FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30th, 2020
2020 Training Camps postponed in response to COVID-19
Toronto – The CFL announced today that this year’s training camps will be postponed. The CFLPA will continue to work with the CFL and closely monitor decisions by health officials and all levels of government in order to finalize details and provide more specific information to players.
“The health, safety and well-being of all players is our priority during these extraordinarily uncertain times. And while it wasn’t an easy decision to postpone training camps, it’s in the best interest of our players, their families, fans and all those close to the game,” said Brian Ramsay, Executive Director of the CFLPA.
Since mid-March, the CFLPA has been actively working on response planning for the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of that planning has been working closely with the CFL to forecast possible alternate scenarios for the start of the 2020 CFL season. The CFLPA will continue to be involved in decisions related to today’s announcement as well as all other scenarios related to the upcoming season.
Ramsay continued, “Our Association mobilized quickly to develop a COVID-19 response plan on behalf of players. We are in daily contact with the CFL to anticipate all possible scenarios, we’ve developed an online resource for players to reference and we’re working hard to keep lines of communication open for the team player representatives so that they have answers as soon as they are available.”
Players are encouraged to visit CFLPA.com/COVID19 for updates and other helpful links and information. The website is updated frequently and includes the latest news and COVID-related response activity by the CFLPA, resources for The Academy including financial literacy programs and medical plan information, and mental health and well-being resources.
About the CFLPA
The Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA) is the union for professional football players in the Canadian Football League (CFL). Since 1965, the Association has worked to establish fair and reasonable working conditions while protecting the rights of all CFL players. In addition to negotiating and enforcing the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), the CFLPA provides a variety of member services, builds corporate and community partnerships and works diligently for the betterment of its membership. Find us online at cflpa.com
For more information: Jason Langvee, CFLPA Office, [email protected], 1-800-616-6865