September 12, 2017

World Financial Group partners with the Argonauts to host Safe Contact Clinics for schools

Toronto Argonauts linebackers coach Mike Archer, Terrance Plummer (47), Bear Woods (48) and Justin Herdman (52) before the game against the Montreal Alouettes at Percival-Molson Stadium in Montreal, QC, Friday, August 11, 2017. (Photo: Johany Jutras)

The Toronto Argonauts and World Financial Group (WFG) are proud to present Safe Contact Clinics provided by Ontario Football Association and Football Canada for Toronto and Peel Region schools for amateur football coaches this fall.

“Our proud partners at World Financial Group are helping the Argonauts and Ontario Football Association with the support to reach high school coaches in the Toronto and Peel regions to provide them with Safe Contact training,” said Argos President and CEO, Michael Copeland. “These clinics will provide coaches with an opportunity to make this great game safer to play so it can grow and continue to positively change lives.”

Safe Contact teaches safe tackling and blocking as part of Football Canada’s National Coaching Certification program. As of today, there are over 5,000 Safe Contact trained coaches in Canada. In order for a high school football team to play, they are required to have at least one coach on their staff with this much-needed and important training.

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, WFG and the Argonauts will host a Safe Contact Clinic for Toronto region high schools to help their coaches acquire their Safe Contact training. It will take place at Richview Collegiate Institute and consist of in-class instruction by Ontario Football Association Safe Contact facilitators and an on-field practical session in the afternoon. The practical session will have 50 high school football players receiving instruction on the fundamentals of safe tackling and blocking.

Argonauts offensive lineman and Toronto native Jamal Campbell and linebacker Marcus Ball will provide valuable insight and autographs for the high school players following the practical session.

In addition to the standard training, the coaches will hear from Argos Assistant General Manager, Spencer Zimmerman.


1. Toronto Region

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Location: Richview Collegiate Institute

(1738 Islington Ave., Etobicoke)

9:30 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m.


2. Region of Peel schools

Monday, October 16, 2017

Location: St. Marcellinus Catholic Secondary School

(730 Courtneypark Dr. W, Mississauga, ON L5W 1L9)

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


On October 16, 2017, the second of the two clinics will take place at St. Marcellinus Secondary School for Peel region’s high school coaches. This clinic will feature Argos 1,000-yard receiver S.J. Green and running back James Wilder Jr. as guest speakers.