BC Junior Club Championships 2022

BC Age-Grade Club Finals to be Hosted at Cowichan Rugby Club on December 4th

It’s good to see a combined Island/Mainland BC club championship at the youth level return this year. As the BCRU media release mentioned, it was 3 years ago when the last one was held. Last year the Mainland and Island held separate championships as COVID rules were just starting to loosen.

This year they’re (once again) changing the age levels, this time from U19 and U17 to U18 and U16.

Based on previous years’ results we’re expecting the Ravens to be prominent in boys U18 from the Mainland, on the Island James Bay were strong last year but CW and Cowichan have been contenders in the past. In the girls divisions, on the Mainland, we expect the Fraser Valley clubs to be strong, the Abbotsford and Langley clubs come to mind. On the Island, CW won the titles last year but Comox have been making noises recently and Jen Ross has been working at James Bay. So it will be interesting to see how this plays out this season.

We covered the Island Junior Club championships last year, here is the report and photos.

from BCRU

BC Rugby is delighted to announce that crossover 2022 BC Rugby Age-Grade Club Finals will take place on Sunday, December 4 at Cowichan Rugby Club in Duncan.

The culmination of the 2022 Age-Grade Club season will mark the return of the crossover finals – where champions from Vancouver Island face champions from the Lower Mainland – for the first time since 2019. We are working closely with the Cowichan Valley Junior Rugby Development Society to deliver the event.

Clubs will contest their respective Mainland and Island Age-Grade Finals on Sunday, November 27, with the winners advancing to the crossover finals in Duncan the following week.

Finals on December 4 will feature championship matches for U16 and U18 Boys and Girls Divisions, with the respective Mainland and Island champions battling it out at Cowichan Rugby Club.

As part of the long-term athlete development pathway, U14 Teams will contest Mainland and Island Finals on November 27. This is following the decision to adjust the Age-Grade Bandings for the 2022/23 season and beyond to align with the 2022 Rugby Canada Age-Grade Law Variations and the current BC Bears pathway.

Age-Grade Club Finals were held in December 2021 but were regionalised to the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, with the Island Finals held at Cowichan Rugby Club.

The 2022/23 Age-Grade Club Fall Season schedule will be released soon.

Posted in Youth Rugby.