Solid win for the 1st XV over Richmond. #bcrugby
The 38th annual Gobbler Tournament is fast approaching on the Thanksgiving weekend of Oct 10 and 11. We are looking forward to a great event at Exhibition Park that will augment the excitement of the current World Cup in the UK. The Saturday dance will be awesome with headliner The Chris Buck Band who played at the Rockin' River Fest and Sunfest this past summer. Come join us on the field or in the beverage garden!
The Fall season is now underway and practices have begun for all ages!
Women - Tues/Thurs - 7-8:30 at Delair
Men - Tues/Thurs - 6:30-8 at Yale
Old Boys - Thurs - 6:30-8 at Delair
U-20 Men ('96,'97)- Tues/Thurs - 6:30-8 at Yale
U-18 Men ('98,'99) - Mon/Wed - 6:30-8 at Yale
U-16 Men ('00,'01) - Mon/Wed - 5:30-7 at Yale
U-14 Boys ('02,'03) - Tues/Thurs - 4:30-6 at Yale
U-18 Women ('98,'99) - Mon/Thurs - 6:30-8 at Delair
U-16 Women ('00,'01) - Mon/Thurs - 6:30-8 at Delair
2015 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.
There 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
June 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
The 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
Saturday, 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.