Shawnigan Lake School – March 2023

Shawnigan Lake School Only North American Team at Prestigious 7s Tournament Held at Rugby School in England

from Shawnigan Lake

Shawnigan Lake School will have the honour of representing all of North America at a prestigious rugby sevens tournament in England later this month celebrating the 200th anniversary of the sport.

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Upright Rugby Academy – March 2023

Upright Rugby Academy Win First Match in UK – Tour Update

by Tyler Leggatt

Amidst partially sunny skies and cooler climes in the northeast part of London, England, Upright Rugby took to the field against Wansted RFC. This was first match in Upright’s first ever 15s rugby tour, a team which is comprised of a mix of players primarily based in Oakville, Ontario, where many of them train with the Upright Rugby Academy nearly year-round.

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Thunder Indigenous Rugby – February 2023

Thunder Indigenous Rugby Touring to NZ in August – Easter Tour to North Vancouver, Abbotsford, Squamish: FUNDRAISING AUCTION TRIP TO HAIDA GWAII

The Thunder Indigenous Rugby program is touring to NZ in August, taking a U18 boys and a U18 girls team. Last year in August they had a successful tour to California, entering the LA 7s Invitational, the tour review is on their website.

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World School 7s 2022

BC U18 Teams Wrap Up Tournament: Girls 2-3 Finish in 11th/12th, Boys 0-5 Finish in 15th/16th

[ed. update Japan SDS (Sevens Development Squad) won the girls title defeating the NZ and Australian U18 teams, a big upset. On the boys side it was the expected result, NZ U18 team winning.]

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BC Junior Club Finals

Provincial U16 Club Finals Wrap Up with Langley Winning Girls and Bayside Winning Boys: U18 Girls Final This Coming Weekend at Cowichan

The four Provincial championships were originally to be held Dec 4th at Cowichan but freezing weather and snow north of the Malahat changed plans. The U16 titles were able to go ahead in Oak Bay and were won by Langley (girls) and Bayside (boys). The BCRU write up on the day is posted below.

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BC Youth 7s – October 2022

Trials This Weekend for BC 7s Youth Team Heading to NZ in December: Mainland October 21 & Island October 22nd

[ed. update the sessions and selections are open to boys born 2004 to 2006.]

from BCRU [with updates]

Calling all BC U17 & U18 (born 2004 to 2006) Boys who want to claim their spot on the Elite Youth 7s Team headed for New Zealand!

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Kamloops Youth 7s 2022

Kamloops 7s Results: CW Sweep U18, U16, U14 Boys Titles; Abbotsford Claim U18 Girls, Strathcona U16 Girls, Rapids Rugby U14 Girls

The BCRU results system doesn’t explicitly name a winner or show, in many cases, which is the finals match, so a bit of interpretive reading of the results is required. If in doubt check the results directly using the links below.

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BC Rugby Youth 7s

BC Entering Youth Teams in World School 7s in Auckland in December

from BCRU

BC Bears Boys and Girls Elite 7s teams will be heading to New Zealand this December, to compete at the 2022 World School Sevens.

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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.

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