WINNIPEG (6 August 2020) — Through guidance from government and public health officials and consultation with the Prairie Football Conference and the Canadian Junior Football League, the Winnipeg Rifles have decided that we will not compete on the gridiron this season. The safety challenges created by COVID-19 place our football athletes, coaches and staff at an unacceptable level of risk this summer and fall.
With careful and thorough consideration, this decision has been made with the best interests of the health, safety, and well-being of our team. We remain united and strive to use the remainder of 2020 in preparation towards a Canadian Bowl championship in the 2021 CJFL season.
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