BC Rugby is always on hand to help our member clubs.  Below you can find useful resources to help you run your club as efficiently as possible.  Don’t forget, our Rugby Development Officers (RDOs) are here to assist your club.  Scroll down to find contact details for the RDO in your area.

Registration for the 2019-20 Season is now available to Clubs. 

To view the 2019-20 BC Rugby Dues that will apply, please click here

To view the 2019-20 Birth year chart please click here.

To view the Administrator's guide to setting up registration please click here.

To view Rugby Canada's Membership definitions please click here.

If your club is holding an event or program that is not associated with normal practices or league play, such as a tournament, hosting a touring team, or going on tour, then sanctioning of that event or program must be obtained in order for the Rugby Canada insurance to be in place. 

In order for insurance coverage to apply to your event, tour or game, it is possible that specific sanctioning by BC Rugby and Rugby Canada will be required.

To learn more about insurance and sanctioning, please contact BC Rugby’s Louise Wheeler at lwheeler@bcrugby.com or 604.737.3065.

To apply for sanctioning online, please use the following links:

Tours – Click HERE

Programs – Click HERE

Update Club's Directors and Officers Listing - Click HERE

Criminal Record Checks made easier for your club!

All people who work with or may have potential for unsupervised access to children or vulnerable adults need to have a criminal record check. 

The Government of British Columbia supports non-profit  organisations with their Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP).

This allows organizations to apply to the program and then receive free criminal record checks of volunteers who work with children and vulnerable adults.

Club volunteers can submit their request online using a code that is specific for your club and your club contact will receive the clearance letter directly. This eases the process of getting this necessary documentation done.

Click here for more information on this program.

Click here to apply to register as a Volunteer organization in the program

BC Societies Act Transition Guide

New legislation is in place that all 'societies' must abide by and BC Rugby's Governance Committee, with support from Fasken Martineau LLP, has created a guidance document for any Rugby Club or Association to successfully transition in accordance with the new BC Societies Act. The transition must be completed by November 28, 2018. 

The transition guide contains a step-by-step process for you to follow as well as a 'rugbyfied' bylaws template and is available in PDF and Word (for cut & paste ease). 

Societies Act Transition - Guidelines for BC Rugby Clubs and Associations - PDF

Societies Act Transition - Guidelines for BC Rugby Clubs and Associations - Word Doc

If any Club or association would like further support, the various members of the Governance Committee are willing to make time to provide guidance and share insights on the process that BC Rugby has completed. Please contact the CEO or your local Rugby Development Officer to arrange this support. For contact details, please visit bcrugby.com/staff/.

Rugby Development Officers

BC Rugby has three Rugby Development Officers that are dedicated to supporting clubs and communities grow and develop grassroots Rugby. If your club, team or community needs support or has any questions, please contact your region's Rugby Development Officer.

What sort of questions should you contact your RDO about?

  • Rugby Programs to attract new players
  • Rugby Programs to develop existing players
  • Coaching qualifications and courses
  • Ensuring your club's voice is heard
  • How your club can get involved in new competitions/divisions

Equally, if you're interested in starting a new Rugby Club, please contact the Rugby Development Officer that most closely covers your location.

The RDOs are here to be your main link back to BC Rugby and have your interests at heart.  If your club hasn't been in contact with your RDO recently, get in touch with them now and they'll be happy to arrange a meeting.

RDO - Aaron Takel

Email: atakel@bcrugby.com

Clubs/Area covered includes:

Campbell River · Comox Valley Kickers · Castaway Wanderers · Cowichan RC · James Bay AA

Nanaimo Hornets · Port Alberni Black Sheep · UVic Vikes · Westshore · Vancouver Island University

RDO - Thomas Viljoen

Email: tviljoen@bcrugby.com
Phone: 778 772 1128

Clubs/Area covered includes:

Bayside RFC ·  Brit Lions ·  Burnaby Lake · Kats RFC

Meralomas · Richmond RFC · Seattle Saracens · Scribes RFC · Simon Fraser

Surrey Beavers · UBC · UBCOB Ravens · Vancouver Rowers

RDO - Darcy Patterson

Email: dpatterson@bcrugby.com
Phone: 604 839 1864

Clubs/Area covered includes:

Abbotsford · Capilano · Chilliwack · Cranbrook/Kimberley · Elk Valley · 

Kamloops · Kelowna · Langley · Nelson · Penticton · Powell River

Prince George · Prince Rupert · Ridge Meadows · Squamish · Sunshine Coast

Terrace · United · Vernon · Whistler · Williams Lake

The BC Premier Initiative, sponsored by Onni Group, is designed to increase the quality of rugby in the BC Rugby Men's Premier League.  Targeted and measurable objectives, selected by each member club participating in the Men's Premier League, are designed to encourage development in three key areas:

  • Training Environment
  • Game Efficiency
  • Game Style

Any club meeting or exceeding their set criteria in each of these areas is granted financial bonus direct from Onni Group, with clubs capable of qualifying for up to $3,000 of funding.

The 2019 BC Premier Initiative Reports can be downloaded via the links below (coming June 2019).

  1. 2019 Premier Initiative Report
  2. 2019 Individual Club Performance Report
  3. 2019 Match Official Report

For further information on the Premier Initiative, please contact Clint Lemkus - Performance@bcrugby.com


Got questions about growing your club/team or what options are available in your area?

Reach out to your Rugby Development Officer for information and advice: