To recognize Joe MacDonald’s contribution to the community, this league will provide for the development of football skills in youth 8 to 14 years of age.


  1. To provide the City of Greater Sudbury youth with an opportunity to play football.
  2. To establish conditions conducive to the safety and enjoyment of the participants.
  3. To improve the caliber of the game of football by developing players, coaches, officials, trainers and administrators.
  4. To achieve high standards of moral development and citizenship through participation in amateur football.
  5. To obtain sufficient funds for the successful operation of the football league.
  6. To promote and increase the participation in the game of football in the City of Greater Sudbury.


Joe MacDonald Youth Football is entering it’s 24th season.

If you are a past, present or future player, parent, volunteer, official, Executive Committee member or fan keep checking back on the page to see upcoming news about our training camp and opening day. This year is sure to be a year of great football and memories. Football keeps you healthy and happy!

This page will keep you up to date on everything going on with Joe MacDonald Youth Football this year!

JMYFL is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the youth of the City of Greater Sudbury and strives to have its members achieve high standards of moral development and citizenship. This goal is pursued through participation in amateur football.

JMYFL affords the opportunity for the youth of the City of Greater Sudbury to participate in tackle football. This activity does not only provide the participants (boys and girls) with physical activity, but also instils dedication, teamwork and cooperation to achieve goals both on and off the field.

The League has three divisions:
Mini Macs (Ages 8 to 10)
Sid Forster Tyke Division (Ages 11 to 12)
Phil Smith Sr. Bantam Division (Ages 13 to 14)

The League has become a foundation level in the feeder system that has seen many of its former players continue on to play higher levels of football in high school, the Ontario Varsity League, the Spartans and university teams.

A number of businesses and charitable organizations have helped support the League financially over the years with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 and the Kinsmen Club of Sudbury being the major sponsors.