U16 Program


Rugby Ontario is pleased to announce key details, including tryout information, projected costs, and competition dates for our 2015 Junior Provincial Representative Fifteens Program.


Rugby Ontario is implementing a revamped, regionally-focused junior high performance development model for the upcoming provincial rugby season. This new model will allow more athletes from across the province to train in a high performance setting, without the need for all program athletes to travel to the GTA every week.

Starting in 2015, Rugby Ontario’s junior provincial representative fifteens program will be operating under a new regional hub model. Rugby Ontario has established three regional centres across Ontario: Eastern Ontario, Central Ontario and Western Ontario.

These hub centres will focus on athlete skill development and includes a robust regionalized training schedule prior to full provincial team selection. The hub model will serve as the pathway for Ontario athletes to make national age-grade teams via the Ontario Provincial team.

Each regional hub team will select between 22-25 players for their summer training squad. Following three weekends of training, each regional hub team will meet at the Rugby Ontario Provincial Team Selection Camp in Port Hope, ON (July 26). From there, 20 individuals from each age grade will be selected for each provincial team.

Canada East Regional Championships

As part of Rugby Canada’s overhaul of their national championships structure, this summer will see the annual National Championships Festival replaced with new regionally-focused championships.

In 2015, Ontario’s Under-16 Men, Under-18 Women and Under-18 Men’s provincial teams will participate the
Canada East Regional Championships. Ontario and Quebec will play each other in a two-game series in Montreal (July 31 – Aug. 3), where the top athletes from this competition will also be identified for respective national team camps. In 2016, the Atlantic Provinces have committed to entering Atlantic regional teams at the tournament, however, for this upcoming summer, the tournament will only feature the provincial teams of Ontario and Quebec.

Other Junior Provincial Programming

In light of not having a National Championship structure in place for our Under-17 Men, Under-16 Women and Under-15 Men’s programs, Ontario and British Columbia have committed to developing an annual Ontario-British Columbia Test Series for these three age grades. Starting in 2015, Ontario and British Columbia will play each other in a two-game test series for each of these age grades. Ontario will host this event for the tournament’s first two years.

This summer, the Ontario-British Columbia Test Series will be played at Twin Elm Rugby Park in Ottawa (July 30 – Aug. 2).


The Rugby Ontario Junior Provincial Representative Fifteens Program boundaries have been established to ensure that each regional hub has access to an approximate equal number of athletes within their respective catchment areas.

- Those who live in Belleville and east of Belleville fall into the East Hub catchment area;
- Those who live west of Belleville, but east of Mississauga, fall into the Central Hub catchment area;
- Those who live in Mississauga and west of Mississauga fall into the West Hub catchment area

The following chart allocates Ontario rugby clubs that run junior programs into their respective regional hubs:

Ontario Rugby Clubs - Regional Hub Boundaries




Barrhaven Scottish

Ajax Wanderers

Brantford Harlequins

Belleville Bulldogs

Aurora Barbarians

Bruce County

Brockville Privateers/Sirens

Balmy Beach

Burlington Centaurs

Bytown Blues

Barrie RFC


Coven RFC

Brampton Beavers

Fergus Highland

Kingston Panthers

Brock RFC

Georgian Bay Titans

Ottawa Beavers/Banshees

Cobourg Saxons

Guelph Redcoats

Ottawa Indians

Lindsay RFC

Hamilton Hornets

Ottawa Irish

Markham Irish

London St. George’s

Oshawa Vikings

Mississauga Blues

Peterborough Pagans

Niagara Wasps

Toronto Buccaneers

Norfolk Harvesters

Toronto City Youth RFC

North Halton RFC

Toronto Dragons

Sarnia Saints

Toronto Nomads

Stratford Blackswans

Toronto Saracens

Waterloo County

Toronto Scottish

Wilmot Warthogs

Vaughan Yeomen

Yeomen Lions


Open Tryout Details – June 14, 2015




East Hub – Twin Elm Rugby Park
Ottawa, ON

8:30 a.m. - Registration
9 a.m - 11 a.m. - Tryout

U15M; U16M; U16W

East Hub – Twin Elm Rugby Park
Ottawa, ON

11:00 a.m. - Registration
11:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m. - Tryout

U17M; U18M; U18W

Central Hub – Fletcher’s Fields
Markham, ON

8:30 a.m. - Registration
9 a.m - 11 a.m. - Tryout

U15M; U16M; U16W

Central Hub – Fletcher’s Fields
Markham, ON

11:00 a.m. - Registration
11:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m. - Tryout

U17M; U18M; U18W

West Hub – RIM Park
Waterloo, ON

8:30 a.m. - Registration
9 a.m - 11 a.m. - Tryout

U15M; U16M; U16W

West Hub – RIM Park
Waterloo, ON

11:00 a.m. - Registration
11:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m. - Tryout

U17M; U18M; U18W

Important notes for all tryouts:
- Please bring a water bottle and a mouth guard
- Please do not wear any provincial rugby kit from prior years


Please find the registration form for the 2015 Rugby Ontario Junior Provincial Representative Fifteens Program tryouts below.

Tryout Registration Form: 
*click to download*

Payment can be made by:
(1) Pre-registration by Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard) or
(2) On your first tryout day by Credit Card, Debit Card, or Cheque

To assist in reducing waiting times on the day of your tryout, we encourage players to pre-register by completing the form and returning it via email to 
fmason@rugbyontario.com no later than 5 p.m. on June 12.

Alternatively, the registration form can be submitted at the venue on your first tryout day.

Please note that while pre-registration is encouraged, Rugby Ontario will still be accepting walk-ups on the day of the open tryout.

Along with your registration form and payment, a current head shot photo is required to help expedite the registration process and to assist the coaches in player identification at the tryouts.

For insurance purposes, all players selected to a regional hub team 
MUST be registered with an Ontario rugby club. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

Should you require any further information or assistance, please contact Fran Mason at 416 426 7050 or at 


2015 Rugby Ontario Junior Provincial Representative Fifteens Program Costs

Program Phase


Open/Invitational Tryout

Cost covers both tryouts, tryout insurance,
tryout t-shirt

Regional Hub Team Selection

Cost covers three training sessions, Provincial Team Selection Camp, Regional Hub Kit (training top, shorts, socks)

Provincial Team Selection

Cost covers expenses surrounding participation in Canada East Regional Championships / Ontario-British Columbia Test Series, Provincial Team Kit

Rugby Ontario has worked hard to make junior provincial rugby as accessible and inclusive as possible, and in doing so, the projected per-player costs for provincial team high performance athletes will be reduced from as high as $2,900 in 2013 to $1,400-$1,600 this year.


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