Quebec Independent Junior Football League (Canadian Football) 1904-1905

Present-day Canadian Junior Football League Logo [Ref: 1]

QIJFL 1904

+Grand Trunk FC4400
Outremonts Jrs4220
Westmont Jrs III4130
St. Stephens of Lachine4130
Quebec Independent Junior Football League Standings 1904 [Ref: 2]

QIJFL 1905

+ Grand Trunk FC (C)440011015
Montreal AAA III4220626
Westmont Jrs III4220437
Outremont Jrs4040042
Quebec Independent Junior Football League Standings 1905 [Ref: 2]

+ Qualify for Quebec Provincial Championship versus winners of Junior Quebec Rugby Football Union.


Grand Trunk won the Quebec Independent Football League (Canadian Junior Football) in 1904 and 1905, although in 1904 they subsequently lost in Playdowns with non-League members Quebec City Jrs and Montreal Rugby Club III, who went on to the Championship Game, which Montreal Rugby Club III won 26-9.

The QIJFL was one of two Junior Canadian Football Leagues in Quebec during these years, the other being the Junior Quebec Rugby Football Union, although they did not challenge each other for the title of Provincial Champions.

The Canadian Junior Football League has been running Amateur Province-based Championships for players aged 18-23 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



[1] Canadian Junior Football League | Facebook (2011) CJFL Profile Picture: March 3, 2011 [Internet] Available from: 20 December 2019]


[2] British Columbia Football Conference (2019) CJFL Records | All Time Standings [Internet] Available from: [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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