BC U19 Men’s Provincial Team Open Trial Scheduled for April 28th

BC U19 Men’s Provincial Team Open Trial Scheduled for April 28th

VANCOUVER, BC - In preparation for the upcoming U19 Canadian Rugby Championship this summer in Calgary, Alberta, BC’s provincial team staff will be holding an open trial on Sunday, April 28th at UBC’s Spencer Field. BC enters this year’s tournament as defending champions, having gone undefeated at the 2012 event in Edmonton. Players interested in attending the April 28th session are asked to confirm attendance with BC Rugby Provincial Coach and Development Manager Dave Brown at dbrown@bcrugby.com U19 BC Men’s Team Open Trial  Date: Sunday, April 28th, 2013 Time: 11:30am-2:30pm Location: Spencer Field, UBC, Vancouver Contact: Dave Brown...
BC U19 Men’s Provincial Team Open Trial Scheduled for April 28th

BC U20 Women’s Provincial Team Second Open Camp Set for April 21st

VANCOUVER, BC - BC Rugby’s U20 women’s provincial team program will be holding their second open trial of the 2013 season on April 21st at UBC’s Wolfson Fields. The first open session was held in conjunction with BC’s senior women’s program and featured 50+ athletes in attendance. The U20 team is currently in preparation for the upcoming summer season where BC plans to compete at the National Women’s League Finals in Vancouver. Players interested are asked to confirm attendance with BC Rugby Provincial Coach and Development Manager Dave Brown at dbrown@bcrugby.com   U20 BC Women’s Team Open Trial  Date: Sunday, April 21st, 2013 Time: 11:30am-3:30pm Location: Wolfson Fields, UBC, Vancouver Contact: Dave Brown (dbrown@bcrugby.com)...
Rugby Canada National University 7s Championship

Rugby Canada National University 7s Championship

As you may already be aware Rugby Canada will be hosting the upcoming National University 7s Championship at Westhills Stadium on March 1st and 2nd, 2013. The Championship provides an ideal platform for National Sevens selection and talent assessment, drawing top University Sevens players from across the country. At this stage we are still seeking volunteers for the tournament. This Championship would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our volunteer team. Below isa copy of the Volunteer Posting which contains more detailed information. We appreciate you taking the time to look over this and look forward to hearing back from you. If there is any other information that you might require please do not hesitate to get in touch with Ryan Olsen at ROlsen@rugbycanada.ca...
Men’s 1st and 3rd Division Schedules Now Available.

Men’s 1st and 3rd Division Schedules Now Available.

[important] Island 1st Division Five team Cowichan Cup league - triple round. Only Cowichan cup games count for playoff seedings. The Comox Valley Kickers RFC play a single round robin exhibition schedule against Cowichan, Nanaimo, Port Alberni and Velox Valhallians. Clubs are encouraged to play Comox on bye weekends when possible. [/important] [notice] Island 3rd Division This is a five team league - double round robin, 8 games each with every team starting with 0 points. (That is, Fall 2012 standings does not apply.) Comox games are Saturdays Island Semifinals April 21, 2 @ 1. 3 @ Comox Island Finals. Location to be determined. Neutral site possibility. Consolation final possibility at neutral site curtainraiser. BC Playoffs: Island to produce two teams: Island 1 and Island 2. Island 1 to host a BC semifinal in BC thirds tier one. Island 2 to host a BC semifinal in BC thirds tier two. [/notice]...
Colin Chappell recognized through Volunteer Appreciation Program

Colin Chappell recognized through Volunteer Appreciation Program

Original article by Andrew Smith, BC Rugby Communications  COMOX, BC –  Our latest BC Rugby First XV Volunteer currently resides in the Comox Valley where he spends his time supporting the Kickers mini rugby program, the Youth and Women’s teams and the North Island Tsunami Academy program. Colin Chappell is also the VP for the Vancouver Island Rugby Union’s Youth and Mini programs and has served as the VIRU juniors league coordinator, often a thankless task that requires plenty of hours during the season. “Colin has put in a huge amount of effort getting the fall junior rugby program underway, running a 7-a-side/10-a-side tournament for the first two weeks and then sorting out a number of challenges for initiating the 15-a-side competitions,” said VIRU President Andrew Spray. “He has done a first class job since taking over the position last February.” Chappell first came to Vancouver Island in 1981 on a rugby tour and eventually moved to Nanaimo in 1982 and played with the Hornets until ’85. Once his playing career wrapped up, Chappell became involved as a volunteer and refereed until 1989. During the ’90s Chappell was heavily involved in volunteering for the Olympic Canoeing program as his son was a paddler. After a series of moves for work that took him across the province, Chappell returned to the Island where he has put down roots in Comox and has been volunteering in the local community since 2006. We caught up with our latest XV Volunteer and this is what he had to say… How long have you been involved as a volunteer with rugby? I stopped playing...
USA 7s tickets are selling at a record pace!

USA 7s tickets are selling at a record pace!

2013 USA Sevens tickets are on-sale now! This February, the world’s best sevens players will compete under the lights in Las Vegas! Join in on Friday, February 8, 2013 to kick-start three days of world-class rugby competition and celebration in the entertainment capital of the world. Check out the below ticket packages and select the one that best meets your needs. They are expecting record attendance this year, so buy your tickets early to ensure ticket availability. Also, be sure to buy before January 2nd to take advantage of discount offers! [notice]Click here to buy your tickets online and enjoy the convenience of printing your tickets at...