Toronto, Ontario – (June 2, 2020) York9 FC has received approval as a professional club from its provincial and municipal health authorities and the Canadian Premier League to return to training. York9 FC will begin to hold voluntary workouts for players at Ontario Soccer Centre on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.
As part of the CPL’s training protocol, we have adopted a phased approach to training that will begin with non-contact individual or small group workouts and will allow the club to provide a secure, sanitary and controlled environment that ensures adherence to safety protocols and physical distancing measures for players and staff.
Managing consultant Angus McNab said: “We are very happy to return to training and voluntary player workouts. This is a great first step for us in returning to the field and entertaining our loyal fans. We thank all involved in leadership positions in Government, at a Provincial and Municipal level, from Canada Soccer, and at the Canadian Premier League that have worked so hard to make this step towards our return to play a reality.”
The priority of these protocols is the safety and the well-being of players, technical staff and employees, as well as their families, when they return to training.
The CPL and York9 FC continue to monitor all input, guidance and direction provided by all levels of government and all football governing bodies.
Media will not be allowed any access to the training facility. Any interviews will need to be arranged through York9 FC PR and conducted as per the club’s media policy.