BC Rugby has chosen 18 winners between the ages of 13-18 to be ball boys and girls for the upcoming Americas Rugby Championship (ARC) matches held on February 4th, 11th and 18th, 2017. These ball boys and girls will ensure a smooth execution of each game and as a reward will each receive two free tickets to their participating matches, allowing friends and family to attend.
To enter, contestants were required to share any of the American Rugby Championship posts on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and confirmed their eligibility and availability through an online form. In order to be eligible to apply, individuals needed to be between the ages of 13-18, understand the laws of the game and be available for at least one of the ARC game dates. Furthermore, special consideration was given to applicants who completed the World Rugby’s Concussion Management module.
In addition to being a ball boy or girl, a select few will have the opportunity to be flag bearers at the event. Whether it's cheering on Canada's National Team or being able to contribute to the success of the games themselves, all the selected participants have shown incredible enthusiasm for this upcoming opportunity. As contest winner Maddie Pirie notes, “I am most excited to see the game up close and be able to be a part of it and help out! I am always looking to improve my game and I think that watching the national players would help quite a bit!”
February 4th - Canada vs. Argentina Ball Boys and Girls:
February 11th - Canada vs. Chile Ball Boys and Girls:
February 18th - Canada vs. USA Ball Boys and Girls:
In conclusion, BC Rugby would like to thank everyone who participated in the contest and we look forward to seeing our ball boys and girls as well as their family and friends in February!
About the Americas Rugby Championship
The Americas Rugby Championship is comprised of six National and Nation “A” teams who will play in a round robin tournament (five games each) with points earned for each match. The team with the most points will be crowned the winner of the tournament. Participating teams include Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, USA and Uruguay.
Canada will be hosting the following three matches:
To purchase individual tickets to the Americas Rugby Championship, visit http://events.rugbycanada.ca/.
If you are interested in purchasing group tickets (10 or more) view the order form here. Rugby Canada is offering various incentives for group orders, from autographed jerseys to participating in a Rookie Rugby match during Half-Time.