|Spring 1893 *||St. John’s Royalists Jrs||5||Winnipeg Collegiate School||4|
|Fall 1893 *||St. John’s Royalists Jrs||0||Winnipeg Collegiate School||0|
|Fall 1894||St. John’s Royalists Jrs||2||Winnipeg FC Jrs||2|
|Fall 1895||St. John’s Royalists Jrs||2||Winnipeg FC Jrs||0|
|Spring 1896||St. John’s Royalists Jrs||1||Winnipeg FC Jrs||1|
|Fall 1896||St. John’s Royalists Jrs||2||Winnipeg FC Jrs||1|
|Spring 1898 *||Wesley College||6||Winnipeg FC Jrs||4|
|Spring 1898 *||Wesley College||10||St. John’s Royalists Jrs||10|
|Fall 1898||Winnipeg FC Jrs||2||St. John’s royalists Jrs||0|
|Spring 1899 +||Winnipeg FC Jrs||1||St. John’s Royalists Jrs||1|
|Fall 1899||St. John’s Royalists Jrs||1||Winnipeg FC Jrs||1|
|Spring 1901 *||St. John’s Royalists Jrs||10||Winnipeg FC Jrs||6|
|Spring 1904 *||St. John’s Royalists Jrs||9||Winnipeg Kennedys||0|
Note: * Score of Single Game. + There was also a third game which was a tie.
The Manitoba Junior rugby Football Union ran a series of Intermittent Games over Spring and Fall from 1893 to 1904. A lot of these series were inconclusive, however overall, St. John’s Royalists Jrs had the better of Winnipeg FC Jrs, the other main team involved. Other games included Wesley College in 1898 and in 1904, there was a team called Winnipeg Kennedys, which lost 9-0 to St. John’s Royalists. Given the name, Kennedys may have been an Irish team.
The Canadian Junior Football League has been running Amateur Province-based Championships since 1887, under various names (Canadian Rugby Union, Canadian Junior Football League). In Canada Gridiron Football was known as Rugby until the Canadian Football League split away from the Canadian Rugby Union in 1958 to form its own Professional League and adopt more American Football Rules. The sport has been known as Canadian Football since. (For more on Canadian Football history see: Canadian Football Leagues
 Canadian Junior Football League | Facebook (2011) CJFL Profile Picture: March 3, 2011 [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/s720x720/172369_166507693399012_2554406_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_eui2=AeEmInrSy7Bp5Q4nj_j07-ZNBsVadK5KjxZ41fzEaVCISv70yVik13v0v3zYpBxRgsfUNu-p8l9wNdwiUtbFgjxmLVz-GqrX6CXGQ0Q1t3vEOg&_nc_ohc=qW-lYWvPX78AQld50UAOtsqMmpIdM9heSa3xodVrfPzv-6YUYkLSkRtlA&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=6d635c510b3954231714cee2128f1767&oe=5E6D4BE8%5BAccessed 20 December 2019]
 British Columbia Football Conference (2019) CJFL Records | All Time Standings [Internet] Available from: https://cdn4.sportngin.com/attachments/document/0132/8193/Team_Standings_1887-2016.pdf?_ga=2.223530395.1807741386.1558376670-2095904572.1558376670 [Accessed 21 May 2019]
Thanks to Robert Burns. Judith Burns, Steve Hearn, Anton Pippo O’Grady, John Wills, John Morahan & John Kane.
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