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2014 Youth Award Winners

Abbotsford-Griffins-LogoThe ARFC Youth Awards Banquet took place on Wednesday, Dec 10 at the Abbotsford Rugby Club. Our aspiring young athletes were recognized for their work on the pitch throughout the fall season.

Congratulations to our U-18 girls who won their 4th consecutive BC Title and impressively finished on top in the women's Div 2 league.

U-18 Women Win 4th Consecutive BC Title

U-18 Women 2014 BC ChampsFor the fourth year in a row, the Abbotsford U-18 women's rugby team have won the BC Provincial Championships. The ladies toppled the combined Castaway Wanders and Velox team from the island 73-0 to claim the title. With this win, the ladies capped off an amazing undefeated season in the Women's U-18 league.

Impressively, the ladies hit another astonishing milestone this season. In an unprecedented decision to start the season, the ladies also competed in the Women's Div 2 league in the fall. The women also excelled in this league and finished first with a +301 points for/against record.

Jason Hignell Captains Canada U-18

Hignell U-20Congratulations to Jason Hignell who just finished a tour with the Canada U-18 Men's team in Romania. The team went 1-2 on their tour, which saw Hignell captain the first game. Jason has played this season for both the Abbotsford U-20 team and the Div 1 men's team, a difficult feat as a recent high school graduate from Yale.

Courtesy of Rugby Canada:

Canada U18s finish their tour to Romania with their heads held high after a tough, 9 to 3 loss to the Romanian U19s.  The match was played in not the best conditions and would end up being a defensive struggle.  St. George’s fly half, Ben Scher, would score the only points, a penalty in the first half, for Canada.

2014 Gobbler Results

Abby Gobbler Ladies 2014Thanks to all those teams who attended the Gobbler and made the weekend a blast. We also want to thank all players, referees, and volunteers who dedicated time to make the event a success. The dance on Saturday night was a bit a late getting started, but the country crowd was rocking and it seemed a good time was had by all.

Abby Women 2-0 in Premier

Abby Women PremierThe Women of the Abbotsford Rugby Football Club have entered their first full season of playing Premier Rugby. With a solid core of experienced players and a handful of enthusiastic new faces, the women are excited for the challenging year ahead of them. After a convincing 2-0 start to the fall season with wins over Burnaby and Seattle, the energy is certainly brewing.

37th Annual Gobbler Tourney

Gobbler 2014The 37th Annual Gobbler Tournament is quickly approaching Oct 10-12. The festivities will begin starting on the Friday of the Thanksgiving weekend with a pong tourney at the Abby Rugby Club. Games begin at about 10am Saturday with a field side beverage garden and a huge country themed dance at the Agrifair Arena on Saturday night (new location!). Games finish Sunday with cash prizes. There is a 15 aside men's division and 10 aside women's division. Abbotsford will have it's own teams as well as some alumni teams in the tournament. If you are interested in attending, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more details, click on the poster.

2014-15 Registration

arfc logoOnline registration for youth and senior teams is expected to be open by August 25NEW THIS SEASON:  a portion of club fees have been added to the online registration system for senior mens and womens teams.  ARFC has approved the addition of $150.00 of a players club fees to be be collected via the online system at the point of online registration.  Please note:  players are responsible for paying the remainder of any player fees due to the club and the $150.00 may NOT cover all fees due, check with your coach/manager for any remaining fees owing.  This will bring the total fees due at time of online registration to $250.00. 

If you have any questions about the online registration or fees set please email:  Alison Reeves, club registrar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Picketts earns start for Canada U-20

picketts 2014Abbotsford Senior grad Tiffany Picketts has earned a starting spot on the Canada U-20 team who beat the USA 51-5 in the opening game of the CanAm series in Ontario. Picketts scored a try in the Canada victory. The ladies play again Saturday, Aug 23.

There was a fundraiser to help support Picketts at the Abbotsford Rugby Club last Sunday to raise funds for her trip. Nearly 50 people were in attendance to watch the Canada Women play in the their first ever World Cup final and raised almost $600 to help support Tiffany in her opportunity to play for Canada U-20.

Courtesy of Rugby Canada

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