Photo courtesy of Joanna Kurowski Photography
The Niagara Raiders are proud to announce numerous changes to our organizational structure as we prepare for the 2018 season.
Current President Larry Irish, who was a great influence to bringing the franchise to the Niagara Region, will be retiring. A former CJFL player and long-time executive, we thank Larry Irish for his remarkable contributions to the Burlington Braves, Niagara Raiders, and the entire CJFL. We wish him nothing but the best.
Brad Anderson will assume the role of President and General Manager for the Raiders. Coach Anderson had been the team’s head coach the previous two seasons, along with his 20+ years of football coaching experience. He will also serve as the team’s defensive coordinator this season.
The Raiders are proud to formally announce Dan Pepe as the Interim Head Coach for the 2018 season. In 2016, Coach Pepe served as the team’s wide receivers coach and was the Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks coach last season.
Thank you to the fans who took time to vote for the CJFL Fans Choice Photo of the Year. 1,968 votes were cast (1,246 more than last year) and a winner has been chosen, taking 37% of the votes.
Nicole Bruni captured a GTA Grizzlies running back slicing through the Hamilton Hurricanes defence on "Football Day in Hamilton." The photo displays power and alusiveness of athleticism winning the CJFL Fans Choice Photo of the Year.
I was born in Toronto and have lived in Brampton my whole life. I work in a law firm in downtown Toronto as a Legal Executive Assistant and in my spare time I do photography and sell Mary Kay Skin Care and Cosmetics. Photography has always been a passion of mine and continues to be my artistic escape. I enjoy photographing everything from sports, to family and pets and landscapes. I am always up for a challenge and revel in trying new techniques and methods for capturing the best shots possible.
Below is the CJFL Fans Choice Photo of the Year along with other examples of Nicole's work. Congratulations Nicole Bruni, keep up the great work covering the CJFL and GTA Grizzlies!
Polls will be open until January 12, 2018, 12:00pm PST