The Bulldogs Football Association is a non-profit organization formed in 2007 to support the Bulldogs tackle football programs. Originally founded in 1978 the Bulldogs played exclusively in the Calgary Bantam Football Association. “We believe there are three thing that come before football – Family, School, Religion.”

The Bulldogs Football Association is open to all children from 8 – 18 that reside in the Southwest part of Calgary, with approximately 180 to 200 young men going through the Bulldog Football association annually . The Atom, Peewee and Bantam teams are selected after an evaluation training camp that begins in June, running through into July.

The selected teams will play their regular season games August through October, with playoffs running into November.

The purpose of this program is to teach and develop the fundamentals of tackle football at increasing levels of competition; to allow every child a chance to play and perform, and to provide a memorable, meaningful and rewarding experience for all participants.

This program offers young athletes the opportunity to participate in an exciting team sport that develops:

  • Self Confidence
  • Respect for others
  • Commitment & Dedication
  • Physical Ability
  • New friendships

The team philosophy stresses the importance of fundamental skill development, preparation and hard work within a framework of organization and discipline. We require commitment and respect from the players and in return we assure them an atmosphere of excellence, competitiveness and fun. We also believe that there are areas in a player’s life that are more important than sports and football. So we will always defer to family, school and religion.

Today the Bulldogs Football Association support four levels of football within the Calgary tackle football leagues:

  • Atom – for players ages 8 – 10
  • Pee Wee – for players ages 11 – 12
  • Bantam – for players ages 13 – 15
  • Midget – for players going in to Grades 10 – 12

The Bulldog Football Association is a member in good standing with:

  • Football Canada
  • Football Alberta
  • Calgary & Area Atom Football Association
  • Calgary & Area Pee-Wee Football Association
  • Calgary Bantam Football Association
  • Calgary & Area Midget Football Association
  • Greater Calgary Amateur Football Association

Association Information

The Bulldog Football Association (the “Club”) is a not-for-profit organization and was incorporated without share capital under the Societies Act on October 3, 2007, staffed solely by volunteers.

Prior to incorporation on October 3, 2007, the Club operated as an unincorporated society. The Club’s objectives are to promote and develop minor football throughout the Club’s divisional boundaries and to promote minor football in the City of Calgary and the Province of Alberta. The Club is exempt from income tax under the S. 149(1) (l) of the Income Tax Act.

The mandate of the Calgary Bulldogs Football Association is to assist the on-going operation and future development of our tackle football programs through administrative and financial support. The Bulldogs Association, through our Football teams, offers young athletes the opportunity to participate in a team sport that develops self-confidence, respect for others, commitment and dedication, physical skills and abilities and new friendships. Each of our programs stresses the importance of skill development, preparation and discipline. Participation on any of the teams requires commitment and respect from the players. In return, the Coaches provide players with an atmosphere of excellence, competitiveness and fun.

The Bulldogs Association provides administrative support to all four teams. This includes coordinating practice field bookings, recruiting players prior to the season, equipment purchasing, maintenance and storage and fundraising. The Bulldogs Football Association is also responsible for managing all funds related to our Football programs.

The Bulldogs Association provides administrative support to all four teams. This includes coordinating practice field bookings, recruiting players prior to the season, equipment purchasing, maintenance and storage and fundraising. The Bulldogs Football Association is also responsible for managing all funds related to our Football programs.

Club History

The Bulldog Bantam program began in 1978 out of the Southwood Community Association.  Founded by a group of parents the Bulldogs was lead by Head Coach Art Marche, forming the club that was designed to promote and develop tackle football in the South West section of Calgary. – Art was the founder of the Bantam organization

Since their inception in 1978 the Bulldogs have had over 1227 young men go through their program, with many continuing their individual pursuit into Midget, High School, Junior, University and a few into the Professional ranks.

Bulldogs Alumni Group

  • Mark Dewit – Currently a Calgary Stampeder, formerly a Toronto Argonaut and Hamilton Tigercat
  • Michael Lau – U of Calgary Dinosaurs – 09 Vanier Cup participant
  • Paul Swinston – U of Calgary Dinosaurs – 09 Vanier Cup participant
  • Sam Hurl – U Calgary Dinosaurs – 09 Vanier Cup participant
  • Richard Snyder – U of Calgary Dinosaurs – 09 Vanier Cup participant

Bulldogs Football Chronological History

  • Bulldog Bantam Football – 1978
  • Bulldog Peewee Football – 1997
  • Bulldog Atom Football – 1999
  • Bulldog Midget Football – 2003