BC Rugby Union Athlete Carding 2018-19
By virtue of its status as a “targeted sport” within the British Columbia Integrated Performance System (IPS), BC Rugby Union is eligible to nominate selected athletes and their coaches for enhanced programs and services support through the Canadian Sport Institute and the network of Regional Centres in BC.
This is referred to as “Canadian Sport Institute – Athlete and Coach Carding“, modelled after the Sport Canada AAP carding, which provides Senior international-level athletes with funding and resources to pursue excellence. The Canadian Sport Institute & PacificSport carding is broken into levels, each with a slate of accessible benefits and services, some of which are free and others of which are provided on a fee-for-service basis.
Targeted athletes and their coaches apply to BC Rugby Union to be considered, where applications are reviewed by the High Performance staff. Those applicants who meet the criteria outlined on the application form are then put forward to the Canadian Sport Institute.
Part of the application includes taking part or having taken part in BC Rugby or Rugby Canada-led fitness testing in the past 3 months. Athletes that are part of the BC Rugby Premier League can use data from their clubs' fitness testing.
Once you have been selected, you will be notified of your selection by BC Rugby Union High Performance staff, and will be provided with information on how to register with your local Canadian Sport Institute or Regional Centre.
Athletes and coaches must register with their local centre to initiate the process, which will provide them with their athlete or coach card. In turn, this registration will enable them to take advantage of the programs and support services to which they are entitled. Athletes who are approved, but do not register with their respective centre, may be ineligible for carding the subsequent year.
Carded Athlete Benefits
Click here the following for a full outline of Athlete and Coach Programs and services.
Apply for Carding
To make an application, check the Athlete Carding Criteria document below and then complete and sign a copy of the application form. Then click the button on the right of this page to submit your application form for review.
Althere Carding Criteria - Click to Download
Carding Application Form - Click to Download
The carding application period for 2018-2019 is now open. The deadline for all applications is October 12, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Clint Lemkus at firstname.lastname@example.org