It’s that time of the year again!
The CWHL draft for the 2014-15 season starts tonight at 7PM EST!
Same as last year, the majority of the action will be announced through twitter:
A good way to follow along for official draft action - as well as backstage photos - is to follow the hashtags #CWHLDraft or #CWHL. Another good way is through the new Draft Tracker on the CWHL site: here
Additionally, for those in the Calgary or Boston area, the Inferno and the Blades are hosting meet-and-greet draft parties with the players in their respective cities! You can find more info on each of these events here: Boston ; Calgary
To familiarize yourself with the prospects, the full list is now up on the CWHL site: here
Nadia Nadim was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. Her father was executed by the Taliban. [Nadim’s family] left. Fast. They went to Denmark. Then they find soccer and say, ‘I can play without getting hurt?’ She becomes the best player in Denmark, joins the national team, comes to Sky Blue and in her second day here, rings the bell at NASDAQ. That’s not supposed to happen. And it happened. x
Equalizer Soccer – Players retain legal counsel in fight against artificial turf at 2015 Women’s World Cup
Should you refuse to voluntarily fix the field situation, legal recourse is available and will be utilized. Consigning women to a second-class surface is gender discrimination that violates European charters and numerous provisions of Canadian law, including human rights codes and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. By singling out women for differential and unequal treatment, you not only subject the world’s top players to heightened risk from an array of turf-related injuries, but you also force them to experience the legally cognizable indignity of playing the game’s most important event on what your organizations admit to be an inferior surface. Moreover, artificial turf is wholly unjustified as a financial imperative. The installation of natural grass would cost but a fraction of your organizations’ budgets thus defeating any defense of undue hardship.
Not a Canadian law expert, but interesting human rights argument if it plays out based on what the letter describes as its legal claim. Curious to see any cost-analysis/reasonable accommodation argument too.
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