Canadian Football League Players’ Association president Jeff Keeping has informed the executive and player representatives that he will not seek re-election as president.
“The time is right to move on. I am proud of what we have accomplished as a union, proud to have served the membership for over a decade in various roles, but most importantly proud to see the strong foundation we have built together on behalf of the membership of the Canadian Football League Players’ Association.” Keeping, outgoing president of the CFLPA, said in a statement.
Keeping played 12 CFL seasons as an offensive lineman and served as CFLPA president since 2016. Prior to that, he was an active member of the union for over a decade and held various roles on the CFLPA executive.
“Jeff has been a tremendous leader for our union. He has been uncompromising in his commitment to improving conditions for all players,” Brian Ramsay, executive director of the CFL Players’ Association, said in a statement.
“He worked hard to create positive change and deliver a more accountable union that has earned the confidence of the membership. On behalf of the CFLPA and our members, I would like to thank Jeff for his dedication to the Association and wish him and his family the very best in the future.”
The CFLPA will host its next bi-annual election for the executive during its upcoming annual general meetings from February 27 to March 1 in Las Vegas.