The British Columbia Rugby Union was first established in 1889 in New Westminster. Known as 'BC Rugby', the Not-For-Profit is the governing body for the sport of rugby in the province and is one of 60 Provincial Sport Organizations (PSOs) to receive funding from the Provincial Government. There are currently over 7,600 individuals registered through one of 59 community rugby clubs across the province.
NAME: British Columbia Rugby Union
NICKNAME: BC Rugby
STATUS: Not-For-Profit (NFP) Provincial Sport Organization (PSO)
BORN: 1889 in New Westminster
MISSION: To promote, grow and manage the game of Rugby in British Columbia. To ensure wide participation and the continuous development of excellence in a safe and respectful environment.
STAFF: BC Rugby currently employs four full-time staff.
Jeff Suavé, Chief Executive Officer
Dave Brown, Provincial Coach and Development Manager
Louise Wheeler, Member Services Manager
Andrew Smith, Communications Manager
DIRECTORS: 9 to 11 Board Members including the following positions:
President + Vice President + Treasurer + Competition's Committee Chair + Discipline Committee Chair + Youth Committee Chair
COMMITTEES: Competition's Committee (CC), Discipline Committee (DC), Youth Committee (YC), Medical Science Committee (MedSci), Appeal Panel