For some Monday June 1st is the biggest day of their young lives, as the CJFL presents its National Signing Day.
The day is earmarked every year on June 1st, the day in which players can finally sign with a CJFL club. When a player signs he is essentially signing for his entire junior football career as the player then becomes the property of that team.
So many considerations are made before signing with a CJFL club; location, team support, roster depth, coaching staff, scholarship program, etc all weighs in on a player’s decision.
National Signing Day is not only exciting for the players, but the coaches as well. Their ideas, hopes and hard work will finally come to fruition as they start to fill their roster spots.
Following National Signing Day coaches can continue to recruit and sign a player immediately if he’s a good fit for their team. That said the bulk of the players ready to play in the CJFL will sign on June 1st.
Once players sign on the dotted line, coaches can begin developing their schemes and systems around their potential starters. They can also begin preparing for their Main Camp along with Week 1 of the regular season, still to be determined as restrictions from COVID-19 begin to lift.
All three Conferences and 17 CJFL teams will participate on June 1st, signing players to their 2020 roster.
Fans can keep up to date with CJFL National Signing Day on social media with #CJFLSigningDay as teams will be posting once a player signs.
First and foremost thank you for voting in the CJFL Name Game! Over the course of the five rounds an incredible total of 2,077 votes were placed and in the final round 735 ballots were submitted.
When the dust settled it is Rory Iron of the Regina Thunder who owns the best CJFL Football Name thanks to your votes. He gathered 68.5% of the votes in the final round and defeated Chopper Hippe of the Edmonton Wildcats.
On the way to win the first ever CJFL Name Game, Iron defeated some quality football names along the way including Connor Shoebottom of the London Beefeaters, Mixon Madland of the Kamloops Broncos and Treasure Prodon of the Valley Huskers.
All player’s names in the CJFL Name Game were taken from team rosters from the 2019.
Thank you again for voting and taking part in this first ever contest.
The CJFL continues to monitor COVID-19 and is following the findings of the health care professionals across country regarding the upcoming 2020 season.
Here we go!!! It's the finale in the CJFL Name Game! VOTE NOW for your favourite football name and decide who gets the title of the best CJFL Football Name from 2019.
Thank you for voting in semi-finals which saw Rory Iron of the Regina Thunder move onto this final after receiving an incredible 71% of the votes while Chopper Hippe of the Edmonton Wildcats collected 64% of his semi-final vote to punch his ticket this finale.
The slate is wiped clean and now voting for the winner is on with polls open until 5:00pm PST on Tuesday May 12th.
Rory Iron (Thunder) vs. Chopper Hippe (Wildcats)