THE RAW SPORTS STORY

Tony Woodson Sr
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In 2008, our father, Tony Woodson Sr., launched ‘Aim High Sports,’ a youth sports organization with a strong emphasis on individual development.

Aim High taught the basic fundamentals of full contact football and leveraged football as a vehicle to teach youth athletes essential life skills such as discipline, hard work, goal-setting, teamwork, compassion, commitment, mental & physical resilience and the enduring value of sportsmanship.

In 2016, the torch was passed to us, we decided to fully devote ourselves to this endeavour and also decided to rebrand - from Aim High Sports to RAW Sports.  We possessed a strong passion to give back to the Canadian football game that gave so much to us and helped make us into the men we are today.  We envisioned big goals for the future of RAW Sports and although we knew that it would take a lot of work and dedication to make them happen, it was worth the pursuit.

RAW Sports has since expanded from Calgary, providing football camps in Lethbridge, Kelowna, Red Deer, Edmonton and Abbotsford for all youth age groups. This year will be another exciting chapter for the RAW Family!

 Some of the most important values we have gained from our playing careers were lessons that football taught us and continues to teach us. This has become the DNA of RAW Sports, using football as a vehicle to teach players the value of hard work, discipline, perseverance, teamwork, and other character building virtues that help players find success on the field and more importantly off the field  in their future careers and relationships.

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THE TIMELINE

The culmination of 3 mens journey through football, at every level, combined to create the RAW Sports vision, ethos and passion for the game that continues today and is passed on to another generation of players.


Antony Woodson
Antony Woodson

ANTony Woodson

2001
Calgary minor football alumni

2005
St Francis Browns alumni

2006 - 2011
Played with the University of Calgary Dinos

2011
Graduated with a  business degree in Petroleum & Land Management

2007
CIS All Canadian

2010
Drafted by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

2013 - 2014
Played with the Toronto Argos

2015 - 2016
Played with the Hamilton Tigercats

2017
Played with Calgary Stampeders
* Retired after ‘17 season

Tony Woodson
Tony Woodson

Tony Woodson

195?
Born & raised in San Francisco, California

1980-1985
Played LB at the University of Hawaii  and received his  Communications BA

1985-1989
Tony played in the NFL and CFL as an LB

2008
Tony creates Aim High Sports

2016
Aim High became RAW Sports


Robert Woodson
Robert Woodson

ROBERT Woodson

200?
Cowboy minor football alumni

200?
St. Francis High School graduate

2013 - 2016
Played with the University of Calgary Dinos

2015
1st team All Canadian & CANWEST Defensive player of the year

2016
2nd team All Canadian

2017
Drafted by the Argos & 2017 Grey Cup Champion

2019
Only Canadian to start at 3 different positions in the CFL

2021
Retired in ‘21

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Tony Woodson

195?
Born & raised in San Francisco, California

1980-1985
Played LB at the University of Hawaii  and received his  Communications BA

1985-1989
Tony played in the NFL and CFL as an LB

2008
Tony creates Aim High Sports

2016
Aim High became RAW Sports


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ANTony Woodson

2001
Calgary minor football alumni

2005
St Francis Browns alumni

2006 - 2011
Played with the University of Calgary Dinos

2011
Graduated with a  business degree in Petroleum & Land Management

2007
CIS All Canadian

2010
Drafted by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

2013 - 2014
Played with the Toronto Argos

2015 - 2016
Played with the Hamilton Tigercats

2017
Played with Calgary Stampeders
* Retired after ‘17 season


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ROBERT Woodson

200?
Cowboy minor football alumni

200?
St. Francis High School graduate

2013 - 2016
Played with the University of Calgary Dinos

2015
1st team All Canadian & CANWEST Defensive player of the year

2016
2nd team All Canadian

2017
Drafted by the Argos & 2017 Grey Cup Champion

2019
Only Canadian to start at 3 different positions in the CFL

2021
Retired in ‘21

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