About Club Finals

The 2019 BC Rugby Junior Club Finals will take place in December.  The Girls' event will be held at UBC's Thunderbird Stadium on December 1 while the Boys' event will be held at Westhills Stadium in Langford. On the line is the opportunity for teams to be named 2019 BC Rugby Junior Club Champions across five different divisions (U16/U19 for females and U15/U17/U19 for males).

Tickets:

Admission to both events is free for adults and children.

Parking:

Parking is available on a first-come/first-serve basis.  If the main carparks are full, please be considerate when parking on local streets in the area.

Broadcast:

All matches at both the Girls' and Boys' Club Finals will be streamed live by BC Rugby.  You can find the link on this page, via our social media streams or on the BC Rugby YouTube Page.

Contacts:

If you have any questions about either the Boys' or Girls' Junior Club Finals, please contact the individuals below:

Girls: Darcy Patterson - dpatterson@bcrugby.com
Boys: Aaron Takel - atakel@bcrugby.com

2019 Girls' Junior Club Finals

Three matches will take place on the day: U16 Girls' Bronze, U16 Girls' Final and U19 Girls' Final.  Presentations will be made to teams at the completion of each game and results will be posted here.

Venue

The 2019 Girls' Junior Club Finals will be held at UBC's Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver (see map below)

Parking:

There is limited parking at the stadium itself.  For further parking in the area, please use Thunderbird Parkade, just a short walk north from the stadium (see map below).  All parking is paid and UBC are known for strict enforcement of parking laws, so please adhere to all signs and payment instructions.

2019 Boys' Junior Club Finals

Three matches will take place on the day: U15 Boys' Final, U17 Boys' Final and U19 Boys' Final.  Presentations will be made to teams at the completion of each game and results will be posted here.

Venue

The 2019 Boys' Junior Club Finals will be held at Westhills Stadium in Langford.

Parking:

There will be FREE parking at the venue.  Parking is available on a first come/first serve basis.  If the main carparks are full, please be considerate when parking on local streets in the area.

On May 22, 2019, a family in the BC Rugby Community received news that would turn their world upside down.  Trevor Pollock (Castaway Wanderers RFC) and his wife Jori were informed that their daughter Charleigh was diagnosed with CLN2 Batten Disease. BC Rugby is hoping to raise awareness and donations to assist the family in Charleighs ongoing care during the Junior Club Finals in December this year.

Please take a moment to read Charleigh's story below and support the Pollock family through their Go Fund Me page.


Charleigh's journey started eight months ago when she had her first unexplained seizure. Our family had no idea the devastation that would follow from that first scare. Quickly our lives became centred on ambulance rides, hospital stays, medication trials, Neurology specialists, sleep deprivation and constant worry. Genetic testing was performed on Charleigh and waiting for the results was excruciating. Our world turned upside on May 22nd when we received the horrifying diagnosis of CLN2 Batten Disease.

CLN2 is an extremely rare fatal genetic disorder. Charleigh is the only diagnosis in British Columbia and 13th child in Canada. There are less than 500 cases worldwide. Children develop normally for the first few years of life. The first definite sign of the disease is epilepsy. As the disease progresses the child will become blind, while also losing the ability to walk, talk and swallow. By age 6 they become completely dependent on a caregiver as they are bedridden. Children with Batten Disease develop dementia and lose all cognitive abilities. Most children will die between ages 6-12 years old. Charleigh suffers countless, painful seizures a day. She is now being supplemented through a feeding tube. She is still walking and saying a few words but is declining quickly before our very eyes. Between the seizures, medications, and disease she is becoming a shell of the person she was a few short months ago. As a parent, there is nothing more painful than watching your child suffer.

There is an enzyme replacement gene therapy called Brineura that is CRITICAL to help slow down Charleigh's rapid deterioration until hopefully one day there is a cure. This treatment is very new, but clinical trials have shown promising results. The drug is administered bi-weekly through a portal, straight into the brain.

We have connected with an amazing human being by the name of Andrew McFadyen. He is the founder of the Isaac Foundation and runs the Project One Million Non-profit Organization. He is tirelessly advocating for Charleigh to hopefully get the funding for this $750,000 U.S. dollar per year treatment. We hope to make history and bring this life-saving drug to British Columbia.

There will be countless procedures, travel to B.C Children’s hospital from Vancouver Island, medical expenses, loss of wages and Charleigh will need her parents’ full-time support for life now. We will even move provinces and give up everything to give our daughter a chance at life. It is a race against time to get her this treatment. Charleigh is just a few weeks away from her 4th Birthday.”

The Monty Heald National Woman's fund aims to eliminate the “pay-to-play” experience presently felt by participants in the National Senior Women’s XV Rugby Team, leave a legacy fund for future teams where possible, and provide funding for the National Age Group Women’s Rugby Teams.

 

For more information visit – http://canadianrugbyfoundation.ca/index.php/monty-heald-national-womens-fund-2/

 

To donate visit - http://canadianrugbyfoundation.ca/index.php/funds/donating-to-funds/

Girls’ Finals

Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019
Venue: Thunderbird Stadium

Schedule
10:30 – U16 Bronze
11:45 – U16 Final
13:00 – U19 Final

Boys’ Finals

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Venue: Westhills Stadium

Schedule
13:30 – U15 Final
15:30 – U17 Final
17:30 – U19 Final