Football Canada will not be represented at 2015 Senior Men’s World Championship
Football Canada will not be participating in the IFAF Senior Men’s World Championship to be held July 2015 in Canton, Ohio.
“A number of factors contributed to Canada’s absence at the worlds. In December, following two identification camps held within Canada, the original host site of Stockholm, Sweden was removed as host of the World Championships and Canton, Ohio was confirmed as the new host site in February,” said Football Canada Executive Director, Shannon Donovan. “This caused a change in planning for the event.”
“The timing of the event has worked against us as a number of players at certain positions were not able to commit for the worlds that were looking to make a CFL roster. The lack of funding and sponsorship as well as a strong U.S. dollar further compounded our ability to field a team in 2015.”
The work of the coaching staff comprised of some of the top university football minds in Canada is also greatly appreciated.
“This coaching staff led by head coach Greg Marshall volunteered their time with the goal of representing their country on the world stage and on behalf of Football Canada, we’d like to publically thank the coaching staff for all their tireless work,” added Donovan.
Moving forward, Football Canada will be examining ways to build Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team program with the goal of fielding a team for the next IFAF World Championship.
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