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The Highlight Reel: CFL Players’ Association Review Issues Critical to Players

The Highlight Reel: CFL Players’ Association Review Issues Critical to Players  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday November 24th, 2017 (Ottawa, ON)    “On and off the field, we saw some major developments that will have long term significance to both players and our League,” said Jeff Keeping, President of the Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA).  […]

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CFLPA Teams Up With Canada’s Building Trades Union

CFL Players’ Association Teams Up With Canada’s Building Trades Unions In a unique initiative designed to help CFL players make successful transitions to new careers after football, the Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA) and the organization representing Canada’s Building Trades Union (CBTU) have launched a program that will allow CFL players to enter and […]

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PERRY’S POINT OF VIEW “THINKING ABOUT THE CAREERS OF TOM PATE, NORM CASOLA, MARCO IANNUZZI AND KEVIN GLENN”

THINKING ABOUT THE CAREERS OF TOM PATE, NORM CASOLA, MARCO IANNUZZI AND KEVIN GLENN When the Canadian Football League Players’ Association announced this year’s nominees for the Tom Pate Award, I immediately thought of the person for whom this was named after, and then I thought about another player, Norm Casola. And by the end […]

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2017 Tom Pate Nominees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, November 7th 2017 (Mississauga, ON)    At each Grey Cup, the Canadian Football League Players’ Association has the honour of presenting the Tom Pate Award. It is an award presented not just for one’s ability to perform on the field, but rather it is an award given to a player who […]

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Perry’s Point of View “CFL Players Are Incredibly Tough”

CFL Players Are Incredibly Tough Football is such an unforgiving physical game. I couldn’t help but feel this way as I watched Winnipeg playing the B.C. Lions, in particular what happened to Blue Bombers’ quarterback Matt Nichols and running back Andrew Harris, both of whom were injured in the game. Nichols suffered a lower-body injury […]

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CFLPA calls for CFL support for injured player rehab costs #1playaway

  NEWS RELEASE                                            Tuesday October 3, 2017   Financial support needed for injured player Jonathan Hefney to cover rehabilitative surgery after football injury; CFL currently does not cover rehab costs beyond 1 year, leaving players in financial distress and unable to recuperate TORONTO – The Canadian Football League Players’ Association is calling on […]