Greater Victoria Minor Football Association

CFL Player Alex Carroll Head Coach of the Victoria Renegades

We are excited to announce that CFL player Alex Carroll will be the New Head Coach of our Junior Bantam Victoria Renegades team for fall football! 

Alex played for GVMFA's Gordon Head Raiders from the age of 7. He continued to play year after year until eventually moving on to the Victoria Renegades and Mt. Doug Secondary School. Alex was part of the team that won the AA Provincial Championship at Mt Doug and was a Provincial All- Star.

Garnering national attention from scouts at Canadian Universities, Alex chose to accept a scholarship from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Alex completed a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Political Science and was a sprinter on the Track and Field Team. He capped his time with the football program as the leader in all of Ontario University (OUA) football in receptions, yards, and touchdowns for the 2014 Season (2nd in the nation). He was an OUA All-Star Receiver and Kick-Returner. 

Subsequently, Alex was signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League in the Spring of 2015 where he began his professional career. His first 2 receptions in the CFL were touchdowns, one coming in the preseason, and the next on August 22nd, against the Calgary Stampeders. In the spring of 2017, Alex was signed by the Montreal Alouettes, but suffered a season ending knee injury in the preseason.

Calgary Stampeders Dexter Janke Junior Bantam Assistant Coach

We are excited to announce Dexter Janke, Linebacker for the Calgary Stampeders is back as an Assistant Coach with the Junior Bantam Saanich Wolverines.Dexter started out his football career playing at the age of 7 in the CDMFA, Edmonton’s minor football league. He then went on to play for Austin O’Brien Catholic High School as a Running Back and was a City All Star and league MVP. After high school, Dexter went on to play for the Saskatchewan Huskies until 2013. In 2014, Dexter moved to the Okanagan Suns CJFL team where he switched to a Defensive Back. In 2015, Dexter was drafted into the CFL by the Calgary Stampeders. Coming off a great season and a trip to the Grey Cup, Dexter is back in Victoria for the off-season where he partners with Shane Beatty, Defensive Coach with the Westshore Rebels to offer one-on-one and group training to athletes.

Fall 2017 Season Standings
Below is our GVMFA team results in the Vancouver Island Canadian Football Association (VICFA) league:

Victoria Renegades (9-Man) - 1st
Westshore Warriors (12-Man) - 1st

Victoria Renegades (12-Man) - 2nd

Victoria Wildcats (9-Man) - 4th
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