Abby 2015 All-City Team

arfc logo2015 was a strong year for rugby in Abbotsford and the surrounding area. Hundreds of boys and girls from grades 6-12 were involved in local school rugby programs, as many teams continue to expand and develop their rugby skills.

At the senior high school level, there were 6 boys’ teams competing from Abbotsford, including Robert Bateman, Yale, Abby Sr. and Mouat with Hansen and ATSS competing in the local sevens tourneys. In the Provincial AAA division, Yale won the public school championship, finishing third in the province behind private schools Shawnigan Lake and St. George’s. Yale also won their first ever Fraser Valley Banner. Bateman finished 7th in the provincial tournament. Abby and Mouat laid solid foundation to build their programs throughout the season.

Abbotsford Rugby Camp 2015

Mike WilsonThere is an Abbotsford Rugby Camp happening July 6-10 for players ages 11-15 who are looking to improve their rugby skills. Former Canada player Ryan McWhinney, Cayman Islands' Sevens Captain Mike Wilson, and other guest coaches will be involved with the camp and look foward to working with young rugby players.

What: Abbotsford Rugby Camp (fun, games based camp open to players from all regions)
Who: Students ages 11-15 (there is flexibility in ages depending on experience level)
When: July 6 to July 10, 2015, 9am-2:30pm
Where: Yale Secondary
Cost: $140 ($125 if registered by Tuesday, June 23) - includes a t-shirt, ball, and pizza lunch on Friday
Instructors: Mike Wilson, Ryan McWhinney
Registration: contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a registration document

Abby Kukri Sevens Results

Seattle Abby Sevens 2015June 13, 2015 marked the day of the 7th Annual Abbotsford Kukri Sevens at Exhibition Park in Abbotsford. 24 teams from BC and Seattle took part in 4 divisions at the tournament. There were many exciting games throughout the fantastic, sunny day in Abbotsford. The Seattle Saracens, coached by Fijian sevens legend Waisale Serevi, took the elite men's division with a victory over Burnaby. The Castaway Wanderers women's team led by Brittany Waters won the women's division. The Vod Lounge Skids, run by UBC's Brock Staller and showcasing local graduate Jorden Sandover-Best, won the social men's division. Valley East won the U-14 boys division.

For more pictures, visit the Abbotsford Rugby Club Facebook page

2015 Abbotsford Kukri Sevens

Abbotsford Kukri Sevens Poster 2015The Abbotsford Kukri Sevens are quickly approaching on Saturday, June 13. This will be the first of four official stops on the BC Rugby Sevens Circuit. With an Elite Men's, Women's and Social Men's, as well as U-14 Boys division, the tourney will be full of action. There will be a drop-kick competition, a 'big ball' game, and a variety of prizes. We will have a number of Abbotsford teams competing in the tournament as well. Come and play or join us field side in the beverage garden to support the event! For more information, visit our Sevens Facebook Page  

2014-15 Club Award Winners

Dobson 2015Saturday, May 9 marked the day of the 2014-15 ARFC Awards Banquet, which was held in conjunction this year with the ARFC Alumni Night. It was also the day of the BC Finals where our Div 2 Men's team brought home the title.

With over 120 in attendance at the club, the evening was a huge success that brought young and old together for a great night of celebration. Ron Sweeney and Steve Preston were inducted in to the ARFC Hall of Fame and the award winners for our 5 senior teams were acknowledged. Jason Dobson won the unprecedented feat of MVP for two teams! Thanks to Doug Primrose and all those who helped organize this great event.

ARFC Equipment and Apparel Contract

The Abbotsford Rugby Club is reviewing requests for proposals for our Equipment and Apparel Contract for the upcoming 2015/2016 season.

All pertinent information can be found in the attached document. The schedule for the RFP process is as follows:

April 27     RFP issued
May 8        Deadline for questions
May 15      Questions and Answers posted on ARFC website
May 25      Proposal Due Date
June 6       Contract Awarded
August 1    Contract in Effect 

ARFC 2015 Middle School Sevens

Jairen and Jeong 2015On Friday, April 10 the Abbotsford Rugby Club hosted its annual middle school sevens tournament at Yale and Fraser. It was an exciting day with 26 teams from 6 local middle schools competing in 4 divisions with 58 games in total. There were some entertaining matches and some impressive improvement from the start of the day to the end. Three different schools won trophies for the 2015 ARFC City Championships, including Howe Middle (Grade 7 Girls), Fraser Middle (Grade 7 Boys and Grade 8 Girls), and Reimer Middle (Grade 8 Boys). 

The Abbotsford Rugby Club would like to thank all those who helped make this annual tournament a success, including the organizers, referees, coaches, volunteers, supporters, and all the players. Thanks to Kukri for providing apparel for award winners. Congratulations to all Team MVPs and Fastest Runners, whose names are listed below along with final team placings.

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