QJFL History

HISTORY OF THE LEAGUE

Junior football has been in existence since 1908, during this period various leagues and teams have participated in Quebec and Ontario. Established in 1981 the Quebec Junior Football League was initially formed with four teams from the Montreal area and over the many years expanded into Ontario. This league has had different names & teams over its history however one common denominator remains and that is to continue to provide an excellent football program and opportunity for young men to participate between 18 & 22 years of age.

League Presidents since 1981

  • Ed Quinn
  • Guy Giroux
  • Peter Della Riva
  • Jim Montgomery
  • Glen Keeble
  • Gerry Lawless
  • Joe Pistilli


MISSION

To provide an atmosphere that promotes a safe and healthy environment and positive learning experience for players, coaches and administrators. Encourage the continued development and expansion of the league and to promote the game of junior football.

LEAGUE EXECUTIVE

Executive & Support Personnel
President Don Stark
Past President Joe Pistilli
Vice-President Operations Bill Lehan
Vice-President Marketing Simon Dupuy
Treasurer Bob Morgan
Manager Communications & Statistics ZBig Jasiukajc
Secretary Elizabeth Britton
Registrar Elizabeth Britton
Operations Director Phil Cockburn
Operations Director John Simpson
Webmaster Richard Morgan
Photographer Francis Ward
League Governors
Governor – Chateauguay Raiders John Mouland / Jeff Craig
Governor – Sabercats de la Rive-Nord Pierre Fauvel
Governor – Jr Bruizers de la Rive-Sud Paul Renaud
Governor – Montreal Royals Mitchell Dorvillier / Pierre Robinette

NOTABLE GRADUATES

The league has produced a very impressive number of football players who have gone on to play in the professional ranks both in the CFL and NFL. You will find below some of those who have made the jump to the professional ranks. We must also mention that many of our players have obtained scholarships to play in universities in Canada & the United State. Here are some of our notable graduates.

Name QJFL Team Professional Team League
Tony Pajaczkowski Verdun Shamcats Calgary Stampeders CFL
Mark Montreuil North Shore Broncos San Diego Chargers NFL
Pierre Vercheval Quebec Citadels Montreal Alouettes CFL
Larry Fairholm Rosemont Bombers Montreal Alouettes CFL
J.T.Hay Ottawa Sooners Calgary Stampeders CFL
Gino Barretta NDG Maple Leafs Montreal Alouettes CFL
Gerry Dattillio NDG Maple Leafs Montreal Alouettes CFL
Bob Geary Verdun Shamcats Montreal Alouettes CFL
Ian Beckles North Shore Broncos Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL
Jeff Turcotte Ottawa Sooners Ottawa Rough Riders CFL
Gordie Rowland St. Aloysius Orphans Winnipeg Blue Bombers CFL
Pierre Desjardins Rosemont Bombers Montreal Alouettes CFL
George Springate Rosemont Bombers Montreal Alouettes CFL
Bill Hitchcock North Shore Broncos Seattle Seahawks NFL
Rick Sowieta Ottawa Sooners Ottawa Rough Riders CFL
Ken Evraire Ottawa Sooners Hamilton Tiger Cats CFL
Wally Zatylyny Montreal Jr. Concordes Hamilton Tiger Cats CFL
Glenn Keeble Verdun Maple Leafs Montreal Alouettes CFL
Doug Scott Verdun Maple Leafs Montreal Alouettes CFL
John Faubert Ottawa Sooners Toronto Argonauts CFL
Danny Ferdinand Montreal Jr. Concordes Ottawa Rough Riders CFL
Tommy Kane Montreal Jr. Concordes Seattle Seahawks NFL
Mike Blum Ottawa Sooners Ottawa Rough Riders CFL
Bruno Heppell St. Hubert Rebels Montreal Alouettes CFL
Michel Lamy Montreal Jr. Concordes Ottawa Rough Riders CFL
Barry Ardern Ottawa Sooners Ottawa Rough Riders CFL
Chris Tangaris Laval Scorpions Winnipeg Blue Bombers CFL
Rahsaan Giddings St. Hubert Rebels Montreal Alouettes CFL
Mike Sutherland Ottawa Sooners Ottawa Renegades CFL
Pat Woodcock Ottawa Sooners Ottawa Renegades CFL
Pat Fleming Ottawa Junior Riders Ottawa Renegades CFL
Scott Gordon Ottawa Junior Riders Saskatchewan Roughriders CFL