Welcome to the official website of the Vancouver Island Raiders, the premier junior football team on the West Coast of Canada! We are thrilled to bring you all the latest news, information, and updates about our team and our players.
With a rich history of success on the field, including multiple championships and victories, the VI Raiders are committed to excellence in all aspects of the game. Our talented coaches, dedicated players, and passionate fans work together to create an unforgettable experience for all those involved.
As our new Head of Football Operations, Head Coach Andrew Harris brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the team, and we are thrilled to have him at the helm. His passion for the sport and commitment to developing the next generation of football stars is unmatched, and we know that he will lead the VI Raiders to new heights in the years to come.
On our website, you'll find everything you need to know about the VI Raiders, including our schedule, roster, and stats, as well as photos, videos, and other great content. We also provide updates on all the latest news and events happening with the team, so be sure to check back often!
Thank you for visiting the VI Raiders website, and we hope to see you at our next game. Go Raiders!
OUR PURPOSE AND GOALS
The VI Raiders is a once in a lifetime opportunity that allows young men to learn life skills that will help them transition into becoming successful leader.
The Raider program is built on a strong tradition and involves a large network of community members (players, parents, peers, volunteers, alumni, coaches) that work hard to make the Raiders Football team the best they can be.
Our goal is to be the best team in the country, while providing an enjoyable, challenging, and rewarding experience for our athletes.
VI Raiders football will teach all participants important skills and values they need to be successful in life – commitment, discipline, courage, teamwork, respect, preparation, accountability, how to overcome adversity, and how to compete on and off the field.
Everyone who is a member of the VI Raiders football program can take pride in being a part of one of the greatest experiences a young man can participate in.
The Raiders Football team was started in 2005. Since inception, the Raiders have won 9 BCFC Championships and 3 National Championships. They have also participated in another 2 National Championships and 4 Inter-Gold games. This has been an unprecedented run of success in its short history, one that has not been duplicated in the CJFL. In 2018, to honour our unprecedented successes, were inducted into the B.C. Football Hall of Fame.
This success has been built upon a solid foundation that carries forward in trying to fulfill the team’s Mission Statement.
The team’s success on the field is only matched by the success of its players and coaches, off the field. Numerous players and coaches have gone onto careers in U Sport, while others have become very successful in life.
The Raiders are committed to carry forward with helping young men, on and off the field, to continue being a championship program.