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.

New Club Logo and Bumper Stickers

New ARFC Crest 2015Abbotsford-Griffins-LogoThe Abbotsford Rugby Club has a new design for its crest and a new logo for its youth programs. The vintage crest will still be used on some clothing articles. Club bumper stickers are now available with the new crest through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for $3.

Our youth members have long been asking for a mascot for youth gear. After many surveys of our youth players, the Griffin was created, tying in the mascots from many of our local feeder schools.

We thank Jerusha and Jason Sperger as well as all others who helped with the creation of these new branding materials for the Abbotsford Rugby Club!

21 ARFC Athletes Playing Sevens in Vegas

FowlersAn astonishing 17 players from the ARFC have been selected to represent BC on four different teams at the USA Sevens in Las Vegas this coming weekend. Two more have been named as non-travelling reserves. Three others are playing for the Cayman Islands team. The tournament runs from Feb 12-15 in Vegas. ARFC Div 1 player Connor Hunter has been named as captain of the BC U-23 team.

Tyson Appeldoorn, Darwin Guevara, Connor Hunter, and Spencer Miller (ARFC product at UBC) have all been selected for the BC U-23 team competing in the men's open division

Bowen, Byron, Zuniga off to Vegas for BC U-16

Diego 2015Three ARFC players have been selected to the BC U-16 team traveling to Las Vegas Feb 11-15 for the USA Sevens. Corben Bowen (Sardis), Connor Byron (Yale), and Diego Zuniga (Yale) are three of twelve players chosen to represent BC. ARFC U-15 players Teo DeGianni (Yale) and Carter Miller (Yale) are two of the three non-travelling reserves.

The following, in alphabetical order, is the list of athletes selected for the BCEY7’s tour to Las Vegas from February 11th to February 15th, 2015.

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.

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