BY EMAIL 13 June 2013 Presidents and Executive Directors Provincial/Territorial Soccer Associations Dear Presidents and Executive

Directors, In accordance with the directive of the Canadian Soccer Association as outlined in its 11 April 2013 memo permitting the wearing of turbans/patkas/keski (male head covers), we wish to inform you that the International Football Association Board (IFAB) and FIFA have authorized the wearing of male head covers in all areas and on all levels of the Canadian football community. The following conditions must be met: Be of the same colour as the jersey Be in keeping with the professional appearance of the player’s equipment Not be attached to the jersey Not pose any danger to the player wearing it or any other player For clarity, please find examples of the IFAB permitted head covers enclosed. Thank you for your implementation of this policy and your assistance in ensuring the long term growth and development of the sport of soccer in Canada. Warm regards,

Peter Montopoli General Secretary

BY EMAIL April 11, 2013 Presidents and Executive Directors Provincial/Territorial Soccer Associations Dear Presidents and Executive Directors, In follow up to our correspondence of 11 September 2012, please be advised of the following: As previously disseminated by the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) on 11 September, 2012, the International Football Board (IFAB) “…agreed to unanimously approve – temporarily during a trial period – the wearing of headscarves.” This ruling came into immediate effect. The CSA Board of Directors, at its meeting on 23 March 2013, confirmed that, in light of this IFAB decision, referees may, until further notice, extend this ruling to the wearing of turbans/patkas/keski. The head covering must be safe and must not pose a danger to the wearer or other participants, as per Law 4 of the FIFA Laws of the Game. All items of clothing or equipment are subject to the inspection of the match referee. We thank you for assisting the CSA in fulfilling its mandate that soccer be accessible to everyone. Sincerely,

Peter Montopoli General Secretary

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