The Winnipeg Wolves Basketball Club have announced details on their upcoming summer basketball camp and tryouts scheduled for girls entering grades 7-9 this August.  Full details include...

Wolves Girls Basketball Camp-grade 7-8-9 (Balmoral Hall)
  • August 4th to 8th
  • Instruction and scrimmages each day
  • 9am to Noon each day
  • Restricted to 15 girls
  • First to contact will be selected
  • $150.00 (includes a t shirt and gym rental)

Wolves Girls Tryouts (going into grade 8 or 9) (Balmoral Hall)
  • August 9th – 10am to 12:00 am
  • August 10th –6pm to 8pm
  • Cost for the tryout per person $20.00-regardless of trying out for one day or both days (to cover cost of gym rental-to be paid prior to first tryout)
  • Contact Coach Riley for further information on team costs, expectations, tournament and practice schedules

Please contact Martin Riley at to secure a spot at the camp or to inform him of your intent to tryout.

Martin Riley Career Summary

Playing Career

  • As captain of the only undefeated varsity boys’ basketball team in Manitoba high school sports history, Martin led the 1973 Sisler Spartans Varsity Boys Basketball Team to a Provincial Championship with a perfect 38-0 record, which included 8 tournament championships.
  • Named 1973 Varsity Boys Provincial Championships MVP 
  • Received the prestigious Carl Ridd Award in 1973 for academic and athletic excellence 
  • First player selected to Canada’s National Team directly out of high school, in 1973, at age 17
  • Played university basketball for the Manitoba Bisons from 1973-1978
  • Won a CIAU National Championship in 1976 with the U of M 
  • Named 1976 CIAU National Championship MVP 
  • After the 1976 CIAU basketball season, awarded the Mike Moser Trophy as CIAU Player of the Year, University of Manitoba Athlete of the Year, Province of Manitoba Athlete of the Year
  • Selected as a 1st Team All-Canadian in 1976, 1977, and 1978
  • Selected to play in two Olympics (1976 & 1980)
  • Captain of the Canadian Men’s Basketball National team from 1977 to 1980
  • Played in numerous International Competitions; Pam Am Games, World Student Games, FIBA World Championships, Commonwealth Cup, and Olympics
  • Won two consecutive Senior Men’s National Championships with Nicolett Inn in 1979 and 1980
  • Played professionally in Argentina from 1980-1981
Coaching Career
  • Over 30 Years of Coaching Experience at the University, Varsity, Junior Varsity, District, and Club levels in Manitoba
  • Coached the University of Manitoba Bisons from 1981-1984
  • Coached Varsity Boys at Dakota Collegiate and went to the Final Four 
  • Coached JV (2 years) and Varsity (8 years) boys at Miles Macdonell Collegiate
  • Won 2 AAAA Varsity Boys Provincial Championships at Miles Macdonell Collegiate after only 8 years of coaching varsity boys basketball
  • Won 4 KCAC Varsity Boys Championships in a row at Miles Macdonell
  • Named Manitoba Basketball Coaches Association 1997 AAAA Varsity Boys Coach of the Year 
  • Founded the Winnipeg Wolves Club Program 
  • His Wolves 1995 team won 3 consecutive Provincial Club Championship between 2010-2012 
  • In 2011, the three Winnipeg Wolves teams captured the Grade 8, 9, and 10 Club Provincial Championships
  • Under his guidance the Winnipeg Wolves Basketball Club has expand to 6 teams
  • Career Recognition
  • Inducted into the Manitoba Sport – Hall of Fame in 1991
  • Inducted into the Canada Basketball – Hall of Fame in 1995
  • Inducted into the Basketball Manitoba – Hall of Fame in 1996
  • Inducted into the Manitoba High School Athletics Association (MHSAA) – Hall of Fame in 2011 (both as a player and as a member of the 1973 Sisler Spartans Boys Varsity Team)
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