USPORTS DECISION ON AGE LIMIT/ELIGIBILITY IN FOOTBALL

The issue:

On June 8, 2020 USports canceled 2020 Fall Championships due to COVID-19.

 

Following that decision the Canada West Universities Athletic Association, Ontario University Athletics, Atlantic University Sport, and the Canadian College Athletic Association each made the decision to cancel all fall semester sports. 

U Sports has ruled it will not provide an exemption for football players who will turn 25 years old prior to the 2021 season, even though they’re missing the 2020 campaign due to COVID-19. Football is the only Canadian university sport that has an age cap.

The position of the Canadian Student-Athlete Association:

Click here for link to Canadian Student-Athlete Association July 27, 2020 Statement on USports announcement to explore revised age eligibility policies.

Click here for link to Canadian Student-Athlete Association July 20,2020 Statement on USports decision to not provide exemption for players who turn 25 years old prior to the 2021 season.

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