From the gridiron to the front lines – Riot players do it all!

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of things for a lot of people, including the cancellation of the 2020 Regina Riot season. One thing that hasn’t changed is the commitment of the members of the Riot organization to play a leadership role in their community – and that extends well beyond the football field! For example, several Riot players and coaches are working in essential services, helping to keep everyone safe during this unprecedented time.


Veteran linebacker (and 2019 team MVP) Adrienne Zuck is a registered nurse in acute care at the Regina General Hospital. As such, she’s busy helping her patients, while also keeping them, her co-workers and her family safe from the novel coronavirus.


“My work clothes go straight into the washing machine, along with the clothes I’m wearing, as soon as I get home from work,” Adrienne says. “As a health care professional, it’s crucial for me to keep myself and my family safe, so that I can provide care to people in need, and decrease the spread of the virus.”


Julianna Cornish thought learning a new position (transitioning from defensive line to offensive line) was the toughest challenge she’d face in 2020, until the pandemic arrived. Now, she’s focussed on providing important services to at-risk youth as an educational assistant and youth care worker at Ranch Ehrlo.


“Many of the youth I work with don’t have any support at home,” Julianna confides. “Right now, it’s more important than ever for us to be there for them, helping them to grow and develop. We’ve had to be pretty creative in terms of providing programming and implementing safety measures, but the smiles on the faces of those young people make it all worthwhile!”


Both ladies absolutely refuse to consider themselves heroes, despite what many of their fans (football and otherwise) may think. To Adrienne, Julianna, and everyone working hard to keep our community running, thank you. Riot Nation salutes you!


Want to know more? Check out the following media stories on Adrienne and Julianna:


CTV Regina:

Regina Leader-Post:

News/Talk (CJME) Radio:

2020 WWCFL Season Cancelled

On Monday, March 30th the WWCFL officially announced the cancellation of the 2020 season due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. This difficult decision was made with the support of all seven of the WWCFL’s teams, including the Regina Riot.

This decision was made based on a number of factors, the primary of which being the health and safety of all those involved with the league. The potential financial ramifications of having to cancel the season at a later point also played into the decision making.

The Regina Riot want to thank the players, coaches and staff for all the work that they’ve put into the season to date. We’d also like to thank our fans and sponsors for their tremendous support now and always.

We look forward to hitting the field again and celebrating our 10th season in 2021.

Interview with Head Coach Kris Hadesbeck

The 2020 Regina Riot season is fast approaching, and we reached out to first year head coach Kris Hadesbeck to get his thoughts. Watch the video to learn more about Kris, his coaching history, his plan for the Riot going forward, and more!


The Regina Riot will hold their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, November 5th. The meeting will take place at 7pm at the Headquarters for Regina Minor Football. It is open to the general public.

At the meeting, four board positions will be voted on: Vice-President, Secretary, Director of Community and Sponsor Partnerships, and Member at Large. These will each be two year terms, with the exception of Member of Large. Member at Large will be a one year term. Descriptions for each of these roles can be found below.

If you are interested in applying for a board position, please submit a cover letter & resume to The deadline for applications for all positions but Secretary is Friday, November 1st at 11:59pm. The deadline for applications for Secretary is Sunday, November 3rd at 11:59pm. Please be sure to specify which board position you are applying for.


Vice-President Job Description

Secretary Job Description

Director of Community and Sponsor Partnerships Job Description

Member at Large Job Description


The Regina Riot organization is extremely proud to announce Kris Hadesbeck as its new Head Coach. Hadesbeck has been a lifer with the Riot, serving on the coaching staff since the team’s inaugural season. During that time, he has held the roles of Defensive Coordinator, Special Teams Coordinator, Linebackers Coach and Defensive Backs Coach.

“We’re incredibly excited to give Kris this opportunity” says Riot President Clarke Westby. “He has been a great coach for us for nine years now, and to have somebody rise through the coaching ranks with us the way he did and make it to the Head Coach position is something special. He’s one of the most passionate members of our organization, and we are certain that he is going to do a fantastic job.”

Outside of his commitments to the Riot, Kris has extensive coaching experience at the high school level with Campbell Collegiate, as well as with Regina Minor Football.



Following a successful 2019 season, the Regina Riot are searching for a new Head Coach and a new General Manager.

Morgan Bunce is stepping down from his role as Head Coach of the Regina Riot after one season. Prior to serving as Head Coach, Bunce spent four seasons filling various other roles on the Riot coaching staff. During Bunce’s one season as Head Coach, the Riot went to the WWCFL Championship Game but were defeated by the Saskatoon Valkyries. Bunce was part of three other championship staffs with the Riot. He plans to stay involved with the team in an undetermined capacity.

Alicia Dorwart has served as the General Manager of the Regina Riot since 2016. During her three years as GM, Alicia has been involved in two championship seasons and has reached the championship game one other time. Prior to becoming GM, Alicia had been both a player and volunteer support staff member with the Riot. Like Bunce, Alicia plans to stay involved with the team in an undetermined capacity.

The Regina Riot would like to officially thank both Alicia & Morgan for the years of hard work put toward building our program. Without them, the success that we’ve achieved over the past number of years would not be possible.

Job descriptions for each position are available for review below. If you are interested in applying for either available position, please submit a cover letter and resume Applications are open until August 11th, 2019.


Head Coach Job Description

General Manager Job Description


The wait is almost over! The 2019 Regina Riot regular season schedule has been made official. Here’s a look at what’s in store for the Riot this year:


WEEK 1 – Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Regina Riot vs. Manitoba Fearless – 2pm – Mosaic Stadium


WEEK 2 – Saturday, May 11th, 2019

Regina Riot @ Saskatoon Valkyries – 7pm – SMF Field




WEEK 4 – Sunday, May 26th, 2019

Regina Riot @ Winnipeg Wolfpack – 12pm (local time) – East Side Eagles Field


WEEK 5 – Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

Regina Riot vs. Saskatoon Valkyries – 2pm – Mosaic Stadium


It has also been announced that Regina will host the WWCFL Championship Game for the second year in a row. That game will take place on Saturday, June 29th, 2019.

Annual General Meeting Results

The Regina Riot held their Annual General Meeting on the evening of Wednesday, October 24th at Sheldon-Williams Collegiate.

The meeting began with a quick introduction of the current board members. This was followed by an address by the President, Clarke Westby, and a review of the financials by the Treasurer, DJ Haubrich.

There were three Board of Director positions available to vote on: President, Treasurer & Member-at-Large. President & Treasurer were both being voted on for two year terms. The Member-at-Large position, which was new, was being voted on for a one year trial period with the possibility of a one year extension. The new Member-at-Large would not have voting privileges during the first year of their term.

At the meeting, current President Clarke Westby ran unopposed and was voted back into his position with a vote of confidence. Former player Amanada Hungle put her name forward to replace existing treasurer DJ Haubrich, who did not reapply for his position. Amanda also ran unopposed and won a vote of confidence.

Three people applied for the position of Member-at-Large: former Head Coach Olivier Eddie, current Media Coordinator Roshelle Montgomery and former player Amanda Tafelmeyer. Olivier Eddie won the position in a vote of those who were in attendance at the meeting.

For a full list of meeting minutes, please click here.


The Regina Riot’s Annual General Meeting has officially been scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, October 24th. The meeting will take place at Sheldon-Williams Collegiate and will begin promptly at 7:00pm. It is open to the general public.

At the meeting, three board positions will be voted on: President, Treasurer & Member At Large. President & Treasurer will each be for two-year terms. Member At Large will be a 1 year term with the possibility of a 1 year extension. Descriptions for each of these roles can be found below.

If you are interested in applying for either of these board positions, please submit a cover letter & resume to Please specify which board position you are applying for.


President Job Description

Treasurer Job Description

Member At Large Job Description

Fall Camp Scheduled for September 23rd



The annual Regina Riot fall camp, presented by Evolution Fitness, is scheduled to take place this Sunday, September 23rd. Here’s a quick rundown of everything potential players need to know.

  • The camp is open to potential players of all skill levels. No prior football experience is required.
  • The camp goes from 9:00AM to 6:00PM. The morning session takes place at Luther High School and the afternoon session takes place at Mosaic Stadium (see full schedule below).
  • The morning session is specifically catered to players new to the team, and features a Safe Contact Practice and Classroom Session to give potential players with no football experience a chance to learn the game.
  • Players are required to bring their own cleats or outdoor athletic footwear. They should also bring weather appropriate clothing to wear under their equipment. All other necessary equipment will be provided by the Riot.
  • The camp is available to anyone who is in Grade 9 or older. There is no maximum age limit.
  • Registration for the camp is $40. Participants will receive a Regina Riot team camp water bottle, and pizza will be provided for all players at the end of the day.

You can register for the camp by e-mailing or by signing up here.




9:00 AM to 10:00 AM – Registration/Equipment Fitting

10:00AM to 11:00AM – Safe Contact Practice

11:00AM to 12:00PM – Classroom Session



1PM – Report to Mosaic Stadium

1:30PM to 3:00PM – First Practice Session

3:30PM to 5:00PM – Second Practice Session

5:00PM to 6:00PM – Pizza & Equipment Drop-Off