CJFL extends player age eligibility for 2021 season due to COVID-19 pandemic

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The Canadian Junior Football League is focused on returning to play in 2021 and continue to plan for a full season leading up to the Canadian Bowl National Championship.

The cancellation of the 2020 season affected all of its players, but most significantly those athletes that are nearing the end of their eligibility. The decision has been made to extend the eligibility of those players 22 years of age in 2020 (born in 1998) for one additional season in 2021. Furthermore, those players 21 years of age in 2020 (born in 1999) have been granted one additional year of eligibility as well for the 2022 season.

The CJFL remains committed to players that have chosen the CJFL as their long-term development path. To be eligible for this extended eligibility, affected players must have been on a 2019 CJFL roster or registered with the CJFL, including those signed to a letter of intent, prior to August 6, 2020.

The CJFL and 18 member teams continue to work towards a successful 2021 season.