Much of the U17 activity for 2012 is centred on a partnership with the Northern California Youth Rugby Association (NCYRA). A perennial powerhouse at all USA Rugby National Youth Championship events; NCYRA is comprised of more than 90 Clubs, 200 Teams, 4,000 players (both boys and girls), all playing in 13 Youth Divisions.
A three game series will be contested between BC U17 and NCYRA Varsity (consisting of players under the age of 18). The BC squad will be selected from current BC Rugby Academy players who are identified by Regional Coaches. The squad will compete in two domestic fixtures, followed by a game in San Francisco. The winner of the series will earn the right to hoist the inaugural TrueBlue BC NorCal Cup. While on tour in California, the U17s will also enter multiple teams in the NCYRA Sevens Championship Tournament.
Game 1: BC U17 vs. NCYRA Varsity – 6:00PM on Tuesday, June 19 (Brockton Oval, Vancouver BC)
Game 2: BC U17 vs. NCYRA Varsity Game 2 – 5:30PM on Thursday, June 21 (SMUS or UVIC, Victoria BC)
Game 3: BC U17 vs. NCYRA Varsity Game 3 – KO TBC on Friday, July 27 (San Francisco Gold Gate Rugby Club, Treasure Island CA)
BC U17 teams in the NCYRA Sevens Championship Tournament – Sunday, July 29 (Northwest Park, Dixon CA)
U17 Coaching Team: Dave Brown, Jason Young, Pat Fleck