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.

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.

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