About BC Rugby's Junior Leagues

Club Rugby is the lifeblood of the sport in BC.  With 40+ registered clubs in the Province, there is an abundance of competitive XVs and Sevens action taking place on any given weekend throughout the year.

If you're looking to get a quick introduction to the Junior Leagues in BC and the teams that compete in them, you've come to the right place.  Use the tabs on this page to get a first taste of the different divisions that the clubs compete in, boys' and girls', as well as links to fixtures, tables and the all-important BC Rugby Club Finals where champions are crowned at the climax of each season.

About Boys' Junior Leagues

Boys Club Rugby Leagues take place in Fall each year and are split into Island and Mainland Divisions, both playing XVs.  There are competitions for teams in U19, U16 and U14 Age-Grades, creating a solid pathway progressive rugby development for players. A total of 15 teams across the Province have Junior Programs that compete in these leagues, building towards the Junior Club Finals in December each year.

Click on the buttons below to go straight to a specific division, or visit the competitions hub using the button on the right-hand side of this page.  Don't forget to check out the Useful Links section for information on Age-Grade Rule Variations, Player Exemptions and other documents.

Clubs competing in the 2018-19 Junior Club Leagues:

  

Age Grade Boys' Schedules

U19 and U16:

 

U14 Boys:

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About Girls' Club Leagues

Girls Club Rugby Leagues take place in Fall each year and play both Sevens and XVs variations of Rugby. For a snapshot of the framework of when and what is being played please click HERE

September-October - Rugby Sevens
All clubs begin the Fall season by having their teams play Rugby Sevens, which helps to build and develop fundamental rugby skills.  Rugby Sevens is one of the fastest growing sports worldwide and a fabulous place for all players to start their rugby journey, regardless of previous experience.  Each of the play days on the Sevens Calendar consists for 2-4 games per team, ensuring plenty of variety for all involved.  This Sevens Calendar builds to the Kamloops Sevens Tournament on October 20-21.

October-December - Rugby XVs Variation
Thereafter, the teams expand to play the XVs variation of rugby, building towards the Junior Club Finals in December each year.  XVs is the traditional format of the game and increases team sizes and complexity, still underpinned by the same fundamental skills learned from Rugby Sevens.

Throughout the whole of the Fall, there are competitions for teams in U19, U16 and U14 Age-Grades, creating a solid pathway progressive rugby development for players.  A total of 17 clubs across the Province have Junior Programs that compete in these leagues:

Age Grade Girls' Schedules

Regional Groups:

Sevens Schedule:

XVs Schedule:

Island 

Mainland 

Roster Submission Form

Please complete the form below to submit your team rosters each week.  If you have any questions about this process, please contact Darcy Patterson - dpatterson@bcrugby.com

Elite Sevens Series

The Series was created as an elite opportunity to provide high level competition and development environment for athletes striving to represent BC and Canada. This intent is paired with adding value to participation in club rugby at the older age grade (Birth years 2001,2002,2003). 

The Elite 7s Series will take place over 4 weekends with 2 in September and 2 in the New Year of 2019. These stops will be a pathway and tool for selection and preparation for the BC Elite 7s Program. The intent is to provide development to as many athletes striving to pursue high level competitive rugby in an accessible, supportive and cost efficient environment.

U19 Athletes born in (2003,2002,2001) have been identified during the 2018/19 season through participation in;

  • Club Rugby
  • Kamloops 7s
  • High School Rugby
  • Provincial Regional Championships
  • Western Championships

An athletes selection to the series is based on the following selection criteria and future selections will be based on performance. Each athlete will be selected to represent their club, high school or area on a regional elite team. There will be 4 teams included in the 2018/2019 Series, 2 Mainland and 2 Island.  The regional trainings will not conflict with club trainings as much as possible. It is important to monitor player load however, involvement in club 7s is looked upon in the selection criteria and should be made a priority.

2018/2019 Series Selection Criteria:

  • Attendance and performance at Regional Training Sessions (4 training sessions through September with additional sessions TBD)*considerations will be made (specific to geography) but need to be discussed with Darcy Patterson.
  • Performance during club rugby 7s play days 

*It is not required  to play in the first round of club 7s on September 15th if selected for this Series. And depending on playing time on September 28th may be excused from the 29th play day.

  • Performance at Kamloops 7s *dependent on club/team attendance but will be assessing at this event
  • Performance at series stops
  • Commitment to off field training
  • Commitment to be available for all series stops if selected
  • Overall communication and adherence to Elite 7s player plans

For more information about the Elite Sevens Series, contact Darcy Patterson - dpatterson@bcrugby.com

Teams: 

 

 

Useful Links

Click below to access to Junior and Mini Rugby Club Hub (contact your RDO for the password)

BC Rugby has a number of other useful documents for clubs, parents and players in Junior Rugby, ranging from rule variations, to application forms for playing up or down an age-grade.  You can find all of these in the Player Resources and Club Resources pages of our website.

Alternatively, you can always contact the Rugby Development Officer for your region:

Boys’ Club Rugby – Vancouver Island
Aaron Takel – atakel@bcrugby.com

Boys’ Club Rugby – Vancouver & Fraser Valley
Thomas Viljoen – tviljoen@bcrugby.com

Girls’ Club Rugby
Darcy Patterson – dpatterson@bcrugby.com

Acknowledgement of Traditional Territory

BC Rugby acknowledges that the land on which we gather for rugby matches is the unceded territory of many First Nations communities across the Province including:

  • The Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
  • TheXwsepsum (Esquimalt), Lkwungen (Songhees), Malahat, Pacheedaht, Scia’new, T’Sou-ke and W̱SÁNEĆ (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum) peoples
  • The Kwantlen, Katzie, Semiahmoo, and Tsawwassen First Nations