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U-18 JR. BLUES 7s TEAM RELEASE TRYOUT INFORMATION
The U-18 Jr. Blues 7s team has announced a number of key dates to mark down in your calendars. Here is the registration form for you to download and print out.
May 26th -Tryout, Markham (Markham Rugby Club) – 2pm to 5pm
Please arrive a little early to register, with a completed tryout form, which can be downloaded here. There will be a one-time $20 tryout fee.
June 2nd – Callback/Secondary Tryout, Markham (Markham Rugby Club) – 10am to 12pm
There will be no additional tryout fee.
Roster will be announced within the week following June 2nd.
June 8th – Training Session, Kingston (Royal Military College) – 10am
June 14th – Training Session, Burlington (Burlington Rugby Club) – time TBA
June 29th – Training Session, Markham (Fletcher’s Fields) – 10am to 12pm, with a U-18 7s fundraiser in the afternoon and evening
July 6th - Training Session, Kingston – time, exact location TBA
July 10th-14th - Victoria International Youth 7s Tournament
*At some point after the training sessions begin, the travelling squad and non-travelling reserves will be named. The expectation is that the non-travelling reserves will continue attending each training session, to ensure that are prepared for a call-up, if required.
Rowan Stringer died following an injury while playing Rugby in Ottawa on Sunday, May 12th.
As well, the below links are to recent articles on this incident:
Ottawa Citizen, May 14, 2013 - Rowan Stringer’s mother says keep rugby in high schools
Ottawa Citizen May 14, 2013 - School board launches review after rugby player dies after head injury
CBC News – Ottawa, May 14, 2013 – Ottawa school board to review teen rugby player’s death
Her Facebook page for condolences and Ryan’s Well Foundation for donations if you want.
Facebook - Ryan’s Recovery
Ryan’s Well – Click on the dropdown list for Rowan’s Dream
We recently presented Vince with his own mode of transport, check out the story here.
We’ve posted a guide sent out from Rugby Canada and Rugby Ontario on our Code of Conduct pages. Please read this for your information. It is important to help promote the club to have a Facebook and Twitter accounts, but it is also important to use them wisely.
Indoor training is back at LCVI
High Five Coach Training
Saturday April 6th at the club house:
- Glen Smallwood
- Sherman Gowan
- Dan Barker
- Jessica Jeffrey
- Tom Jeffrey
- Brodie Bowing
- Noah Pascoe
- Bobby Grant
- Steve Lamb
- David Beukeboom
- Amanda Pascoe
- Brian Greven
- Dan Maw
all completed High 5.
The club thanks them for spending the time to obtain their certification. The course was facilitated by Keil Tewarie pictured doing thumbs up rather than High 5.
There is a fundraiser on April 6, 2013, 3 – 6pm that will have a silent and live auction of Rugby Canada Gear, a trip to Lake Placid, Gift certificates, paintings and 2012 Blues action Pro prints by JRL. Go out and support the Ontario Blues! It’s at the Balmy Beach Club, foot of Beech Avenue, Toronto.
Lindsay was represented on this Blues team in this picture by
Back row, left to right
Chris Silverthorne Head Coach, Sebastian Pearson, Rob Brouwer
not in the picture
Rugby Ontario has a number of open coaching/convenor positions available.
- Assistant Coach – Ontario Storm
- Assistant Coach – Ontario Storm U20
- Assistant Coach – Defence – Ontario Junior Storm U18
- Assistant Coach – Forwards – Ontario Junior Storm U18
- Manager – Ontario Junior Storm U18
- Head Coach – Ontario Junior Blues U18 7s
- Head Coach – Ontario East Junior Blues U18
- Head Coach – Ontario East Junior Blues U16
- Junior League Convenors (variety of age groups)
Feel free to circulate this information through your club.
For more information, please visit: Rugby Ontario