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Welcome Quinte Skyhawks

09/28/2020, 8:00am PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The CJFL expands in Ontario to its 18th team

The Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) is elated to announce the expansion Quinte Skyhawks will begin play in the Ontario Conference in 2021.

The Skyhawks become the 18th team in the CJFL and sixth in the Ontario Conference.

“My goal and vision has always been to bring next level football to our region, being in a smaller market I wanted to give athletes opportunity to showcase the love they have for football,” says Skyhawks’ President Peter Gabriel.  “Joining the CJFL was a natural progression giving athletes the opportunity to continue to play the sport they love after high school. For me it’s about creating opportunities for our youth. The CJFL provides for many athletes that think their football days are behind them, the opportunity to continue to live out their passion and dream of playing football at a higher level. Football is more than a game, it’s a life journey that mentors and guides young men preparing them for the next phase of their lives. That’s the CJFL factor!”

Players of the Skyhawks will not only come from Belleville, but the team plans to draw players and coaches from Kingston to Oshawa to Peterborough.  This area of Ontario has an established flag football league, has strong high school programs and an extremely talented bantam league with nine teams in the Quinte Skyhawks Minor Football League.

“It’s a very exciting day for all of us in the CJFL,” says Commissioner Jim Pankovich.  “With the cancellation of our 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is a welcomed announcement.  This shows the CJFL continues to head in the right direction and we believe Peter has the right people in place and the right plan to be a successful franchise for years to come.”

The Skyhawks will play out of Mary Ann Sills Park in Belleville, which is a field turf surface.   It is a multi-use facility hosting the Ontario OFSAA Track and Field meet and the Junior Ultimate Frisbee Championships.

The club will have another major announcement on Wednesday, followed by the naming of the team’s first ever head coach on Friday.

Belleville Ontario is 188kms east of Toronto and 230kms west of Ottawa.   The last census in 2016 counted 50,720 people living in the Belleville area which is home of the Bay of Quinte.  Locals and visitors can enjoy world class wine and amazing farm to table restaurants.

Another strong region for the Skyhawks is Quinte West (formally known as Trenton) which has a population of 43,577 and is 25 minutes from Belleville.  It is also the home of the National Air Force Museum of Canada.

Extended Eligibility

09/08/2020, 9:00am PDT
By CJFL Commissioner

A decision has been made to extend the eligibility of players

The CJFL 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 our 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 1998) for one additional season in 2021. Furthermore for those players 21 years of age in 2020 (born 1999) they 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 our 18 member teams continue to work towards a successful 2021 season.

CJFL Special Announcement

08/06/2020, 6:45am PDT
By CJFL Commissioner

The 2020 CJFL season has been cancelled

The Canadian Junior Football League has determined that it is not feasible to operate a regular season or playoffs for the 2020 season. Our focus and attention will now be on our return to play plan for the 2021 season.

“It is very disappointing to make this announcement today, but our priority is the health and safety of our players, coaches, staff, and team administrators”, stated CJFL Commissioner Jim Pankovich.

Since the beginning of this pandemic, the CJFL has followed all public health guidelines and will continue to support them in the future. Unfortunately, at this stage, return to play guidelines do not allow for large enough gatherings to make training and competition safe for our athletes.  Despite our hope that the situation in Canada would improve and allow for the CJFL to proceed with the 2020 season, the health and safety challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing risk to our players, coaches and staffs make it unfeasible for the CJFL teams to compete in 2020.

"Our teams play an important role in their communities. All CJFL teams will continue to engage with their players and communities as regional public health regulations allow."  continued Pankovich.

We look forward to returning to competition in 2021.

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  • 04/30/2020, 11:00pm PDT , By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)
  • Seven former CJFL players were selected in the CFL draft
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