Welcome to the MFOA website.

This site provides information on amateur tackle football as it is played in Canada, and specifically within the Province of Manitoba.


Rule interpretations supplied by the Rule Book Editor and interpreter Walter Berry will be posted here

Bird cage facemask ruled illegal

please read  and check out diagrams of facemasks

Football Canada official release

   Non-traditional facemasks prohibited over safety concerns


Non-traditional or overbuilt facemasks contain more bars, smaller spaces between bars and cover a larger area.

These particular facemasks more frequently fail the certification tests conducted by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE), the organization that approves equipment based on performance standards.

Rule change hitting a defenselss Player and targeting explained

the link provided here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw-tI_KcBaI

will help one understand how the new rules on targeting ,head to head hits and hitting defenseless players will be interpreted by officials this season