Cheeta Posted March 23, 2006 Share Posted March 23, 2006 The CSA no longer holds career-ending injury insurance, a decision it says it made with its players. The premiums were just too expensive. Most other national federations have made the same choice, the CSA says. Now such insurance falls to clubs, with the CSA encouraging players to take on their insurance on top of that. 1st a couple of questions maybe someone can answer. A). The decision was made with what players? Are we talking about Canadians here and if so who? Was there some sort of vote amongst some body of Canadian players here? Senior, youth, mens, womens? A little more light on the matter please. Is this a FIFA directive? Or is this just CSA double speak for "we told the players they'd have to buy the CSA company insurance for career ending injurys as the CSA wasn't going to pay the premiums any longer and they told us to forget it". and,,, . While I'm sure most Federations have gone this path I also think most Federations are dirt poor 3rd world countrys. We're Canadian and not living, nor accepting of, 3rd world standards. What are the Americans doing? What are the western Europeans doing? There's the guage I'll measure this decision by thank you. And now a couple of thoughts. So we're starting to get a pretty good picture of what it takes to play for Canada' honour. Steerage class air fare which might get bumped up to 1st class but if you want to be sure you'll have to pay the difference yourself. Wouldn't worry too much about it though. You're only flying across an ocean and a continent and a-half. Short fly. See you at the pitch! You or your club will have to pay the premiums for career ending insurance. I'm sure your clubs insurance provider will take into account your NT duties when setting your rate. Wonderful news in the chairman's board I'm sure. Or, you could dole out for your own insurance premiums. Probably best that way. Easier on everyone. Well, ha, everyone else. So all you up and comers be aware, Canada expects a price to be paid for the honour of pulling on a red shirt. Hard work, aggressive play, and a good balance in the chequeing account. Wonder what Jonathan de Guzman thinks of all this? P.S. I think I need a time out. I'm on the edge of mutiny here. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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