Riot hosting girls football camp this Sunday

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In a short amount of time, Saskatchewan has become a hotbed of women's football.

FILE — Aimee Kowalski of the Regina Riot looks for some running room against the Manitoba Fearless in WWCFL action.

Now, the Regina Riot of the Western Women’s Canadian Football League (WWCFL) are hoping to fuel that growth even further.

The Riot are hitting the road to offer camps to teach the game and increase interest for young players. The Riot's Moose Jaw stop will be held Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at the Yara Centre and is open to girls of all ages.

They will be paired with a Riot player to do hands-on drills and skills development. The players won't be in equipment for the drills and each player will receive a Riot gift.

The Riot had seven players — including quarterback Aimee Kowalski from Moose Jaw — represent Canada at the women's world championship last year in Finland.

Both the Moose Jaw High School Football League and the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Minor Football had female players last year and the Riot said that interest growing both in contact football and in touch football across the province.

The Riot play full contact 12-on-12 football on a regulation CFL field. The WWCFL will start its fourth season in May.

The Riot will be in Estevan and Weyburn the following weekend as part of their tour and it will conclude with their first Red-Black intrasquad game at Darold Kot Field in Weyburn.

Organizations: Canadian Football League, WWCFL, Yara Centre Moose Jaw High School Football League

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Weyburn, Canada Finland Estevan

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