Rugby News And Notes


The U18 Team BC Girls travelled to Seattle this week to play in a 2 game exhibition series to prepare for the upcoming Canadian Rugby Championships. Apart of this U18 Team are 5 key players who are bringing their experience from playing in England with U18 Team Canada this past year.

In Seattle they went into the exhibition series with one purpose, to get two very competitive games playing everyone on the team before heading to the Canadian Rugby Championships. Both games they started off with their strongest XV making the first halves very close, BC was extremely competitive this entire weekend. Playing the entire roster gave everyone a chance to show their skill and be prepared in a highly competitive environment.

Unfortunately BC went 0-2 in this series however, now they are prepared to go into the Canadian Rugby Championships and defend their championship title from 2014.

Canadian Rugby Championships August 15-21

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This year BC will be sending our U18 Boys & U18 Girls for the Canadian Rugby Championships. We have two teams of U16’s and a U15’s Boys team competing in the National Rugby Festival U16 age grade, the U17 Boys Team will be facing off against Ontario in a 3 game exhibition series. At the same time our Senior Women will be competing for the National Women’s League championship.

Abbotsford to host Cannon Memorial Touch Rugby Sevens Tournament

The Abbotsford Rugby Club has organized a John Cannon Memorial Touch Seven’s Rugby Tournament on August 13 with all proceeds from the day going to the John Cannon Memorial Fund.
Cannon was a 2011 Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame inductee, who at the time of his passing in March 2016 was coaching the senior men’s 1st and 2nd division teams. He had returned to ARFC in 2013 from a long professional and international career looking to give back to the club he started with in 1996. He earned 31 caps for Canada while playing professionally in England for 6 seasons.

Earlier this year the Abbotsford Rugby Football Club (ARFC) announced the creation of the John Cannon Memorial Fund. The fund will help respective players from Abbotsford, either male or female, to pursue their representative ambitions.