The BC Rugby Elite Youth Girls' U18 Team celebrate victory in the 2017 Canadian Rugby National U18 Sevens Championships. Image Courtesy of BC Rugby

This Thursday, the BC Rugby Elite Youth Sevens Teams will compete in the third annual Canadian Rugby National U18 Sevens Championships, held at Burnaby Lake.  The BC U18 Girls’ Team are two-time defending champions (2016/2017), while the Boys’ Team also won in 2016.  The Championships will take place over three days, with round-robin pools taking place on the first day and knock out matches on Friday.  The teams that qualify for the finals on Saturday will take centre stage at BC Place in front of a crowd of thousands, as part of the HSBC Canada Sevens Vancouver Tournament.

The BC Elite Youth Sevens Teams have a strong track record in this event, so expectations are high.  The Girls’ U18 Team, sponsored by Onni, have won the tournament for the last two years in a row and are determined to defend their title again.  The Boys’ U18 Team have tasted glory too, winning the tournament in its inaugural year.  Last year’s fourth-place finish was a disappointment to the players and this year’s squad go into the games on Thursday with a point to prove.

Event Schedule

U18 Men’s Schedule – Day 1 – March 8, 2018

BC Rugby vs. Ontario 1 – 12:30pm

BC Rugby vs. Alberta – 2:30pm

U18 Women’s Schedule – Day 1 – March 8, 2018

BC Rugby vs. Ontario 2 – 10:22am

BC Rugby vs. Alberta – 12:30pm

BC Rugby vs. Ontario 1 – 2:30pm