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AFL Quebec is a 9-a-side Australian football competition formerly known as the Eastern Canadian Australian Football League or ECAFL. The league has both a men's and women's division and consists of teams from Montréal and its surrounding areas. Players from the current regular season teams are eligible to play representative 18-a-side football for the men's team the Québec Saints or the women's team the Montréal Angels. The Saints and Angels participate in the United States AFL National Championships Tournament, the Saints having previously participated in the AFL Ontario Division 2 competition from 2008–10.
The creation of the Québec Saints in early 2008 and their participation in the Toronto-based 'Rec' Footy league that same year led to a growing interest in Australian Football in Montréal. To capitalise on the popularity, club founder Luke Anderson launched a locally based 9-a-side competition named the Eastern Canadian Australian Football League or ECAFL. The 9-a-side format of the game is played on reduced size fields (usually rugby or soccer fields). Players from the Québec Saints were drafted into two subsidiary teams, the first match of the newly formed league was played on October 4th, 2008 between the Montréal Saints and Laval Bombers at Parc Cartier in Laval.
2009 saw the league schedule seven regular season games and one final and launch the introduction of an invitational Pre-Season tournament. The league also introduced women's football for the first time. The newly formed Montréal Angels (a branch of the Québec Saints), played exhibition games against the Toronto Central Blues and Montréal Shamrocks Gaelic Football team. Players from the 9-a-side competition where eligible to play representative football for the Québec Saints who were competing in the Ontario AFL Division 2.
With increasing player numbers, the 2010 season saw the launch of a third Montréal based team, the Pointe Claire Power. The invitational pre-season cup was contested by a record six teams and for the first time included a women's division. The league established a home field at Parc Cluny in Laval. The season was reduced to five rounds to accommodate the Québec Saints Ontario AFL schedule, the representative 18-a-side team's fixture featuring a marked increase in games in Ottawa and Toronto.
Club and league founder Luke Anderson departed Montréal in late 2010 and the newly formed committee under the leadership of new president Renaud Carbonell made several changes to the league's structure. Major changes included the Québec Saints withdrawing from the Ontario AFL's Division 2 competition and AFL Québec returning to the original two teams with the folding of the 2010 premiers the Pointe Claire Power. While player participation experienced a drop-off in 2011, Montréal still had a significant football presence with a host of players and coaches participating in 'IC11', the International Cup of Australian Football co-hosted by Melbourne and Sydney, Australia.
2012 saw a resurgence of Australian Football under the leadership of new president Neil Koch. The league was rebranded 'AFL Quebec', expanded to four teams - three of which had official backing from AFL teams the Melbourne Demons, Fremantle Dockers and West Coast Eagles - and Montreal would be represented at the U.S Nationals football tournament for the first time, albeit as a combine team. The growing interest in Aussie Rules would continue for the next few years before the league officially announced the creation of a women's division for 2014 with the creation of the N.D.G. Giants and Plateau Eagles.
In 2015 the women's league expanded to four teams when Ottawa entered the Carleton Warriors and the Rideau Shamrocks into the competition.
|Year||Men's Premiers||Men's Runner-Up||Women's Premiers||Women's Runner-Up||Pre-Season Champions||Women's Tournament Champion|
|2008||Laval Bombers||Montréal Saints||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|2009||Laval Bombers||Montréal Saints||N/A||N/A||Ottawa Swans||N/A|
|2010||Pointe Claire Power||Laval Bombers||N/A||N/A||Ottawa Swans||Montréal Angels|
|2011||Laval Bombers||Montréal Saints||N/A||N/A||Ottawa Swans||N/A|
|2012||Laval Bombers||Old Montréal Dockers||N/A||N/A||West Island Eagles||Montréal Angels|
|2013||Laval Bombers||West Island Eagles||N/A||N/A||Ottawa Swans||Ottawa Lady Swans|
|2014||West Island Wooders||Laval Bombers||N.D.G. Devils||Plateau Eagles||TBD||Montréal Angels|
|2015||West Island Wooders||Montréal Demons||Carleton Warriors||Rideau Shamrocks||Québec Saints||New York Lady Magpies|
|2016||Montréal Demons||West Island Wooders||Carleton Warriors||N.D.G. Giants||TBD||TBD|
|2017||Montréal Demons||West Island Wooders||Plateau Eagles||N.D.G. Giants||TBD||Montréal Angels|
|2018||Old Montréal Dockers||Montréal Demons||Plateau Eagles||Montréal City Bluebelles||N/A||Ontario Demons|
|2019||Montréal Demons||West Island Wooders||N/A||N/A||N/A||New York Lady Magpies|
|Year||League MVP (Men)||League MVP (Women)||Leading Goalkicker (Men)||Leading Goalkicker (Women)|
|2008||D.Barker (Bombers)/J.Lavoie (Saints)||N/A||Jeff Lavoie - Saints (5)||N/A|
|2009||Cam Stark (Bombers)||Aimee Legault (Angels)||Cam Stark - Bombers (28)||N/A|
|2010||D.Haverhoek (Bombers)/S.Heath (Saints)||Aimee Legault (Angels)||Cam Beaman - Power (19)||N/A|
|2011||Paul Fairbrother (Bombers)||N/A||Christopher Micheletti - Saints (22)||N/A|
|2012||Ronan Shaughnessy (Dockers)||N/A||Paul Fairbrother - Bombers (22)||N/A|
|2013||Bogdan Rotaru (Bombers)||N/A||Toby Campain - Dockers (27)||N/A|
|2014||Phil Manassa (Wooders)||TBD||Fabio Petosa - Wooders (36)||TBD|
|2015||Daniel Robinson (Wooders)||Valérie Moreau (Giants)||TBD||Valérie Moreau - Giants (27)|
|2016||Morgan Whyte (Demons)||Belinda Wozniak (Warriors)||TBD||TBD|
|2017||Phil Manassa (Wooders)||Aimee Legault (Eagles)||Simon Auger - Bombers||Aimee Legault - Eagles (9)|
|2018||Pat Eefting (Blues)||Roxanne Besner (Bluebelles)||Pat Eefting - Blues (31)||Dale Bradley - Eagles (10)|
|2019||Alex Bresse (Demons)||Aimee Legault (Giants)||Kyle Graham - Demons (30)||Aimee Legault - Giants (20)|
|Old Montréal Dockers||Montréal||2012-||1|
|West Island Wooders (formerly Eagles)||Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec||2012-||2||1|
|Point Claire Power||Pointe Claire||2009-2010||1|
|Montréal City Blues||Montréal||montrealfooty.com||2018-|
|N.D.G. Giants (formerly Devils)||Montréal||montrealangels.ca||2014-||1|
|Montréal City Bluebelles||Montréal||montrealfooty.com||2018-|
|Ottawa Lady Swans||Ottawa||ottawaswans.com||2017|
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