About Us...


An organization run entirely by volunteers
The club provides quality football programs for over 140 players. All the coaches, managers, trainers and board members are volunteers. A helping hand is always welcome.
The Board of Directors meet the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. All parents are welcome to attend.
If you want more information or would like to offer your help, contact the Club President Samantha Boernsen at president@rodsfootball.com



History
The Rods are the longest continually operated minor football club in Canada. We began in 1946 as the Fort Rouge Rods. The club was named after the common 1940's nickname for a young man - a rodney.
Over the years, the Rods have been known in professional football as the Player Manufacturing Company, a reputation earned over the years for developing more professional players than any other junior club in Canada. The years saw the Rods dominate the football scene in western Canada with ten trips to the Western Canadian Final and picking up three Junior Canadian Football Championships.
The 1955 Rods team was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame for being the first Manitoba team to win a national championship.
There are 44 players who have gone on to play professional football..... all starting with being a Rod.



Future Goals
We continue to improve our facility - building and grounds. Over the years we have expanded the builing, added better lights for the practice fields, more seating for fans at the game field,and extended the underground sprinkler system.