Junior Tide Program

July 03 2013

Tide U15 Tryouts for Victoria International Youth 7s Tournament

from Mua Va'a
posted July 3 2013

Greetings players and parents

The international Sevens is around the corner on July 12 and 13 and I understand that there is still a lot of rugby going on at this time for all our young lads. Just a heads up the Tide U15 (1998) sevens will be hosting a tryout on July 9, 10, 11, 12th @ UVIC (Wallace field) from 5:30 to 7pm. With the 15s still going on that doesn’t give us much time to get ready except for those four days before the tournament, this is open to anybody to come out but there will be specific areas that we will be looking at to select 12 players such as:


The first two days we will be doing some skill drills and exhibition games. We will select the team after Wednesday session and inform everybody on Wednesday night. Also we are required to pay a $200 fee for the tournament so each player that will be selected will pay $25 each to cover the costs.

At the moment we are still need a manager for our team; if any of you parents are interested in helping please let me know. Thanks,

Mua Va’a
cell # 250-516-8042

U18 Tide Fall 37-21 to Down High School of Ireland

posted July 8 2011

The final score was 37-21 to the Northern Irish team. The game was played as three 20s to allow the Tide coaches an opportunity to match the PRC format of two 20 minutes. The Tide coaches were experimenting with some different combinations prior to the PRC's. When the Tide played their game and pattern with their stronger line up there was not much between the two teams

Next touring team game is on Tuesday at 6 at SMUS versus St Edwards School from Oxford.

Man of the match for the Tide was Hayden Evans at #8, the 16 yr old 1st XV from Shawnigan Lake School, who also made the Canada U17 team this year, is shown below scoring one of the Tide tries.

Junior Tide U14 Program: Final open training / trial session 6:30 pm Tuesday June 13th at Brentwood College

by John Lyall
posted June 5 2006

This year the Vancouver Island U14 Tide is selecting a representative team from the Island to send to the BC Summer games that are to be held in Kamloops on the 27th-30th July.

We have had two trainings sessions the last two Sundays. We will be hosting a final open training / trial session 6:30 pm Tuesday June 13th at Brentwood College (upper field). Email manager Cindy to confirm attendance, arrange a ride or need directions to the park at fuailefau@shaw.ca.

June training schedule is (awaiting field confirmations).
Tuesday June 13th 6:30 pm Upper field Brentwood
Tuesday June 20th: 6:30 pm SMU or Brentwood
Saturday June 24th: 10 am Velox Fields

We ask the following players to attend this session. Any other players are welcome and encouraged. A final training squad will be posted following the Tuesday June 13th training session.

Thanks, John

Andy Erasmus
Wonjin Kim
Richard Boness
Michael Fuailefau
Jacob Roke
James Down
Aubrey Blackhall
Joseph Furness
Peter Zelen
Sam Tibbetts
Jordan Hills
Patrick O’Neill
Vaughan Gaston
Caius Robertson
Dustin Allison
Steve Thompson
Galen Jones
Jure Erlic
Luke McCloskey
Patick Davies
Jordan Bowcott
Kane Wyatt
Levi Kensley

To all interested in the U14 Vancouver Island Tide Trials: Call for Players

This year the Vancouver Island Tide is selecting a representative team from the Island to send to the BC Summer games that are to be held in Kamloops on the 27th-30th July.

Selections for the the Island wide team will be held on:

Sunday 28th May: 9am- 12pm Saint Michaels University (For Players in Victoria)

Sunday 4th June: 10am - 1pm Cowichan Rugby Club For (For North Island Players)

The Team will be announced the week after the second Trial.

For any further information please contact:

Casey Dunning BCRU Youth Development Officer (Victoria)
email: cdunning@bcrugby.com
ph: 250 661 1271


John Lyall U14 Tide Coach
email: jglyall@yahoo.ca

NSW Country Schools (Australia) Rugby Tour to Victoria - U16/U18 Tide practice sessions announced

posted March 29 2006
by Ian Hyde-Lay

On the 19th April the NSW Country Schoolboys Team will be touring to
Victoria from Australia. The VIRU will be using this game to kick off
its Representative Victoria Tide Season. If you or any of your players
are interested in the U18's or U16's Tide programs for this summer, this
game will be the best way to be seen by the Tide coaches and also play
against a high calibre international team. The Game will be played at
the University of Victoria (Wallace Field) 19th April 5:00pm Kick off,

Practice Sessions will be at VELOX RUGBY CLUB (Subject to Change):

Friday 7th April, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Wednesday 12th April, 4:00-5:30pm
Friday 14th April (Good Friday) 10:00am- 12:00pm
Monday 17th April (Easter Monday) 10:00am - 12:00pm

GAME WEDNESDAY 19th April 5:00pm

If you or any of your clubs/schools players are interested please contact Mark Pratt (Mark.Pratt@gov.bc.ca) or Casey Dunning (cduning@bcrugby.com). We will be taking a squad of 30 players into the game.

Thank you for your time and passing this on to all who may be involved. I look forward to seeing all of the athletes at the first practice session on the 7th April.

Call for Coaches and Managers for Japan Cup teams: Girl's U17 and U19; Boy's U14, U16, U18 teams

by Casey Dunning
posted Feb 22 2006

The Vancouver Island Rugby Union is calling for coaching and managing applications for the various roles this coming summer at the Japan Cup and BC Summer Games for the following positions:

• GIRL’S U17 and U19 TIDE (South Island) Coach, Manager and Assistant Coach (Japan Cup)

• BOY’S U16 TIDE (South Island), Coach, Manager and Assistant Coach. (Japan Cup)

• BOYS U18 Vancouver Island TIDE Coach, Assistant Coach and Manager. (Japan Cup)

• BOYS U14 Vancouver Island TIDE Coach, Assistant Coach and Manager (BC Summer Games)

I ask that all South Island Clubs and Schools put the call out to your active coaches/volunteers to help us identify those interested.

Coaching candidates are required to hold a valid NCCP Level 2 certification or to have completed the CBET Introduction to Competition Course. A minimum of two years experience coaching at either Club or High School level is also required. Interested parties are asked to express their intention via e-mail to cosligo@shaw.ca (John Wrafter) or to cdunning@bcrugby.com (Casey Dunning) before March 6th, 2006.

Please be sure to include your contact info, position(s) desired, certification and experience.

A committee made up of John Wrafter, Doug Tate, David Mays and Casey Dunning will review all applications and make the appointments shortly after the closing date.

Please feel free to contact John Wrafter (Ph.# 250 658 2836) or Casey Dunning (Ph.# 250 661 1271) for any further information.

The Victoria Crimson Tide welcomes players to come out to play for the South Island and compete in the Japan Cup Tournament being held in Vancouver at UBC July 8th, 9th and 10th

posted June 2005

Any boys born in 1987 or 1988 are eligible and welcome to play for the U18 team. The practices are being held at Central Middle School Tuesday/Thursday @ 6pm.

Contact: J.P. Oughtred (jpoughtred@oughtred.com) TEL: (250)384-7444

Any girls born in 1986,87,88 or 89 are eligible and welcome to play for the U17/U19 teams. The practices are being held at Windsor Park in Oak Bay Tuesday/Thursday @ 5pm. (Rides to training can be arranged if necessary).

Contact: Lisa Cooper (lisa@bcrugbynews.com) TEL: (250)704-6751

Jeff Williams, Youth Development Officer for Victoria, provides a number of online resources for players and coaches - Updated: U16 camps on May 22nd at Windsor Park

updated May 18th 2005

Jeff Williams
Youth Development Officer-Victoria

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