CRU Jr Championship Results 1907-1925
|30.11.1907||Toronto Parkdale II||16||Uni of Toronto Varsity III||0|
|05.12.1908||Toronto Parkdale CC II||22||Lindsay Jrs||0|
|11.12.1909||St. Michael’s College Saints||7||Hamilton Jr Alerts III||2|
|17.12.1910||Hamilton Jr Tigers III||4||St. Lambert College Saints||3|
|09.12.1911||Petrolea Jrs II||27||Royal Military College||12|
|30.11.1912||Hamilton Jr Alerts||13||Guelph Ontario Agricultural College||7|
|06.12.1913||Toronto Capitals II||17||Westminster II Rugby Club||2|
|05.12.1914||Uni of Western Ontario||23||Guelph OAC||9|
|20.11.1915||Uni of Toronto Schools||30||Woodstock College Jrs||0|
|1916||No CRU Jr Championsihp Game|
|1917||No CRU Jr Championship Game|
|07.12.1918||Central YMCA||25||St. Carherine’s Jrs||1|
|1919||No CRU Jr Championship Game|
|1920||No CRU Jr Championship Game|
|10.12.1921||St. Aidan’s College Saints||11||Queens University III||8|
|1922||No CRU Jr Championship Game|
|1923||Montreal Loyola College||9||Toronto Canoe Club||3|
|06.12.1924||Toronto Canoe Club Red Ringers||7||Rideau Aquatic Club||1|
The Canadian Rugby Union (a Canadian version of Football, closer to American Football than Rugby Union) organized the first Canadian Junior Football Championship between Provincial Champions in 1907. From 1907 to 1925 the CRU Junior Championship was won by a different team on each occasion. St. Aidan’s College Saints, named after an Irish Saint, and playing in the Toronto City Football League won the CRU Junior Championship in 1921 defeating Queens University III 11-8 in the Championship Game.
About the Canadian Bowl and CRU Jr Championship
The Canadian Bowl is the Championship Game of the Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL), the second level of Canadian Football. It was first played in 1907 as the Canadian Rugby Union (CRU) Junior Championship, becoming the Leader-Post Trophy in 1925. After one year in 1947 as the Evergreen Bowl it became the Leader-Post Trophy again. It was known as the Leader-Post Trophy until 1976, two years after the Canadian Rugby Union (CRU) was renamed the Canadian National Junior Football League (CNJFL), when the Trophy was rebranded the Armadale Cup. It was again renamed in 1989, this time as the Canadian Bowl, seven years after the CNJFL became the Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL).
About Canadian Football
The 12v12 version of the game played in Canada differs from American Football not only in the number of players allowed on the field at any one time (12 in a Canadian Football team versus 11 in an American Football team), but also in the size of the field (a Canadian Football field is 110 yards long with two 20-yard endzones, while an American Football field is 100 yards long with two 15 yard endzones). Canadian Football teams also have only three downs (attempts) in which to gain 10 yards or the ball is turned over as opposed to four downs in American Football. There is also the possibility of scoring a “Rouge” in Canadian Football – this happens when the ball is kicked through the back of the endzone, and is worth one point.
 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]
 Canadian Junior Football League (2021) Canadian Bowl Central [Internet] Available from: https://www.cjfl.org/page/show/1285404-canadian-bowl-central [Accessed 4 January 2021]
 Canadian Junior Football League (2021) CanadianBowlTrophy[Internet] Available from: https://cdn1.sportngin.com/attachments/photo/8099/3058/CanadianBowlTrophy.jpg [Accessed 4 January 2021]
Thanks to Robert Burns. Judith Burns, Steve Hearn, Anton Pippo O’Grady, John Wills, John Morahan & John Kane.
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