team three years ago by her young niece. Now Harris is still playing, and her 24-year-old niece has retired.
“It’s just important to let people know that age is not a barrier,” said Harris who starts at defensive end. “If you have support from family and friends, you can make it work.”
Harris has a chance to help the Valkyries win their fourth straight Western Women’s Canadian Football League championship today, as Saskatoon hosts the Lethbridge Steel in the title game at Griffiths Stadium at 7 p.m.
It is a three times a week commute from Outlook for Harris, who is encouraged to play by her husband Brad and two children. Brad, a former hockey referee who never played football himself, serves on the Valkyries’ board of directors. Read more...
Posted by Saskatoon Valkyries at 12:50