he highly anticipated 2017 BC Rugby Club Finals will take place this Saturday, May 6th at Exhibition Park in Abbotsford. On the line is the opportunity for teams to be named 2017 BC Rugby Club Champions in one of nine Men’s and Women’s divisions, from Third Division to Premier League.
There are 18 teams competing in this year’s Club Finals, coming from as far as Vancouver Island and Seattle, Washington.
Among the players competing in the Finals are National Team athletes such as Westshore RFC’s Barbara Mervin, 2014 Women’s World Cup Silver Medallist, and Burnaby Lake RC’s Admir Cejvanovic, National Men’s 7s and 15s player.
The referees named for the Men’s Premier League and Women’s Premier League finals are David Smortchevsky and Kevin Smith, respectively.
Teams Competing in Finals
Men’s Premier League Final – Burnaby Lake RC vs UBC
Men’s Premier Reserve Final – Burnaby Lake RC vs University of Victoria Norsemen
Men’s Division 1 Final – Surrey Beavers AA vs Nanaimo Hornets RC
Men’s Division 2 Final – Meraloma RC vs
Men’s Division 3A Final – Burnaby Lake RC vs Westshore RFC
Men’s Division 3B Final – Squamish vs Capilano RFC
Women’s Premier League Final, presented by belairdirect – Westshore RFC vs Seattle Saracens
Women’s Division 1 Final – Vancouver Thunderbirds vs United RC
Women’s Division 2 Final – Kelowna Crows vs Capilano RFC
Admission is free for attendees 18 or under (high school students will need to show ID for free admission). For adults 19 and up, tickets are $15 each. Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate. Free parking will be available at the venue.
BC Rugby has also arranged shuttle buses for spectators. Buses will pick up spectators from Tsawwassen, Downtown Vancouver and Burnaby. There are limited seats so reserve your spot as soon as possible to secure reliable transportation to the event. Click here for more information and to reserve a seat.