Okanagan Sun lose appeal
Sep 17, 2013 / 5:01 pm
The Okanagan Sun announced today that the arbitrator in the Sun appeal of the BCFC decision to strip the club of its season opening 65-10 win over the Valley Huskers has upheld the BCFC’s ruling.
Despite the argument put forward in regard to registrations and the leagues responsibly it found the ultimate care falls on the football team itself.
As the player in question was registered with the Hamilton Hurricanes of the Ontario Football Conference the decision of the BCFC was "reasonable" in the opinion of the arbitrator.
Okanagan Sun President Paul Carson had this to say on the ruling;
"Obviously we are disappointed with the decision but we had our day in court and that is what we had asked for. We respect the decision, as well as the time and effort of the arbitrator and thank him for the consideration. We know he was diligent in his research of the situation and very much thank him for that.
We did and still do feel the rules and team registration system does require some changes to ensure this does not occur in the future. We trust that the BCFC will re-evaluate them going forward.
Despite the obvious difference of opinion between our team and the BCFC we are prepared to move forward and focus on winning our remaining games with our goal still being first place in the BCFC. Hopefully our players coaches and management will see this this as rallying point for the remainder of our season.”
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