BC Rugby, the governing body for Rugby Union in British Columbia, today announced the key priorities and initiatives of its new Strategic Plan. The five-year Plan aims to leverage the success of the HSBC Canada Sevens and Canada Women’s Sevens Tournaments and the success of Rugby Sevens and the Canadian Women’s Sevens Team at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games and simply get more British Columbians involved in Rugby.
The six priorities outlined in the new plan include:
- growing participation;
- increasing access to safe places to play;
- developing more BC players to lead National Teams to success;
- improving the Rugby experience for players, coaches and officials;
- providing smart and professional leadership; and
- providing valued service to stakeholders and partners.
These priorities align to BC Rugby’s Purpose to grow, develop and manage the sport of Rugby throughout British Columbia and are framed within the organization’s value commitments of safety, integrity, respect and inclusion for all.
The Plan was created with support from EY and through a collaborative process which included seven community consultations held across the Province, as well as meetings with viaSport, CSI Pacific, the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Council, High School Rugby Associations and Rugby Canada. Valuable insights and feedback were obtained through this collaborative process that shaped the final Plan which was approved by the Board of Directors just before the Christmas break.