New Amateur Tackle Rules

Football Canada Makes Changes To Rulebook

The Football Canada Tackle Rules Committee has adapted a number of changes, clarifications and corrections approved to the Canadian Amateur Tackle Football Rule Book. The changes are for immediate distribution and implementation.

The changes include:

  • Extending the Tandem Buck Rule (pushing, pulling or charging into the ball carrier to assist his/her forward progress) to include the ball carrier on any play (e.g. turnover, punt return)
  • Amending the Horse Collar Rule (pulling the ball carrier down by grasping the inside of the shoulder pads/collar) to include the outside of the jersey above the numbers
  • New numbering system for eligible & ineligible receivers which was announced last year is now to be fully implemented

Full details including rationale for the changes can be found below:

2015 Tackle rule changes



BC Provincial Champions

Here are the results from the BCCFA Provincial 12-man Championships from Langley’s McLeod Stadium and the 9-man Championships from Kamloops. Congratulations to all the teams and players that played today.


Pee Wee 12-man:
North Delta Longhorns 36
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MVP North Delta Longhorns – #17 Adam Hoegg

MVP North Langley Bears – #6 Marcus Stang

Most Sportsmanlike – North Langley Bears – #32 Callum Middleton


Junior Bantam 12-man:
Victoria Renegades 18
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MVP Victoria Renegades – #1 Gideone Kremler

MVP North Surrey Eagles – #1 Antonio S. Pamintuan

Most Sportsmanlike – #12 Omar Hanif


Bantam 12-man:
South Delta Rams 23
Langley Mustangs 0


MVP South Delta Rams – #12 Michael Calvert

MVP Langley Mustangs – #10 Sebastian Okoli

Most Sportmanlike – #82 Ryan Jensen


Midget 12-man:
North Surrey Bears 28
Langley Stampeders 21 (OT)

MVP – North Surrey Bears – #22 Jamal Lyles

MVP – Langley Stampeders – #25 Devin DaCosta

Most Sportsmanlike – #28 Josh Jeyamanharon


Bantam 9-man:
North Langley Bears def. Salmon Arm Chargers

Bears MVP: Zander Bailey
Chargers MVP: Jayden Mourato

Junior Bantam 9-man:
West Kelowna Red Blacks def. Prince George Blackjacks

Red Blacks MVP: Mitch Kopp
Blackjacks MVP: Braden Reed


Pee Wee 9-man:
Kelowna Lions def. Vanderhoof Vikings

Lions MVP: Nate Beauchemin
Vikings MVP: Taedyn Jacobsen

Atom 9-man:
Meadow Ridge Knights def. Kelowna Lions

Knights MVP: Jacob Brass
Lions MVP: Ethan Irvine



2014 VMFL Schedule / Results

As with every year there are some last minute changes to the schedule as teams are solidified and event times are confirmed.  Please make sure you are looking at the latest version of the schedule.

Version 3 Aug 27th Schedule: click here

As well the standings and results are now being posted with Week #1 in the books.  The VMFL will not be using the former site for storing this information but will now be using quick and easy PDF’s

Standings and Results: click here