GREAT BRITAIN’S DAVID IZINYON INVITED TO CFL COMBINE PRESENTED BY NEW ERA IN TORONTO

GREAT BRITAIN’S DAVID IZINYON INVITED TO CFL COMBINE PRESENTED BY NEW ERA IN TORONTO

Linebacker emerges from CFL Global Combine in Bristol

BRISTOL, ENGLAND (January 25, 2020) – Linebacker David Izinyon has been extended an invitation to showcase his skills for Canadian Football League (CFL) general managers, coaches and scouts in Toronto for the CFL Combine presented by New Era from March 25-28. Izinyon was one of 19 players who participated in the at the CFL Global Combine in England conducted in association with the British American Football Association (BAFA).

“It has been great working alongside BAFA to organize this event. The Global Combine tour has introduced us to some of the best players from around the world and we look forward to seeing their skills on display in Toronto,” said CFL Chief Financial Officer and Head of Football Operations, Greg Dick.

The event in Bristol marked the fifth Global Combine this year with five remaining.

"The first-ever British American football combine with the CFL has been a huge success, showcasing the fantastic level of talent and ability in the British game,” said Pete Ackerley, Chief Executive of BAFA.

"All of our players should be immensely proud of the way they represented themselves, their teams and Great Britain. This event with the CFL has highlighted that we have a clear pathway for the best British athletes to reach the highest levels of the sport. 

"I am absolutely thrilled that David will now have the chance to progress to the CFL Combine in March and to represent British American football. I wish him all the luck in the world."

The CFL will announce the full list of global players invited to Toronto following the completion of the 10 Global Combines prior to the 2020 CFL Global Draft on April 16. 

EARLY GLOBAL PLAYER INVITEES TO THE CFL COMBINE

Global Combine

Players

Finland

Micky Kyei
Sebastien Sagne

Sweden

William James

France

Anthony Mahoungou
Tony Anderson

Italy

Lorenzo Dalle Piagee

Great Britain

David Izinyon

During the 2019 season, CFL rosters featured, for the first time ever, one designated ‘global player’ from outside the U.S. and Canada on each team’s active roster and as many as two more on their practice rosters. In 2020, the number of global players per team will increase to two on the active roster and up-to-three on the practice roster, with as many as 45 global players competing in the league.

CFL GLOBAL COMBINE SCHEDULE

Date

Location

January 26

Frankfurt, Germany

February 1

Tokyo, Japan

February 2

Osaka, Japan

February 29

Copenhagen, Denmark

March 15

Mexico City, Mexico

The CFL regular season kicks off on Thursday, June 11 with the Edmonton Eskimos hosting the BC Lions at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium. Friday Night Football debuts with a double-header on June 12 with the Toronto Argonauts visiting the Ottawa REDBLACKS before the Montreal Alouettes take on the Calgary Stampeders at McMahon Stadium. The season’s opening week concludes with a Saturday night prime-time rematch of the 107th Grey Cup as the defending champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers travel to Hamilton to face the Tiger-Cats.

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Lucas Barrett Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, Canadian Football League
Lucas Barrett Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, Canadian Football League
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