Groups continue to speak out over decision to cut football team at SFU


Groups are continuing to speak out in response to Simon Fraser University’s decision to cut its football team. Community members spoke to Coquitlam City Council about the decision, and discussed the impact of the cuts on high school graduates, the loss of mentors for local high schools and the community, and the significant investments that have been made into the sport. The Simon Fraser Football Alumni Society has tabled a proposal “asking to engage on the football program’s future.” The group made a variety of requests, including that the program be reinstated and that the university open talks with Canada West and U Sports about the next season. Sportsnet reports that SFU has hired a lawyer who specializes in sports-related matters.

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