ONTARIO JR. BLUES – U17 WEST BOYS

Program Information

For the 2019 season, Rugby Ontario will continue to further expand on the successful regional model that was established in 2018.  With over 350 Jr athletes engaging in the Jr Blues program, Rugby Ontario was able to work with and develop over twice as many players as any season prior.

This year the regional model will expand to include all age grades, meaning reduced travel and additional touchpoints for all athletes selected.

Ontario West (Hwy 400 West / Brantford / London / Sarnia) Ontario East (Hwy 400 East / Including Barrie)
U15 West Boys U15 Central Boys
U16 West Girls + Boys U16 Central Girls + Boys
U17 West Boys U17 Central Boys
U18 West Girls + Boys U18 Central Girls + Boys

All regional teams will compete in a 4 day camp at the University of Guelph, as well as at the Eastern Canadian Rugby Championships at Queens university. Each team will be composed of 24 players, 3 coaches and 1 manager. Within each age group structure there will be assigned a position specific skill coach focusing on the skills of Half-Back Skill Development, Line-out Throwing and Kicking.

TRYOUT REGISTRATION

Schedule

2019 Competition Schedule

Date

Event
Sunday, April 14th
Player Identification Session
York University, 9:30am-12:30pm
Sunday, April 28thPlayer Identification Session
York University, 9:15am- 11:15am
Sunday, June 9th
Try-out Session #1
Brantford RFC, 3pm-7pm
Sunday, June 16th
Try-out Session #2
Fergus RFC, 3pm-7pm
Sunday, June 23rdTry-out Session #3
Brantford RFC, 3pm-7pm
Monday, June 24thFinal Rosters Announced on RO website
Monday, July 1stFull Team Training Session
Fergus RFC, 3pm-7pm
Sunday, July 7th Central & West Training Session/Kit Distribution
White Gordon 3pm – 7pm
Thursday, July 11th Game: U16 West Boys vs. Worth School (UK)
Fletcher’s Field, 6:30pm K.O.
Sunday, July 14thFull Team Training Session
Brantford RFC, 1pm-3pm
Game: U17 West Boys vs. Latymer Upper School, 4pm
Wednesday July 17th – Saturday July 20thGuelph University Camp
Sunday, July 28th Full Team Training Session
Brantford RFC, 3pm-7pm
Monday, August 5th, Full Team Training Session
Fergus RFC, 3pm-7pm
Sunday August 11th – Saturday August 17thEastern Canadian Championships
Queen’s University

2018 Results

Ontario Jr. Blues U17M ‘AAA’ Cross-Border Series

GAME 1: Blues 22 – 22 EIRA U17

GAME 2: Blues 26 – 21 EIRA U17


Ontario Jr. Blues U17M ‘AAA’ Ireland Tour

Blues 35 – 5 Ulster Clubs

Blues 12 – 17 Ulster Schools

Blues 21 – 12 Leinster Counties


Ontario Jr. Blues U17M ‘AA’ at Eastern Nationals (U18M Division)

Blues 7 – 29 Newfoundland and Labrador

Blues 28 – 17 Nova Scotia

Blues 21 – 3 Prince Edward Island

Blues WIN vs. New Brunswick

Blues 7 – 5 Eastern Ontario

SEMI-FINALS: Blues 14 -12 Nova Scotia

GOLD: Blues 0 –  24 Newfoundland and Labrador

Rosters

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