List of Summer Rugby Events in BC: Incentives for BC U20 Competition?
[ed. comments below]
posted May 25 2011
The following is a list compiled by the BCRU of summer rugby events, I've modified it a bit by adding Shawnigan Lake to the list of summer camps and indicating that the Victoria 7s is not a club 7s event but invitational only.
I'm particularly looking forward to the high profile 7s events like Abbotsford and Victoria 7s, also the first tournament of the season on June 11th, the Buccaneer 7s. The U20 competition intrigues me especially as our national U20 team are in action in Tbilisi, Georgia at the time of writing and are struggling, at least in their loss against Georgia (38-9). I think it's time to take a closer look at the talent in this age group. Even though there isn't a national championship this year at U20, I'm speculating that they'll start a U20 residential program in the fall of 2011 or spring of 2012 and there will be incentive to be noticed and selected for that program. Hopefully Coach Shelley will show some strong leadership upon his return from the World Trophy tournament and announce details of the residential program, and if not, at least indicate his vision for the U20 program and how he plans to reverse the Georgia result next year.
2011 BC RUGBY SUMMER EVENTS LISTING
BC Girls (BCHSGRA) High School Championships - High School Girls - May 26 to May 28 Brentwood College, Vancouver Island
BC Boys (BCSSRU) High School Championships - High School Boys - June 1 to June 4 Rotary Stadium, Abbotsford
BC Rugby Annual General Meeting - BC Rugby Membership - June 12th Firstar Sport Centre, Richmond (Sport BC)
National Women's League Finals - Sr Women, U23 Women, U18 Women - June 30 to July 3 UBC Wolfson Fields, Vancouver
Provincial Regional Championships - U18 Men, U18 Women, U16 Men - July 8 to July 10 UBC Wolfson Fields, Vancouver
BCU20 Competition (Van. Island vs Vancouver Wave) - U20 Men July 9th Klahanie Park, West Vancouver
Sevens Provincial Regional Championships - U14 Boys - July 15 to July 16 University of Victoria
BCU20 Competition (Fraser Valley vs Van. Island) - U20 Men - July 16th University of Victoria
BCU20 Competition (Vancouver Wave vs Fraser Valley) - U20 Men - July 23rd CFV Exhibition, Abbotsford
BCU20 Championship - Dunbar Keg Final - U20 Men - July 30th Klahanie Park, West Vancouver
CRC - BC vs The Rock - BC Senior Men - July 30th Klahanie Park, West Vancouver
CRC - BC vs Ontario Blues - BC Senior Men - August 2nd Klahanie Park, West Vancouver
Provincial Festival (13-a-side) - U14 Boys - August 3 to August 5 UBC Wolfson Fields, Vancouver
Western Canada Summer Games - U17 Men - August 12 to August 13 Kamloops Rugby Club
CRC - BC vs Prairie Wolf Pack - BC Senior Men - August 13th Apple Bowl, Kelowna
National Festival - U18 Men, U18 Women, U16 Men - August 16 to August 21 Calgary Rugby Park, Alberta
Rugby Canada World Cup send off dinner - Vancouver Island Rugby Membership - August 17th Delta Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa, Victoria
Rugby Canada World Cup send off golf tournament - Lower Mainlannd Rugby Membership - August 18th UBC Golf Course, Vancouer
CRC - BC vs Prairie Wolf Pack - BC Senior Men - August 20th Calgary Rugby Park, Alberta
CRC - BC vs The Rock - BC Senior Men - August 27th - Swiler's Rugby Complex, Newfoundland
BC Sevens Series
Kukri Buccanneer Sevens - Club 7s teams / Invitational - June 11th Bullen Park, Esquimalt
Vancouver Rugby Sevens - Club 7s teams / Invitational - June 25th Connaught Park, Vancouver
SFU Highland Summer Sevens - Club 7s teams / Invitational - July 16th SFU, Burnaby
Abbotsford Rugby Sevens - Club 7s teams / Invitational - July 23rd Rotary Stadium, Abbotsford
Burnaby Lake Rugby Club Lighthouse Sevens - Club 7s teams / Invitational - August 6th Burnaby Lake Sports Complex, Burnaby
Bayside Summer Sevens - Club 7s teams / Invitational - August 27th South Surrey Athletic Park, South Surrey
BC Sevens Invitational Tournaments
United Midnight Sevens - Club 7s teams / Invitational - June 11th Burnaby Lake West Complex
Richmond Flatlanders Sevens - Club 7s teams / Invitational - June 18th John Oliver Park
CanAm Sevens - Club 7s teams / Invitational - July 9th Bellingham, Washington
Victoria International Sevens - Invitational - July 16th University of Victoria
Capilano Sevens - Club 7s teams / Invitational - August 13th Klahanie Park, Vancouver
Shawnigan Lake - 15-17 Boys and Girls - July 17 to July 22 Shawnigan Lake School
White Rock (Crescent Park) - Grades 1-12 - July 4 to July 8 Crescent Park, Surrey
Vancouver (Jericho Park) - Grades 1-12 - July 11 to July 15 Jericho Park, Vancouver
Vancouver (Stanley Park) - Grades 1-12 - July 24 to July 29 Brockton Oval, Stanley Park, Vancouver
BC Wins National Women's Title; Vancouver Rugby Union Takes it All in Provincials
BCRU Press Release
posted July 6 2010
BC wins National Title with Victory over Ontario
The British Columbia Rugby Union's flagship women's program - the BC Senior Women - have captured the 2010 National Women's League Championship. With a win over Ontario, the BC Women are National Champions. To view and read more, visit:
Congratulations to our BC Senior Women - 2010 National Champs.
Vancouver Rugby Union takes Four Titles
This weekend at the University of British Columbia, the Vancouver Rugby Union swept all three divisions at the Provincial Regional Championships (Under 16 Men, Under 18 Men and Under 19 Women) and also booked their ticket to the Under 20 Men's National Semi-Final. Vancouver Under 20 Men advance to the west final where they will be hosted by the Prairie champion on July 17.
To read the report of Vancouver's "Dunbar Keg" victory over a tough Fraser Valley side, visit: www.rugbycanada.ca
BC Rugby Prepresentative Season in Full Swing
While the Dunbar Keg Under 20 Competition has come to a close, and another successful Provincial Regional Championships and NWL season are in the books, the focus now turns to the following representative programs:
BC Bears Senior Men - looking to repeat as National Champions, will compete in the Canadian Rugby Championship (CRC) starting August 14 in Calgary versus the Wolf Pack. On Saturday, August 21 the Bears will host the Atlantic Rock at 3:00 PM at Klahanie Park in West Vancouver (all details to follow soon!). The Bears will play in Toronto against the Ontario Blues on September 4. The top seed from this round-robin will host the second seed on September 18 for the right to hoist the 2010 CRC Cup.
Under 19 Women - will be competing against 8 other provincial sides at the 2010 National Championship Festival held in Calgary, Alberta where they will settle in from August 9 - 17.
Under 18 Men - will also be competing at the 2010 National Championship Festival in Calgary, departing August 12 and returning August 17. There are five provincial teams in the U18 division.
BC Under 17 Women - regionally the Under 17 Women will compete in the BC Summer Games in Langley from July 22-25. The Provincial side will be touring to California from August 11 - 18 where they will be looking to caputure the North American West Coast Championship.
Under 16 Men - to provide opportunity for more athletes, and in keeping with the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model two Under 16 Provincial sides will compete alongside the BC Under 18 Men and Under 19 Women at the 2010 National Championship Festival in Calgary. Competing at the BC Bruins and the BC Cubs, the two teams will have their final selection camp at Shawnigan Lake School, before heading to Calgary on August 11.
Under 14 Boys - as with the Under 16 Men, will have two sides competing in a National Festival with Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Under 14 athletes heading to the interprovincial festival in Calgary from August 14 - 18 will be selected from the 2010 BC Summer Games in Langley.
Want to watch these teams live? BC Rugby has partnered with FCm Travel Solutions to provide family and with the opportunity to travel as part of the "Provincial Team Entourage" to the events as outlined above. Travel will be arranged to ensure you catch the fixtures you want to see live. All those who book through FCm will receive a BC Rugby Supporter item. For more information email email@example.com
And don't forget... the BC Rugby Elite Youth 7s program is now underway, as is the inaugural BC Rugby 7s Series. Visist www.bcrugby.com and www.bcrugby7s.com for all information.