SMS STADIUM, SHELL PLACE , MACDONALD ISLAND PARK
7PM KICKOFF VS AIRDRIE AIRISH
The Fort McMurray Monarchs Football Club would like to officially announce Kevin Garbuio as the new Head Coach for the 2019 season. Coach Kevin started his football career at Acadia University out east winning the Loney Bowl in 2006 and carrying on to coach the Sudbury Gladiators as assistant coach and eventually Head Coach in 2013.
A resident of Fort McMurray now for the past six years Coach Kevin has been active in the community since his arrival. He is no stranger to the Monarchs as a positional coach , special teams coordinator and assistant coach for the Monarchs since the team started in 2014.
Not only has Kevin been helping the Monarchs since the beginning , he has also been helping youth football in the community as assistant coach to the Ravens (2015-2018) and Zone 7 football (2018). Kevin is also the current Head Coach for Father Mercredi Trappers since (2015-present) Welcome to the Monarchs Nation!
Saturday Sept 15th the Monarchs captured their 2nd CMFL National Championship with a 25-24 thriller over the GTA All-Stars. Game came down to a game winning FG that GTA Missed with 0.2 secs remaining.
The Fort McMurray Monarchs started in 2014 apart of AFL and CMFL. The Monarchs are going into year 6.
Home of the 2016 & 2018 AFL & CMFL National Champions.
Home field SMS Equipment Stadium apart of Macdonald Island Park.
SMS is home of the biggest recreation facility in Canada Macdonald Island park.
Founded in 2014 by Jesse Maddox, the Monarchs play in the Alberta Football League (AFL) against teams from Grande Prairie, Red Deere, Cold Lake, Airdrie and Calgary.
The AFL Champion than takes on the Northern Football Conference (NFC) based out of Ontario to compete for the Canadian Major League Football National Title (CMFL).
Monarchs have worked their way to two National Championship titles
1) Class of 2016- " Fire Champions"
- Year of the Fort McMurray fire evacuation, the Monarchs started the season scattered all over Edmonton like the rest of the YMM community, but pulled through with 1 loss during the season to take on the GTA All Stars in the National Title game @ home to win.
2) Class of 2018 - "Perfect season"
- With a perfect 11-0 record under founder Jesse Maddox. Monarchs once again hosted a rematch against the GTA All stars in the National Title game to win again 25-24.
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