Western Age-Grade Championships 2023

BC Bears Squads Announced For U16 and U18 Western Canada Championships in Calgary

from BCRU

BC Rugby is delighted to announce the BC Bears U18 and U16 Boys and Girls squads that will represent the province at the 2023 Western Canadian Championships in Calgary, Alberta on August 3-6, 2023.

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BC U20 Dunbar Keg Competition – 2023

BC Set to Prioritize U20 Competition in September to Align U20 Season with National U20 Selection and Schedule

The BCRU have decided to get serious about the U20 age group and supporting the national U20 team and pathway. BC have been dominant nationally at the U19 level, yet haven’t seen that dominance translate in the number of selections for the national U20 squad.

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Bayside Sharks – July 2023

Annual Bayside Sharks Summer 7s for August 12

from Bayside Rugby

Can you please post our upcoming Annual Bayside Sharks Summer 7s for August 12, 2023. Registration is now open and payment can be sent to treasurer@baysiderfc.com and any enquiries to myself, mattfalkner3@gmail.com

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BC Bears – June 2023

BC Fall to Arrows Academy 32-27: Coast to Coast Cup Title Determined on Saturday Atlantic v Arrows Academy

BC went up 10-0 in the first quarter with two tries by Zephyr Melnyk. Mike Moloney left 7 points on the field with one missed penalty and two missed conversions. BC are playing with a lot of nervous energy, they’re moving the ball ahead but it’s creating a lot of errors. Toronto slot a penalty 10-3. BC kick the ensuing kickoff into touch and Toronto have a scrum at half. Moloney hits a nice 50/22 to give BC some position inside the Toronto 22 but the Arrows steal it back. BC are winning the kicking game and gaining some territory. BC get a driving maul going and Zephyr Melnyk finishes it off for his 3rd try. AJ Kosempel scores a solo try on the outside for the Arrows, 17-10 for BC at the half.

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Bayside Sharks – June 2023

Bayside Sharks Senior Men’s Coaching Search:Extended to June 9th

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

– Lead the senior men’s rugby team and coaching staff on and off the field.
– Implement thorough practice plans (Tuesdays/Thursdays).
– Develop scalable individual player and team goals throughout the season.
– Proven ability to create a vision, establish buy-in, execute and drive performance to achieve results.
– Build and maintain strong and supportive relationships with the players, coaches, and managers.
– Work collaboratively with the club Executive, Director of Rugby, Senior Men’s Director, and Rugby committee.
– Where assigned, support the appointed Team Manager with all relevant off-field matters.

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BC Bears Trial Match – June 2nd 2023

BC Gold Defeat BC Blue 36-33: First Half Notes

BC Blue led 21-5 just before half time then the live stream went dead. Below are our notes from that time period. BC Gold obviously turned it around in the 2nd half, the BCRU might have an archive of the match they’ll upload to their YouTube channel. It’s wait and see.

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BC Regional Women – May 2023

BC Women’s Island Blue vs Mainland Gold Match on Saturday at UVic: Rosters Announced

from BCRU

Squads have been confirmed for what will be an exciting Game 1 of the BC Rugby Senior Women’s Blue vs. Gold Series this Saturday, May 20!

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Women’s Rugby Program Updates – May 2023

Accelerate Fund for Women’s Age Grade Programs; Women’s U20 Selection Camp June 2-6 at UBC; BC Gold v BC Blue This Weekend at UVic

This is the first year the U20 women’s teams are launching after COVID. They are on a fully pay to play model which has the potential to keep some players out of the pathway at this critical time in their development. That is where the newly started Accelerate Fund has stepped up to help. The fund currently is set up as an annuity looking to raise 2 million by 2025, all the money to go towards supporting Women’s Age Grade Rugby. All funds will be matched up to $500K. There is an upcoming national U20 selection camp at UBC, it is the first time there will be a national age grade XVs assembly for women since 2019.

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