The Vancouver Trojans Fold

The British Columbia Football Conference’s Vancouver Trojans have merged with the South Surrey Rams commencing this season. The two teams will run as a joint operation playing as the Rams and have protected 65 players. The BCFC have placed a moratorium on the other member teams from signing the remaining players until March 1, 2010.

Despite their “non-playing status” the Trojans will still operate their minor program independently. If the Trojans wish to re-enter the BCFC in the future they will be required to apply to the League.

BCFC President Frank Naso says, “The Trojans have been a strong organization over the years, despite their record for the past few. The combination of the economic downturn and the loss of most of their Direct Access funding caused fiscal hardship to the Conference’s oldest franchise – to the point that the junior program was no longer viable.”

The Trojans captured the national championship in 1982, but have struggled on the field. In their last two seasons the Trojans 1-19, including finishing 0-10 during the 2008 season.

Source: CJFL

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