Youth Rugby Updates - March 2019

March 14 2019


Nathan Hirayama supporting local youth 7s tournament
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SD62 7s Wraps Up; Junior Tide Offering 8 Week Friday Night Development Sessions; Byrne Creek Community School Starts Rugby Program



SD62 7s

The SD62 7s event attracted 39 teams from up and down the Island and RE Mountain from Langley joined the fun from the mainland. In total 67 games of 7s were played. National coach Damian McGrath was on hand, always looking at the 7s talent wherever he goes. Nathan Hirayama dropped by and was recognized by young fans, some who requested pics with the iconic national team player. The results are below and some photos from the day.

Senior boys champs: Oak Bay
Senior boys plate: Glenlyon Norfolk
Senior boys Bowl: Carihi

Senior girls Cup: Belmont
Senior girls plate: Oak Bay2

Junior boys champs: Oak Bay
Junior boys Plate: RE Mountain
Junior boys Bowl: Mark Isfeld

Junior girls champs: Esquimalt
Junior girls plate: Carihi


Oak Bay senior boys took the title


Organizers John Lyall and Clay Panga man the scoring tent and PA system


Nathan Hirayama agrees to a few photos with fans


Head coach Damian McGrath a big supporter of community rugby is on hand.

The tournament FB page is here.

Junior Tide Academy

The Junior Tide are offering an 8 week development program for youth 13-18 on Friday nights. Check out the poster below.



Byrne Creek Community School

This is a new rugby program and is showing a lot of enthusiasm in taking rugby into a new community. Give them a follow on Twitter and support the growth of rugby locally. Their twitter handle is @ByrneRugby.




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