VANCOUVER - A total of 41 BC provincial age grade rugby players will head South on Wednesday to defend titles in the Elite and Open divisions of the Las Vegas Invitational High School Sevens. For Abbotsford's Spencer Miller, this will be his fifth straight appearance for the BC Elite Youth Sevens, a program created to identify and develop athletes who will go on to represent Canada in future international tournaments.
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Tiffany is the first woman to win a MVP hoodie this season, she was selected by her coaches to receive this recognition. Abbotsford women dominated at the high school and club U18 level this year. They won the high school 7s and AA XVs championship, outscoring opponents 234-5 is 7s and 192-3 in XVs. Tiffany was an integral part of the team scoring 4 tries in the final against Brentwood College. The Abbotsford rugby club won the U18 Provincial title and Tiffany was captain.
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The Abbotsford Rugby Football Club showcased some of its top youth players on Saturday, and they turned in a dominant performance against a team from south of the border.
A combination of local U17 and U19 boys earned a 45-0 victory over Skagit Valley in a friendly at Exhibition Park. Stu Sayce led the way with a pair of tries, while Sebastian Gibson, Graeme Fugger, Jake Thiel, Joel Nervais and Noah Jensen added singles. Spencer Miller (2), Josh Thiel (2) and Louis Retief booted converts.
Monday night marked one of the biggest youth awards nights in ARFC history with over 100 players and parents in attendance to celebrate the achievements of our young athletes. Congratulations to all Abbotsford youth rugby teams on strong seasons, especially the U-18 girls and U-15 Boys who won championships. Here is a summary of award winners for all youth age groups. It was very difficult for coaches to decide on these awards due to the high caliber of play by many individuals. All players had an important role in their team’s success this year.
Congratulations to our award winners and all of our players!
Trials for the Fraser Valley Men's teams competing in the Dunbar (U-20) and McKechnie (Men's) Cups will begin this weekend - December 16th. The coaches are hoping to select talented groups for both teams to compete on behalf of the Valley. Please see below for information and submit nominations in advance to the respective managers as indicated below. There are two games in the series on Feb 2nd and 16nd, 2013 vs Vancouver Island and Vancouver.
The ARFC U’14 finished the fall season 7-a-side season with an unblemished record in 4 jamborees and two exhibition encounters; a very respectable 20 and 0 record (it should be noted that this squad also went undefeated in the Spring Mini season). The team wrapped up the fall season on Sunday in Surrey with only 7 players and a 3 and 0 record; the team showed great character and dedication with some players playing the last game hurt but they still prevailed in a 25 to 10 victory over the Capliano’s team.
The Abbotsford U-15 Boys team clinched the Mainland Title this past weekend with a 25-17 victory over the Rowers/Burnaby combined team at their home pitch at Exhibition Park. The local boys were led on the day by Matt Fraser who touched down for two tries, as well as James Parker, Adaio Spathelfer, and Colton Lavoie, who all scored as well. The win caps an undefeated season for the youthful Abby squad who outscored their opposition by a staggering margin of 295 points for and only 94 against.